From sitcoms to sodas, nostalgia has become a safe bet over recent years. Now, Lenovo and Verizon are betting on it by with a rerelease of a flip phone that was all the rage in the early 2000’s: The Motorola Razr.
The phone was once one of the most coveted models on the market, but became practically obsolete amidst the growing ubiquity of smart phones.
This latest version—known as the RazrV4—will be heavily updated, sharing many of the same features as the industry’s most popular smart phones. The biggest change? there will no longer be buttons on the bottom half of the model’s interior, but one continuous, foldable screen.
Motorola RAZR V4 Introduction, the Foldable Smartphone is here,The Legend Reborn!! https://t.co/pzw7RrFrhQ
I like it! pic.twitter.com/UDnMJcPgrl
— ☆ Clay Russell (@clayrussell) March 13, 2018
But also similar to smart phones, the RazrV4 will cost a pretty penny: $1500. Lenovo and Verizon would need consumers’ for nostalgia to overpower the constraints of their wallets.
For some, the price is a nonstarter.
iPhoneX is not expensive enough?
— Prof. Ozev (@ProfOzev) January 16, 2019
Ain't no way in hell I'm gon a pay $1,500 for a damn flip phone.
— Austin Hord (@Austinn102013) January 17, 2019
no one in the right mind is gonna pay $1500 for a folding smart phone
— Yuri Howard (@YuriHoward90) January 17, 2019
They smoking some good shit I need it 💀
— JesusShuttlesShirt (@thebeast11m) January 17, 2019
So the Apple financial report after the $1000 iPhone X didn't convince them a $1500 phone was a bad idea?
— JediFredi (@jedifredi) January 16, 2019
But not all hope is lost.