Remember the Motorola RAZR V3? Way back in 2004 - eons ago in technology terms - it was the phone to own. A combination of ultra-stylish looks and cutting-edge technology catapulted it to the top of everyone's 'want one' list. Thin, with an electroluminescent keypad made out of a single sliver of aluminium, it was pure icy elegance.
Well guess what? The RAZR is back. Again, it's super-slim at only 7.1 millimetres thick, and boasts a back cover panel that echoes the original RAZR V3 design. Under the hood it's packing a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, and the 4.3-inch screen features Kelvar fibre and Corning Gorilla Glass, so it'll easily survive any scrapes and knocks.
In honour of its imminent release we've pulled together 10 fondly remembered mobile phones of yesteryear. Read on to find out if your first handset has made our list.
When I had a RAZR I bought it to work and everyone thought I was so slick lol.
Got it unlocked, its been repaired three time but still don't have the heart to throw it away anyway there's nothing on the market that compares and the predicted texting is the best
I wouldn't call the 2004 Motorola 'retro'. The brick-sized thing on the second slide from 1983, now THAT's retro. I remember back in the 80s when mobile phones were a rare sight; even in the mid 90s they weren't all that common and still a bit of a status symbol. Nowadays they're practically throwaway items and we wonder how we ever lived without them. Strange.
Motorola RAZR V3.
This phone wasn’t quite my first, but lasted me many years... That is, of course, until I purposely snapped the screen off in a drunken state and found the nearest bin. I did so because someone kept calling and texting me non-stop!
I was impressed that once I beheaded it, the phone itself was still ringing and vibrating... It never died without a fight. R.I.P.