( "razor") is a series of clamshell mobile camera phones
. They were first developed in July 2003 and introduced in the fourth quarter of 2004, with sales starting the following year.
Because of its striking appearance and thin profile, it was initially marketed as an exclusive fashion phone, Over the RAZR's four-year run, Motorola sold more than 110 million units, boosting its position to second place in the handheld market behind Nokia
. PC World
put the RAZR at #12 in The 50 Greatest Gadgets of the Past 50 Years
The RAZR series was marketed until July 2007, when the succeeding Motorola RAZR<sup>2</sup>
series was released. Marketed as a more sleek and more stable design of the RAZR, the RAZR<sup>2</sup> included more features, improved telephone audio quality, and a touch sensitive external screen. The new models were the V8, the V9, and the V9m.
Motorola relied too long upon the RAZR and its derivatives, being slow to... Read More