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Forget the 3310: Motorola is bringing back its iconic RAZR flip-phone in the form of the £50 Binatone Blade

October 12, 2017 1:40 PM
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It was first released in 2004, and quickly became the must-have phone thanks to its innovative flip-open screen.

Now, Motorola is reviving its iconic RAZR phone, joining forces with British firm, Binatone, to create the Binatone Blade.

Like the RAZR, the Binatone Blade features a flip-open screen, but costs just £50 ($66) – significantly cheaper than the RAZR, which cost £450 ($600).

Motorola is reviving its iconic RAZR phone, joining forces with British firm, Binatone, to create the Binatone Blade. Like the RAZR, the Binatone Blade features a flip-open screen, but costs just £50 ($66) – significantly cheaper than the RAZR, which cost £450 ($600)

Binatone, a British telecommunications firm, has been licenced by Moto to create the Binatone Blade based on the Motorola RAZR.

The device is fairly basic, and while it features classic apps including an alarm and calculator, it does not feature social media apps like Facebook or Instagram.

Other key fetaures include an MP3 player, support for dual-sim cards, and internet access – although it is unclear whether this is 2G, 3G or 4G.

Because of its striking appearance and thin profile, the Razr was initially marketed as an exclusive fashion phone, but it was not until a year later when the price was dropped it became a huge success, selling over 50 million units by July 2006.

Over the Razr's four-year run, the V3 model sold more than 130 million units, becoming the best-selling flip-phone in the world to date.

In terms of price, the Binatone Blade is significantly cheaper than its predecessor, and costs £50 ($66).

This puts it in direct competition with Nokia's recently-revived 3310, which costs £41 ($54).

Binatone sees the phone being used by people hoping to get away from social media.

Speaking to Sun Online, Dino Lalvani, Binatone's chairman said: 'It's a fact of life that most of us now carry two mobile phones.

'Whether it's a work/home split, a second phone for holidays and festivals or just a temporary device to give to the kids for sleep-overs, we just don't have a single mobile anymore.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

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