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Motorola Razr. It’s Origins.
The first version of this phone to be released in November 2004 was the V3 and which has now become the most popular of the range. This 13.9mm thick, clamshell camera phone was originally thought to be an exclusive fashion phone and certainly came with a high price tag. However, by 2005 the phone had entered the mass market as a mid priced phone and then by February 2006 it was being hailed as an upper end budget phone.
The two most prominent features of the Motorola Razr are not only its thinness but also the position of the internal antenna being placed at the base of the phone below the mouthpiece.
Research carried out during July 2005 by Motorola reported that the V3 was now the most popular style of clamshell phone in Europe, which it seems to owe almost entirely to the phones distinctive look and its size being so small. It was also one of the first phones available on the market with had a 2.2 inch (diagonal) LCD screen which is able to support 262,000 different colours.
Then in November 2005 Motorola released the CDMA version called the Razr V3c and although the CDMA version is slightly thicker (because of the bulge around the camera lens), it included more memory (30 MB) and higher resolution camera (1.3 megapixel) and the CDMA20001xEVDO support. But unfortunately the 2.2 inch internal screen on the V3c can only support 65,356 colours, and its weight has risen from 95g to 99g.
Then Motorola announced to the world that the V1150 was now to be called the Razr V3x. This phone includes 2 cameras and can support microSD. However, Motorola confirmed that the Razr V3x is not a successor to the V1150 it just has simply been renamed. Unfortunately Motorola have also confirmed that this version of the phone will not be available in the US.
By July 2006 Motorola were happy to announce that they had the 50,000,000 Razr, which now made it the most popular of any cell phone available today.
About the Author: Allison Thompson is the webmaster of http://www.razrlife.info/index.php a site specializing in the Motorola v3 Razr phone.