This will be a short take, because back when foldable feature-phones were all the rage, my income wasn’t, and I was making do with a cheap candy-bar model on a prepaid plan. I later had a couple sliders (remember those?), but l only ever witnessed a RAZR or KRZR in the hands of a friend.
Suddenly, everybody wants to do that again. Samsung’s first attempt, as widely reported last spring, proved what many iPhone 6 owners already knew for years: phones don’t like to fold and the displays had a few…issues. But Samsung claims they worked out the bugs, although a Techcrunch reporter is unconvinced. Regardless, the Galaxy Fold is back on the US market as of today.
Yep, no bugs left here.
Now CNet reports that Motorola, under Lenovo, is claiming their revived, smarter, and possibly RAZR-styled flip phone is still A Thing. You may recall that product was confirmed earlier this year, but the planned summer release never happened. They say it will still launch by the end of 2019.
We shall see. Meanwhile, we’re just sitting here, waiting for Microsoft to feel left out, and announce a relaunch of some long-dead mobile product. I vote for Zune Origami. No doubt that product will fold in all kinds of ways, including the inevitable end of the division when the company stops taking its Ritalin again.