Motorola postpones the razr launch and pre-orders due to high demand

There's been a lot of buzz around the Motorola razr after it was announced in November. It's a new take on a 15-year-old iconic flip phone, but the foldable smartphone will run you $1,500.

While it was supposed to launch in January with pre-orders starting up on December 26, it turns out that neither of those things are happening. The razr is officially delayed, with Motorola blaming unprecedented demand. The good news is that the company doesn't think that it will be delayed for long. Here's the full statement:

Since its announcement in November, the new Motorola razr has received unparalleled excitement and interest from consumers. Demand has been high, and as a result, has quickly outgrown supply predictions.

Motorola has decided to adjust razr’s presale and launch timing to better meet consumer demand. We are working to determine the appropriate quantity and schedule to ensure that more consumers have access to razr at launch.

We do not anticipate a significant shift from our original availability timeline.

The Motorola razr isn't the first foldable smartphone, but it is the first clamshell foldable. It's unclear if the Lenovo-owned company ran into any engineering issues with the new form factor. If you were hoping to get your hands on one, hopefully you'll be able to do so soon.

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