On Wednesday, Motorola unveiled three new RAZRs and told Apple what’s up in the process, according to CNNMoney. The RAZRs were to remind Apple that Motorola is still a potent competitor—the RAZRs go head-to-head against iPhone. The walk down memory lane was to remind Cupertino that Motorola invented the mobile phone.
According to CNN, Motorola brought former company engineer Marty Cooper up on stage at a presentation in New York this week. Cooper headed the Motorola group that created the first cell phone—the DynaTAC—in 1983.
Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside also made a presentation of Android firsts, including “notifications and turn-by-turn navigation,” according to CNN.
It was like an old man finally had enough of the kid’s false machismo and put his foot down—on the kid’s back. Because he is the real O.G.
In any case, it’s a message targeted directly to Cupertino: watch out for what Motorola and Google get up to.
As for the three new RAZRs, they come packed with the latest Motorola and Google offer—Android’s newest OS with a promise to upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean by the end of the year, dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, Super AMOLED HD screens, 8-megapixel cameras, tons of storage, the works—according to the Washington Post.
From what I’ve read, the phones are supposed to compete with or improve upon the Apple 4S. The only problem with that, though, is that the new iPhone isn’t out yet—and until it is, we won’t know what the RAZRs’ true competition will look like.
I will say this, though. We keep hearing rumors about the iPhone 5 pushing the screen out to the edge to get more square footage in the same space. Well, the new RAZRs have that. So I guess the new iPhone better too.