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"And the RAZR begat the K1..."

By Chris Karr in Miscellaneous on Jul 18, 2006 5:13PM

Chicago electronics company Motorola just received the okay from the Feds to produce and sell the RAZR's successor, the K1, a.k.a The Canary.

We guess that this is exciting if you're one of the legion of RAZR owners, but as members of the Church of Sony-Ericcson, the thought of "the next RAZR" kind of frightens us.

Here's the root of our RAZR-phobia - they're simply everywhere. (We sometimes think that it's likely we'll die young - the victim of a RAZR-wielding SUV driver speeding down Clark Street.)

We'll be the first to admit that the RAZR looks sharp. But sharp enough to sell over fifty MILLION units? We've seen lots of pretty cell phone designs over the years, but there's something that simply escapes our understanding why the RAZR is so popular. Is it because of the fact that you can get one for a hundred dollars after selling yourself to the local cell phone company for two years (after mail-in rebate)? Surely, it's not because of the Motorola software, which looks like it was designed on an Etch-A-Sketch. Or is it popular simply because the damn things are everywhere and having a RAZR is the adult equivalent of the slap bracelet craze that swept the fifth grade?

Readers, help us - if you're a RAZR fan, please help us understand why. We just don't get it.

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