Motorola will be selling its new $1,500 Razr phone within the coming weeks after supply issues delayed the release past the key excursion buying period.
Online pre-orders for the foldable smartphone begin Jan. 26 and sales in shops start Feb. 6, Motorola said. The device will available on Motorola’s website, and through Walmart Inc. And Verizon Communications Inc.
The handset was announced in November and the enterprise originally focused December for pre-orders. But Lenovo Group Ltd. The unit postponed that plan, saying that initial demand outstripped its supply predictions.
Motorola did no longer blame technical troubles for the delay. Other companies, including Samsung Electronics Co., have struggled to release foldable gadgets on time due to issues with displays failing. The foldable Razr looks much like the original version from the early 2000s but runs Google’s Android operating system and capabilities touchscreens inner and out.