In short supply? Motorola delays launch of foldable phone Razr

Motorola announced that it has postponed the launch of the foldable smartphone Razr in North America, citing that the demand for this $ 1,500 mobile phone has exceeded its supply limit.

Motorola released the Razr in November this year. It was originally scheduled to accept reservations in December and start shipping in January 2020. Motorola said in its latest statement: “Motorola has decided to adjust Razr’s pre-sale and time to market to better meet consumer demand. We are working to determine the right quantity and schedule to ensure that more consumers can Razr can buy it when it goes on sale. “

Motorola declined to say when the phone will be available, but said it does not expect “too much change” from the initial time to market. In an interview earlier this year, Motorola President Sergio Buniac said he wants demand to be “a little bit more” than supply.

Motorola did not blame Razr’s delayed listing on technical issues. Previously, other companies such as Samsung Electronics had been having difficulty launching foldable devices on time due to screen failures. When Motorola released the phone, its design director Ruben Castano said: “We feel we have developed a powerful solution.”

The foldable Razr is similar to the early 21st century prototype, but runs Google’s Android operating system, with touch screens inside and out. Motorola has previously said that this phone will also be available in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia, but did not disclose the latest release information in these regions.

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