Fans Flip Over New Motorola Razr Smartphone
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"Ima grab two since my mom would never let me get one when they dropped in 04'," wrote one enthused fan.

Motorola is about to release a new version of its iconic Razr flip-phone and the buzz is deafening.

Fans of the groundbreaking original -- which took the ubiquitous, somewhat milquetoast clamshell design of the cellphone to a slick and sexy model back in 2004 -- are storming social media to welcome a new version set to debut on January 9.

"New #razr has me feeling all kinds of things -- mostly just missing old flip phones. i'd ditch my smartphone in a second to get my old razr back," wrote one enthused Twitter follower as another posted, "Ima grab two since my mom would never let me get one when they dropped in 04’ #razr."

Even with a pocket-draining price of $1500, the Razr is getting rave reviews for its style and performance, as underdog Motorola is said to have finally conquered the issue of successfully creating a foldable cellphone screen, where mobile tech giants such as Samung and Huawei have faltered out of the gate with their Fold and Mate X models respectively.

"Streamlined. Utterly pocketable. Nostalgic, with a sharp futuristic edge," wrote CNET's Jessica Dolcourt.

The new Motorola Razr features a 6.2 inch screen which folds in half and carries a 16-megapixel camera. The throwback beauty might not be the iPhone killer that is expected of every new mobile device released, but that won't stop the established legion of die-hard admirers flipping out with praise.

Some naysayers, however, feel the mechanics may be too outdated for today's fast paced digitally-obsessed world, as they voiced their opinions online as well.

Check out some of the best social media reactions here:

If you need to get in on the latest tech accessory, pre-orders for the phone start December 26.

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