Motorola Razr V3
Technology: GSM, CDMA
The phone that launched a thousand imitators, the trend-setting Razr V3 introduced the world to the concept of the thin phone. And very quickly, it began to inspire lines of eager buyers at Cingular stores.
No, it wasn't big on features--a VGA camera, Bluetooth, and a WAP 2.0 browser were the highlights--but the Razr's trim profile was more than enough to ensure its wild success. The original Razr V3 was a Cingular exclusive, but it eventually arrived at T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, and many other carriers.
Unfortunately, Moto rode the Razr wave a little too long. Besides introducing a Razr in almost every color (including four tones of pink), the company went glam with the Dolce & Gabbana Razr, it revamped the design with the Razr 2 series, and it added 3G on the Razr Maxx Ve.
CNET review bottom line: The original thin phone, the Motorola Razr V3 has a sexy design and useful features, but its performance isn't always up to par.
March 27, 2013 6:59 AM PDT
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