Motorola RAZR V3

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Motorola RAZR V3 (said "Razer", IPA:/ɹeɪzə(ɹ)/) is a thin clamshell mobile/cellular camera phone designed and made by Motorola. The phone was originally a fashion phone, but has now grown to many different versions in many different designs, when in 2005 the phone went into the main market and was sold at a medium price. On May 15, 2007, Motorola showed the new RAZR 2, with a bigger screen, easier to use, and Linux, with a high price of $600 with service agreement and $800 without.[1] In 2005, PC World put the RAZR at #12 in The 50 Greatest Gadgets of the Past 50 Years.[2]

V3[change | change source]

Silver version (The first version of the phone)[change | change source]

The original RAZR GPRS phone was on these networks:





New Zealand


and many other networks in other countries.

Black version[change | change source]

A black version was produced for the 77th Academy Awards gift bags,[3] and was released in early May 2005.

At September 2005, the black version was sold on these networks:


  • It is the standard version of the phone.



  • All networks


Pink version[change | change source]

The first pink version was sold in October 2005, and at June 2006, was sold on these networks:


  • T-Mobile (named "RAZR V3 Magenta", (Magenta is a type of pink) because T-Mobile's color is Magenta. However, the Pink versions T-Mobile sold in other countries were named "RAZR V3 Pink")
  • Verizon
  • Cingular (each in a different shade, currently exclusive to the US)



It is also sold in all Movistar-serviced countries and Claro (Telcel).

Blue version[change | change source]

The blue version was sold in the United Kingdom. It is named the "RAZR V3 Light Blue" but the color is mainly silver with a light shade of blue. It is sold on these networks:





  • Cincinnati Bell, a local network in Cincinnati (Sells a navy color blue version)
  • Cingular (Sells a version where the outside of the phone is blue colored, but the inside is sliver colored)

As of July 2006, Australian Telecommunications giant Telstra is offering the V3x Blue (as well as Pink) version for $0 upfront on a $20 plan.

The dark blue version available from Tesco in the UK is a V3r with no memory slot or iTunes, (and more difficult to unlock).

Tattoo version[change | change source]

At October 30, 2006, the phone was sold with a tattoo design on it on T-Mobile in USA. The tattoo designs were made by Ami James from the TLC reality television show, Miami Ink.[4]

V3i[change | change source]

After the "RAZR V3", Motorola sold the RAZR V3i. This newer version of the phone improved some of the things that were bad about the original phone, for example, it had a better (1.23 megapixel) camera with 8x digital zoom, better screens, and allowed people to use memory cards in them. The V3i software is very similar to the Motorola V635.

The V3i can has iTunes music player, which has a 50 or 100 song limit on the phone, depending on where the phone was made.[5]

Networks[change | change source]

The Motorola RAZR V3i was on most networks in the world in 2005–2006. In the U.S. the phone was released through Cingular Wireless on September 6, 2006, with a new activation price of $299.

Silver Quartz version (original version of the phone)[change | change source]

This was the original color.

Dolce & Gabbana Gold version[change | change source]

At December 8, 2005 Motorola worked with Dolce & Gabbana, the Italian fashion company, to produce a special version of the RAZR V3i, the "Motorola RAZR V3i Dolce & Gabbana". The phone was gold in color. Only 1,000 of the original limited version phones were made and sold.

On June 1, 2006, Motorola and Dolce & Gabbana started selling the RAZR V3i Dolce & Gabbana again. This version had a D&G leather holder, Bluetooth headphone, and FM earphones. It was sold at all big Motorola shops and some D&G shops.

(PRODUCT)RED Red version[change | change source]

A red version was sold for the (PRODUCT)RED charity. A percentage of the profit went to the charity to help fight AIDS in Africa.

V3r & V3t[change | change source]

The RAZR V3r and RAZR V3t are different versions the RAZR V3i. Instead of having iTunes, they have Motorola's Digital Audio Player (DAP) music player, which has no song limit, but takes longer to load, and uses more battery.[6] However, it takes considerably longer time to load and uses the V3's battery at a much faster rate than iTunes does[source?].

References[change | change source]

  1. German, Kent (2005-11-09). "Razr refresh: Motorola's fashion cell phones". CNET. p. 3. Retrieved 2007-10-25.
  2. Tynan, Dan (2005-12-24). "The 50 Greatest Gadgets of the Past 50 Years". PC World. Retrieved 2006-09-10.
  3. Kane, Margaret (2006-01-31). "Oscar goody bags looking Razr sharp". CNET Retrieved 2006-09-10.
  4. MOTORAZR V3 Miami Ink Collection
  5. Vogel, Sandra (2006-06-06). "Motorola RAZR V3i Review". CNET Retrieved 2007-01-20.
  6. "Motorola RAZR V3i". 2006. Retrieved 2007-01-20.