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(Pocket-lint) - Having got our hands on the Moto Razr back in November 2019 we got rather excited about this retro piece of tech being brought back into being in its new-fangled form. But then, uh oh, Motorola delayed the pre-order date, which was supposed to be from 26 December 2019.

Panic not though. Thankfully, there's a new official pre-order date on the table once more. In the UK, where the flip phone is an exclusive with carrier EE, you can sign on the dotted line from 22 January. A range of plans are available, with 60GB of data for the price of 30GB on a £99 per month 24-month plan (with a £50 one off upfront fee). The phone will be in your hands from 19 February.

In the USA you'll need to wait a couple of days longer, as the pre-order date is set for 26 January, according to Engadget. The phone is exclusive to Verizon (from $62.49/month on a 24-month plan), or you can pick up the device from Walmart or using Motorola's own website (for $1499.99). Expect to receive the handset by 6 February, which we believe to be the first territory to see the phone arrive.

The locked-to-carrier situation is because the Razr is eSIM only, hence the EE (UK) and Verizon (US) exclusive deals.

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So what else can you expect from this phone? Go and check out our preview of the handset to get a greater look at the flip mechanism, second screen, battery life questions, and more.

It's not without competition, though, as Samsung's clamshell foldable, the Z Flip, is expected to follow hot on the heels of Moto's most premium phone.

Writing by Mike Lowe. Originally published on 22 January 2020.