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Written by Nick Heer.

Motorola Tells New Razr Users That ‘Bumps and Lumps Are Normal’

Alyse Stanley, Gizmodo:

Motorola released a whole slew of YouTube videos Sunday about its new Razr, a revamped throwback to its mid-2000s flip phone of the same name, in celebration of the phone’s pre-order launch. But with them came a disclaimer about the foldable phone: “Screen is made to bend; bumps and lumps are normal.”

Pre-sales became available today exclusively through Verizon at $1,499, though the phones won’t ship out until Feb. 14, according to Verizon’s website, and not on Feb. 6 as Motorola previously announced.

Nothing builds confidence for a thousand-dollar device than the manufacturer reassuring me that it’s normal for it to deform over time.

It seems like ever such a long time ago that tech writers were complaining about the prices of smartphones these days — and those were finished, reliable products.