It seems like we just barely left early-aughts style behind us, but all kinds of things popular during that stretch of time—from bucket hats to visible thongs—have returned, zombie-like, to prevail as we approach a new decade.
The latest item on that list is the Motorola Razr, which will return in 2020 for the extremely normal, reasonable price of $1,499.
When I first heard the news, I was excited; like any good Upper West Side JAP, I owned a pink Razr as a teenager, and the idea of escaping out from under iPhone hegemony and returning to the golden days of flip-phone glory sounded promising.
Unfortunately, I soon learned that the new Razr is basically just a smartphone that you can fold in half; all of the insistent push notifications and dating-app fatigue, in a beautifully nostalgic package.
Can what was once the bestselling phone of all time really win hearts and minds in the iPhone generation? The revamped Razr only comes in black, CNN reports, a major slap in the face to those of us who cherished our hot-pink and silver flip phones. It will also likely have a limited cadre of users; when it launches in January, it will be only available to Verizon users.
These hurdles aside, I, for one, welcome the opportunity to party like it’s 2004 with the revamped phone. After all, 2004 was a simpler time, a time when “President Trump” would have sounded like lazy satire, when Twitter and Instagram didn’t even exist yet (were we ever so pure?). Maybe a ludicrously expensive flip phone is just the trick we need to make 2020 feel like old times.
Originally Appeared on Vogue