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Say goodbye to the Motorola brand, the original mobile phone

Say goodbye to the Motorola brand, the original mobile phone
PHOTO COURTESY OF MOTOROLA

If you've used a cellphone any time since 1973, and who hasn't, at some point you had or wanted a Motorola. The company made the world's first cellphone call 43 years ago on its gigantic DynaTAC.

In the years since then, they've had some of the world's best-selling brands. For instance, do you remember the Motorola Razr? That was its sleek flip phone that everyone seemed to have, before Apple upended the industry when it debuted the iPhone in 2007.

It's easy to forget brands like Motorola and BlackBerry that were once popular, but that barely make a blip these days. Motorola doesn't even really exist anymore, although Motorola-branded smartphones, like the Moto X (above), are still available.

These days, computer maker Lenovo owns Motorola. And, despite its CEO vowing in 2014 to protect the brand name, there will no longer be a Motorola.

Lenovo is dropping the Motorola name altogether. The Moto X will soon be sold under the Lenovo brand.

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