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Archive for May, 2012

Microsoft Wins Ruling Forcing Change in Motorola Phones

Microsoft Wins Ruling Forcing Change in Motorola PhonesNews from BusinessWeek: Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) (MSFT) won a federal trade ruling that will force Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) (MMI) to alter software on some of its Android-based mobile phones to keep bringing them into the U.S. A U.S. International Trade Commission judge found that Motorola Mobility [...]

Motorola: a brief history

Motorola: a brief historyNews from Engadget: A snapshot of the last several years in Motorola’s history shows a company in flux, culminating last week, when the smartphone manufacturer’s sale to Google was finally given the green light. After undergoing governmental scrutiny from the US, China and the EU, the move, priced at around $ 12.5 [...]

Facebook phone may finally become reality

Facebook phone may finally become realityNews from msnbc.com: 17 min. Suzanne Choney You’ve heard it before, but this time it may come to fruition: Facebook is working on its own phone.  Why would it be different this time than in the past, when such an effort was reported, although denied by the social networking giant?  [...]

Verizon Hosting Dads and Grad Sale: $100 Off All 4G LTE Motorola Phones

Verizon Hosting Dads and Grad Sale: $ 100 Off All 4G LTE Motorola PhonesNews from Droid Life: Verizon is hosting a Dads and Grads sale for the next couple of weeks to celebrate the lives of recent graduates and the amazing fathers in our lives. Through this sale, you will find $ 100 off any [...]

Motorola Teases Ice Cream Sandwich on Droid RAZR

Motorola Teases Ice Cream Sandwich on Droid RAZRNews from PC Magazine: Be patient, owners of the Motorola RAZR and RAZR Maxx. You’ll get your ice cream someday – Ice Cream Sandwich, that is, otherwise known as Android 4.0. But if you can’t wait until the end of June to get your hands on the latest [...]

5 Things Motorola’s New CEO Must Do

5 Things Motorola’s New CEO Must DoNews from InformationWeek: 10 Ways To Get More From Your Android Device (click image for larger view and for slideshow) Google today said that it has finally closed its acquisition of Motorola. First announced in August 2011, the $ 12.5 billion deal took longer than expected to clear regulatory [...]

Motorola releases official demo videos of its new Android 4.0 skin

Motorola releases official demo videos of its new Android 4.0 skinNews from The Verge: Motorola recently promised that both the RAZR and the RAZR Maxx would get Ice Cream Sandwich sometime this quarter, and now the company has released several video walkthroughs of the company’s new Android 4.0 skin. Leaked versions of the ROM have [...]

Motorola’s History Lesson for Google

Motorola’s History Lesson for GoogleNews from Bloomberg: Photograph by Bettmann/Corbis Motorola Vice President John F. Mitchell shows off the DynaTAC portable radio telephone in New York City in 1973. With Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility now complete, a saga that Brad Stone and I explored in this week’s issue of Businessweek, a closer look at [...]

Intel-inside Lenovo K800 phone coming next week

Intel-inside Lenovo K800 phone coming next weekNews from CNET: The smartphone is expected to be announced next week — the second Intel-based phone to launch. by Brooke Crothers May 24, 2012 11:44 PM PDT Lenovo K800 smartphone powered by Intel’s Z2460 Atom chip. (Credit: CNET) Lenovo is expected to announce its K800 smartphone next week [...]

Motorola’s New CEO Could Be Google’s Bid to Dominate Mobile Ads

Motorola’s New CEO Could Be Google’s Bid to Dominate Mobile AdsNews from Wired News: Meet Motorola Mobility’s new head honcho, Dennis Woodside. Image: Motorola At first glance, Dennis Woodside, the Google executive who was named Motorola Mobility’s CEO on Tuesday, has a resume that doesn’t quite jibe with his new gig. Woodside has never worked [...]