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Motorola: a brief history

Motorola: a brief history

Motorola: a brief history
News 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 billion, seems a logical fit, given the phone maker’s push toward a portfolio built nearly exclusively around the search giant’s mobile operating system. Of course, it’s hard to imagine such a transaction taking place, had the Mobility wing not been spun off from Motorola a year and a half prior.

These are the latest events for a company that has undergone a fair amount of change in its 80-plus-year existence. It’s a long and fascinating story — one likely hazy at best for those who can only remember as far back as the original RAZR or StarTAC. So, before the company embarks on the next chapter of its history, let’s tak…………… continues on Engadget

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Leak Reveals Motorola Smartphones for Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T Networks
News from Gotta Be Mobile:

It looks like Motorola has several unannounced smartphones planned for U.S. carriers Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and AT&T. Missing from the pack is T-Mobile USA, the nation’s fourth largest carrier and Motorola’s first Android launch partner for the Motorola CLIQ with MOTO BLUR several years ago.

According to sources to pocketnow, Motorola will have one smartphone for Verizon, two for AT&T, and one for Sprint in the near future.

The Verizon Wireless model will be the much rumored Motorola Droid RAZR HD, which was also known by its Droid Fighter code name. That device was spotted recently on the Cellebrite system and bears the model number ZT926. The

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