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Motorola’s History Lesson for Google

Motorola’s History Lesson for Google

Motorola’s History Lesson for Google
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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 the history of the cell-phone maker — formerly one of the most admired companies in the world — could serve as a lesson for the online search giant as it maps its future.

In many ways, Google is the old Motorola. These days, Google is known around Silicon Valley as a company willing to invest in seemingly nutty ideas — from archiving the world’s books to inventing driver-less cars. For more than half a century, Motorola was also famous for making big, audacious bets.

In the 1930s, after two failed attempts to start battery companies, founder Paul Galvin hit pay dirt with the car radio (“Motorola” is derived from “motorcar” and “Victrola”). It dominated the two-way radio market, from walkie-talkies to the one Neil Armstrong used to proclaim his “giant leap f…………… continues on Bloomberg

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Related News:
Motorola released Motokey Social Facebook phone in Peru
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The trend of releasing Facebook phones has not yet died, the proof is the new Motokey Social Facebook phone released by Motorola Mobility in Peru. HTC also has a Facebook phone which it released a long time ago. Facebook phones are for people who are hopelessly addicted to Facebook and feel that if they do not update their status on Facebook every few minutes, there is something bad going to happen.

The phone, which has a 2.4 inch QVGA touch screen display with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels also has a physical full QWERTY keypad which users will especially need which updating their Facebook status, commenting on old posts, and sharing just about anything they can on facebook.

The phone has a dedicated Facebook key which brings up the Facebook app when you press it. So Facebook is just one key press away on this phone. Along with this, the phone also features some good storage ways. You can get the phone with a microSD card slot which supports up to 32 GB. But you will be given only a 2 GB card when you buy it. Also, the 3 mega pixel camera on the phone will keep the file size of the image small so that uploading to the Facebook will not a long time.

The official press release is as follows:

Motorola Mobility Peru S.R.L

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