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Typing is easy on Motorola Droid 4

Typing is easy on Motorola Droid 4

Typing is easy on Motorola Droid 4
News from Boston Globe:

Droid 4 4G smartphone by Motorola Mobility Inc.

$ 199.99 with two-year contract from Verizon Wireless; $ 99.99 for new Verizon Wireless subscribers at Amazon.com

I’ve just about gotten used to pecking out text messages and e-mails on a glass smartphone screen. But there is no substitute for a real physical keypad with solid, clicky pushbuttons. Which is why I’m not at all surprised that Motorola Mobility Inc. has created the Droid 4, an Android phone that resurrects the pushbutton keyboard of the first Motorola Droid.

The original was the phone that put Google’s Android software on the map. It was a hit partly because of a physical keyboard that made it attractive to people who still were not quite ready to go all-glass. Yet I thought the old Droid’s keyboard was its worst feature, with flat, slick buttons that I didn’t care for at all.

Motorola has made amends here. The new keys are gently rounded and have a distinctive feel that helped keep my fingers properly aligned.

In other respects, the Droid 4 is your standard Motorola Droid phone, which is to say it’s well-built and delivers solid performance. And since it’s sold through Verizon Wireless, you get a very fast 4G LTE network…………… continues on Boston Globe

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Motorola-Google Fight Back in Android Patent Wars
News from NTDTV:

By Ram Srinivasan
Epoch Times Staff
 

After taking beatings early on in the patent game, Google and its new partner, Motorola Mobility, are fighting back in the patent warfare that has targeted the Android operating system.

On February 22, Microsoft posted a public blog titled “Google: Please Don’t Kill Video on the Web” stating that Motorola was asking for a 2.25% royalties on its patents related to online video that have been built into each Microsoft product. Microsoft said that the patent royalties being asked would amount to as much as $ 45 on a single computer.

Microsoft also stated that Motorola was abusing its commitment to F/RAND (Short for Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory) standards for some of its patents. F/RAND refers to patents that are part of a standard (such as 3G and telecommunications standards), and the companies involved in such patents have usually agreed to pre-defined F/RAND terms that are enforced by various global government entities that deal with monopolies, such as the Department of Justice in the United States.

Apple is also using the F/RAND defense against Motorola and Samsung lawsuits in the U.S. and Europe.

Valid F/RAND Patent Defense?

It doesn’t appear likely that Microsoft and Apple will be able to completely win this battle. Whil…………… continues on NTDTV

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