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Thursday, 30 May 2013 20:36

Motorola's comeback?


Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola Mobility, has finally released some more information on the business plans of the company. After Google's 12.5 billion dollar takeover, Motorola practicaly presented zero new products, and recorded an additional $271 million loss in the first quarter of this year.

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013 13:26

Apple still in lead in the U.S.


Apple is still the leading manufacturer of "smart" mobile phones in the U.S., and they were even able to take away part of the market from manufacturers of the devices based on Android, according to a new report by ComScore. Entire market of "smart" mobile phones in the U.S. continues to grow, and in January, 127 million people in the U.S. owned a smartphone, an increase of 7% compared to October.

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013 21:18

FixYa says the iPhone is the most reliable

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Although every smartphone has some drawbacks, according to test results made by FixYa; Apple's smartphone has the least of them. Apple's device therefore beat Samsung, Nokia and Motorola on FixYa reliability test based on the 7225 trouble tickets received from users and information company StatCounter's market share.

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Tuesday, 05 February 2013 06:33

Motorola X Phone in May?

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Google should unveil Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie at the Google I/O conference which will be around mid-May. At the same time it is expected they will launch a new smartphone, the Motorola X Phone. This is a phone that many rumors have been circulating about for quite some time. The rumors started as far back as the original announcement of the purchase of Motorola by Google and have grown since then.

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Monday, 24 December 2012 10:37

Samsung’s Brian Wallace goes to Motorola


Motorola has acquired a new marketing specialist. His name is Brian Wallace and he previously served as the vice president of strategic marketing for Samsung in the U.S. market. Looks like Google wants to be as sure as possible that their new smartphone will really be something special [or at least to make sure they market it as something special - Ed].

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Thursday, 13 December 2012 21:34

Flextronics buys Motorola's factories


Motorola Mobility sold off their factories for manufacturing mobile handsets in China and Brazil to Flextronics. Flextronics is headquartered in Singapore and is one of the world's major OEM manufacturers of electronics. Until now they have cooperated with Motorola Mobility. Back in May of 2012 Google bought Motorola Mobility for around $12.5 billion, and since then Google has been downsizing Motorola's operations.

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Monday, 24 September 2012 05:51

Motorola brings S11-FLEX HD Bluetooth headphones


Motorola has launched their wireless headphones the S11-FLEX HD, and they indeed look impressive. Not only do they wrap around the neck, but are also ear buds that wrap around the ear. This will surely be very attractive to anyone who likes to do any sort of activities like hiking, mountain biking or jogging. They are not just practical but also have very nice design. The primary colors are blue and silver, with orange circles around the ear buds. The problem with these headphones and with the “wrap around the neck design” is that they are usually only come in one size and if you consider that people have different heads, the obstacle becomes quite obvious. However, that is not the case with this model; they have an adjustable inner strap so they should be good for everybody’s head.

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Apple’s iPhone 5 should launch tomorrow, but it might be a launch that is short lived if Samsung and HTC have anything to say about it. Both companies plan to aggressively pursue Apple over the use of Long Term Evolution (LTE) in their products HTC already has a complaint into the ITC.  To make matters worse for Apple (who is trying the invalidation tactic now) Judge Thomas Pender has ruled that HTC’s patents are most likely valid saying “Clear and convincing means something to me. I have to be pretty darn certain a U.S. patent is invalid”. Apple has also tried to claim that HTC only bought the patents to sue Apple. Judge Pender was quick with the reply: “I don't care if they bought these patents to sue you or not. They are a property right”.

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Nokia and Motorola have launched their new phones and the mainstream sites have decided to speak. Their verdict is that neither Motorola with their ICS based RAZRs nor Nokia with their Fischer Price colored Lumia phones were good. One of the biggest complaints about Motorola seemed to be that the three new phones that were being shown will only ship with Android 4.0. This is unusual in that Motorola is now owned by Google and you would think that these phones would have the latest and greatest from Google right out of the box. For Nokia it seemed to be the fact that a commercial used gave the impression that it was shot with the Lumia 920’s Pureview camera.

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There are times in the market when we see one player stand out and start to impact the performance of all the players in the group. We saw this when Rambus started suing everyone over patents they filed for while part of the JDEC standards setting group. It was a serious time in the industry and everyone learned to hate the name RAMBUS simply because of their over aggressive patents and their legal attacks around the world. Now Rambus is a shell of its former self and most of those patents are expired. The rest of the world has moved on and created new standards that RAMBUS does not have any license to.

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