Topic / Motorola

What NDA? The Verge’s Joshua Topolsky wears a Moto 360 on The Tonight Show

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Before appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Verge’s editor-in-chief tweeted this: Lots of cool stuff on @FallonTonight, and several Easter eggs for the savvy. Watch closely. — Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky) June 6, 2014 And he wasn’t kidding. Resting upon his wrist was Motorola’s upcoming Android Wear smartwatch, the Moto 360. While Google and Motorola reps have shielded the device when testing, Topolsky was unable to stop the […]

Lenovo buys Motorola Mobility from Google for US$2.91 billion

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With Google’s new Motorola division losing millions each quarter, it’s no surprise that the company, and its investors, want change. Today, that change has arrived, with Google selling Motorola Mobility, the mobile device division of Motorola, to Lenovo for US$2.91 billion, giving Lenovo a major US presence for the price of just 2.91 Instagram’s. Their total losses aren’t as damaging as it may look Selling for a fraction of the original […]

Moto X finally revealed – dual-core CPU, 4.7-inch display, 10MP camera

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After numerous rumours pretty much of the details of the phone, Motorola has revealed the long-awaited Moto X this morning. Featuring a Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, a 4.7-inch 720p AMOLED display, and a 10-megapixel camera, it marks a supposed rebirth within Motorola – one where there is a noticeable Google presence than before. Other specs include an Adreno 320 quad-core GPU, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi […]

Motorola brings out white RAZR M – only for Telstra customers

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Motorola has brought out a white version of the RAZR M, designed with a pearlescent back cover; and it is only available through Telstra and its retail outlets (which includes JB Hi-Fi and Fone Zone) for only $0 upfront on its $60 plan, or purchased outright for $600. The RAZR M’s hardware specs include a 4.3-inch display that is also protected with Gorilla Glass; 1GB of RAM and a 1.5GHz […]

Motorola brings RAZR M and RAZR HD exclusive to Telstra

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The Motorola RAZR M and RAZR HD have been confirmed to be exclusive devices to Telstra, both running on its new 4G network; with the RAZR HD already in stores while the RAZR M will be out in November. Both phones are being touted in having style, speed and endurance; and the RAZR HD is said to be an ‘all-day phone’ (yes, be sceptical about that claim because it depends […]

Motorola confirms Australian RAZR M and RAZR HD will have unlockable bootloaders

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Motorola Australia has confirmed to TECHGEEK.com.au that the models of the RAZR M and RAZR HD will be coming with unlockable bootloaders – a stark contrast to what the United States models, where they will have to pay for a special developer’s version of the same two models to be able to do the same. The little tidbit in question was this from their press release: “In countries outside the […]

Motorola RAZR HD, RAZR M announced – coming to Telstra in Q4

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Early this morning also was an announcement by Motorola on its future phones lineup. As we know, Google is shaking up the brand to make it more profitable, and it appears Google is doubling down on the RAZR brand with three new smartphones – two of which, the RAZR M and the RAZR HD, will be coming to Telstra in Q4 this year. The RAZR M features a 4.3-inch AMOLED […]

Motorola DROID RAZR HD leaked out to web (+ video)

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Motorola’s chance to announce something and try and take away the carpet from Nokia’s own press conference on September 5 appears to be blown away. Someone on YouTube called revowii has posted video tutorials of a phone that is speculated to be the DROID RAZR HD – or known officially as the Motorola XT926. Knowing that it’s part of the RAZR lineup, it will most likely be wrapped around a […]

Motorola sacks 20% of employees as Google steps in to make it profitable

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Motorola will be sacking 20 percent of its global workforce – or 4,000 employees – as Google tries to bring the struggling Android manufacturer to profitability, after purchasing it for US$12.5 billion last year mainly because of its patents. In a filing, Google said that the sackings were to “return [it]’s mobile devices unit to profitability,” adding that, “Investors should expect to see significant revenue variability for Motorola for several […]

Motorola brings out the RAZR V – ICS, 4.3-inch display, coming to Optus tomorrow

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Motorola has announced that it is bringing the RAZR V smartphone to Australia with Optus. Part of its updated RAZR line running Android, the phone features the same KEVLAR-made design, while also featuring an 1.2GHz dual core processor, 4.3-inch qHD display and will also run Ice Cream Sandwich. The RAZR V weighs 130g, and is only 8.35mm thin – so slightly thicker than the Motorola RAZR. It also features an […]

Motorola DEFY Mini comes to Australia via Optus – $199 prepaid + $30 credit

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Motorola’s DEFY Mini phone is heading to Australia via Optus. And like I said when it was announced back at CES, it’ll most likely (and is going to be offered as) a pre-paid phone when it comes to Australia. And like the DEFY – it’s dust-proof, water-resistant, scratch-resistant and the screen is protected by Gorilla Glass, making the screen crack-proof. The phone features a 3.2-inch display, a 3-megapixel rear camera […]

Xbox 360, Windows 7 banned in Germany in patent dispute

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This is banned in Germany – with Windows 7 A patent dispute between Motorola and Microsoft has now escalated with a German court ruling that the Xbox 360 cannot be sold within the country. Also included in the banned list include Windows 7, Internet Explorer and the Windows Media Player. The dispute between the two companies is over video compression technologies over the H.264 video codec – a widely used […]

Motorola gets victory in Xbox 360 lawsuit – ITC finds Microsoft infringed patents

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This could be banned in the US by Motorola Motorola appears to have an early win with the US’ International Trade Commission against Microsoft and its Xbox 360 console. The ITC has issued a preliminary report that has said that the Xbox 360 did infringe five of Motorola’s patents. The patents revolve around the H.264 video encoding patents owned by Motorola. Of course, it’s a preliminary report (via The Verge), […]

German court upholds iCloud and MobileMe push emails ban

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Germans won’t be getting push email anytime soon with Apple’s appeal to the Mannheim regional court failed. The court basically sided with Motorola Mobility, and agreed with an earlier decision that saw the company forced to remove the service in Germany earlier in February. The court also is forcing Apple to pay damages to Motorola Mobility (and indirectly Google, since now they own the company), but the exact amount has […]

Google/Motorola tie-up approved by US Department of Justice, European Commission

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Both the European Commission and the Department of Justice in the United States have cleared a deal that will see Google and Motorola finally tie the knot, after the US$12.5 billion deal was announced last August. In Europe, the European Commission approved the deal with no conditions after evaluating that the deal will not “significantly impede effective competition” in the Eurozone. . However, it will continue to monitor the situation […]