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Motorola Droid X2 User Manual Shows Up Online

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on May 17th, 2011

The new Motorola Droid X2 should go on sale later this month much to our delight and maybe it will happen on the rumored date of May 26th, next Thursday. So if you are waiting and want to acquaint yourself with the device, the Droid X 2 manual has appeared online on Motorola’s support site and it confirms some of the new Droid X2′s specifications.

To refresh your memory the Motorola Droid X2 will feature a dual core 1GHz processor, a 4.3 inch qHD display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, and an 8 megapixel camera.

Boost Mobile Gets Motorola Clutch + i475 and i412

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on May 16th, 2011

Looking for some new Motorola action on Boost Mobile? Well, Boost Mobile has just that. A pair of new Motorola phones for its pre-paid service. The Clutch + i475 is a candy-bar form factor sporting a QWERTY keyboard, for those of you who like to text. It also has Bluetooth, web access, and email access. The rear camera is VGA resolution and they threw in GPS to sweeten the deal. You can get it right now for $99.99.

Then there’s the i412. A more basic flip phone with a VGA camera, web access, support for Java games, predictive text entry and more.

Motorola Droid X2 Specs Fully Revealed

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on May 13th, 2011

We already knew quite a bit about Verizon’s upcoming Motorola Droid X2 and now an official spec sheet has shown up to fill us in on the rest. The X2 is a 4.3-inch, 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2-powered device with qHD resolution and an eight-megapixel camera.

It runs Android 2.2 Froyo but will likely be shipping with 2.3 Gingerbread. Looks like the RAM/ROM configuration will be the same as the original Droid X at 512MB/8GB. The Tegra 2 chipset allows higher-quality video playback (1080p over HDMI) and higher framerates for playback and capture.

Motorola XOOM Camera Connection Kit

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on May 1st, 2011

So how do you connect your camera to your Motorola Xoom and transfer your photos? Motorola today has announced a way to do just that with the wire shown above. The Motorola XOOM camera connection kit.

The device lets you easily and quickly transfer photos from your digital camera to your XOOM tablet using any available USB port. You can purchase the Motorola XOOM camera connection kit for just $19.99.

Droid Charge may go on sale Tuesday

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on May 1st, 2011

The burning question of the week after the crash of Verizon’s LTE network and the delay of the Samsung Droid Charge is “When can we expect this phone to go on sale?” Looks like the answer is Tuesday or Thursday.

Costco is expecting to start getting the Droid Charge on Monday, with a hard “do not sell” order until Tuesday, according to the image above. Then there is also a shot of a Costco inventory screen that confirms what you see above, with an “expected arrival” of May 5. So it looks like it will be this week either way.

Droid X2 press shots

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on April 24th, 2011

The Motorola Droid X successor, known until now as the Droid X2 or Droid X 2 has been spotted several times in the wild and it looks very similar it’s predecessors. So appearance is no surprise, however these press shots tells us one important thing: the name of the phone. The branding has now been shown as Droid X^2. X Squared, not X-two. That’s new.

The expected specs include a 1.2GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 4.3-inch screen with qHD, 768MB ram. The rest of the specs will likely remain the same, but will it come preloaded with Froyo or the newer Gingerbread build of Android? We will see.

DROID Charge Launching April 28, DROID Bionic Originally Scheduled for May 12?

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on April 18th, 2011

The DROID Charge should be available next Thursday, according to a device lineup sheet from Costco. In fact next Thursday should be huge with the launch of the Incredible 2, the Charge and then maybe even the Xperia PLAY. That is going to be quite a launch day.

Much like the Bionic Man decades before it, the DROID Bionic was rumored to be canceled, but just like Steve Austin it has apparently risen from the ashes and is evident on the device lineup sheet with a May 12 date. Cue up the Six Million Dollar Man sound effects. Looks like they have plenty of time to sort out whatever it was that was causing problems with the device.

DROID 3 gets Bluetooth certification

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on April 14th, 2011

Looks like Bluetooth certification for the Motorola DROID 3 may have been approved, assuming that the phone is known by its codename, the Solana XT862. It makes sense since the previous DROID models followed a different model number scheme of A855 (DROID) and A955 (DROID 2) and it comes from a reliable source.

If the D3 is the XT862, then it did in fact receive its Bluetooth certification yesterday, so hopefully it’ll be arriving before too long. That revamped keyboard, qHD screen, and new metal and black look sure are sweet.

Verizon preparing a 16GB Motorola XOOM with 4G LTE?

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on April 10th, 2011

It was less than a month ago that Motorola announced the XOOM Wi-Fi for $599. Now there’s word that a 16GB model could be in the works. And just like the 32GB Motorola XOOM that you can get right now, it will be upgradeable to 4G LTE in the near future if the screenshot is accurate.

We don’t have any word on what pricing, but it’s safe to assume that it will be in the $400-$450 range. That would sure make me think twice about an iPad 2.

Motorola XOOM and ATRIX 4G sales are ‘disappointing’

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on April 5th, 2011

We didn’t need an analyst to clue us in on poor sales of Motorola’s key products, but that is exactly what we have today. Pacific Crest analyst James Faucette revised his full-year 2011 revenue estimates down from $13.7 billion to $12.25 billion. He also revised his 2012 revenue estimates down from $15.34 billion to $13.62 billion. Ouch!

He says that overall sell-through trends for the Xoom and Atrix have been disappointing and he believes the Atrix’s lower-than-forecast sales are a result of the $49 iPhone 3GS and the HTC Inspire, which makes perfect sense. What is Motorola going to do now? Hopefully they price their products better to start.

Motorola Xoom officially arriving in the UK next week

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on March 29th, 2011

We have word directly from Motorola that the Xoom tablet will be arriving in the UK next week. We don’t have an exact date, but you will be able to find it at all the major electronics retailers like Dixons and Carphone Warehouse.

Pricing should be about £500 for the WiFi-only version and £600 for the 3G-equipped version. We don’t know which will be coming next week. Maybe both. It won’t be long now until the first Honeycomb tablet will be on sale.

New images of Motorola’s Droid 3 surface

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on March 16th, 2011

Feast your eyes on the Droid 3. Motorola’s latest Droid handset. More images of the device have shown up and they are showing off a QWERTY keyboard that looks similar to the previous one it’s replacing except for one thing, a 5-row design.

There also appear to be half-height keys for the number row. 5-row keyboards are awesome and people love them, so it is already looking like a winner. We hope to learn more very soon.

Motorola Xoom Honeycomb tablet available

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on February 24th, 2011

It’s been over a month since the tablet was introduced at CES, and now the Android tablet from Motorola is finally here. The Motorola Xoom is Google’s Honeycomb (Android 3.0) device and will ship with stock Honeycomb and no fancy overlay, UI or Blur from Motorola.

Some features include a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, a 10.1″ display, dual cameras, and a battery life of 10 hours. This one may just be the Apple competitor we have been waiting for. The Motorola Xoom will cost $599 with a 2 year contract on Verizon and is available right now.

Motorola Xoom to ship without Flash support on February 24th

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on February 21st, 2011

Verizon’s Xoom webpage is live and someone has already spotted some not so good news in the small print: “Adobe Flash expected Spring 2011.” That means that the Xoom tablet won’t have Flash at launch. Very disappointing.

It’s likely waiting for 10.2 for mobile devices, which is scheduled to arrive in the next few weeks. Hey, at least you won’t have to worry about flash ads when you get it. You won’t have to worry about flash at all.

Motorola Xoom up for in-store pre-order at Best Buy

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on February 20th, 2011

It is getting closer. Soon it will be in your hot little hands. Can you feel it? It looks like this is finally Best Buy’s fully official listing for the Motorola Xoom. You can get first dibs on Motorola’s Xoom tablet by heading out and pre-ordering one in store today, Full availability is expected to come on Thursday, February 24th.

The $800 3G-equipped model is on Best Buy’s site, along with a $40 portfolio case, a $50 charging dock, a $130 stereo speaker dock, and a $70 Bluetooth keyboard. However, there’s no sign of the cheaper WiFi-only Xoom we had previously heard about.