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Motorola Flipout announced on AT&T

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on October 5th, 2010

The Motorola Flipout Android handset is finally debuting on AT&T in the U.S. The handset isn’t available yet, but users can sign up to get notified about when it will be offered at att.com/flipout. The Flipout features a 90-degree screen spin and an orange back battery cover, along with a 5-row QWERTY keyboard.

The Flipout runs Android 2.1, and has MOTOBLUR 1.5. There’s also a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen, a 600 MHz TI OMAP 34100 processor, and support for HSDPA and EDGE bands on AT&T’s network.

AT&T announces Android Motorola Flipside

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on October 5th, 2010

AT&T has announced the Motorola Flipside, an Android smartphone. The Flipside has a sliding keyboard form factor, with a front trackpad. It sports a 3.1-inch HVGA screen and Motorola’s CrystalTalk technology for noise cancellation.

Some other features include MOTOBLUR, Android 2.1, and a TI OMAP 3410 processor with HSDPA 7.2 Mbps support. There is 512 MB/256 MB ROM/RAM and a 2 GB microSD card in the box. Bluetooth, WiFi b/g, and GPS are standard.

Motorola Milestone Ferrari Edition

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on October 3rd, 2010

The Motorola Milestone (Motorola Droid) might not be the latest and greatest phone anymore, but the guys over at Boy Genius have spotted a Ferrari-branded version of the phone, giving it some new life. It looks pretty good in Ferrari red.

The device has been produced in limited quantities of course and has been given to members of the board, as well as some vip customers. Specifications are the same as the standard Milestone, so it is simply a facelift.

Motorola DROID 2 first pictures

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on September 22nd, 2010

At first glance there doesn’t appear to be any difference between this thing and the Droid 2 that you can buy today, but the differences are subtle. The only obvious internal change is that it can be used globally. Droid Life claims that this is the Droid 2 World Edition.

It sports a pearly white back and a lighter chrome bezel in front. It might replace the original Droid 2 completely, but until we see some official information no one knows for sure. The OMAP3630 core is apparently clocked up to 1.2GHz. The plain old Droid 2 does 1GHz.

Motorola Defy confirmed for T-Mobile US

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on September 13th, 2010

Motorola has confirmed a North American version of the Defy for T-Mobile. The rugged Android phone will ship by the holidays and is also getting some show time on the Oprah Winfrey Show today apparently. It’s being called a US exclusive for the carrier.

The Defy is one of the first touch-only phones to be designed this rugged. It has resistance to dust, scratching and water, and is also the fastest with an 800MHz TI OMAP chip. It runs Android 2.1 with the full Motoblur social networking layer on top and currently only supports Flash Lite for a plugin. It also has a typical 3.7-inch display, a five-megapixel camera, GPS and Wi-Fi, but its outdoorsy design gives it a dual microphone that reduces wind noise and other background sounds.

Motorola NYXboard QWERTY remote

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on September 11th, 2010

Look out TiVo Slide. Pretty soon you won’t be the only QWERTY-enabled living room remote control. That’s because Motorola has just announced its NYXboard remote, which features a compact QWERTY keyboard on the rear side and a standard cable box remote on the front side.

It looks pretty cool. The remote should be available by year’s end, though it will most likely be up to cable companies to decide if they want customers to have access to this QWERTY remote.

Droid 2 R2-D2 Edition boot animation

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on September 8th, 2010


A new animation for the R2-D2 Edition Motorola Droid 2 has shown up online and it looks like the official version. Star Wars fans will love this one for sure. The Droid 2 R2-D2 edition features the same specifications as the standard edition, with a 3.7 inch WVGA TFT display with a resolution of 480 x 854.

Other specifications include a 1GHz processor, 8GB of built in storage plus a microSD card slot that comes with an 8GB card as standard, and it can be upgraded to a 32GB micro SD card.

Motorola Droid 2 ad makes fun of the iPhone’s lack of flash

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on September 6th, 2010

Motorola is pretty happy about their Droid line. There’s the great sales to be proud of along with the fact that the Droid 2 supports Flash. So the company hasn’t hesitated to get it’s digs in on Apple. Here is the latest.

The company has posted a full-page newspaper ad that parodies Apple’s “there’s an app for that” campaign, with the tagline “there’s a phone for that”. The question is, is Flash support an important factor to buyers?

Motorola unveils rugged Motorola Defy

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on September 1st, 2010

Motorola has just outed another rugged Android-powered phone in the form of the Motorola Defy. How rugged is it? Well, it sports 3.7-inches of Gorilla Glass for one thing.

There’s also its IP67 compliance, which means it is good in up to a meter of water for up to half an hour. That’s pretty tough. The Defy will launch across Europe in Q4. Some other specs include an 800MHz processor, Android 2.1, Swype keyboard and a 5-megapixel camera with flash.

Motorola Milestone 2 gets official in Europe

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on September 1st, 2010

The European version of the Motorola Droid is called the Motorola Milestone, so no one will be shocked to learn that Motorola has officially announced the European version of the Motorola Droid 2, called the Motorola Milestone 2.

Both devices offer identical features, though the Milestone 2 features 720p video recording. The Milestone 2 is expected to be launched in Europe in Q4 and will offer the following specs: A 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 5-megapixel camera, MOTOBLUR user interface, 8GB internal storage and Android 2.2 Froyo.

Motorola’s Android tablet a direct Google project?

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on August 19th, 2010

Some reports from Digitimes would seem to indicate that Motorola’s upcoming 10-inch Android-powered tablet could be one of Google’s flagship devices. It’s been speculated that Google might consider the device a true representative of what Android 3.0 is capable of.

The device should be powerful if it’s using NVIDIA’s dual-core Tegra 250 chip, but will the display compete with the iPad? It will be using a display from Sharp that isn’t as bright as the one Apple uses from LG. Looks like Verizon is still seen as the main carrier.

Motorola Droid 2 gets official

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on August 10th, 2010

Finally, at long last Verizon has confirmed that the Droid 2 is real. Even though we knew that already. The details were spotted at Best Buy yesterday. The Droid 2 will ship with Android 2.2, mobile hotspot, Flash Player 10.1 and a revised QWERTY keyboard.

It also has Swype pre-installed. Some other features include a 3.7-inch multitouch display, 5 megapixel camera, DLNA streaming, 8GB of onboard memory and a 8GB microSD card. It goes up for pre-sale tomorrow at $199.99 on a 2-year contract, with in-store availability on Thursday.

Original Droid smartphone killed as Droid 2 nears

Posted in Motorola by Shane McGlaun on August 9th, 2010

We have been hearing for a while now that the Droid 2 is inbound. The original Droid has been on the market for about nine months and if you wanted one of the original devices, you have waited too long.

Verizon has the listed the official out of stock notice for the original Droid. The device has gone the way of the Dodo with the follow-up expected on August 12.

Motorola Sage spotted in the wild

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on August 3rd, 2010

Look at what we have here. The Motorola Sage MB508. It’ not official yet, but at least we have this blurry shot of the Sage MB508 from Ubergizmo. Looks like a simple QWERTY device that hopes to cater to both casual users and heavy texters alike.

The Motorola Sage MB508 will come with an integrated calendar and integrated inbox for email/messages/Social Network updates. Other features include a 3.1″ touchscreen display, the Android 2.1 operating system, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, A-GPS support and a digital compass.

DROID 2 User Guide leaks

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on July 29th, 2010

We know that you want to read up on the Droid 2 before it hits stores some time in August. Lucky for you the user guide has leaked and it gives away a few key details as to what you can expect from this new Droid family member.

As Droid Life notes, there’s more confirmation that the phone will be running the same skin as the Droid X, with the Swype-enabled (and multitouch-enabled?) soft keyboard. Looks like Android 2.2 will come preloaded too.