Archive for Motorola

Motorola entering the Tablet market?

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

Motorola Co-CEO Sanjay Jha has confirmed that the cell phone company is very interested in the tablet arena, causing some speculation that Motorola would be interested in coming up with its own tablet computer. What would a Motorola tablet be like? We have no idea, but we’d like to see where they take the idea.

Sure, Motorola is keeping an eye on the tablet industry, but there just isn’t anything concrete that suggests that they are serious about making their own tablet device right now, however we can easily see them entering the fray in a year or two.

Game Gripper for Motorola Droid

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on April 14th, 2010

Here’s a simple solution to the Droid’s keyboard, which isn’t the best for gaming. The D-pad is on the wrong side. Well, the Game Gripper moves it over to a better position on the left and also adds eight buttons. Now the Droid is much better gaming phone.

Apparently, the Gripper buttons simply press the keys on the keyboard, but it will give you more of a game feel. It’s only $15. Not a bad price for swapping that D-Pad where it belongs.

Mysterious square MOTOBLUR handset shows up

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

Here’s something you don’t see everyday. A square Motorola handset from squaresville. This oddity is apparently running Android 2.1 with MOTOBLUR and is a QWERTY slider.

We have practically no details aside from the image itself. We know that it’s square. That much is obvious. We will hopefully learn more soon. And when we do, we will let you know. Any of you want a square phone?

Motorola H17txt Bluetooth headset with MotoSpeak

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

Motorola’s new H17txt model can be paired with the company’s new MotoSpeak text-to-speech application to read text messages out loud as they come in. The software is available for Android and BlackBerry at first, and will supposedly translate 150 different commonly used acronyms.

That means that when it reads l8r it will say later. The headset is pretty standard, with CrystalTalk noise-canceling technology, five hours of talk time and seven hours of standby, and Bluetooth 2.1 compatibility.

Motorola Milestone launching in India this month

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

Good news for those living in India. The Motorola Milestone will be arriving in India this month on March 22nd. It will likely be pre-loaded with Android 2.1 just like the US version, which we know as the Verizon Droid.

The Milestone features a 3.7″ capacitive touchscreen display, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and lots of wireless options like HSDPA/HSUPA, Wi-Fi b/g and Bluetooth 2.0. Look for it to show up in Bollywood dance flicks sometime soon.

Motorola Backflip now available from AT&T for $99

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on March 7th, 2010

The Motorola Backflip has an unusual form factor and if you like what it is offering, you’ll be happy to know that the Motorola Backflip is now available on AT&T’s website. You can get the backwards folding phone for just $99, after rebate and the two-year contract agreement.

Some features of the Motorola Backflip include the ability to do backflips all day long, Android 1.5 (upgradable to 2.1), a 5-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, microSD card expansion up to 32GB and a 3.1-inch HVGA touchscreen display.

Motorola BACKFLIP from AT&T

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on February 18th, 2010

AT&T will be selling the Android-powered Motorola BACKFLIP starting March 7. This marks the first device sold by AT&T which runs the Android operating system. The price is $199.99 with a 2-year contract and a smartphone data plan.

So it hit up online or head down to a brick-and-mortar store on that date. Motorola debuted the new device back in January. It combines a reverse QWERTY flip keyboard with a custom Android (Android) operating system supporting the company’s MOTOBLUR technology.

Motorola unveils Cliq XT Android smartphone

Posted in Motorola by Shane McGlaun on February 15th, 2010

MWC is underway in Spain and that means we can expect all sorts of new announcements in the mobile phone world this week. Ranging from new hardware to new handsets, lots of stuff is seen for the first time at MWC each year.

Motorola has unveiled its latest Android handset at the show called the Quench with Motoblur. The handset will be sold as the Cliq XT here in America, but both handsets will be identical. The screen is a 3.1-inch unit that supports touch and gestures. An onscreen keyboard handles data entry.

The Motorola MOTOSPLIT

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on February 7th, 2010

According to Motorola, the company plans to out a whole bunch of Android phones in 2010. This render suggests that the MOTOSPLIT might be one of them. Like the Samsung Alias 2, the MOTOSPLIT features a keyboard with tiny touch screens for keys. This one can also slide out in landscape or portrait, with the mini screens updating on the fly.

The downside here is that the specs will be more or less the same as the Backflip. Anyway its just a rumor for now. We’ll see if anything comes of it. If you believe it, Motorola expects the phone to be ready for Q3.

Mystery Motorola Android prototype spotted in Brazil

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

Look what Gizmodo Brazil has uncovered. A Motorola Android prototype that has never been seen. It was apparently shown to employees of the company last week. So just what is this? Well it looks like a keyboardless version of the Backflip that was shown at CES. The whole general aesthetic, Android build (1.5) and software skin (Motoblur) all fit with the Backflip.

Whatever the case, who knows if we will ever see this phone. It would fit nicely in Verizon or AT&T’s lineup. But since the first pics of this prototype device have shown up in a market far from the US, chances are we will never have it to hold and adore.

Motorola Devour coming to Verizon next month

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

And so, it’s official. Verizon Wireless has announced that Motorola’s Devour will be heading to the network next month. It’s the first VZW phone to feature Motoblur. To refresh your memory, you can expect specs like:

A 3.1-inch capacitive touchscreen, touch-sensitive navigation pad, pre-installed 8GB microSD card and Bluetooth support. We are hoping for multitouch, but there’s no mention of it. We can hope. No word yet on price, but as usual we should know any day now.

Motorola Motoroi arrives in the US March 2010

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

Motorola’s latest Android 2.0 handset, the Motoroi is headed to US shelves in March. So it’s not a Korean exclusive. Head of Motorola Korea, Rick Wolochatiuk, confirmed at the Korean launch that the new handset “will be launched in other markets around the world”. The US was specifically confirmed for a March release.

The Motoroi features a 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen and can record 720p video with HDMI output. Onboard is also an 8 megapixel camera with Xenon flash.

Motorola Shadow / Nexus Two with sliding QWERTY keyboard

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on January 17th, 2010

This could be just a render, but it could also be the real thing. The folks over at Mobile01 have two more photos the Motorola Shadow, which looks similar to the Droid / Milestone with a white keyboard and wrist strap. Word is that this could be Google’s next flagship device, dubbed the Nexus Two.

It seems very possible to us as it makes sense to compliment the Nexus One with one that has a physical QWERTY keyboard. But why the wrist strap? Then again it looks a little too good and people will likely complain about the Dpad placement. What do you think?

Motorola introduces Android-powered home phone

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on January 7th, 2010

Look at this strangely designed phone that runs Android. Sure, it isn’t the neatest design we have ever seen, in fact it’s pretty blah, but the Motorola HS1001 is a home phone, so you won’t have to be seen with this thing. It’s basically a cordless phone upgraded to support Android.

The device will be one of the first Android-powered home phones. The HS1001 features dual WiFi to connect to its base station and a home WiFi network. Some specs include: DSPG Arm9 240 Mhz processor, 2.8 inch resistive touch screen (QVGA), 256 MB flah ROM / 128 MB RAM, MicroSD expansion slot, Powered by stock Android 1.6 (no Motoblur).

Motorola Calgary / DROID Devour spotted in silver

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

Looks like Motorola is actually making devices in more that one color. Check out the Motorola Calgary / DROID Devour in stunning silver. Somebody leaked the info to BGR along with the opinion that the keyboard was “nice” and the phone itself was “easier to use” compared to the Motorola DROID.

Maybe the BLUR OS simplifies things for some, but the trackpad apparently works well as a navigational input device. This one has Wi-Fi, GPS, a 1420mAh battery, but no SIM card slot. We don’t know yet if it will come in multiple colors or not is not, but black and silver is a no-brainer.