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Motorola will run Droid Super Bowl ad

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on December 21st, 2009

The economy is tough even for some giant companies. Pepsi is one company that has decided not to air commercials during this years Super Bowl. One company who will be running a commercial this year is Motorola who will be showing off the Motorola Droid.

Sources say that Motorola has bought at least one ad slot. Motorola has been heavily promoting the Droid, so we are guessing that the ad will be droid related. In the past, Motorola has promoted the RAZR, PEBL and other phones during the Super Bowl, so it makes sense.

Motorola DROID closing in on the one-million-sold mark?

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on December 1st, 2009

Motorola DROID official on Verizon: $199 November 6thLook we all know that Motorola has a hit on their hands with DROID. So it should be no surprise that sales are brisk. Sales have been great since it’s first weekend. People are questioning their brand loyalty. Cats and dogs are getting along. It’s end-times.

The actual sales figures are reportedly around 700,000 to 800,000 devices, and with the holiday season upon us, the phone might hit the 1 million mark before 2010 arrives.

Motorola has stronger brand loyalty than Apple

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on November 26th, 2009

Motorola has stronger brand loyalty than AppleThis is going to be surprising to some of you and the title above seems impossible, but after you look at the situation more in depth, you can see why Motorola would have a stronger brand loyalty than Apple. The info comes from a recent survey from YouGov’s BrandIndex.

I wonder what changed recently? Oh yeah, the launch of the Motorola Droid and Verizon’s not-to-kind-to-Apple advertisements.

RIM and Motorola sued for alleged patent infringement

Posted in Motorola,RIM by Shane McGlaun on November 24th, 2009

motorola-logoPatent infringement suits are very common and more and more they are being fought in courts in East Texas. The judge in the area is known to side with the patent holders and as a result, cases from all over the country are ending up in the rural Texas courts.

The latest such case is being filed by Klausner Technologies. The firm holds patents that have to do with visual voice mail features. Klausner alleges that the Blackberry bold 9700 and other Blackberry handsets infringe on its patents.

Motorola Crush touchscreen phone announced

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on November 22nd, 2009

Motorola Crush touchscreen phone announcedThe evidence continues to mount that Motorola is getting their act together. Here comes the Crush. The Crush is an EV-DO Rev.0 device that features a 2.8” touchscreen (240 x 400 pixels), a 2 megapixel camera, virtual on-screen QWERTY keypad, Stereo Bluetooth and a 3.5mm handsfree port.

Looks like the controls are located at the top of the screen which is a bit weird, but the Crush also incorporates a few other functions like a Tap to silence feature, a pedometer, microSD card support for up to 16 Gigs of additional memory and a 950 mAh battery. Motorola claims 4.5 hours of talk time.

Motorola Droid Prototype on Ebay?

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on November 22nd, 2009

Motorola Droid Prototype on Ebay?Looks like Ebay’s latest interesting thing is this Motorola Droid prototype, if turns out to be the real thing. The seller says that the phone is a “limited edition,” and one of only five prototypes produced. Not that we automatically take this guy at his word.

However there are some differences that indicate that this phone differs from the standard Droid. Like the keys being silver instead of gold, the bezel is chrome and the LED lighting on the buttons is enhanced.

100,000 DROID smartphones sold in first weekend?

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on November 10th, 2009

Motorola DROID official on Verizon: $199 November 6thLike a Jawa in the Tatooine sun, apparently Motorola managed to sell a whole bunch of DROIDs over the weekend. According to analyst Mark McKechnie at Broadpoint AmTech, they managed to move about 100,000 Droids during the opening weekend. Most stores moved at least half of their original shipments.

He also estimates that Motorola will sell one million Android-based phones in Q4 2009 alone (that includes the CLIQ). Looks like Motorola has something to celebrate.

Motorola Droid for $149.99 at Sears

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on November 8th, 2009

Motorola Droid for $149.99 at SearsThe Motorola Droid is one of the hottest phones we’ve seen in quite some time, so we aren’t surprised to see all kinds of deal-hunters scouring the Internet for better pricing on the phone. Who wants to go through the hassle of waiting for a mail-in rebate anyway?

Well, the deals are out there. Sears is offering the phone for $149.99 off the shelf. It will come bundled with the 2-year Verizon contract, of course. You may not typically think of Sears when buying a phone, but at this price you may want to get over there.

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Motorola CLIQ in T-Mobile USA stores today

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on November 2nd, 2009

Motorola CLIQ now available to T-Mobile customersMotorola’s CLIQ has been available to existing T-Mobile USA users for a bit now, but until today it hasn’t been widely available to all who may want it.

Sure the launch has suffered a bit thanks to the DROID, but it’s MOTOBLUR you want right? All you need to do is find your nearest T-Mobile retail location and have $199.99 ready. Should be easy enough. Go get it.

Motorola DROID available at Best Buy today

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on October 29th, 2009

Motorola DROID official on Verizon: $199 November 6thThe Motorola Droid has been turning heads since the announcement yesterday and Best Buy Mobile has started selling limited quantities of the Motorola Droid for Verizon today.

The Phone will cost you $199 with a two year contract. According to Best Buy there is no mail-in rebate to deal with, all the discounts are applied when it’s purchased. Remember stock is limited so happy hunting.

Motorola DROID official on Verizon: $199 November 6th

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on October 28th, 2009

Motorola DROID official on Verizon: $199 November 6thThe Motorola DROID will hit Verizon on November 6th for $199 on contract. That’s after a $100 mail-in rebate. The DROID itself is the first of many Android phones coming to the carrier. There’s Android 2.0 of course, Visual Voicemail, a 3.7-inch display (854 x 480 resolution), 5 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, a bundled 16GB memory card and a beta version of Google Maps Navigation.

The DROID is the first phone to offer that last, which which will turn Google Maps into a turn-by-turn routing system. Some other features include a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3G, WiFi, voice-activated search and over-the-air Amazon MP3 downloads.

Motorola Aura Gold and Diamond Edition

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on October 25th, 2009

Motorola Aura Gold and Diamond Edition The Motorola Aura has yet another new edition. The latest gold-plated, diamond-studded Aura is named the Motorola Aura Diamond Edition and as usual is aimed at those with some disposable income. It will cost you £3,500 ($5,700) and is plated with 18 carat gold, with thirty of the thirty-four diamonds on the phone’s circular display.

The other four diamonds are on the navigation key on the keypad. Some features include quad-band GSM/EDGE, CrystalTalk technology, stereo Bluetooth, Music and video players, email, web browser, 2MP camera and 2GB of internal memory.

Motorola Droid official webpage leaked early

Posted in Motorola by Shane McGlaun on October 23rd, 2009

mototoladroid-sbIf that Motorola Droid that is aiming directly at the iPhone has piqued your interest, we have some good news for you today. Someone over at Motorola has posted the official Droid page live to the Motorola website and then quickly pulled it down.

Before the site was pulled, we had enough time to glean the important specs of the phone along with some clear shots of the handset. The device has a 3.7-inch 480 x 854 touchscreen, a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with 4x digital zoom and dual LED flash, and gets a 1400mAh battery.

Motorola CLIQ now available to T-Mobile customers

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on October 19th, 2009

Motorola CLIQ now available to T-Mobile customersT-Mobile is continuing its Android assault with the CLIQ. The MOTOBLUR-running, physical keyboard phone is now available for current T-Mobile customers for $199. New subscribers have no choice but to wait until November 2nd to get one.

What are you waiting for. Get one. Some users are saying that it outdoes the G1 in nearly every way. What think you Brick readers? Is this the Android phone you’ve been waiting for? Let us know.

T-Mobile announces Motorola Cliq pre-order start date

Posted in Motorola by Shane McGlaun on September 29th, 2009

motorolacliqtmIf you are among the masses waiting for the new Motorola Cliq Android smartphone with Motorola’s new Motoblur interface to hit the market new details were offered today. T-Mobile has announced when the pre-orders for the phone will begin.

T-Mobile will begin offering the Cliq with Motoblur for pre-order on October 19. Customers interested in the Cliq can register for more information today. Existing T-Mobile customers can pre-order on the 19 and the pre-order period will end on November 1.