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Motorola CLIQ headed to T-Mobile next month, $200 on contract

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

Motorola CLIQ headed to T-Mobile next month, $200 on contractIf you’ve been waiting with baited breath for T-Mobile’s pre-order page for Motorola’s first Android device, we have some news for you. The carrier has just announced plans that the CLIQ will be $199.99 on a two-year contract.

To refresh your memory, the handset features a QWERTY keyboard and a full touch screen display, along with integration with Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Gmail, and other email services.

Moto Sholes passes FCC, hitting Verizon as Tao

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

Motorola Sholes Android phone headed for Verizon?Motorola’s Android-powered Sholes A855 handset recently passed the FCC, so it should be ready for sale in North America soon. Photos, a feature-set and user manuals aren’t yet available, but a data sheet confirms that the Sholes will include EVDO Rev A network support and have a Wi-Fi radio. The phone is expected to hit Verizon stores in October as the Tao.

Some other specs include a 3.7-inch, 480×854 resolution touchscreen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Built-in RAM is capped at 256MB, but 512MB of storage space is built in. The device should come with an 8GB microSDHC memory card as well. You also get an autofocusing 5-megapixel camera and GPS.

Motorola MC9500 smartphone

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on September 16th, 2009

Motorola MC9500 smartphoneThe latest offering from Motorola is this Windows Mobile-powered smartphone, the MC9500. This one is for tough industrial situations where you need a rugged Phone. The MC9500 also sports an accelerometer so you can tip the device toward a delivery customer and have the screen flip around for signing and has five swappable keypads.

Charging requires it to hook up into a modular, “form factor agnostic” charging system with LED indicators on the 4800 mAh batteries that show the current level of juice in the batteries. Some other features include a 3-megapixel camera, EV-DO and HSPA modules, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and a 3.7? 640 x 480 display.

T-Mobile gets Motorola Cliq with Motoblur and Android

Posted in Motorola by Shane McGlaun on September 10th, 2009

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There has been all sorts of anticipation built up around the Motorola event held on the 10th where the company debuted its new Android smartphones. Among the new phones was the Motorola Cliq with Motoblur.

The handset is powered by Android and will be a T-Mobile exclusive when it hits the U.S. this fall. The handset has a QWERTY keyboard that slides out and a full touch screen display as well. Motorola designed the phone for tight integration with Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Gmail, and other email sources. Motoblur provides access to these features without needing to open or close any applications.

Boost Mobile gets Motorola Debut handset

Posted in Motorola by Shane McGlaun on September 3rd, 2009

motoroladebut-sbPre-paid handsets are very popular with many consumers thanks to no contracts and lower overall costs for the most part compared to normal cellular plans. The only big drawback is that you typically can’t get the latest and greatest handsets on pre-paid plans.

Boost Mobile has announced that it is getting the PTT Motorola Debut i856 handset on its network and the device is the first PTT slider phone the company has offered. The Debut will be offered on Boost for $169.99 with no contract or hidden fees.

Blockbuster and Motorola team up for OnDemand movies

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on August 18th, 2009

blockbuster-sbBlockbuster is preparing a mobile movie download service specifically for Motorola handsets. Blockbuster didn’t provide many details, and we have no pricing info or a launch date. We don’t even know which Motorola phones the movies would play on, or how the movies will be distributed.

All we know for sure is that “thousands” of movie will be available. This could be a much needed source of revenue for Blockbuster, but it’s risky. It could blow up in their faces. It remains to be seen just how much money they can make renting movies that are watched on such small screens.

Motorola Sholes Android phone headed for Verizon?

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on July 30th, 2009

Motorola Sholes Android phone headed for Verizon?The Motorola Sholes was recently spotted and is rumored to be equipped with the following specifications: 3.7″ touchscreen display at 480 x 854 resolution, 512MB internal memory, 256MB RAM, microSDHC memory card slot, 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, GPS navigation, USB, Bluetooth 2.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity, Multimedia playback support, CDMA and EVDO Rev A supported .

Nothing on pricing yet. It’s a nice design change from Moto. Hopefully it will become real one day soon. That’s it’s dream. Just like Pinocchio.

Motorola offers devs Android development assistance

Posted in Motorola by Shane McGlaun on July 27th, 2009

appaccel-sbMotorola has big plans for Android and is developing several handsets that run the Google open source OS. Android has proven to be very popular with both device makers and with consumers who are buying Android-powered handsets in droves.

Motorola has announced that it is unveiling a new developers program that helps developers build apps for Motorola Android devices faster and easier. The program is called MOTODEV Studio for Android Beta.

Motorola Morrison spotted with Android

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

Motorola Morrison spotted with AndroidSure, we had heard the rumors that Motorola’s Morrison handset would run Android, but until this pic today, they remained rumors. Aside from Android, there’s nothing really too surprising going on here. But just what are they aiming for with this?

Judging by the bright colors, plastic body and small size, the theory is that this one will be aimed at texting tweenz. No one knows for sure at the moment. But tweenz need some Android love too.

Motorola bluetooth box has three days of talk time

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

Motorola bluetooth box has three days of talk timeAre you a talker? I mean a serious talker? Well feel free to talk away with the Motorola T215 Bluetooth car speakerphone, which boasts three days of talktime and was specially designed to work with other hands-free car kits.

It includes a 2W speaker with noise cancellation functionality. That should give you something to talk about. It’s a nice piece of tech, it’s just a shame that the design is so boring. Who knows, maybe the 1990′s styling will be hip again one day soon, but we doubt it.

Motorola’s ROKR ZN50 touchscreen slider

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

Motorola's ROKR ZN50 touchscreen sliderWe have to hand it to Motorola on this one, this is one sexy phone. The ROKR ZN50 is a music-centric, full touchscreen slider with a 3.2-inch panel (427 x 240 resolution), automatic screen rotation, shake to switch tracks, 3.5 millimeter headphone jack, Bluetooth stereo headset support, SRS WOW HD audio tech and a battery that will provide 30 hours of audio playback.

You’ll also get a T-DMB TV tuner, 4GB of inbuilt memory, a microSDHC card slot, 3.2 megapixel camera, an e-dictionary and support for 7.2Mbps HSDPA. Now for the bad news. It looks like the phone is being reserved for the Korean market.

Motorola Aura Celestial Edition

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

Motorola Aura Celestial EditionMotorola has unveiled the Celestial Edition of its Motorola Aura to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. It’s the standard Aura that you know and love with extras like original NASA content from the moon landing. You’ll get video footage and stills as well as historic audio clips like “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”, and “The Eagle has landed”.

All of this is somewhat fitting, since Motorola was the company that provided the original radio transponder aboard Apollo 11 that relayed the first words and visuals from the moon to Earth. Nothing on pricing yet, but I’m sure it will be expensive.

Motorola Karma QA1 with Facebook and MySpace

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on June 23rd, 2009

Motorola Karma QA1 with Facebook and MySpaceWell, it’s official. The Motorola Karma June 28th from AT&T. Feeling social? Good, because this one is a “social messaging slider” that allows you to chat and tag, friend and poke and post and message to your heart’s content, with one-click access to Facebook and Myspace.

The device is 3G, features a QWERTY keyboard, an aGPs and AT&T Navigator software. The QA1 Karma will be available for $79.99 after mail-in rebate with a two-year service agreement for wireless voice plans of $39.99 a month or higher and a $20 a month data or messaging plan. (Pay $129.99 and after mail-in rebate receive $50 AT&T Promotion Card).

Motorola Endeavor HX1 headset announced

Posted in Motorola by Shane McGlaun on June 19th, 2009

motorolaendeavorhx1-sbBluetooth headsets are not all created equal. I have used some in the past that were barely capable of making clear calls sitting at my desk, much less in the car or outside where wind enters into the equation.

Motorola has announced a new Bluetooth headset today called the Endeavor HX1. The headset is billed as the first Bluetooth headset to combine Motorola CrystalTalk noise cancellation technology with a stealth mode allowing you to hear and be heard in the worst environments.

Motorola’s Sawgrass and Android powered Heron on AT&T

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

Motorola’s Sawgrass and Android powered Heron on AT&TThe AT&T bound Heron features a 2.8 inch touch screen, 3 MP camera, a GPS, 3G, and a “subject to change” notice since the device has already moved to the Android OS. It should be available from November 2nd.

Then there’s the Sawgrass, but reports indicate that this one might be reincarnated as the Somerset. This one is also expected to be available from November 2nd and features a 2.8 inch touchscreen, 3MP camera, 5 way navigation, smart key and more. We suspect these slides are dated, so the November 2nd date may be way off.