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October 29, 2013

Sunday: Naysayer says the Phonebloks idea for a modular phone is a pipe dream.

Monday: Motorola actually announces it’s running with the idea under a different name. That still doesn’t mean it’ll succeed, but it does mean it has Google’s resources behind it all of a sudden.

9:17 // 9 months ago
September 11, 2013
Here’s the factory Motorola is using to crank out its U.S.-made smartphones.

Here’s the factory Motorola is using to crank out its U.S.-made smartphones.

11:15 // 11 months ago
August 17, 2012
22:55 // 2 years ago
August 15, 2011

Google to buy Motorola Mobility: More on the blockbuster deal of the day

  • $12.5 billion to buy a key seller of Android phones
  • 17,000 number of issued patents the mobility side of Motorola owns, which would now be Google’s; Motorola split in half back in January
  • 7,500 number of patent filings made under Motorola Mobility’s name; these patents are almost as valuable to Google as the phones source

» Google stocks didn’t react well: While an argument could be made that this is a great move for Google, investors appear to be at least somewhat spooked, with Google’s stock currently down despite the more positive market at large. Is it because the company has never really had any sort of success in the hardware business? And what does this mean for HTC or Samsung or all the other big Android makers?

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10:04 // 3 years ago
February 6, 2011

Quick facts: Three strikes against Motorola’s new Xoom tablet

  • strike The device, based on Android 3.0 and getting a lot of attention, has a starting price of $799 – which is way higher than the entry-level iPad.
  • strike The data plans are really expensive for 3G usage – 1 gigabyte is $20, and the plans go as high as $80 for 10 gigabytes. That’s right – $80 a month!
  • out And don’t think you’ll get around this with a hotspot like you can with an iPad. Wi-fi won’t be activated unless you buy a data plan! source
23:39 // 3 years ago

brooklynmutt:

Motorola Bashes Apple in ‘1984′ Superbowl Ad

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They think they’re so clever, don’t they?

(via brooklynmutt)

20:35 // 3 years ago
October 31, 2010

Apple and Motorola lawsuits more annoying than anything

All these lawsuits between Apple and Motorola are silly. In the latest suit (a counter-suit, even), the iPhone maker sued Motorola for using multitouch technology (among other things which Apple owns patents for) in nine of its phones, including each of the popular Droid models. These suits are excuses for each company to get in the other’s hair, and basically do nothing useful. Honestly, if Apple was really serious about fighting these claims against their multitouch technology, they would’ve sued when the first Droid phone came out. Now, it just seems like a vindictive attempt at leverage. source

10:57 // 3 years ago
October 2, 2010

Android getting targeted by Google enemies, part three

  • one Apple sues HTC over patent issues regarding their Android phones
  • two Oracle sues Google because of Android’s use of the Java platform
  • three Microsoft sues Motorola because they want to follow the leader source
3:05 // 3 years ago