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    They're not just summoned from whole cloth, and not everyone can afford the Vienna Boys Choir, so where do ringtones come from? A great many artists and musicians, actually, and we talk to a particularly talented one on today's podcast. Ali Spagnola joins us in the feature segment to share tales of music making, drinking games, and just how one gets banned from Michigan – and on the way we learn exactly how a pair of ringtones called "Radiation" and "Robots for Everyone" found themselves on millions of smartphones the world over. Before that, Adam Z. Lein stops by to tell us all about ...

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    Lenovo, the company that purchased Motorola, has been officially named a Windows Phone OEM by Microsoft back in February. As a consequence, we should expect a Windows Phone-powered smartphone with Lenovo branding by the end of the year, according to Liu Jun, chief of Lenovo's mobile division. There were previous rumors talking about a Lenovo Windows Phone towards the end of the summer, but, according to the executive's statement, this has now been postponed/reworded to indicate a more vague timeframe. In addition to the Microsoft-powered phone, there were also mentions of a possible ...

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    Motorola's made a quick stop on the road to crafting the so-called "$50 smartphone," releasing a $129 miniature handset called the Moto E in the process. We went hands-on with the Moto E in New York City earlier this week before showing you what it's camera is made of. Our full review is coming later in the month, but in the interim, we thought we'd put the Moto E up against Motorola's reigning low-cost smartphone, the Moto G. After all, the Moto G isn't just some down-specced Moto X that the company launched and then forgot about. In terms of sales, it's the most successful smartphone in ...

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    You might remember Lenovo as the company who purchased Motorola, or, you might remember our booth tour from MWC 2014, where we tried to show you what Lenovo and its products are all about. Well, the company has recently announced its latest "premium multimode business tablet", the Lenovo ThinkPad 10. If you're interested, you should know that it is priced at $599 and will be available in June online, as well as with select retailers. The Lenovo ThinkPad 10 packs, as the name implies, a 10-inch Full HD screen protected by Gorilla Glass (by the way, the construction of the slate is achieved ...

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    The Moto G LTE, and the brand new Moto E, were not the only two phones announced yesterday by Motorola. In case you missed those, you can catch up on everything, including hands-ons and camera samples. In Mexico, the two new devices were accompanied by a third one. Not a new device per se, but one that addresses a particular chunk of the market: those who want a Moto G Ferrari Edition. Expect the same internals as your regular Moto G: 720p screen, Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7, Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 5MP camera, and the rest. However, the changes are on the ...

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    Just in case the Moto E just isn't your thing, and you'd rather have a Moto G instead, the rumored LTE-capable Moto G has also been made official by Motorola. Motorola is working to spread the device to more than 40 countries over more than 80 carriers in just a few weeks, as it tries to capture the attention of third-world countries. In addition to everything the current Moto G provides and LTE, this Moto G will feature microSD expansion support, similar to the E. The LTE-capable Moto G will be retailing for £149 unlocked. We will bring you more as more information becomes available to ...

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    Making a smartphone with the intent of having it sell for a budget-conscious price is a tricky balancing act. Sure, you can build a stupid cheap handset just by giving it ancient hardware, but there's a law of diminishing returns there – at some point, you're not saving any more money by going with lower-end tech. At the same time, even if you go with conservative but still decent hardware, if you're not pricing the phone low enough, it's still not going to sell. Some manufacturers have been very successful at finding this balance; companies like Motorola and Nokia certainly come to ...

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    There are a couple of more changes in place over at Motorola, like naming Rick Osterloh as President and COO or Motorola Mobility. As per the official Motorola Blog, Rick Osterloh assumes the role immediately and will report, until the Lenovo acquisition is completed, to the Motorola Operating Board at Google. Over the past two years, Rick Osterloh "has been leading all product management" at Motorola, but he has also worked at Skype until Microsoft decided to acquire the company. Meanwhile, Jonathan Rosenberg -- who stepped in as COO on April 1, following Dennis Woodside's departure ...

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    No, we're not seeing a new phone from Motorola, and it's not some sort of ruggedized version of the Moto G we all know. However, there's a bit of a difference in both the naming (with the addition of the "Forte" moniker), and what you get in the package, if you live in Mexico, and you're on Nextel. Expect nothing different from the Moto G Forte than the regular Moto G, but with a back cover; it's actually the Grip Shell, and it comes out of the box, otherwise setting you back around $15. In addition, they're also throwing in 50GB of Google Drive space. While there's no word on the ...

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    What is it about today and Android OEMs introducing low-to-mid-end tablet hardware? We got the ball rolling this morning with Samsung and the launch of its three new Galaxy Tab4 models, and now we see Lenovo stepping up with an assortment of its own, revealing four new Android tablets. First we have the A7-30 and A7-50, and truth be told, we're not entirely clear how they differ. We have a full set of specs for the A7-50, which will feature a seven-inch 1024 x 600 display, a quad-core MediaTek SoC, 8GB of storage, a 2MP camera (with VGA front-facer), a 3500mAh battery, and be available in ...

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    With March now upon us, the early year expo season has drawn to a close, as first CES and then MWC delivered their one-two punch of new hardware, services, accessories, and as much mobile news as we could handle. With Anton D. Nagy and Jaime Rivera on the floor in Barcelona, we had dozens of great opportunities to check out all the new Mobile World Congress gear for ourselves, while our team back in the States brought you word of the latest product announcements as they broke, while also swinging by New York City to check out the US side of Samsung's Unpacked event. While the whole week is ...

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    Anton D. Nagy chasing a taxi on foot. Jaime Rivera almost burning down a building with a power strip. A Honduran drinking palinca and a Romanian doing a Mexican accent. The tales from our leather-clad Barcelona duo are intense - but their intensity is matched by the hot mobile news that burst forth from this week's Mobile World Congress, the most epic in recent memory. To wit, that news includes an MWC 2014 Samsung Unpacked event that gave the world the latest Galaxy; a Sony unveiling of similar proportions that built on the Xperia legacy; a press conference that saw the world's first ...

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    Smartphone fans should be quick to recognize Ashton Kutcher as the actor portraying Steve Jobs in last year's much anticipated (though critically panned) biopic, but in real life Kutcher's been helping out on the Android side of the fence. Last fall, Lenovo recruited him to help promote its Yoga Tablet (the second-gen version of which we just caught at MWC), and now we get word that Lenovo is increasing its involvement with Mr. Kutcher, who will be helping Lenovo define the user interface it creates for a forthcoming line of smartphones. We're certainly well used to seeing celebrities ...

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    Sadly, Mobile World Congress is now over. This year's mobile show in Barcelona, Spain was one of the busiest, device-driven shows in recent years. We saw a boatload of handsets, a few tablets, some wearables, and a lot of future products that won't be available for a while. Needless to say, there was plenty for just about everyone to be excited about at least something: a new Galaxy S smartphone, three new wrist-mounted Gear devices, a new Sony flagship, new additions to the HTC Desire lineup, new Huawei devices, including a wearable, a new YOGA Tablet and smartphone from Lenovo, Nokia X ...

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    For the longest time, Lenovo stayed back on the outskirts of our regular smartphone coverage. Sure, we'd learn about a new device or two every now and then, but with no carriers in the US selling Lenovo handsets, it was difficult to follow the company with much passion; post-launch, we rarely heard another word about most of these devices. But now all of a sudden with this Motorola purchase, we're looking at Lenovo in a very different light, and no matter what the company might have been up to in years past, it's about to become a much more serious player on the global smartphone stage. As ...

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