Posts tagged with: Motorola

Motorola was founded in 1928 and started off making mostly radio related products. They have since evolved into one of the largest mobile phone brands around. In 2005, the company's RAZR line of phones sold over 120 million units making them the second largest mobile device company at the time. Motorola currently makes Android smartphones with their own Blur UI. Thier DROID series of smartphones, which launched in October 2009 has become very popular. Read on for the latest Motorola news, reviews and videos:

  • by | February 19, 2014 1:44 PM

    With the Moto X, Motorola succeeded in (briefly) shifting the Android smartphone conversation from "how to bump specs even higher" to "how to make smarter use of the horsepower we already have." With the Z1 Compact, Sony finally heeded our long-unanswered call for a premium smartphone in a palm-sized package. Both devices were well received by the Pocketnow team. The Moto X earned high praise for finally fulfilling some of Android's long-squandered potential, while the Z1 Compact got top marks for bringing the best of the Z1 to a smaller form factor - and leaving some of the bugs behind, ...

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  • by | February 14, 2014 7:17 PM

    Valentine's Day presents us with enough to remember. Did we call to confirm those reservations? Are we sure we gave the florist the right address? With all the high-pressure romance stuff to deal with, it's understandable if a few other priorities start slipping through the cracks. A couple weeks back, following an ultra-brief one-hour sale on the Moto X, offering $100 off its already low price, Motorola switched gears to a $70 discount that would run through today. If you were putting off making your purchase until the last minute (or forgot about it altogether, with so much else to ...

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  • by | February 13, 2014 11:14 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about LG's announcement of the G Pro 2 just days before MWC. Nokia is next as the company has traded its regular colors for green, and we've begun to speculate. Motorola is next as we talk about the company's leadership, and its possibilities to survive under Lenovo. Apple follows the news as its new hires point to the iWatch being a good medical tool. We end today's show talking about the iPhone 6, the recently leaked photos, and the possibility of them being real. All this and more after the break. Stories: - LG announces G Pro 2 phablet for South ...

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  • by | February 13, 2014 10:44 AM

    MWC 2014 is just over a week away, and its schedule has already been coming together to include announcements from some of mobile's biggest brands. Companies like Nokia and Samsung are expected to show off some new hardware, but not everyone will be bringing along new gear; Motorola, for instance, sent out its own MWC invitations last week, but made it clear that instead of having any major hardware news, it would instead be talking about the business itself. Considering the new Lenovo ownership, there's plenty that's not completely clear, so this plan sounded just fine to us. As we wait ...

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  • by | February 11, 2014 12:04 PM

    As we prepare to say goodbye to the "Google-ified" Motorola we'd only just gotten to know, it bears remembering that the brand hasn't been issued a death warrant. Motorola under Lenovo may well flourish, after all, so it's premature to start planning the funeral. Still, two ownership changes in two years is a lot for any company, and from the inevitable brain drain of personnel losses to the unpredictable nature of marketing machinations, the future of the Motorola brand is anything but certain. So we thought it'd be nice, at this crossroads in Motorola's history, to take a look back at ...

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  • by | February 11, 2014 7:01 AM

    At launch, the Moto G was groundbreaking. It's an Android-powered budget phone that doesn't make you want to pull your hair out and punch innocent, living beings. And today, alongside the Lumia 520, it's one of the best bargains in the mobile space. Period. However, as per the norm, competitors will come along. The first to do so in the budget phablet space is ZTE. The Iconic Phablet we saw at CES has manifested as the Boost MAX for Boost Mobile here in the United States. For $299 with a ridiculously cheap prepaid plan (only $35 per month with the current promotion), it's not quite a cheap ...

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  • by | February 9, 2014 4:48 AM

    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Sunday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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  • by | February 8, 2014 3:05 AM

    The Motorola Moto G is the budget-friendly phone of the moment, despite being more modest than its more powerful sibling, the Moto X, specs-wise. While you'll probably have to wait until Monday, February 10, to grab the phone in a store, you can go ahead and order your Moto G online. The price is $189.99 but you'll get a $90 discount and free shipping for a final price of $99, if you opt for the no contract plan. The US Cellular Motorola Moto G, just like any other Moto G, packs a 4.5-inch screen with a 720p resolution and it is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor ...

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  • by | February 7, 2014 3:35 PM

    Sometimes it's not the promise of saving money, nor the allure of a shiny device that drives you from the warm arms of your current wireless carrier - sometimes it's just a matter of standing up for what you believe in. That's the case with today's podcast guest, friend of the show and longtime Verizon Wireless customer Chris Larson, who's leaving Big Red for the much smaller T-Mobile USA due to Verizon's stance on net neutrality. On this episode of the Weekly, we'll talk to Chris and find out just what he's prepared to sacrifice, and why. Before that, though, there's an avalanche of news ...

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  • by | February 6, 2014 7:33 PM

    We were all very surprised when it was announced Google had moved to purchase Motorola Mobility in the second half to 2011. As I noted in my piece from Monday, we were all taken aback and curious as to why Google had moved to purchase a hardware company. Obviously, the purchase was heavily – if not entirely – fueled by Motorola's immense, mobile-related portfolio of over 20,000 patents. But when Google's own Dennis Woodside moved over to Motorola as the new CEO, we could only speculate that Google, despite making it very clear Motorola would remain a separate company, wanted Motorola ...

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  • by | February 6, 2014 12:20 PM

    We're still a little over two weeks away from the start of this year's Mobile World Congress, but we've already heard from a few big smartphone companies regarding their plans for MWC announcements. Both Nokia and Samsung have sent out invitations for events on Monday, February 24, and today we see Motorola follow up with one of its own, scheduling its MWC press conference for Tuesday, February 25. Before you start getting too excited, there's already a bit of a damper to be placed on this news: don't count on seeing any new hardware. Granted, it's not like there was much in the rumor mill ...

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  • by | February 5, 2014 7:50 PM

    I can't even begin to count the number of times I've been called a fanboy or how many times I've been told I was unwittingly paid by [insert manufacturer name here]. Seriously, if anyone knows the account number for the checking account holding the insurmountable back pay I never received for publicly plugging and recommending products (whilst also cutting others down to size), feel free to share. After all, I'm the fanboy who deserves it, right? Joking aside, I've never known a fanboy who willingly and openly carried the operating systems he allegedly hates. I carry an iPhone 5, Moto X, ...

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  • by | February 5, 2014 3:48 AM

    The e-commerce player, Flipkart, is preparing to bring the Moto G to India. Both 8GB and 16GB versions are being mentioned and the prices for these will be 12,499INR and 13,999INR (around $200 and $224) respectively, which is not too far off of what Motorola is asking for the device in its home market, the USA. Look for the Moto G exclusively at Flipkart starting tomorrow, February 6. In case you need a reminder, the Moto G is the youngest brother of the Moto X, and it packs a 4.5-inch 72op screen, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8- and 16GB ...

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  • by | February 4, 2014 8:41 PM

    On January 30th, just one day after the surprise announcement of their impending union, I received what superstitious people would call a "bad omen" regarding the Lenovo Motorola deal. The previous afternoon, I'd been wrapping up a pretty typical January week at Pocketnow; the botched Galaxy Gear + Nexus 5 experiment had already been transferred to the more-capable Joe Levi, so I was busy working on the AT&T G Flex unboxing and the smartphone guessing game posts, and willing the post-CES funk to dissipate so I could get some new devices in the review booth. Then Lenovo announced it ...

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  • by | February 4, 2014 1:49 PM

    I remember sitting on my bed watching one of the first hands-on videos of the HTC Hero and dying to get my hands on one. It was just days from release, and the Hero on Sprint would be my first experience with Android … ever. What I got when I ripped the Hero out of the box wasn't quite what I was expecting, though. I spent hours that night, setting up the seven home screens, rearranging widgets, trying on new wallpapers, and digging through apps and games – something I was only sort of used to doing on my horde of prior BlackBerrys. It only took a few days for the newness to wear away, ...

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