|Motorola Mobility Inc., a subsidiary of Motorola, Inc. today announced the launch of two new Android smartphones: the Motorola FLIPOUT and Motorola CHARM in Singapore. The two stylish smartphones pack a punch with unique form-factors and innovative features.|
While FLIPOUT features an innovative square pivot design that slides to reveal a five-row QWERTY keypad with a separate row for numeric keys, CHARM’s BACKTRACK touch panel on the reverse of the phone allows users to smoothly navigate, scroll and make selections without obstructing the display screen with their fingers.
“FLIPOUT and CHARM merge Motorola’s design heritage with Android capabilities to deliver a new take on the typical smartphone form factor. Both smartphones fit neatly in your palm or purse, making it fun and easy to stay connected while on-the-go.
| The Motorola Solutions Business of Motorola, Inc. today at 4G World 2010 announced the introduction of its new FDD LTE USB-lt 7110 device for delivery of personalized mobile broadband experiences, including real-time multimedia applications. |
These include video conferencing, high-definition content streaming, video blogging and the ability to quickly upload video onto social networking sites. The new USB device will also be made available for interoperability testing with non-Motorola LTE networks worldwide.
| Motorola, Inc. and Nokia Corporation today jointly announced that the companies have entered into a 4G license agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Motorola and Nokia have extended the companies’ existing intellectual property licensing agreement to include 4G cellular technologies, such as LTE, WiMAX and LTE-Advanced. The terms of the agreement are confidential.|
“We are pleased to extend our existing IP licensing agreement with Nokia to include 4G technologies and are confident this agreement will help foster continued innovation and technological advancement for the telecommunications industry,” said Kirk Dailey, corporate vice president of intellectual property, Motorola Mobility, Inc. “Motorola is committed to leveraging the strength of its industry-leading intellectual property portfolio for the benefit of its customers, partners, shareholders and licensees.”
|From CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2010, Verizon Wireless today unveiled Motorola CITRUS. Powered by Android 2.1, Motorola CITRUS delivers an affordable, entry-level, customizable smartphone experience in a compact design that is easy on both the eyes and the earth.|
Key features and specifications:
- Curved design
- Easy-to-use, on-screen QWERTY keyboard (available in landscape and portrait modes) for quick messaging
- Full HTML Web browser – Preloaded with Bing Search and Bing Maps and delivers a PC-like Web browsing experience with quick access to Web apps and services such as Facebook®; Google services such as Gmail, Google Talk and YouTube
- Equipped with BACKTRACK, a touch panel located on the back of the device that enables users to navigate and scroll through websites, home screens, e-mails, music and more without obstructing the display
|From CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2010, Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless 3G network, and Motorola, Inc. today unveiled DROID PRO, a new, powerful, stronger and faster solution designed to meet both business and personal needs. The first Android-based smartphone optimized for business use, DROID PRO is also a global-ready Android smartphone from Verizon Wireless, allowing customers to enjoy wireless voice service in more than 220 countries and data coverage in more than 200 countries.|
DROID PRO meets employers’ and employees’ needs by addressing the productivity tools businesses require, including corporate connectivity and security; full push corporate e-mail with corporate level security; unified calendar with additional work features; pre-loaded Quickoffice Mobile Suite, a powerful 1 GHz processor; 4 GB of memory (2 GB internal; and 2 GB removable) and a QWERTY keyboard designed for speed and convenience.
“DROID PRO combines the feature-packed, high-level user experience that customers look for in an Android smartphone plus the security that enterprises require, all with the reliability of Verizon Wireless’ 3G network,” said Mike Lanman, president – Enterprise and Government Markets for Verizon Wireless.
|AT&T today announced it is significantly expanding its portfolio of Android devices by introducing three new smartphones powered by Android, the Motorola BRAVO, FLIPOUT and FLIPSIDE, from Motorola, Inc.|
In a move that further strengthens its industry-leading smartphone line-up, AT&T today introduced three new Android-based smartphones from Motorola. The powerful new devices give AT&T customers even more choice when selecting a mobile computing device to use on the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network.
|Microsoft Corp. today filed a patent infringement action against Motorola, Inc. and issued the following statement from Horacio Gutierrez, corporate vice president and deputy general counsel of Intellectual Property and Licensing:|
“Microsoft filed an action today in the International Trade Commission and in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington against Motorola, Inc. for infringement of nine Microsoft patents by Motorola’s Android-based smartphones. The patents at issue relate to a range of functionality embodied in Motorola’s Android smartphone devices that are essential to the smartphone user experience, including synchronizing email, calendars and contacts, scheduling meetings, and notifying applications of changes in signal strength and battery power.
|Verizon Wireless announced that the highly anticipated limited edition DROID R2-D2 by Motorola will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com and in select Verizon Wireless Communication stores beginning Sept. 30. With a graphic design to look like the iconic Astromech Droid from the Star Wars Saga, the DROID R2-D2 by Motorola will be packaged in a custom box resembling carbonite and come with a Star Wars media dock and wired stereo headset. Exclusive content comes pre-loaded on the special edition smartphone, including:|
Star Wars Mobile App Available for All Customers with Android 2.1 phones
- R2-D2 notification sounds and ringtones
- Four live wallpapers
- R2-D2 Clock Widget
- "The Best of R2-D2" video with the original Cantina music
- Exclusive Binoculars App
The Motorola Solutions business of Motorola, Inc. today announced the MC959B mobile computer - the industry’s first industrial handheld mobile computer that allows mobile workers to easily select the wireless network that best meets their needs. The MC959B is a data-only device and offers a dual 3G WAN modem that enables enterprises to deploy the device on multiple networks and switch between 3.5G GSM HSUPA and 3.5 CDMA EVDO Rev A connections. (See video above).
| Motorola, Inc. today announced that it has acquired Aloqa GmbH, a privately-held, leading developer of location-based software and technologies that are designed to enable the discovery of relevant web content by mobile smartphone users. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.|
Aloqa has joined Motorola Mobility, which is comprised of Motorola’s Mobile Devices and Home businesses. Motorola Mobility is expected to be spun off from Motorola, Inc. in the first quarter of 2011.
|Motorola today announced the Motorola GRASP for U.S. Cellular. The GRASP is a QWERTY mobile phone for users looking to keep their friends one-touch away. |
GRASP lets users take their friends with them wherever they go through quick and easy control of their contacts and messages. Advanced contact search makes finding phone numbers and e-mail addresses simple while the QWERTY bar design fits comfortably in pocket or purse.
GRASP is the latest device from Motorola to feature threaded messaging, which allows users to scroll through previous and live conversations simultaneously, similar to instant messaging. Its large QWERTY keyboard makes the device ideal for sending texts and e-mails.
“With Motorola GRASP, we’ve incorporated features that make it simple to connect with the people that matter most, all at an affordable price,” said Dan Papalia, vice president, Motorola Mobility, Inc.
|Motorola, Inc. recently unveiled the Motorola DEFY enhanced with MOTOBLUR on the 25th season premiere of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Slim and pocket-able, this smartphone powered by Android, which is planned for exclusive U.S. availability to customers of T-Mobile USA, comes equipped with a 3.7-inch high-resolution and scratch-resistant touch screen display that provides edge-to-edge views of your favorite websites, photos and videos. |
“DEFY is designed to handle everything that life throws your way,” said Bill Ogle chief marketing officer, Motorola Mobility, Inc. “With all the features consumers expect in a smartphone, DEFY packs Web browsing, entertainment and messaging capabilities as well as an exterior design that can withstand the stresses of everyday life.”
Motorola DEFY is scratch and water resistant as well as dust proof, protecting you from life's little challenges such as a sudden rain shower to a drop in the sand.
| The Motorola Solutions business of Motorola, and Ericsson, demonstrate continued leadership in advancing Public Safety communications. An industry leading LTE-based solution for public safety mobile broadband will interoperate with mission critical voice and data to unify the delivery of high-performing voice and broadband multimedia applications. |
LTE mobile broadband technology will allow Motorola’s unified next generation platform to provide the advanced communications capabilities demanded by public safety with real-time information sharing between an integrated multimedia command center and a collaborative portfolio of rugged radios, in-vehicle terminals, and handheld LTE data devices.
|Motorola, Inc., today launched three new Android smartphones in its successful and iconic MING series designed especially for China. The phones combine a superior Android touchscreen experience with updated MING styling and features, and include the MT810 for China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA network, the XT806 for China Telecom’s CDMA-2000 network, and the A1680 for China Unicom’s WCDMA network. Today’s launch extends Motorola’s leading portfolio of Android devices in the world’s largest mobile telecommunications market and reflects the Company’s commitment to designing phones especially to meet the needs of Chinese users.|| |
| Cellular South announced the release today of one of the most advanced Android-powered touchscreen smartphones – the Motorola Milestone.|
Following on the heels of Cellular South’s record-breaking introduction of its first Android-powered touchscreen smartphone, the Motorola Milestone is the first of several new Android-powered touchscreen smartphone devices the carrier plans to offer its customers this year. Cellular South was one of the first U.S. carriers to introduce an Android-powered smartphone with the launch of the HTC Hero last November.
Featuring high-speed web browsing, access to thousands of applications from Android MarketTM, voice-activated search and a 3.7” widescreen display over one of the best 3G networks, the Android-powered Motorola Milestone from Cellular South sets a new standard for speed, performance and reliability.
| Verizon Wireless today announced that DROID 2 by Motorola will be available for pre-sale on August 11. Hitting all the right keys, DROID 2 is a feature-packed device that helps manage work and social life with an enhanced QWERTY keyboard, ultra high-speed Web browsing, 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities, full push corporate e-mail, intuitive social messaging and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full web – all built on Android 2.2.|
DROID 2’s super-slim design helps customers e-mail, text and tweet with ease. DROID 2 offers a redesigned symmetrical keyboard with raised keys for more responsive typing to push out notes and status updates. Speech-to-text input and the virtual multi-touch keyboard allow for quick messaging; or customers can also use Swype for even easier text input. In addition, full push corporate e-mail delivers enhanced features such as remote wipe and password enforcement so that information remains secure.
Motorola has introduced the Motorola GRASP. Providing convenient and organized messaging with advanced contact search and a large QWERTY keyboard, GRASP keeps you connected, assuring you’ll retain your social butterfly status. GRASP also keeps you environmentally responsible with a recyclable eco design so you’ll feel good about how you hold your conversations.
Motorola GRASP takes hold of your contacts and messages and makes them easily accessible, right from your home screen. Spend less time digging through contacts to find the people you want to talk to. Advanced contact search makes finding phone numbers and emails addresses easy and the QWERTY tablet design fits comfortably in pocket or purse. Threaded messaging helps keep track of your conversations, allowing you to read the trail of previous text messages, similar to instant messaging.
GRASP is the newest device from Motorola to give back to the environment. Featuring eco design elements, Motorola GRASP is BFR and PCV free with a housing that is 100% recyclable at end of life.
| The Enterprise Mobility Solutions business of Motorola and the Public Safety Agencies within the San Francisco Bay Area have entered an agreement to build a 700 MHz LTE system. As part of the Bay Area Regional Interoperable Communications System (BayRICS) plan, the system will serve multiple agencies across the greater bay area, including San Francisco, Alameda County/Oakland, Contra Costa County, as well as the cities of Santa Clara and Sunnyvale. This broadband system provides an overlay to the existing Project 25 standards based IP cores and networks.|
The Public Safety LTE system will be installed this year and is expected to be operational in early 2011. This first phase includes an LTE core, 10 sites and 330 Motorola Public Safety LTE user modems to provide Bay Area responders access to a host of media rich applications delivered over the new broadband network for increased public safety information sharing.
|Sprint today announced pricing and timing for the world's first Android-powered smartphone with Nextel Direct Connect, the Motorola i1. The handset will be available first on Sunday, July 25, through direct ship sales channels, including Business Sales, telesales and Web sales (www.sprint.com/motoi1) for $149.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade, two-year service agreement and after a $50 mail-in rebate (taxes & surcharges excluded). It will then be available in all remaining Sprint sales channels beginning on Sunday, Aug. 8.|
With solid body construction that meets military specifications for protection against dust, shock, vibration and blowing rain1, Motorola i1 is designed for those who work and play hard. It offers the Android 1.5 operating system, and automatically syncs and integrates office and personal information such as emails, calendar appointments and contacts.
Motorola i1 enhances the Nextel Direct Connect experience with the ability to view who is calling regardless of what application you are in, whether you are managing your emails, checking your calendar, composing messages or viewing media.
Verizon Wireless has released a really cool Motorola Droid X commercial. See above.