Motorola Canada today announced that MOTOBLUR, its revolutionary social service for Android-powered devices, is coming to Canada with all three national wireless carriers in the first half of 2010.
MOTOBLUR is the only solution to sync all your friends, posts, feeds, messages, e-mails, photos and much more—from sources such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Gmail, Yahoo! and work email—with continuous updates, automatically delivering them to your home screen for immediate reply. MOTOBLUR delivers these updates in easy-to-view streams, so there is no need to switch between different mobile applications to keep up with the latest content, allowing you to spend less time managing your life and more time living it.
“We are thrilled to be bringing Canadians three unique MOTOBLUR handsets with all the major wireless carriers,” said Rick Gadd, Vice President and Sales General Manager, Mobile Devices, Motorola Canada. “With MOTOBLUR, we are differentiating the Android experience and delivering phones that are truly instinctive and socially smart.”
MetroPCS Communications, Inc., in partnership with SA Studios Global, today announced the launch of its second Sanctioned by Mister Cartoon mobile phone, the MOTO VE440. Available this week in select stores and online, the limited edition handset features artwork and pre-loaded digital content designed by legendary tattoo and graphic artist Mister Cartoon, along with two exclusive tracks from legendary hip hop personality, Snoop Dogg.
Exclusive to MetroPCS, VE440 featuring the Mister Cartoon design comes in a black and chrome color combination and offers something for everyone with two interchangeable back covers featuring Mister Cartoon's distinctive, custom artwork. In addition to the unique exterior, consumers will receive a 1GB MicroSD memory card featuring two previously unreleased full-length tracks by multi-platinum, award winning recording artist, Snoop Dogg. Pre-loaded phone content includes exclusive wallpapers and ringtones from Mister Cartoon and Snoop Dogg.
The handset will be available exclusively at select MetroPCS locations and online at www.metropcs.com/sanctioned. A portion of the revenue generated from the handset sales will go directly to funding community art centers, outreach programs for at-risk youth and art supplies for schools in many of the MetroPCS markets.
MOTOBLUR offers AT&T customers a new way to connect to their favorite people, content and applications, whether it’s work or personal email, messaging or social networking. Motorola’s exclusive Android experience syncs contacts, posts, messages, photos and much more — from sources such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Gmail, Picasa, work and personal e-mail, and Last.fm — and automatically delivers them to live widgets for immediate reply, right from the home screen. And, for customers who prefer multi-tasking, AT&T’s 3G network offers the added advantage of talking and surfing the Web and accessing applications at the same time.
BACKFLIP features a unique form-factor with an original reverse flip design, spacious keyboard and BACKTRACK touch panel, allowing the display to be hands-free while one’s fingers work behind the screen. BACKFLIP runs on the nation’s fastest 3G network and is powered by MOTOBLUR, Motorola’s Android-powered content delivery service created to make phones more personal and socially smart. Customers can see photos and learn more at www.att.com/backflip.
TELUS and Motorola today announced the availability of the much-anticipated Motorola Milestone in Canada (announced last November). Motorola Milestone, powered by Android, delivers a rich mobile web experience, superior messaging and top-of-the-line multi-media features in an innovative design that could only come from Motorola.
Milestone features the best of both worlds with a full QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen navigation, as well as the opportunity for users to customize their mobile with widgets and the freedom to run multiple applications at once.
“We are excited to bring the Motorola Milestone to Canada,” said Rick Gadd, vice-president, Motorola Canada Mobile Devices. “Canadians will now have the chance to experience a smartphone with no limits; harnessing the power of the mobile web with the latest version of Android, plus Google Search, simple messaging and extreme multi-media features.”
Motorola, Inc. announced QUENCH with MOTOBLUR, Motorola’s Android-powered content delivery service, which organizes messages and synchronizes contacts to keep conversations in constant motion. QUENCH’s sleek touch-screen design, combined with great navigational features such as pinch and zoom and a touch pad, as well as the inclusion of Adobe Flash Lite, make browsing the web on its 3.1” high-resolution display a breeze.
Motorola, Inc. has announced the Company is targeting the first quarter of 2011 for its planned separation. Motorola intends to separate into two independent, publicly traded companies. One will include the Company’s Mobile Devices and Home businesses, and the other will include its Enterprise Mobility Solutions and Networks businesses.
Dr. Sanjay Jha, co-chief executive officer of Motorola, Inc., will serve as chief executive officer of Motorola’s Mobile Devices and Home businesses effective immediately. This business will offer a comprehensive portfolio of mobile converged devices, digital entertainment devices in the home, and end-to-end video, voice and data solutions. Working with network operator partners, the company will also enable more advanced personalized services that leverage the capability of expanding wireless and wireline broadband availability.
Verizon Wireless today announced the availability of Motorola DEVOUR in March. Motorola DEVOUR will be the first Verizon Wireless phone to feature MOTOBLUR, Motorola’s unique Android-powered content delivery service created to make wireless phones more personal and customizable.
MOTOBLUR is the first solution to sync contacts from work and personal e-mail services, including Gmail, with posts, messages, photos and more from popular sites such as Facebook®, MySpace and Twitter.
With MOTOBLUR, content is automatically delivered to the home screen and fed into easy-to-manage streams.
Motorola, Inc. announced last Friday that it has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging that Research In Motion Limited (maker of the BlackBerry) has engaged in unfair trade practices by the importation and sale of RIM products that infringe on five of Motorola’s patents.
The five patents listed in Motorola’s complaint relate to certain early-stage innovations developed by Motorola in key technology areas, such as Wi-Fi access, application management, user interface and power management, that are now being used by RIM. These patented technologies are important to Motorola as they allow for more comprehensive connectivity, a better user experience and lower product costs.
Motorola, Inc. and Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (SingTel) introduced in Singapore a unique mobile service platform with the launch of Motorola DEXT, Motorola's first Android-powered device.
SingTel customers will be the first in Asia to enjoy this breakthrough social mobile device, powered by the unique MOTOBLUR platform and complemented by SingTel's mSocial service plan.
Developed by Motorola, the MOTOBLUR platform is one of the first solutions to synchronize contacts, posts, feeds, messages, e-mails, photos and more – from sources such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Gmail, work and personal email – and automatically deliver them all to the home screen.
Motorola DEXT is the first device in Motorola's Android-powered product portfolio to come with MOTOBLUR.
Motorola, Inc. today inaugurated a new era in Korea’s mobile lifestyle with the introduction of MOTOROI, the first smart phone in Korea to be powered by Android version 2.0.
For people who want the ultimate smart phone experience, MOTOROI offers the ability to use multiple applications at the same time, effortless pinch-and-zoom browsing, and cinematic navigation through music, videos, and maps of the world.
Thousands of Android-Based Applications
Android is widely recognized as the most exciting mobile platform in part because of its unequalled openness. Anyone can develop Android applications and make them available through Android Market, and you can download them on MOTOROI.
Designed to take full advantage of the power of Android 2.0, MOTOROI gives you a full touch screen with a huge 3.7 inch, high-definition WVGA (480X854) display, making it easier than ever to view full page websites, videos, games, or photos. The display uses a powerful combination of Motorola’s touch user interface (UI) and a capacitive touch sensor for smooth screen flipping and scrolling, and five main displays let you customize your MOTOROI with various widgets with more freedom than ever before.
Over at BillShrink.com they created a very usefull comparison chart of the iPhone, Droid, Palm Free and the new Nexus One. The chart compares the major features, price and usage plans of the smartphones. The least expensive phone when comparing price of the handset and different service plans is the Nexus One. See the chart below.
Sprint announced the launch of the Motorola Brute i680, which combines ultra-rugged durability with the best-in-class push-to-talk services of Nextel Direct Connect.
Motorola Brute i680 meets Military Specification 810F for dust, shock, vibration, low temperature, high temperature, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity and blowing rain.
Motorola Brute i680 has all the features Nextel customers have come to depend on including the best-in-class push-to-talk capabilities of Nextel Direct Connect, support of business applications and Mil Spec durability. This rugged clam shell is the ideal phone for anyone who will encounter extreme conditions and incorporates a 2-megapixel camera with flash, large internal and external display, GPS, large battery for extended talk time, music features and stereo Bluetooth1. It also offers the upgraded ability to switch from an active push-to-talk call to an interconnect voice call at the touch of a button.
Motorola Brute is available with Nextel Direct Connect calling plans in all Sprint sales channels, including Sprint retail stores, Business Direct Sales, Telesales (1-800-Nextel-9) and www.sprint.com for just $119.99 (excluding taxes).
Today Motorola, Inc. announced that it is working closely with Adobe to bring Adobe Flash Player 10.1 to Motorola’s smartphones as part of the Open Screen Project. Adobe has been working with the DROID by Motorola, released to consumers in November 2009, as it develops Flash Player 10.1 for the Android platform. Adobe Flash Player on Motorola smartphones will deliver uncompromised Web browsing – with its rich applications, games and video – to consumer’s fingertips, enabling them to be more connected and more mobile.
Motorola, Inc. has announced the latest addition to its Android portfolio: BACKFLIP with MOTOBLUR. The Motorola BACKFLIP, which combines the social saviness and personalization of MOTOBLUR with the multitasking performance of a smart phone, will be available in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia beginning in Q1 2010. The unique reverse flip design makes it easy to enjoy videos, music and photos, and the QWERTY keyboard allows you to blast through e-mails, texts, news feeds, social network messages and more.
MOTOBLUR is Motorola’s Android-powered content delivery service created to make phones more personal and socially smart. It is the first and only solution to sync contacts, posts, messages, photos and much more—from sources such as Facebook®, MySpace, Twitter, Gmail, work and personal e-mail, and LastFM—and automatically deliver them to the home screen. Content is fed into easy-to-manage streams allowing you to spend less time managing your life and more time living it.
BACKFLIP is designed around the MOTOBLUR experience and provides multiple features to keep phone conversations moving. Multi-tasking has never been easier with BACKFLIP’s reverse-flip QWERTY keyboard and high-res 3.1” HVGA screen—letting you see more and respond faster.
Motorola Inc. today announced it is demonstrating wireless HD video streaming over a Verizon Wireless pre-commercial LTE network with 4G LTE data cards in mobile devices.
Held during CES, this demonstration represents a collaborative effort between Motorola and Verizon Wireless’ LTE Innovation Center, which provides an environment for diverse companies to work together in developing innovative products leveraging 4G LTE technology. It also takes the first step towards building an embedded LTE consumer electronics ecosystem.
According to AndroidandMe.com, it seems Motorola is working on an application store called "Shop4Apps". The app store is a web based store which can also be browsed from an Android powered device. No word on when the store will go live.
Features of the Shop4Apps store include:
Apps Store catalog is accessible via your mobile browser, a mobile client, or Motorola Media Link (MML).
MotoAppstore free Mobile Client. This client allows you to download and install your purchases applications.
MyLocker section – check your download history (name of the application, date of the purchase, version).
The ability to purchase apps from the desktop site, place them in your MyLocker, and then download it using your handset.
Automatic notification alerts when a new version of an app is available.
The ability to re-download and transfer your apps to a new phone.
Motorola Inc. today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Israel based Motorola Integrated Radio System (MIRS) to the Altice Group, a European investor in media and telecommunications. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.
Utilizing Motorola’s iDEN technology, MIRS provides telecommunications solutions to a wide range of customers in Israel including: health services, fire & rescue, and transportation,. Established in 1998, MIRS has been a subsidiary of Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility Solutions business, which serves both commercial enterprises and government and public safety customers around the world. MIRS currently serves approximately 500,000 subscribers.
The Home & Networks Mobility business of Motorola, Inc. today reiterated its commitment to both WiMAX and Long Term Evolution (LTE) as the leading technologies that enable the media experiences that people want, while delivering the lowest cost per bit for operators. Motorola believes there are distinct markets for WiMAX and LTE, and both will co-exist as operators work to meet the ever-increasing demand for fixed, nomadic and mobile data.
Motorola’s 4G progress in 2009 was marked with accomplishments in both LTE and WiMAX that have positioned it well for further momentum in 2010. In addition, Motorola has stated its commitment to WiMAX 802.16m as it expands its product portfolio and customer base to maintain its leadership position in WiMAX. The company also continues its active participation in numerous standards bodies as they refine specifications for various technologies that will enable faster broadband access.
Motorola, Inc. today announced that Motorola Ventures, the company’s strategic venture capital arm, made an investment in Sensitive Object, a leader in multi-touch anywhere platforms and natural user interface (NUI).
The company was created in October 2003 with an innovative and patent-protected technology capable of “tactilizing” any surface. This unique software technology leverages acoustics to analyze sound waves departing from the point of a touch to precisely and cost-effectively transform any product into a touch device. Sensitive Object’s ReverSys software can be deployed in any product benefiting from “touch-based” user interfaces including touch screen and touch control in various markets such as mobile devices.