When Americans think of mobile phone brands, two maybe three names spring immediately to mind: Apple, Samsung, and perhaps Motorola or even HTC. I bet Sony isn't on the tip of your tongue, despite the company's marketing efforts. … Read more
Motorola Mobility continued its slide under Google, posting a wider loss amid a decline in sales in the third quarter.
The business is in full turnaround mode under CEO and ex-Googler Dennis Woodside, but for now, the results are ugly. The unit posted an operating loss of $527 million, with the vast majority of that loss coming from its embattled handset division. A year ago, the unit posted an operating loss of $41 million.
Excluding one-time items, Motorola posted an operating loss of $151 million.
Revenue, meanwhile, fell 14 percent to $2.58 billion. Unsurprisingly, the handset division was to … Read more
Via Verizon's blog, the company locked down pricing and availability for both models. The Motorola Droid Razr HD will run from $199.99 ,while the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD will cost a steeper $299.99. Both devices feature large 4.7-inch HD AMOLED screens and access to Verizon 4G LTE.
Only the Razr Maxx HD will boast the massive 3,300 mAh battery, which … Read more
The Motorola and Intel collaboration that is the Razr i is now available for purchase in Brazil. Priced at $1,299 reals (roughly $640), the Intel-based device runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and features a 4.3-inch 540x960-pixel qHD Super AMOLED display, 1GB RAM, and an 8-megapixel camera.
Nearly identical to Verizon's Droid Razr M, the Razr i boasts a large, edge-to-edge screen, yet in a form factor typically reserved for smaller handsets. Additional details for the smartphone include 8GB internal storage, microSD expansion, and a very respectable 2,000mAh battery.
Motorola says that although the Razr … Read more
Motorola Mobility's market in Germany may be shrinking even further.
The company continues to offer few devices via its German Web site as it battles Microsoft over patent issues, according to Foss Patents' Florian Mueller. Mueller has been employed as a paid consultant by Microsoft and Oracle.
A search by Mueller turned up the same results, with no other phones or tablets available online for German customers. A link … Read more
Everyone knows that Apple is dealing with a firestorm of criticism over problems with its new iOS 6 Maps feature, but a new ad for Google-owned Motorola Mobility's Droid Razr may have crossed the line.
The ad, which appeared on September 21 on Motorola's Google+ site, shows a Razr alongside an iPhone 5, and reads, "Looking for 315 E 15th in Manhattan? Google Maps on Droid Razr M will get you there & not #iLost in Brooklyn."
The post shows the Razr displaying the proper address in the middle of a grid of Manhattan streets, while … Read more
With signs that Apple has designed one of the fastest smartphone chips yet, Intel is getting set to rev up its smartphone silicon in 2013.
Performance benchmark site Geekbench is already showing the iPhone 5's dual-core A6 central processing unit (CPU) with roughly twice the performance of the A5 chips in the iPhone 4S and third-generation iPad. And Geekbench also has the A6 edging out the quad-core chip in Samsung's Galaxy S III.