Motorola Droid ousts Apple iPhone for the 2009 Times Gadget of the Year

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Motorola is making news again , the almost-dead phone maker has bagged the Gadget of the year title by TIME magazine.

This  news also indicates the rise of Android in the US cellphone market and also Apple’s lack of offerings for the shopping season. Continue reading “Motorola Droid ousts Apple iPhone for the 2009 Times Gadget of the Year”

Motorola on target to sell 1 million Droid phones

motorola-droid_c Motorola – Most analysts had written the company off and some were expecting a take over. Moto even considered selling off its handset business which was posting heavy losses quarter after quarter. And now looks like the Handset maker is back in the game. The same analysts are estimating that Motorola is on target to sell 1 million Moto Droid phones on the Verizon network reports Om Malik Continue reading “Motorola on target to sell 1 million Droid phones”

Motorola Announces A Lower End Touchscreen Handset – Motorola Crush

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Motorola has announced a new touchscreen handset Motorola Crush. Motorola has taken a complete different concept with respect to the UI and design in this phone. Instead of the usual bottom screen of the display in other touchscreen phones, all the buttons are placed on the top of the screen in this mobile and also the UI is designed in such a way that all the functions are located on the top of the display. Continue reading “Motorola Announces A Lower End Touchscreen Handset — Motorola Crush”

Droid Autofocus bug is the weirdest bug. Ever.

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One of the main gripes of Motorola’s latest flagship beast is it’s problem with getting a proper auto focus with its 5 Mp shooter. This has been the case since it’s launch and it now seems, to have been magically(through a silent over-the-air update actually) to have been fixed, until the 11th of December that is.  The strange thing is that according to Dan Morrill, from Google’s Android team, the bug is related to a time-stamp bug:

According to Google Engineer Dan Morrill, there is an unfortunate bug in the Droid’s auto focus routine. It improperly rounds a timestamp used in the calculations, which somehow throws the entire focusing process off. Today it works, and tomorrow it will work…but 24.5 days from now, the bug will be back.” Continue reading “Droid Autofocus bug is the weirdest bug. Ever.”

Are new operating systems in the smart phone field hurting Nokia?

My friend, Ranesh Kumar considered picking up a new Nokia handset before he heard about the new Motorola Droid. Just last week, he bought two Motorola Droids from Verizon, one for himself and one for his fiancée.

Nokia_e70Ranesh was a Nokia fan for a long time and had owned few Nokia’s including an E70. But he made the transition to Verizon for a decent deal on a Voyager two years ago (because he likes qwerty keyboards and that was the only one he liked at the time). Ranesh couldn’t wait for a decent Nokia device to hit the market he liked, so he took the plunge. When he tested out the N97, he was terribly disappointed with the overall OS and decided to hold out for the Christmas season of this year to see what was around the corner and settled on the Motorola Droid running the Android 2.0 OS. Continue reading “Are new operating systems in the smart phone field hurting Nokia?”

Motorola Droid Enjoys Great Sales!

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Motorola might be on the road to recovery with their new handset. The Motorola Droid which is the company’s first Google Android device and an Apple iPhone Competitor.

The device had tremendous hype even before its release starting with rumours, leaked pictures etc. Now a week has passed since it’s release and sources say that Motorola might have sold as many as 100,000 Motorola Droid phones over the weekend. Continue reading “Motorola Droid Enjoys Great Sales!”

Motorola A45 Murano and E18 Ivory Leaked!

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The Motorola A45 Murano appears to be a region specific device which is aimed at Brazil. But we are not sure of that. The phone is quite small but chubby. It has a squarish design and the back side resembles an iPhone. The screen looks like at least 2.4 inches big. Anyway it features a slide out QWERTY keyboard, 3G, 2 Megaixel Camera and micro-SD card slot. Other features remain unknown. Continue reading “Motorola A45 Murano and E18 Ivory Leaked!”

Motorola MOTOZINE ZN5 Review – Camera Phone with Xenon Flash – Pics

MOTOZINE ZN5 is the first Motorola mobile phone to combine Moto’s ModeShift Technology and KODAK Imaging Technology to redefine the quality of images from a mobile phone camera. While we are still clicking pics using the phone’s camera, we bring you some pics of the phone itself. And this review might be a bit late as the phone has been in the market for quite sometime. But its better late than never !

Interesting features include

  • 5-Megapixel Camera
  • Autofocus
  • Xenon Flash
  • 3.5 Mm Headset Jack
  • WiFi
  • FM Radio

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Motorola Closing Down SoundBuzz

We learnt from MediaNama that Motorola is going to close down the SoundBuzz Division.

SoundBuzz was acquired my Moto to improve its music offerings under the MotoMusic Service which is offered with few handsets like the Motorola Yuva

Well Moto is making huge losses in the handset division and this is move to cut costs Continue reading “Motorola Closing Down SoundBuzz”

Motorola Evoke QA4 Touchscreen slider to keep your social life active

Motorola, Inc. recently introduced Motorola Evoke QA4, a touchscreen slider touted to keep you connected and keep your social life active.

“We understand the importance of having a mobile phone that helps you stay connected simply and seamlessly with your friends and family, whether you prefer to talk, text or network,” said Mark Shockley, corporate vice president and general manager, Motorola Mobile Devices. “Motorola Evoke offers the cutting-edge convenience and instant gratification of a full touch-screen, intuitive online browsing and the ability to stay plugged in on your terms.”

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