Motorola

Point, Apple: Motorola must wait on iOS ban in Germany

The legal tennis match over smartphone patents is still dragging on, and it was Apple’s turn Monday to claim victory in a dispute in Germany. A court ruled that Motorola can’t enforce an injunction that would have banned the iPhone and iPad in Germany, although Apple still faces a problem involving a different Motorola patent.

Video: Motorola Droid 2 — Nice Keyboard!

The Motorola Droid is the top-selling phone on the hottest platform (Android), a winning combination for Motorola and Verizon. In this video you see how the Droid 2 improves on the original in the areas that make sense, while leaving the popular form the same.

Another Day, Another Droid

Verizon Wireless has unveiled its latest phone running the Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Android operating system under the very popular Droid brandin…

Droid 2 On Sale Tomorrow — R2-D2 Version Later

Motorola and Verizon are opening up the hangar doors tomorrow for online sales of the Droid 2. The successor to the Droid has improved hardware and Android 2.2 running the show, with mobile hotspot as an optional service. It will be in stores on Aug. 12.

How to Build a Popular Mobile Device

On iPhone launch day, it is appropriate to give some thought to what makes a mobile device successful in the mainstream market. The person on the street rarely pays attention to the technical aspects of a device, and they are the real target you must reach.

Android This Week: Hottest Ticket in Town

Android phones are flying off the shelves, with both Motorola and Verizon — maker of the Droid and carrier for the Incredible, respectively — claiming that supply can’t keep up with demand. HTC EVO 4G owners can get all-day battery life with some simple steps.

Motorola Sold 2.3 Million Smartphones In Q1

Motorola (NYSE: MOT) sold slightly more smartphones in the first quarter, but it was the home division that helped Motorola to swing to a pr…

Motorola Devour Hands On Review

Motorola is the phone maker that has not rested since jumping on the Android train. They must want to keep up with the frantic pace that Google is setting with Android. Motorola’s latest member of the Android family is the Devour, a smartphone with MotoBlur.

AT&T's Android Moves Boost Motorola

AT&T will join the crowded Android bandwagon next month with the release of Motorola’s Backflip. That’s very good news for the handset manufacturer, which has struggled in recent weeks following its Droid launch thanks to the release of Google’s Nexus One.

What's On September 10?

Motorola (s MOT) sent out an invite (with an Android logo) to members of the media asking them to RSVP for a…

FLO Forum Promoting Free Component To Mobile TV

Mobile TV needs a free component to succeed, and FLO will be a part of that, according to Kamil Grajski, president of the FLO Forum, a not-f…

Motorola Shares Hold Firm As Co-CEOs Buy Stock

Motorola (NYSE: MOT) shares have stabilzed this week after an SEC filing indicated that the co-CEOs bought stock in the company. “Co-Chief E…

Motorola Starts LTE Demo In UK

Motorola (NYSE: MOT) launched an LTE trial network lab in Swindon, UK, with the intention of offering operators the ability to engage in LTE…

Motorola Credit Rating Downgraded To Junk

Things just keep going from bad to worse for Motorola (NYSE: MOT). Once a shining example of a success story in the wireless space, the firm…

Inside Motorola's Android Phone

BusinessWeek says Motorola, the beleaguered Schaumburg, Ill.-based handset maker is working on an Android OS-based phone — not that it should surprise…

Moto: 2600 Q1 Job Cuts Cost $104 Million

Motorola’s (NYSE: MOT) job cuts in Q1 cost the company $104 million according to an SEC filing this evening. Technically, the 2,600 eliminat…

Motorola Does Not Need Another Hit Phone

I feel a little rant coming on… the New York Times is reporting on Motorola’s (NYSE: MOT) fairly dismal earnings results (our coverage her…

Moto Break Up Not So Simple

Activist investor Carl Icahn has been baying for the break up of Motorola (NYSE: MOT) for some time now, but chopping the company up may not…

Industry Moves: Moto CTO Joins Cisco as CTO

A day after Motorola (NYSE: MOT) announced that its high profile CTO was leaving, she has joined Cisco (NSDQ: CSCO) as its next CTO. Padmasr…

Motorola CTO To Leave

High-profile Motorola (NYSE: MOT) CTO Padmasree Warrior has left the company — there are individual CTOs for each of Motorola’s businesses…

Zander Derides Navteq Buy

Motorola (NYSE: MOT) CEO Ed Zander has called the $8.1 billion paid by Nokia for Navteq “stunning”, and that Motorola had decided against bu…

Motorola Plans Music Service For India

That Motorola (NYSE: MOT) is focusing on music to sell its handsets in India is pretty obvious from it’s promotional campaigns with Bollywoo…

Motorola Launches Content Portal

Motorola has launched a consumer-facing site in public beta to showcase the content available on its handsets, which seems to be simply chas…

Motorola To Cut R&D Budget

Motorola has been roundly criticized for its uninspired handset line-up since the Razr and a few quarters of losses, and in its bid to retur…

The Buck Keeps On Leaving Zander

There’s a bit of a death-watch going on for Ed Zander’s CEO position at Motorola…an expected outcome of Motorola saying it has lost money…

ShoZu Signs Preload Deal With Motorola

ShoZu has signed a deal with Motorola which will see the photo-uploading applicatoin preloaded onto mobile phones. Initially the ShoZu appli…

Motorola Expands Asian Music Portal

Motorola has upgraded its Chinese online entertainment portal MotoMusic so it now includes play list creation, management, and sharing, budd…

Motorola Gets Patent For Smellophone

Motorola has received a patent for a plug-in mobile attachment intended to allow people to have a pleasant scent near their handsets. The de…

Qualcomm Claims Patents For All NextG Tech

Qualcomm claims “more than 1,000 essential patents for OFDM, OFDMA (OFDM Access), and MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) technologies”, e…

Icahn Has Probably Failed In Motorola Board Bid

Activist investor has probably failed in his bid to get onto the Motorola board, but it’s very close so the actual result may not be known f…

Pre-Motorola Showdown Reporting

Bloomberg has a comprehensive piece on Motorola shareholder attitudes on the day of the showdown between Carl Icahn and Ed Zander, which wil…

Motorola Proxy Fight Gets Ugly

The upcoming proxy battle for investor Carl Icahn getting a seat on Motorola’s board has heated up, which was inevitable. Motorola CEO Ed Za…

Icahn Gains Support In Bid For Motorola Board

Carl Icahn is gaining some support from institutional shareholders that could see him land a seat on Motorola’s board at the company’s annua…

Motorola To Buy Video Company Terayon

Motorola has said it will buy Terayon Communication Systems for about $140 million, paying about $1.80 a share. in a bid to boost its video…

Motorola Needs a Quick Fix and a Long-Term Plan

Motorola needs both a short-term fix and a long-term strategy to revive its fortunes, writes the New York Times. After revising its first qu…

Palm On The Auction Block

Rumors have been flying this week that Palm is on the auction block — apparently started by a story in Unstrung.com. It quoted “sources clo…

Icahn Set To Buy More Motorola Shares

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, already a leading shareholder in Motorola, and several of his funds have filed to buy more than $2 billion,…

Motorola Puts iRadio On Hold

The launch of Motorola’s iRadio mobile music solution, which has been in beta for more than a year, has been delayed while the concept under…

Motorola Tries To Dampen Expectations

Motorola’s CFO David Devonshire is trying to lower expectations about the companies performance in the next few quarters, according to RCR W…

Motorola Reports Disappointing Q3 Sales

“Motorola reported sales, on a continuing operations basis, of US$10.6 billion in the third quarter of 2006, lower than expected by city ana…

Motorola iRadio Debuts Public Radio Content

Motorola has added some public radio programs to its iRadio service, with content from NPR (which is also on MobiTV), American Public Media…

Motorola Linux Platform Video Tour

“About a year and half ago, Motorola announced a new operating system for their phones. Yet every time since then that they’ve announced a n…

Motorola To Buy Symbol

Motorola has said it will buy Symbol Technologies for about $3.9 billion. Symbol (based in Holtsville) makes bar code scanners, Palm OS- and…

Motorola Launches Hypermart for Mobile Games

This was mentioned in passing last week with the news of Motorola teaming up with Chinese online gaming giant Shanda, but I think it’s worth…

Motorola Takes Linux Into The Mobile Mainstream

Motorola shipped a million Linux-based ‘Ming’ phones in China last quarter, prompting the question as to whether Linux is now ready to take…

Moto Goes Bnkrz; Launches Krzr & Rizr

Moto’s out of cntrl…it has gone off its rkrs…completely bnkrz. Ok, you get the point…it has launched two more anemically-named phones…

Zander on Moto’s Music Phone and Razr

Motorola announced its Q2 earnings today, and in the earnings call, CEO Ed Zander waxed rhapsodic about Razr, and other music phones. SOme e…

Yahoo Go on Moto; Builds Beyond Nokia

Yahoo Go, the mobile/portable suite application of Yahoo services, which launched last year is now being distributed through both the carrie…

Licensing Red Tape Slows Mobile Music

The convoluted music licensing scheme is hampering companies which wish to offer mobile music services, according to this commentator,

Beckham’s Moto Deal; Content On Handsets

Like we need more Beckham…he’s now the new brand ambassdor for Motorola. Under terms of the deal, Motorola will launch a three-year advert…

Motorola Mobilizes MySpace

Motorola has begun promoting its new phone, MotoQ, on MySpace, opening a profile called “My Very Thin Space”. “The profile, created by Carat…

Mobiles Now The Target For Developers

The mobile phone is going to be the main market for the “highest of high volume applications”, according to Rob Shaddock, corporate vice pre…

Phone Tattoos From Moto And Cingular

Ridiculous, but could work, and have been around in some shape or form from other companies as well: Motorola has launched “Phone Tattoos” f…