The patent, which specifically has to do with how calendars sync with computers, was related to Microsoft's ActiveSync software. Motorola tried to argue that the technology in Microsoft's patent was not new, and had been used previously by Apple in its failed Newton digital assistant, according to an opinion (PDF) … Read more
We hear a lot about supply issues prompting tech delays, but Motorola has a new force to deal with: Winter Storm Dion.
Motorola has issued letters to those who have ordered a Moto G, saying its fulfillment center in Fort Worth, Texas, was hit hard by Winter Storm Dion, and it's "still recovering from the storm's impact." The letter, obtained by Engadget, includes an apology from Motorola as it tries to explain why the company's latest handset didn't get out to customers on time.
To make it right, Motorola has said that it will … Read more
While Apple has continued to crush the US smartphone market, Samsung and Motorola also have seen some gains.
New data from ComScore analyzing the smartphone market in August through October shows that Apple nabbed 40.6 percent of the market share, up 0.2 percent from July. However, Samsung and Motorola also saw market share boosts. Samsung's share went up 1.3 percent to 25.4 percent, and Motorola nailed the third spot by rising 0.1 percent to 7 percent share.
Dragging behind were HTC and LG, respectively. Both of these phone makers lost market share during the … Read more
If your priority is to get your hands on the cheapest Android phone deal around, the new Motorola Moto G can’t be beat. Starting at just $179, the unlocked and unsubsidized Moto G flaunts a big 4.5-inch screen plus all the power of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. That's a lot of smartphone with no strings attached. Even so, Motorola made some big compromises to help the Moto G reach its extremely low price, specifically a slow processor, an unimpressive camera, no 4G LTE, and a screen that won’t wow anybody.
To me, many of these … Read more
It was an epic Cyber Monday deal that disintegrated into an epic fail. But now Motorola is ready to make amends and offer up twice as many off-contract Moto X units for as little as $349, starting Wednesday at 9 a.m. Pacific time.
In case you weren't one of the multitudes constantly reloading the Moto Maker site and waiting for word to be passed down via Twitter that the deal was on, here's the quick chronology of what happened to make one of the most anticipated Cyber Monday deals into the only "whoopsie! Wednesday" and "makeup Monday" deals I know of: … Read more
Motorola Mobility was forced to postpone its Cyber Monday Moto X deal after perspective shoppers overwhelmed the purchase page.
The handset maker planned to offer a limited number of online shoppers the opportunity to purchase the new smartphone off-contract at a $150 discount. But the crush of consumers quickly rendered the MotoMaker customization site largely unusable, preventing many shoppers from taking advantage of the deal.
Motorola Chief Executive Dennis Woodside apologized for the outage:
Here is what we are going to do: Starting at 12 pm EST/9 am PST this Wednesday, we will relaunch the $349 promotion. To help … Read more
The e-commerce giant began selling both the 8GB and 16GB versions of the smartphone on Friday. The prices are the same as Motorola, which has the 8GB going for $179 and the 16GB at $199. Amazon says that the device will start shipping on December 4, while Motorola will begin shipping on December 2.
The Moto G is a less expensive version of Motorola's Moto X. The Moto X, which launched … Read more
An all-white Motorola Droid Ultra might make a debut on Verizon store shelves soon.
The Twitter account for @evleaks on Tuesday published an image of a white Motorola Droid Ultra featuring a Verizon logo. The Twitter account has become a hotspot for leaked mobile devices and, in many cases, the images turn out to be real. Although there's no way to know where @evleaks obtained the photo or whether it's real, its track record means it should be taken seriously.
Currently, Verizon sells Motorola Droid Ultras in either black or red for $100 with a two-year activation.
@evleaks … Read more
Motorola Mobility apparently couldn't wait for its low-cost Moto G to hit the States.
The Moto G went on sale in the US on Tuesday, available only in the GSM variant and unlocked on Motorola.com for $179 without a contract.
The surprise launch comes well ahead of the company's previously planned target of getting the Moto G out in the US by January. Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside told CNET that early demand for the phone has been strong overseas. The company was able to ramp up the manufacturing process faster than anticipated, and it was able to … Read more
Smartphones have become the dominant connected device in the US and around the globe on the twin motors of connectivity and portability.
But with dominance comes the congealing of a once frothy market around a handful of operating systems and handset providers, and many companies are eager for a new round of disruption. This year saw the rise of "concept phones" such as the mighty Ubuntu Edge. A state-of-the-art device that could run Linux as well as Android, it broke records as a crowdfunding project even as it fell short of its funding goal.
But the most radical … Read more