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Motorala XOOM tablet

Motorola and Verizon today came out with what is sure to be one of many new tablet computers that we're going to see at CES 2011. Billed as the world's first Honeycomb (Android 3.0) tablet, the specs of the XOOM look impressive with a dual core 2GHz processor (Nvidia Tegra 2) and a 10.1 inch HD display. The 3G/Wi-Fi enabled XOOM boasts two cameras: a front-facing 2 megapixel camera for use during video chat, as well as a rear-facing 5 megapixel camera capable of shooting 720p video.  Read More

French company Lekki has secured a supply of classic, second-hand mobile phones from the 1...

Remember a simpler time when people used mobile phones to make calls? When just about everyone owned a Nokia, and most of those were a model with cutting-edge features like an internal antenna, vibrate call alert and the facility to create your own ringtones? If you're too young to remember the iconic Nokia 3210 or were too set in your ways to own a mobile back in the dark ages of the late 1990s, then a French company called Lëkki is now offering you a second chance. Refurbished and revamped, there are currently two legendary phones on offer as part of the company's Back to Basics ethic.  Read More

Motorola's new Bluetooth earpiece designed for secure communications

Motorola has launched three new "mission critical" communications devices aimed at law enforcement and first responder applications. The MVX1000 in-car digital video system and APX P25 two-way radio series are joined by the company's first encrypted Bluetooth earpiece designed for secure communications.  Read More

Can the Flipout square up to the smartphone competition?

It's now hip to be square. After the customary rumor onslaught, Motorola has finally got round to making its quadratic new mobile phone official. Hiding behind its 2.8-inch display is a full QWERTY keyboard that slides out on a pivot, hence the chosen name for the device - the Flipout. The Android smartphone allows users customizable views of social network feeds, photos snapped with its camera can be uploaded to sharing sites with the touch of a button and conversations benefit from audio enhancement technology.  Read More

2010 is proving a bumper year for Android handset releases

After a gradual build-up throughout 2009 the roll-out of Android mobile phone handsets is really starting to snowball - and that means more choice for consumers. If the iDEN Motorola i1 and the WiMAX HTC EVO 4G aren't your thing (or your network), you might want to take a look at the multimedia-savvy Samsung Galaxy S, the Dell Aero and the budget-friendly Kyocera Zio. If the waiting game isn't your thing, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and the HTC Desire are just about to drop in the UK and will arrive shortly in the US.  Read More

Motorola's i1 Android-powered handset with push-to-talk

Motorola has announced details of its i1, the world’s first Android-powered smartphone with push-to-talk. Headed for Sprint Nextel’s iDEN network in the U.S. the i1 features a 3.1-inch 320 x 480 HVGA touch screen, 5-megapixel camera and Wi-Fi. It includes the mobile phone equivalent of cursive writing – the Swype on-screen QWERTY keyboard entry system – and boasts a solid body construction that meets military specs for protection against dust, shock, vibration and blowing rain.  Read More

The Motorola HS1001 in its base station

Some people may find it hard to believe but yes, home phones do still exist. Sure they haven’t undergone the massive technological advances we've seen in mobile phones in the past decade but Motorola is looking to make up some ground with one of the first Android-powered home phones to hit the market - the Motorola HS1001. Running Android v1.6 the cordless handset features a 2.8-inch touchscreen with virtual keypad and allows users to surf the web and check email via a Wi-Fi connection to a home network.  Read More

The Motorola QUENCH (CLIQ XT in the US) has MOTOBLUR and Swype - plenty of features and ve...

Motorola has announced a new touchscreen handset, QUENCH (CLIQ XT in the US) with MOTOBLUR, the company’s Android-powered content delivery service, which organizes messages and syncs contacts. QUENCH features pinch and zoom and a touchpad as well as Adobe Flash Lite to make web browsing easier on the 3.1-inch high-resolution display. It has also incorporated Swype - technology that enables users to input words faster and easier than other data input methods, claimed at more than 50 words per minute.  Read More

Motorola's latest Android phone, the Backflip

Motorola today unveiled the Backflip, follow up to the Android-powered Cliq released last year. Like the Cliq, the Backflip includes Motorola's Motoblur service, which aggregates data from sites like Facebook, Twitter and Gmail and presents it coherently on your home screen - but it's the hardware that really stands out. Read on for the details.  Read More

Consumer interest in Android soars

More consumers than ever are considering the purchase of an Android-powered smartphone according to ChangeWave Research, who surveyed 4,068 consumers in December. The research shows that 21% of consumers who plan on buying a smartphone in the next 90 days would prefer their smartphone to run Android, up from 6% in September 2009.  Read More

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