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Verizon offers Motorola mobe with 48-HOUR battery life

Leading US mobile carrier Verizon Wireless unveiled three new Droid-branded handsets built by Google's Motorola Mobility division on Tuesday, including one that boasts an impressive 48-hour battery life. None of the three was the Moto X, Motorola's much-anticipated new flagship phone that's expected to launch on August 1. But …
Neil McAllister, 23 Jul 2013

Motorola’s next Razr ‘leaks’ online

Yet another round of Motorola Droid Razr HD prototype-leak rumours has been kicked off by a post to the XDA forums, picked up by Android Headlines. With the phone having passed FCC approvals, it might almost seem that the leaks are a pre-launch marketing campaign by Motorola, with the latest pics showing a 4G logo that …
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US Army to issue Droid dev kit in July

The US Army has announced that it will soon throw open an Android dev kit allowing apps to be written for use by soldiers on a variety of combat handsets and devices. The military Droid framework is known as Mobile/Handheld Computing Environment (CE). "Using the Mobile /Handheld CE Product Developers Kit, we're going to allow …
Lewis Page, 20 Apr 2011
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DARPA wants secure Droids, iPads, iPhones

Sometimes it's tough being an elite high-risk Pentagon boffin. Much though the life might seem like a dream to many of us – perks of the job could include such things as hover-jeep flying cars, self-assembling floating fortresses, Matrix style cyberwar firing ranges populated by replicant sim-people etc etc – there are downsides …
Lewis Page, 11 Apr 2011
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ROBOT COP scatters LIVE GRENADES in San Francisco STREET

In an apparent instance of mindless mechanical nihilism, a police robot in San Francisco scattered live grenades across a street using its mechanical arm. When the deadly frag-bombs failed to explode, the enraged tin cop apparently attempted to detonate them by running them over. We'll let this vid from local news channel KTVU …
Lewis Page, 4 Feb 2011
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Google unloads Nexus S Gingerbread phone

The "Pure Google" Nexus S, announced Monday, enters an increasingly crowded, turbulent smartphone marketplace in which the eventual winner — or winners — are far from certain. "The volume and variety of Android devices continues to surpass our wildest expectations — but we're not slowing down," wrote Android honcho Andy Rubin …
Rik Myslewski, 7 Dec 2010
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My Droid EXPLODED mid phone call, says Texan

A Texas man says he had to get four stitches in his ear after a spanking new Droid 2 smartphone exploded while he was in mid conversation. A bandaged Aron Embry told a local Fox News affiliate he heard a popping noise but didn't think much of it until he realized he sustained minor injuries. “I felt something dripping,” he …
Dan Goodin, 4 Dec 2010
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Apple unloads patent suits on Motorola Androids

Apple has hit Motorola with a pair of patent infringement suits less than a month after Motorola attempted to stave off such an attack with a declaratory judgment action. Late Friday, Steve Jobs and company unloaded suits against Motorola Inc. and Motorola Mobility Inc. in the Wisconsin Western District Court, as first …
Cade Metz, 31 Oct 2010
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The Wrath of Jobs' latest victim: Motorola

Motorola is the latest smartphone manufacturer to endure the Wrath of Jobs. That'd be Steve Jobs, of course, the armchair physicist who wants you to believe that the iPhone 4's external, touchable, and shortable antenna has reception problems equivalent to those experienced by phones that shield their antennas inside …
Rik Myslewski, 25 Jul 2010
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Motorola advert revels in anti-iPhone schadenfreude

Motorola is taking advantage of the iPhone 4 'Death Grip' debacle by kicking Apple when it's down: the Droid maker ran a full-page ad in Wednesday's New York Times ridiculing the Jobsian handset's antenna problems. In the advert — underneath a photo of Motorola's upcoming Droid X, complete with the obligatory comely lass — is …
Rik Myslewski, 30 Jun 2010
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Motorola punts mega huge Droid phone

Motorola has released its latest Android offering, the Droid X, and it's one chunky, funky monkey. Which is a good thing. By chunky, we mean not only its size — big — but also all the tasty bits it contains: a snappy 1GHz TI OMAP3630 processor, hefty 1540 mAh battery, versatile 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with dual-LED flash …
Rik Myslewski, 24 Jun 2010
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Motorola Droid - the not quite iPhone killer

Review Motorola's Google-happy Droid handset can be summed up in three words - and a bit of punctuation: "Nice phone, but..." The Droid has been out for some time now in the US, but we got our hands on one only last month. And although our sister site RegHardware has already had their way with its UK counterpart, the Motorola …
Rik Myslewski, 19 Feb 2010
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USB hack connects Droid to printers, video cams, and more

A reverse engineering expert has disclosed a way to make his Motorola Droid host USB-enabled devices, a hack that allows the smartphone for the first time to directly connect to printers, video cameras, TV tuners, and a wide variety of other peripherals. The modification was devised by Mike Kershaw from Kismet and Mike Baker …
Dan Goodin, 10 Feb 2010
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Motorola Devours el cheapo Androidphone market

Verizon Wireless will bring another Android-based Motorola smartphone to the US market next month. A glance at its specs indicates that it should be less expensive than Moto's flagship Droid. That's the good news. The bad news is two-pronged. First, the new phone will run Android 1.6, and not the more-capable Android 2.0 that …
Rik Myslewski, 4 Feb 2010
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Android 2.0: what to expect

You don't want to find stale donuts in your local patisserie, you want the freshest treats available. Likewise, you want the latest, most up-to-date smartphone operating system which, in the case of Android, means choosing Éclair. Android 2.0   Android 2.0 Google Android 2.0: coming soon to a handset near you Éclair – also …
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First Android 2.0 smartphone arrives in UK

Motorola's first smartphone running Android 2.0 is now available in the UK. Motoro Milestone Motorola's Milestone: an Expansys exclusive, for now Online retailer Expansys has secured the exclusive rights to sell Moto's highly anticipated Milestone handset - it's called Droid in the States - before the likes of O2 or Orange …
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Motorola's banana-mutilation ad disses iPhone

Motorola's latest ad for its Droid smartphone could reveal the company's choice of target market: men insecure about their virility. In fast-cutting music-video style, the "Pretty" ad shows the Jaws of Life tearing through sheet metal, a missile thrusting towards its target, and a bandanna-masked faux gang-banger pelting a …
Rik Myslewski, 4 Dec 2009
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Motorola to boost smartphone range

Motorola was slow to join the smartphone bandwagon, but that’s all about to change. The firm has promised to launch no fewer than 20 top-end mobile phones next year. During the launchof Motorola’s most prominent smartphone of recent months, the Droid, Sanjay Jha, Motorola’s CEO, announced that the firm will launch “multiple …

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