Motorola

  • Moto SCPL: Thinner Than the Hollandaise Sauce at a Vegan Potluck

    We’ve heard of the SCLP from Motorola before. Word on the Web was that it was to be the thinnest and lightest Moto yet, while still offering next-gen features. That, though, is all we knew about it. Until today, when Boy Genius posted some seriously hawt spy pics of a prototype. It’s thin. Think Kate Moss Coke Binge thin. The SCPL is to the SLVR what the KRZR is to the RAZR: a… Read More

  • Motorola and Kodak Working On 5-Megapixel Cameraphone

    Kodak and Motorola are currently at work on a 5-megapixel cameraphone using a Kodak-developed CMOS sensor. This was confirmed yesterday when Kodak President Antonio Perez jumped up on a conference table and shouted “Five megapixels in your face and up your butt, baby!” Of course this is just speculation. Other than the 5-megapixel CMOS sensor, Perez didn’t mention much… Read More

  • The 12 Ugliest Gadgets Of All Time


    Some gadgets are good-looking — chances are the look of your cell phone was a major concern when you went shopping. Then again, some gadgets are ugly. Very, very ugly. We’ve found the ugliest gadgets ever made, so you don’t have to. Some you’ve likely seen before, others you thankfully haven’t. Just believe us: You’ll never take your iPod for granted again. Read More

  • Motorola RAZR2 Spec'd Out


    The RAZR2 V8 is geared toward entertainment and it sports the necessary accoutrements to get the job done. The second generation RAZR keeps the slim and sleek form factor of its predecessor with a stainless steel frame, metal and glass housing that’s 2mm smaller on the GSM and CDMA versions. The 2-inch QVGA external display is nice and bright with contextual touch interaction with… Read More

  • Motorola RAZR 2 Debuted

    John is working hard over at the big Motorola event in NYC today. He says Zander just showed off the RAZR 2 and it’s looking really nice. Features include haptics, front touchscreen, music player, vibrating front buttons when you touch the screen, full HTML browser, landscape and portrait modes, and multi-shot photos. It also does video conferencing, you can send an MMS while a call is… Read More

  • AllTell Launches JumpMusic to Transfer Music to Phones

    Jump Music is a piece of software designed by super-ninja design house frog design for AllTell phones. It’s essentially an iTunes alike and speeds up the transfer of music from your desktop to your “LG AX8600, MOTOKRZR K1m and MOTORAZR V3m, and the Samsung u520 as well as The Wafer by Samsung.” It has direct compatibility with eMusic, which is kind of cool. All of this… Read More

  • Motorola to Announce iPhone Competitor

    Motorola CEO Ed Zander has given notice that Motorola is set to announce a direct competitor to Apple’s iPhone. Speaking at the Software 2007 conference, Zander gave the audience a brief overview of the phone. Due to be formally announced next Tuesday, he described it as a “media monster”. The new phone will support 30 frames-a-second, full-motion video and will… Read More

  • Helio Ocean Quick Look

    I’m not feeling very well today but I wanted to slap together this video of the Ocean as compared to other smartphones I had around the house. Take a gander. Read More

  • Motorola To Unveil 30 FPS Phone, Shooter

    Big Daddy over at Motorola Ed Zander said that next week, his company will show off a new phone capable of playing movies at 30 frames per second in very high quality video. Then every American sighed in disappointment as he revealed that the phone would be launching in Europe. Oh well. It’s nice to dream. Zander said that users will be able to load movies onto the phone via SD cards… Read More

  • 45% of Europeans watch TV online

    A new study from Motorola has found that an amazing 45% of European broadband users now watch at least some television online. The survey covering the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Spain found that the French lead Europe in terms of online television consumption with 59% of people choosing to watch previews and episodes of their favorite shows via the web with the Germans trailing… Read More

  • Moto ROKR e6 Linux-Based Smartphone Gets Screen Time

    We’ve told you about the forthcoming ROkR e6 Linux-based Moto smartphone before, and while it’s been months since it passed the FCC’s muster, we still haven’t seen it much. Today, though, we’ve got a little video of the beast in action, and it appears as if the specs we’d heard (2-Megapixel auto-focus camera, Bluetooth, QVGA touchscreen, etc) were on the… Read More

  • Clearwire Gets FCC OK For WiMax Card

    If draft-N wireless still isn’t good enough for ya, then keep your eye out later this year for a Motorola manufactured card for Clearwire’s WiMax service. Clearwire Mobile just got the OK from the FCC to sell their new WiMax laptop card. You’ll get high speeds with Peyton Manning-esque ranges (as in long, long long distances) all on the 801.16e spectrum. No word yet on… Read More

  • Hunt Ghosts With The Moto Q!

    I’ve adjusted to a certain amount of heavy-handed product placement in TV shows, but this is new territory. On the CW show, Supernatural, one of the characters, Dean, has been using a Motorola Q stamped with Verizon Wireless for part of the season. In this past week’s show, he used the camera — and its video abilities — to find and shoot ghosts. It’s a real… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: LCD + Solar Cell = Smart

    Cell phone battery life has been one of the top problems since its inception. Motorola was there at the beginning, and is at least exploring smart solutions. Motorola recently received a patent for combining an LCD screen and a solar cell on a wireless device. While the cost of such a concept makes the iPhone seem like a bargain, the concept of having a display that also can have a dual purpose… Read More

  • Moto's KRZR Gets Pinked

    You think you’re sooooo cool with your RAZR. I’ll bet you also wear flip-flops in public, pooka-shells, and perhaps that dress-over-jeans thing, too, dontcha? You’re what we call a “fashion victim.” And we’re here to help. If you like your RAZR but don’t want to be stuck in 2004, we recommend getting yourself a KRZR, Motorola’s follow-up to the RAZR. Read More

  • Motorola Sales Not RIZNG

    Bad news for all you INVSTRS out there: Motorola sales are sinking and it’s not subtle. The telecom giant has posted a loss of a whopping $181 million for Q1 alone. Decreasing sales of mobile handsets contributed greatly as sales have declined 15% to only $5.4 billion. I’m really surprised Motorola didn’t see this coming. You can only keep releasing the same slimmed down… Read More

  • The Futurist: Where All These Cell Phone Names Are Taking Us


    Mark this down in the “Obvious” bin: more and more cell phones are using real names in recent years. It was only a few years ago that virtually every cell phone was identified by a serial number-esque stream of numbers and letters that, while I’m sure they made plenty of sense to a company’s on-hand staff of engineers and marketing pros, were more likely to leave… Read More

  • CrunchGear Boooring Edition: MOTOTRBO 2-Way Radios

    ::Yawn:: Welcome folks. Today we have some, ah, stunning 2-way radios / walkie talkies from Motorola that are dubbed MOTOTRBO. These industrial-grade radios sport both an analog and digital band and have the ability the send text messages to each other. The whole package comes with all the equipment and software you’ll need to communicate within your group and drive up your… Read More

  • Frickin' Motorola LAZR Beams!

    All I want are some frickin’ lasers! Is that too much to ask? Motorola’s newest handset is making the rounds under the LAZR moniker with limited details. What we do know is that it runs a Linux OS, has 512MB on-board memory and Motiquette. If the RIZR wasn’t enough to hold your RAZR appetite at bay then maybe the LAZR will do the trick. Who knows if the LAZR is even the… Read More

  • Sidekick X RAZR Details Leaked

    If yesterdays CG exclusive on the Sidekick ID wasn’t enough to wet your appetite then maybe this will. The super sidekick fanboys over at hiptop3 have the scoop on the Sidekick X RAZR from Motorola. The above picture is a slide from a PowerPoint presentation given last week at the T-Mobile national marketing meeting. Details are very skimpy at the moment, but what we do know is that… Read More