Motorola

  • 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

  • Motorola Z3 RIZR on T-Mobile Hands On

    http://s86.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid86.photobucket.com/albums/k90/crunchgear/March%202007/81132388.flv Well, it’s official. The Motorola RIZR, the company’s diminutive RAZR-alike, is out on T-Mobile and it’s pretty cool. I’ve been using it for the past week and I’m pleased to say it’s quite a phone with a very solid fit and finish, great… Read More

  • Palm Buyout Reaching Conclusion; Future Still Uncertain

    , and a couple of private equity firms have entered the fray, and the rumors are that things will finish up this week. Nokia wants the Treo name recognition, and Motorola wants a decent foothold in the smartphone market (the Q is not that). Sadly, if one of these companies gets Palm, we see them absorbing our favorite smartphone maker instead of propping it up. That’s why we, like… Read More

  • Motorola To Make A Killing Off You Through Cost Cutting

    We all should know by now that the way a business makes money is by manufacturing a product at a low cost, then inflating the price by 200% and selling it to consumers. But Motorola doesn’t just want your money, it wants to cut costs on cheap mobile phones by $2 to $5 so that each phone they sell nets them an extra $2 to $5 per sale. Sad, but true. CEO Ed Zander has said, “We want… Read More

  • AT&T Gets Gold RAZR V3xx Sans D&G

    For once T-Mobile users will have an EDGE (that was SO funny) on AT&T users. AT&T is getting the Motorola RAZR V3xx in gold without the D&G. Yup, you’ll be getting a seriously played out RAZR that’s gold and is exactly the same at T-Mo’s D&G RAZR – except there’s no D&G content anywhere. I can see it now: Guy 1: ::pulls out gold RAZR at party::
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  • Moto RIZR Z3 Rises to the Occasion at T-Mo


    Having just cleared the FCC gauntlet, the Moto RIZR Z3 is set to launch on T-Mobile on March 12. The new version will feature a 2-megapixel camera, music playback, stereo Bluetooth, quad-band, speakerphone, voice recognition and a 220 x 176 resolution display. It has not yet been announced how much the RIZR Z3 will sell for, but given the proximity to launch, I’m guessing we’ll… Read More

  • Palm on the Block, Nokia In the Running

    Like the late, great Compaq, Palm looks like it’s going to be subsumed by a bigger company in the next few days. Rumors abound regarding a possible purchase by Nokia, although Motorola is also in the running. What does that mean for us? Probably Symbian-based Treo-esque devices or, heaven forefend, Windows Mobile or Palm devices coming out of the Finnish giant. The only real precedent… Read More

  • Motorola Ming Hands On

    Here’s a quick look at the Moto Ming. It’s not very exciting, just a tiny little Linux phone, but it’s got an odd UI and looks nothing like anything else at their booth. Read More

  • Motorola Z8 Hands On

    Got some quality time with the Z8. It’s quite similar to the RIZR but it has this little kink in it that folds it over when you open it. The OS, which is Symbian, is much improved over the standard RAZR garbage. Is this the phone to bring Moto out of their doldrums? Potentially. It’s interesting and improved enough to be contender. Read More

  • Moto RIZR Z8: Mulitmedia RIZR

    Just walked up to the show grounds this morning and what do I see? The MotoRIZR Z8, an updated RIZR with multimedia charm. From my brief examination it seems this is a 3G — HSPDA — GSM phone where the main draw is video and music. I’m headed over to Motorola’s booth right now, so you’ll get more info as I have it. It should be available in April in Europe… Read More

  • 3GSM 2007: CrunchGear in Barcelona

    Just settling in at 3GSM and we’re already spying secrets and strange launches. What, for example, is this amazing Motorola product we spied last night while grabbing press badges? And where can you buy Iberian jamon in New York because that stuff is great?
    Last night’s mystery. Read More

  • RAZR Gets An iPhone Theme

    It’s understandable that someone would want to skin their smartphone with an iPhone skin while they wait for the real thing to drop. A number of iPhone themes have appeared and a few of them actually look decent. But a Motorola RAZR? I guess nothing says “iPhone” more than a cheap, crappy phone that every person in the country has. Completely useless? Totally. Still want it? Read More

  • BGR Plays With The Motorola MAXX Ve

    They’ve done it again! Our peeps over at Boy Genius Report got their paws on on a spankin’ new Verizon MAXX Ve from Motorola. Equipped with an auto-focusing 2MP camera and MP3 playback, the MAXX looked like a promising phone until I scrolled down and saw this… Read More

  • Motorola And Ferrari Announce Lengthy Phone Name, Actual Phone

    Motorola, you are just on your game this week dude! You’ve been leaking stuff like wild and now you’re releasing a new phone with Ferrari? What’s the scoop, brahhhh? Turns out Motorola today unveiled its new RAZRmaxx V6 Ferrari Challenge Mobile Phone Limited Edition. Not only does it come with the longest model name for a cellphone ever, but it packs sounds from the Ferrari… Read More

  • AT&T Hooks The RAZR Up With HSDPA

    Not sure why you’d buy a RAZR with HSDPA, but if you’re into gauche phones with terrible operating systems, then this must be your lucky day. After being given the FCC nod, the Motorola RAZR V3xx is now available through AT&T. Aside from HSDPA, the phone features Bluetooth with A2DP, microSD, and a 1.3MP camera for taking blurry glamor shots of you at the Jersey shore. You can… Read More

  • Leaked Motorola Investors Document Shows Off Slew Of New Products


    Thanks to a leaked investors document, the dudes over at Electronista think that updated 3G KRZR and RIZR models are due out soon. They point out that both phones now include a camera lenses on the front of the devices. Through this, they go on to explain in detail how this must mean that 3G versions are coming soon and that, clearly, they must HSDPA. Thus, the two phones will drop on AT&T. Read More

  • Cingular/AT&T Finally Drops Motorola KRZR

    to market. Cingy’s KRZR is the first GSM rendition of the RAZR successor to hit the streets in America, and its features are on par with its CDMA cousins, including a 2-Megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, and microSD. It also supports instant messaging for AIM, MSN, and Yahoo! networks. We’d heard gossip that the phone would drop for Xmas, but for some reason Cingular waited until… Read More

  • iPhone? Who Cares?

    We’ll admit the iPhone wasn’t much of a surprise and apparently numerous companies were prepared to steal Apple’s thunder with their own product announcements. One upcoming handset that might make many reconsider joining the iPhone crowd is the new Motorola Z6 music phone, which has been optimized to operate with MTV’s Urge music store. The quad-band GSM EDGE slider runs… Read More