Motorola

  • Alltel Gets KRZR

    Well that didn’t take long. After Verizon had the KRZR K1m for less than a week, Alltel has announced it would be carrying the soon-to-be-ubiquitous phone. No spec changes or anything like that, but if you’re on Alltel, you can now be cool—along with other millions of people who get the phone. Alltel Read More

  • iPhone, Shmy-Phone: The Rumor Roundup

    It doesn’t even exist and I’m already tired of it. Due to some creative code reading of the Apple iTunes 7.0.1 update release it has been concluded that there may or may not be an Apple-brand phone on the way. Also, there’s word of a Cingular and Apple agreement for a new phone, making Cingular the sole carrier through mid-2007. Here’s a quick recap from some of the… Read More

  • Verizon Quietly Launches the Moto KRZR

    , the Moto KRZR K1m. We also told you that it would happen any day now, and we’re happy to say that today is the day. So drop your Chocolate, go out and get your KRZR. Show your RAZR-totin’ friends what real style is. The specs were what we figured they would be: 1.3MP camera with video, Bluetooth and MicroSD. Oddly, VZ notes that the KRZR K1m doesn’t have a standard… Read More

  • Crappy Video Of Motorola Vending Machine

    I stopped by Macy’s today to play with the new Motorola vending machine. I need a new phone, but I’m not sure that I want a PEBL or SLVR (which were the only upgrades available to me since I have a RAZR and they were out of Qs). The machine is pretty sweet, and it has instructions on how to change your service over to your new phone. Also available were mono and stereo… Read More

  • T-Mobile UK Launches Two New Phones

    T-Mobile announces today that it would be launching two new phones in the UK. First up is the Motorola KRZR. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this phone, it’s intended as the RAZR replacement. It’s 103 x 42 x 16mm and features, Bluetooth, a 2MP camera, microSD, MP3 playback, 20MB on-board memory and EDGE. We’re about to start seeing a lot of these phones here… Read More

  • Palm Buyout Rumor #447; Could This Be It?

    . Now there are rumors swirling at Palm that a suitor has been calling in an effort to buy them out. These rumors have plagued Palm for years, and in response the brass generally sends a company-wide email saying something to the effect of “that’s crap, we’re not for sale.” The thing is, this time, there’s been no such email, and the rumors are pointing… Read More

  • Verizon's KRZR Drop Imminent

    Your RAZR is about to (officially) suck. The over-produced, now-tacky cellphone icon is so everywhere, it now has about as much “cool” attached to it as tickets to a K-Fed concert. Fortunately, it’s about to be replaced by the new Motorola KRZR (Crazer), the follow up to the RAZR (Razor). It appears that Verizon Wireless will be the first camp to bring the long-rumored KRZR… Read More

  • Moto-i880-Ready-to-Rola

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/Nextel (the Nextel side, see) via Boost (most likely), this larger-than-average handset features MP3 playback with stereo speakers, Bluetooth, a 2.0MP camera, MicroSD, dual color displays, PTT, GPS and WiDEN for fast, fast mobile data. Though this phone hasn't been announced officially, it's been listed as passed… Read More

  • Motorola Vending Machines

    Motorola is creating what they call “robotic stores,” called Instantmoto, to sell Motorola phones and accessories. While these amazing store will probably be completely indistinguishable from stores staffed with actual human employees – both the robot and the humans would probably fail the Turing test, given enough time – these vending machines will sell the RAZR and the… Read More

  • Apple iTunes 7 Music Purchases Not Working on SLVR and ROKR Phones?

    Among the various problems users have encountered with the new iTunes 7 software, one of the worst has to be the fact that the iTunes Music Store purchases aren’t working in Motorola ROKR and SLVR phones. The songs that have been ripped from CDs or downloaded as MP3s from elsewhere on the web work fine, it’s just the DRM tracks from iTMS that don’t work. No fix has been… Read More

  • Motorola to Acquire Symbol Technologies

    Motorola announced today that it would buy Symbol Technologies Inc. for $3.9 billion. The move will position Moto as the world’s largest seller of hand held bar-code scanners. The companies have had a close relationship for years, so this isn’t too much of a surprise. Nevertheless, the acquisition could beef up Motorola and aid their run at taking cell market dominance from Nokia. Read More

  • Motorola KRZR K1 Unboxed

    Engadget Mobile got to unbox the new Motorola KRZR K1, excited? You should be! The new KRZR K1 has gotten some upgrades including an easier to use key pad (no longer sticking out), light green LEDs for a better visual experience and improvements on the phone’s speaker. Nothing too big, but it’s quite flashy. KRZR K1 [Engadget Mobile] Read More

  • Nokia and Motorola Working Together for Better DVB-H

    It looks like it’s going to take both Motorola and Nokia to get us decent TV on the go. Today, Nokia released a press release stating that they will start comparing notes with Motorola whenever they come up with something new in the DVB-H field. Apparently, the two companies both believe that “the mobile TV market is poised to grow exponentially – by 2010, there are… Read More

  • Leaked Pics of Motorola Linux E690 PDA

    Motorola hasn’t announced it yet, but it looks like they’re working on a new RAZR-esque touchscreen PDA phone that will notably feature Linux. This thing has a big, bright 262K QVGA TFT touchscreen interface, a 2MP digital camera with flash, and, of course, video recording and conferencing. It can also play MP3, WMA, RealAudio, MIDI, WAV, AAC, AMR, RealVideo, MPEG-4 and H.263… Read More

  • White MOTO PEBL Courtesy of Maria Sharapova

    Maria didn’t make or design these herself, but Motorola is giving away 50 special edition white MOTO PEBLs with her signature on it. If Sharapova’s signature didn’t make this special enough, these white PEBLs aren’t actually for sale yet, so if you manage to win one you’re going to be the coolest kid in your 5th period Algebra class. The sweepstakes started August… Read More

  • RAZR Breaks, Motorola Gets Trounced

    Consumerist has a great exchange between the owner of a broken RAZR v3i and the Argentinean tech support team shuts her down immediately, offering to only replace it for the low-low fee of $175 – until she takes her case to the FCC, the FTC, and the Florida Attorney General’s office. The result? A new phone at no extra charge and a great AIM conversation with Consumerist’s… Read More

  • Motorola Q Software Update Available For Verizon Customers

    We thank you, oh Verizon overlords, for finally releasing a software update for the Motorola Q. Your generous endowments of which we are not worthy will add the Microsoft Messaging and Security Feature Pack, which gives push email to our bedeviled Q’s. Your generosity in allowing us to now tether our smartphones to our laptops so we can use thy fast EVDO internet for laptop browsing will… Read More

  • Motorola ROKR E2 in Asia


    Can’t quite tell if this is an Asia-only phone or not, but it seems the ROKR E2 is hitting the streets of Singapore and it’s ready to rumble. It uses a USB cable to load music into an SD card – maxmimum 2GB – and allows you to store up to 500 songs and even has an FM radio tuner when you run out of tunes. The E2 runs Linux, which probably means iTunes is right out in… Read More

  • Greenpeace Scores Electronics

    Greenpeace has announced the results of its first global exam on green electronics and the score card is somewhat surprising. As you can see above, companies like Nokia and Dell are inching toward the green, while others like Apple, Motorola and Lenovo are ranked way into the red,. The initiative was developed in order to help reduce the use of toxic chemicals and electronic wastes (e-wastes)… Read More

  • UBiQUiO 501 PoCkEt Pc PhOnE

    Remember the UBiQUiO 501 smart phone from Tech Faith Wireless? Yea the smart phone that looked conspicuously similar to the now ubiquitous Motorola Q. Well Mobility News writes that the UBiQUiO has appeared on Expansys for a paltry $514.95. So if you’re interested in paying $300 more for a Q, grab your credit card and head over to Expansys. To be fair, the UBiQUiO (I feel like I’m… Read More