Category Archives: Motorola

Atrix 4G Lapdock accessory drops to $299 starting May 1

Atrix 4G Lapdock Pricing

If you’ve been eyeing the Motoroala Atrix 4G and its slick little Lapdock but didn’t exactly feel all warm and fuzzy at the $399 a la carte price tag, things are looking up. According to this screen shot we just received, the Lapdock will drop to $299 on May 1, and the total cost of the Atrix with Lapdock falls to a more palatable $399. Someone feeling a little Transformer heat, perhaps?

Motorola Atrix 4G update imminent, and it’s coming soon, too

Motorola Atrix 4G update

It’s hardly been a secret that Motorola’s been testing an update for the Atrix 4G on AT&T — we’ve been going over the changelog — and now it looks like it could officially be pushed out tomorrow, April 29. Need a reminder of what’s in the 4.1.8.3 update? Here ’tis:

  • Data Speed Increased speed at which data can travel on the network.
  • Data Connection Improvements to prevent interruptions to data connection.Screen Improvements to prevent screen from freezing.
  • Email Improved ability for users to receive email notifications so you know when you have a new message. Also, improvements were made so that you are now able to use the same email login to access both MOTOBLUR™ and YouTube.
  • Skype Improvements to call audio function so it is easier for the person you called to hear you. Please note this application is not pre-loaded on the phone, but is available for download from the Android Market.
  • Wi-Fi Increased functionality by enabling Yahoo Email to be sent over a Wi-Fi connection.
  • Display Improved International Roaming Warning Message by simplifying user notification so that it only appears on the screen when you move to a new network.
  • Happenings Widget Improved Happenings Widget to ensure that you receive the latest updates across the social networks you are connected to such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.
  • Calling Improvements were made to incoming and outgoing call functionality to ensure a more seamless experience.

So be on the lookout starting tomorrow, and sing out if you get it.

Droid Bionic by Motorola coming with a new form factor

If you are a big fan of Android smartphones and followed along at CES this year, you may have noted the Motorola Droid Bionic that surfaced at the show. The smartphone had the same common style that we see on all smartphones on the market today, and that really isn’t a bad thing at all. Most smartphones have the familiar bar style with a touchscreen. Motorola announced not too long ago that the Droid Bionic was being delayed for unspecified changes to be made to the device.

Motorola offered us no official hints at what changes would be made to the device. It only said that the changes to be made were based on feedback received on the smartphone after the show. The device in the photo here is the Bionic that surfaced back at CES. Apparently, the Bionic is still coming, and it will get a new form factor as part of the enhancements being made. There aren’t too many form factors that are popular with smartphone users today.

Apparently, the prediction is that the Bionic will take the same form factor that has surfaced recently with leaked images of the Targa from Motorola. The Targa is the same basic shape as the original Bionic with a different profile having a bulge at the top near the camera and getting thinner below. The Bionic page was updated from CES with this tidbit, “Based on compelling feedback since the show, we are incorporating several enhancements to make this an even better consumer experience. This includes expanded features, functionality and an improved form factor. Motorola Mobility and Verizon Wireless are very excited about bringing the ‘new’ DROID BIONIC to market.”

[via Android Community]

Motorola XOOM WiFi only version coming to Sprint May 8?

Motorola Xoom

You all remember that Sprint branded Motorola Xoom right? Of course you do — back then, we had no idea of when it would be showing up on Sprint for people to purchase but now, that’s a slightly different story if the info seen in this image is any sort of accurate. May 8, is the expected release date for the WiFi only Motorola Xoom on Sprint but again that $599 price tag is lingering. With other tablets such as the HTC Flyer and the ASUS EeePad Transformer now or soon to be on the scene, is anyone still going to be picking up a Xoom from Sprint?

Vodaphone leaks HTC Pyramid as the HTC Sensation: 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU, 4.3″ qHD SLCD

Oh my, oh my… what have we here? Looks like HTC just can’t keep the camera away, and this week’s candid shots are courtesy of Vodaphone UK. Here’s what we’ve got, folks. The new HTC Sensation features:

  • 4.3-inch qHD (540 x 960 pixel) SLCD display
  • 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera8 megapixel rear camera w/ dual-LED flash
  • 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor
  • 4GB of internal flash memory w/ 8GB MicroSD

To make matters even worse, Qualcomm let some information loose via Twitter regarding the chipset for the device… and then they pulled it. Does it officially exist? No, but it sure seems like the whole world is talking about it.

Sounds pretty cool, eh? Yeah, we think so, too. Even though Vodaphone has already yanked the page that was leaked out, it’s like your computer science teacher said: if it’s on the internet, it’s there forever. So, hit the break to check out the leaked videos and screenshot of the page along with the tweet from Qualcomm, and let us know what you think in the comments.

Alltel adds LG Axis, Samsung Gem, HTC Merge, Motorola Milestone X to Android lineup

Alltel on Thursday announced four new Android smartphones, including the LG Axis (free), Samsung Gem ($89.99), HTC Merge ($124.99), and Motorola Milestone X. The LG Axis and Samsung Gem both run Android 2.1, which is two generations old — the HTC Merge and Motorola Milestone X are likely the more attractive of the bunch. The HTC Merge sports a full QWERTY keyboard and runs Android 2.2 (Froyo) under HTC’s Sense user interface. Meanwhile, the Motorola Milestone X is powered by Android 2.2 and sports a 4.3-inch touchscreen display as well as an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and 8GB of on-board memory. Alltel says the four phones are available now in stores and online, although pricing for the Milestone X has not yet been announced and the device was not listed on Alltel’s website at the time of this writing. Hit the jump for the full release.

Alltel Wireless Adds Popular Android Smartphones To Handset Lineup

Customers can choose from sleek, stylish multimedia devices

BEVERLY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alltel Wireless, a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlantic Tele-Network, has added four new handsets – the LG Axis™, Samsung Gem™, HTC Merge™, and Motorola Milestone X™ – to its robust smartphone lineup. All four phones, equipped with Google’s Android technology, are now available at Alltel retail stores and online at alltelwireless.com.

Whether looking for a slim, compact phone or into videos and messaging or quick access to applications on the go, such as e-mail and the Internet, Alltel customers can choose from a lineup of phones that offer unique user experiences.

Versatile and Sophisticated Smartphone

The LG Axis offers Alltel customers customizable applications and an entertainment experience that will keep them effortlessly connected to the things that matter the most. Equipped with Google™ Android 2.1 and access to the Android Market™, LG Axis provides users with more than 80,000 applications for music, games and other entertainment categories. The LG Axis also allows users the ability to customize up to five different home screens by adding or removing shortcuts to their favorite applications and widgets, creating a unique phone that is tailored to meet their personal needs.

LCD Touch Display Brings it all to Life

The Samsung Gem comes equipped with Android 2.1 and provides built-in Google mobile services including Google Search™ and Google Maps™ with turn-by-turn GPS navigation. The Google™ user interface applications also allow customers to integrate their Outlook, Facebook and Gmail contacts, putting everything right where they need it on the large touch screen. With the advanced touch screen display, text, picture and video message is made easy with the Swype virtual keyboard, an innovative system that allows users to simply slide their finger from key to key, only raising it in between words. Users will also be able to drag and drop various widgets and icons to personalize their own unique screen.

Multitasking Made Quick and Easy

The HTC Merge comes equipped with the Android 2.2 operating system and the HTC Sense™ user-friendly interface, allowing customers to effortlessly multitask and unite spreadsheets from work with your videos from home. With the HTC Merge, users can quickly and easily link to social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook and update their status while checking e-mails. This customizable smartphone allows users to organize e-mail, Facebook and SMS based upon their individual preferences and not by technology.

A Theater in the Palm of Your Hand

The Motorola Milestone X is great for downloading movies or recording video in vivid HD quality, and then watching the clips on the 4.3-inch high-res touch screen. The Milestone connects directly to a compatible HDTV with an optional HDMI® cable so users can experience captured photos and video in HD crystal clarity. The 8MP camera provides clear pictures and features touch-to-focus, dual LED flash, panoramic mode, face detection and more. The memory on this sleek, stylish and ultra thin phone can expand to 40GB (8GB on-board and up to 32GB optional removable) to store even more photos and media.

Alltel Wireless continues to be an industry leader, providing customers most recently with “The Best Value Unlimited Plans” which offer the most affordable and flexible options for those who love to talk and remain connected. Alltel Wireless also provides customers its exclusive “My Circle” feature – unlimited calling to and from any 5, 15 or 25 numbers on any network and unlimited text to their circle on select plans – as well as the innovative “Free Fridays” feature, where all calls on Friday are free on select plans.

Only 100,000 Motorola XOOM tablets sold so far, Deutsche Bank claims

Motorola Mobility has sold 100,000 Motorola XOOM units through the tablet’s first two months of availability, Deutsche Bank analysts claim. The firm arrived at the 100,000 figure by using the Android developer site to see how many people are currently using the Honeycomb OS. Dow Jones’ Shara Tibken notes in her wire report that Apple’s original iPad sold 300,000 units on its first day of availability alone, rendering sales of the XOOM less than impressive. Comparing XOOM sales to iPad sales makes for good chatter of course, but a sell rate of 50,000 units per month is certainly respectable for the Honeycomb tablet. Deutsche Bank states that the current estimated sales pace is in line with its estimates of 50,000 units in the first quarter and 150,000 in the second quarter of 2011. Motorola has not revealed official sales figures for the XOOM.

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