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Wearables Wednesday: Motorola launches new iPhone-compatible Moto 360

With the Apple Watch firmly entrenched as today’s most popular smartwatch, despite being a first-gen product, companies such as Motorola have been spurned on to improve their own Android Wear-based devices. Motorola announced its second-generation Moto 360 smartwatch at the IFA show in Berlin recently, with new colours, shapes and sizes. With an availability of […]

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Classic handsets: the Motorola StarTAC

In the latest of our series looking back at some of the classic mobile phones throughout the last few decades, we examine the phenomenon that was the Motorola StarTAC. Motorola StarTAC was the sexiest phone of its time In the mid 1990’s, before mobile phones had really become mainstream, the most popular devices back then were […]

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Classic handsets: the Motorola RAZR V3

For our classic handset series, we’re taking a brief trip down memory lane to examine the rather puzzling success of the Motorola RAZR – the ultra-thin (for the time) flip-phone that at one time, back in the mid-2000’s, was actually one of the most fashionable and hip phones. Bear in mind that despite featuring in our classic handset series, […]

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Motorola’s smart try-before-you-buy direct sales concept

This is a rather unique try-before-you-buy concept from Motorola as The Next Web reports: The company is asking for just $0.01 upfront, in exchange for which interested customers are given a no-contract phone which they are free to try out for up to two weeks. Those taking part can personalize their device using the Moto Maker site as […]

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Google’s Motorola purchase: Something had to be done

Ready for a bit of a brain dump in a semi rambling manner? I wanted to get a few thoughts of my own out before I published those of the readers. First though, let me take a wee look back. It’s been painful to watch Android. There are some fundamentals that have been missing. Ever […]

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361 degrees podcast – Episode 7: Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be

  Listen! This week we reminisce about the devices we’ve owned and loved over the years. We highlight a few we think were real ‘market changers’, a few lemons and speculate about who might make the next game-changer. Rafe also lets slip the secret of his magic drawers. Amongst the devices we discuss this week are […]

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Carphone Warehouse’s ultimate off-road Motorola Xoom 3G test video

I have been giving serious thought to purchasing a Motorola Xoom 3G tablet. Why? Well. It’s almost obligatory. Like most mobile media folk, I’ve had hands-on, I’ve had-a-play. But that isn’t good enough. Not when you’re an international jetsetter mobile influencer. I have a policy of making sure that, all things being equal, I own […]

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The Making of the Motorola XOOM tablet

In today’s world of choice, feeling good about your purchase is important. Being able to tell a story is important. Feeling like the people who made the product actually care about what they’ve made is important. In the bad old days of mobile, I often used to attend the most lacklustre device launches you could […]

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Unlocking the Verizon Motorola Droid Pro for use in the UK

A colleague of mine arrived back into the UK recently with one of Motorola’s latest Android devices, the Droid Pro (otherwise known as ‘the one with the QWERTY keyboard’). The Pro has been raising a lot of eyebrows recently given the addition of the physical keyboard — something that’s been keeping many an executive tied […]

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Motorola: “The iPad? It’s a giant iPhone”

Right then the Tablet marketplace is beginning to get a lot hotter. With Samsung shipping over a million of their Galaxy Tabs in recent days, the spotlight turns to Motorola. Have a look at this rather swish video from the team at Motorola. It’s rare to see a manufacturer actually reference other products and services […]

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Motorola Flipout: You’ll love it, or…

… or you won’t. It’s what’s known in the industry as pure Marmite. Either you’ll take to it or you’ll be up to the wee small hours screaming about handset design standards. Have you come across the Motorola Flipout before? I found it lurking in the Expansys.com ‘coming soon’ section and was minded to take […]

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Follow-up: Silly Twitter competitions by mobile companies

Yesterday, I was distinctly unimpressed at witnessing how Motorola were executing their social media competition and posted this note as a result: Is giving a prize to celebrate follower numbers really silly? In the post, I wondered what noted social media expert James Whatley made of it. James is Engagement Strategy Director for 1000heads. He […]