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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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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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The only thing a RAZR is good for? Stopping a bullet!

Reader Darren King knocked me over this Gizmodo story about a chap who took a bullet to his chest. Only that’s exactly where his Motorola RAZR was — sat in his breast pocket. “I stopped and I lifted up my sweatshirt and I took out the cell phone to check it to see if it […]

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“Who” do you think you are using that RAZR camera?

So I went to see the Who last night in Hamilton, EXCELLENT show I must say. For being in their 60’s, Roger & Pete still know how to rock. The one thing that amazed me (that always amazes me) is people taking pictures with their crappy camera phones. Do they not realize that’s not going […]

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Moto phones’ future in Qualcomm man’s hands

So who’s getting the poison chalice of the top job at Motorola’s handset division (well on its way to be being rechristened Motorola’s ailing handset division by practically everyone in the media)? Step up to the plate, Sanjay Jha, former COO of Qualcomm. Jha, as well as being head of the devices business, will become […]

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Another reason not to buy a RAZR

As observed by Dan, The Register reports a bug in the Motorola RAZR: A bug in Motorola’s RAZR firmware could allow a malformed JPG file sent over MMS to overflow the stack, theoretically making it able to execute arbitrary code. … and do what, precisely? 😉 So you can execute arbitrary code and, I dunno, […]

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Motorola gets back with 3

Motorola is getting some love from 3 once again after spell out in the cold, with the operator reintroducing its handsets to its network for the first time in 18 months. The first device off the block will be the HSDPA-enabled RAZR2 V9, According to the company, 3 has decided to welcome Motorola back into […]