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UK Normobs: We’re not buying Samsung again

Researchers YouGov asked almost 4,000 UK adults to comment on their mobile phone purchase intentions. Interestingly the majority of users expect to change handset brands next time the get a chance. It makes interesting reading so I’m going to cut and paste YouGov’s feedback: Step changes in technology always provide opportunities for significant shifts in […]

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Do you know anyone who’s bought the £1k Motorola Aura?

I was walking down Tottenham Court Road the other day when I saw a sign advertising the Motorola Aura for £900+. I remember wondering if any readers know anyone who’s bought one. Obviously I doubt any MIR reader worth his or her salt will have purchased one given the fact the device itself does more […]

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CTIA Fall 2009 — Android’s Coming Out Party

The Fall CTIA is always the red-headed step child of the two CTIAs. At least they usually happen in San Francisco, the new center of the mobile universe, but this year, the Fall CTIA was in San Diego, and of the two CTIAs it was more like the red-headed step child with 11 toes. Attendance was […]

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Motorola’s DEXT Android phone on Orange: Could be very, very good

Last night the rain was, as the phrase goes, ‘coming down in buckets’. While most sensible folk were staying inside or heading home, I was doing the opposite, trudging along Millbank to get to Altitude on the 29th floor of the Millbank Tower. This was for the Orange/Motorola Motoblur & DEXT event. I arrived to […]

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MIR hands-on with the Motorola CLIQ launch in San Francisco

Our very own Michael Selvidge — our man in San Francisco — was at the Motorola Android event last week. He’s filed this piece and a Youtube video (made on his still-glistening iPhone 3GS) for us. Over to you, Michael! – Ewan I had the chance to check out the new hotness from Motorola yesterday […]

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Motorola to focus on Android-based handsets

Motorola has confirmed that the company plans to shift to Google’s Android platform as a way to reinvent its handsets division. Sanjay Jha, co-CEO of Motorola said “[The new Android-based phones] will get us back in the game in smartphones,” He also mentioned something about the company’s venture with two major US mobile operators to […]

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Motorola: Nothing to see here, move along, move along

I headed by the Motorola stand to see what they’d got to show off. Just a preface: We’re at America’s largest, most influential trade show. Motorola’s spend hundreds of thousands to deliver a big stand, they’ve flown in all their top people and … this is the bollocks they’ve got to show off: I kid […]

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Motorola’s got some Android handsets due Q4 2009

I’m rather pleased to hear that Motorola has got some Android handsets coming — although not, according to the Financial Times, until Q4 this year. ‘Bout time. The actual quote: Motorola will use Google’s Android operating system for many of its new handsets although they will not go on sale until the fourth quarter of […]

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On This Day in 2006 I was using a Motorola SLVR (badly)

We’ve happened upon a new feature here at Mobile Industry Review. Since we’ve been publishing more or less every day since 2006 we — now and again — have a rather interesting set of articles at the bottom of every post. Under the ‘On This Day’ section, you’ll find posts that we published on this […]

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Looking towards Mobile World Congress ’09

In nearly a month from now, Mobile World Congress will be over, done and dusted, put to bed, an ex-event, acabado – finished. What are we expecting to see, what are we likely to experience, what will astound us and what will we all be talking about five weeks from now? From what we’ve already […]

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New Moto mobile holds water

Two new phones will be unveiled by Motorola at this year’s CES, one of which is the very first handset to be made from water bottles. Known as the MOTO W233 Renew, it’s an environmentally conscious phone in more ways than just one. As it’s all been designed and laid out in such a way […]

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UIQ on last legs

UIQ which was the user interface on top of Symbian developed by SonyEricsson and Motorola, both companies are concentrating on other operating systems and the UIQ business unit has filed for bankruptcy protection. The main competitor is Nokia’s S60 (which also sits on top of Symbian) and it looks like the Finns have won the […]