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US shoppers can’t get enough of RIM, LG

If the latest figures from industry watchers Strategy Analytics (via The Financial Times) are anything to go by, it’s all change in the US market when it comes to mobile handsets. There are two notable big winners: LG, which has leapfrogged Samsung to take the number two spot, and RIM, which has seen its share […]

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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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Motorola plans movie service

While it’s still mulling how to make a must-have handset again, at least Motorola is doing some new things with its services business. According to the Guardian, Moto it’s launching its very own movie store, after teaming up with Paramount. For between £5.99 and £8.99, users will be able to get their hands on a […]

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Motorola CEO hunt down to two?

Motorola’s struggling handset business could soon have a new head. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal quoting people familiar with the matter, negotiations are underway with two candidates and are currently at a sensitive stage. Of the two potential CEOs, the WSJ names one as a ‘telecoms exec’ but gives no more […]

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LG now more popular than Sony Ericsson

The folks over at LG must be popping a few champagne corks right now – according to analysts Gartner, LG phones are now more popular than their Sony Ericsson counterparts: in the analysts’ latest set of quarterly figures, LG has jumped ahead of Sony Ericsson for the first time to take the number four slot […]

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Mobile Skype ready for testing on Java phones

After flirting with mobile VoIP for a while, Skype looks like it’s about to get properly stuck in. The company’s announced that it’s brought out a beta version of the Skype client for “50 of the most popular Java-enabled mobile phones from Motorola, Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson”. All the usual features are enabled – […]

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Motorola still suffering as sales keep sinking

It looks like things are getting worse before they get better chez Motorola. It’s just put out the latest set of results for its mobile devices division and there’s all the bad news expected plus a bit more for good measure – sales were down 39 percent year-on-year, losses were up and the company sold […]

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Moto says hello to mobile virtualisation

According to PC World, today will see Motorola join a list of investors which includes Cisco, Intel, Cisco and Texas Instruments by funding mobile virtualisation company VirtualLogix. VirtualLogix lets a user can access two separate operating systems on the same handset – allowing them to share some resources like memory, but also keeping other areas, […]

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Moto courted by Asian manufacturers in spin off deal?

The ongoing “will they, won’t they” saga of Motorola’s handset division spin-off has taken another turn today. According to Financial Times partner mergermarket.com, some companies have stepped forward to begin talks with Moto. The site reports that “many leading Asian telecommunications equipment and device manufacturers” who have previously denied interest in taking over the unit […]

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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 […]

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Motorola puts money where its mouth is in mobile TV

While all the ongoing specultion about where Motorola is going with its handset business trundle along in the background, the company is still laying down some cash for mobile investments. Motorola’s investment arm, Motorola Ventures has revealed its put some money into Quantum, a company that makes devices and software for DVB-H mobile broadcasting, although […]