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Motorola puts faith in summer Blockbuster

Motorola puts faith in summer Blockbuster

Fading giants Motorola and Blockbuster have teamed up in a bid to revive both their flagging fortunes by putting on demand movie services on Motorola handsets.

Nokia lead threatened by smartphone market growth

Nokia lead threatened by smartphone market growth

Second quarter 2009 handset market data from Gartner shows lead player Nokia coming under increasing pressure as the smartphone sector outperforms the market. Overall handset shipments were down 6.1 per cent year on year for Q209, at 286.1 million but smartphone sales increased by 27 per cent to reach almost 41 million.

The deal will give Google its own hardware maker

Moto ratchets up Android strategy

Troubled vendor Motorola sank yet more resources into the Android platform on Friday, moving to accelerate the development of apps for Android-based Moto handsets to be released later this year.

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Moto sells off fibre to node portfolio

Troubled handset and equipment vendor Motorola looks to be offloading bits and pieces in order to keep afloat. On Wednesday the firm said it has sold its Fibre to the node (FTTN) product family to telecoms engineering firm Communications Test Design (CDTI).

Moto's Karma is mid range chameleon

Moto’s Karma is mid range chameleon

Here’s something you don’t see very often – a new handset announcement from Motorola. Chasing the social networking bandwagon a little later than everyone else, the Moto Karma QA1 is a more consumer focused BlackBerry-style device.

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Android rumours pick up momentum

The web is awash with Android rumours this week, as the Google-backed platform finally starts to pick up momentum.

Managed Services: EMEA

Sponsored by Motorola

In the telecoms industry, outsourcing is usually referred to as ‘managed services’ and includes the transfer of more technical processes such as network operations and management, along with the hosting of services by third parties. Until recently, the network itself was seen as core business, and this view is still widely held, but increased competition from new players such as media owners, cable companies and internet service providers has meant that the term ‘managed services’ now covers a wider range of possibilities than in the past.

Android to save Moto by year end

Android to save Moto by year end

Troubled vendor Motorola intends to have a portfolio of Android-based devices in stores for the Christmas shopping season, in a last ditch attempt to turn its handset business around.

Clearwire eyes WIMAX operator stake in Taiwan

Clearwire eyes WIMAX operator stake in Taiwan

Clearwire is reportedly in talks with Global Mobile, one of six mobile WiMAX licensees in Taiwan, to strike up a strategic alliance. This may result in the US WiMAX operator taking an equity stake in Global Mobile, which is planning to increase its current level of registered capital (NT$1.13bn) by NT$1bn-1.9bn to help fund its WiMAX infrastructure rollout.

Google starts white spaces database

Several big names in the technology space, including web giant Google, have started work on a database to track the location and availability of white spaces – the vacant buffer spectrum between television channels. The White Spaces Database Group, which includes include Comsearch, Dell, Google, HP, Microsoft Corporation, Motorola, and NeuStar, is championing the right […]

Moto’s handset future in doubt

The continued presence of embattled US vendor Motorola in the global handset market looks shakier than ever, as the company reported a fourth quarter net loss of $3.6bn. On Tuesday, Moto reported sales of $7.1bn for the final three months of 2008, down from $9.6bn in the same period last year, while loss plummeted to […]

Moto launches LTE trial in UK

Troubled US manufacturer Motorola said Monday that it has launched an LTE trial network and testing lab in the UK. The project, based in Swindon, has carried out standards compliant LTE calls during which high speed data services were streamed using Motorola’s LTE infrastructure operating in the 2.6GHz spectrum and a prototype LTE device. Moto […]

Global handset shipments down 10% in Q4 2008

Global mobile phone shipments during the fourth quarter of 2008 fell 10 per cent year over year, to reach 295 million units, marking the industry’s slowest growth rate since 2001. According to the latest research from industry analyst Strategy Analytics, three of the big five mobile phone vendors recorded negative annual growth rates during the […]

Handset sector feels the pinch

As the credit crunch takes its toll on the mobile market, some analysts have suggested that global handset sales in the traditionally lucrative fourth quarter may actually be down sequentially on Q3 for 2008. So far, only two top vendors have reported their figures for the fourth quarter, with troubled Motorola posting a 25 per […]

Moto slims handset unit by another 3,000 workers

Troubled US vendor Motorola announced another 4,000 workforce reductions on Thursday, 3,000 of which will come from its mobile devices business. The other 1,000 positions are associated with corporate functions and other business units. Job cuts are expected to begin immediately and are incremental to the 3,000 reductions already announced during the fourth quarter of […]

Moto makes handset out of water bottles

Showing off its green credentials this week, embattled telecoms vendor Motorola unveiled what it claims is the world’s first carbon neutral phone – made from recycled water bottles. The plastic housing of the Moto W233 Renew is made using plastics comprised of recycled water bottles and is 100% recyclable. Through an alliance with Carbonfund.org, Moto […]

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