Motorola shows off Droid RAZR MAXX HD in new commercial

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Motorola has already made it clear that the Droid RAZR MAXX HD won’t be launching until closer to the holidays, but the company has gone ahead and released its first TV spot for its new handset. The manufacturer touts it as having an “edge-to-edge display”, which seems like a bit of a stretch considering the Droid RAZR M has much less bezel. There’s still no word on an exact date for availability, but our guess is that it will make its debut around Thanksgiving. Either way, you can watch the official video below.

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Motorola XT890 Smartphone Takes A Stroll Through The FCC, May Be The First Sign Of Motorola’s First Intel Phone

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Now that the new DROID RAZR members are out in the open, all eyes are pointed towards Motorola’s upcoming Intel-powered beast and thanks to the FCC, we may have our first clue of what the device may be. A mysterious XT890 smartphone wandered through the FCC hallways and highlights a device that has GSM/WCDMA bands— which give it the clear indication it would be an AT&T-branded smartphone “if” it were released out here in the States. In addition, the mysterious smartphone will feature dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth certifications, which opens the door for NFC possibly being featured in the smartphone.

No other details for now, but we suspect we’ll see more information very soon…

 

source: FCC
via: Engadget

Motorola Atrix HD receiving minor OTA software update

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As owners of the original Atrix 4G wait patiently for their upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich, Motorola has begun rolling out a minor software update to the Atrix HD. While it’s not Jelly Bean, version 77.12.22 does manage to address a slew of bugs that were apparent in the handset’s previous build. The camera should now handle low-light situations better, and users shouldn’t experience problems with Spotify pausing when changing songs.

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Video teaser for Motorola, Intel event in London promises to “take you to the edge”

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As we reported a couple weeks ago, Motorola Mobility and Intel have an event coming up on September 18th in London when we expect a public announcement regarding Motorola’s first phone to use Intel’s Medfield chip. Use of Intel chips in Motorola phones was announced at the beginning of 2012. It is not clear what else Motorola and Intel may be planning to announce. The invite that was issued uses the text, “Let us take you to the edge” in promoting the event. That marketing position is now being reinforced with a video teaser released by Motorola on YouTube. View the short, seventeen second video below.

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Motorola’s Webtop is officially dead as Verizon blows out Lapdocks

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In the no shocker news for today, Motorola and Google has put an end to Webtop’s misery. Motorola has either announced or released a few phones lately, and you never heard a word about Webtop or the Lapdocks. Verizon is actually unloading the Lapdock 100′s for $50.

Some people actually think the latest version (3.0) was pretty good, but I have to be honest, I never used it. Although the concept was great, I always thought the actual product wasn’t. To me, the biggest negative was always price. I’m a believer in tablet docks and laptop type docks, but they can’t cost more than an actual product with actual guts.

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C Spire Announces Its 4G LTE Network Is Officially Live, Brings With It The Motorola Photon Q And

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The major wireless carriers aren’t the only ones moving towards the 4G LTE Promised Land— regional carriers are moving there too. Formerly known as Cellular South, C Spire announced it has launched its 4G LTE service in the Greenville and McComb markets starting today. The hope is that its newly launched and ever-expanding service will bring blazing network speeds and awesome 4G-capable devices. Oh and speaking of which– C Spire also announced the Motorola Photon Q smartphone will be available for $199 on-contract, while the Samsung Galaxy S III will be “coming soon”.

It’s always nice to see additional alternatives, isn’t it? Hit the source link for additional details.

source: C Spire
via: Android Central

Motorola Confirms Most 2011 Phones Will Get Jelly Bean Update, Those That Don’t Will Be Eligible For $100 Credit Towards Upgrades

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In the midst of Motorola announcing the newest additions to the DROID RAZR family yesterday, it also announced a few important pieces of information for owners of its devices released in 2011. First thing’s first— most owners of the devices launched in 2011 will get the coveted Jelly Bean update, which follows MOTO’s previous pledge to keep its existing devices as up to date as possible. This means that many of you owners will have a slight glimmer of hope and a reason to possibly keep those Atrix 4G, Atrix 2, DROID Bionic and DROID RAZR smartphones. Again, we’re seeing a very heavy influence from Google, as MOTO’s announcement is nearly identical to what Google does for its Nexus line of smartphones.

Of course not every 2011 phone will cooperate with Jelly Bean, so MOTO has you covered as well. If it decides that your 2011 device will perform at an unacceptable level with newer software and decides not to upgrade to Jelly Bean, MOTO will offer a $100 trade-in credit for you to use towards a new device. Before you ask— the credit is only good towards new Motorola devices, so you can’t pull a fast one and try to score that HTC or Samsung phone you’ve been itching for. Such is life we suppose.

Finally MOTO is taking a page out of Samsung’s book and will begin to release developer editions of its devices, in case you have a carrier that isn’t too keen on customers fiddling with its devices. Additional details of this program will be shared as Motorola begins launching the special-edition devices.

 

 

Motorola Droid RAZR M to hit the UK with Intel chipset

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While Motorola may have unveiled the Droid RAZR M earlier today in the Big Apple, it may not be the last time we see an announcement for the new hardware. A new report suggests Google-owned Motorola will be bringing the Droid RAZR M to the UK with a new chipset and a fresh name. A spokesperson at today’s event explained that despite the changes, “the form factor will remain the same.”

Motorola has already confirmed that it will be launching an Intel-powered smartphone on September 18th in London with an edge-to-edge display, which lines up nicely with the company’s statement. It seems more than likely that this is the handset in question, though it looks like we’ll have to wait a couple of weeks for an official announcement.

Source: Pocket-Lint

Motorola Announces The DROID RAZR M, DROID RAZR HD And DROID RAZR MAXX HD Smartphones

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Motorola has formally announced the three newest additions to the DROID RAZR family: the DROID RAZR M, DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD smartphones. Each smartphone has unique characteristics and features that aims to set it apart from the rest of the competition. Right off the bat, the DROID RAZR M is a device with a special 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display and almost no bezel, which effectively makes the device a full-screen smartphone. The device will feature Android Ice Cream Sandwich and be available on Verizon’s network for $99 (after a $50 mail-in rebate) and “coming soon” to other Asian Pacific markets.

The other stars of the show also possess noteworthy features. The DROID RAZR HD is identified as the “most compact HD smartphone in its class”, while allowing for outstanding battery life. Motorola claims users of the device can watch up to 10 hours of movies and TV shows or 6 hours of surfing the web. Meanwhile, the DROID RAZR MAXX HD one-ups the DROID RAZR HD. Motorola highlights the device will provide 32 hours of performance, including up to 10 hours of YouTube HD content or 8 hours of web browsing. Very mpressive indeed. The DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD will be “available soon” in the Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and Latin America.

Each device will feature Gorilla Glass, Kevlar and Google’s Chrome Browser as the standard browser preloaded. And yes… each device is confirmed for the Jelly Bean update. We know you all are itching for more details, so be sure to hit the break for the full press release from Motorola.

 

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