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Motorola to Release 10 Mobile Phones in 2009 (0)

It appears as if luck has not been good to Motorola these days.  This fledgling cell phone maker has been cutting costs quicker than you say "Razr," but Wall Street analysts have speculated that it is probably because the company has bigger plans for 2009. Oppenheimer & Co. analyst Ittai Kidron said that Motorola appears to be preparing for its introduction of 10 - yes, 10-smartphones for the second half of 2009.  With smartphones being one of the few products that are seen as bullish for the coming years, Motorola is planning to focus on delivering smartphones that run on Google's open source Android OS, with at least one of the new devices will be operating on Windows Mobile."With sentiment at an all-time low and investors' attention lost, we believe Motorola warrants another look," noted Kidron.  The cell phone company, based in Schaumburg, Illinois, has had its plans delayed because of the company's financial problems despite having a new leader in the person of Sanjay Jha, Motorola's co-chief executive officer who was recruited from Qualcomm Inc.Cell phone revenues of Motorola dropped 70 percent for the past two years.  However, analysts say that the impact of the troubles Motorola has been facing have been minimal at best in terms of the company's overall profitability because volumes have shrunk so much. Read More

Motorola Posts $397-Million Loss (0)

Has Moto lost its mojo? Well, not quite, but almost. Heck, no, it's not economic Armageddon for them but the news is well away from the bright light. Motorola has lost a jaw-dropping sum of $397 million in its earnings for the third quarter. Additionally, there too have been major setbacks since their plan to release handsets powered by the latest in mobile gaming platform called Android has been called off. That is, instead of 2009, another year may be added to the timeline. A year ago, within the same quarter, the phone company earned a total of $40 million. But fast-forward to the present: Motorala has announced a plan to tighten its belt on expenditures in 2009. The cut will be around $800 million. Moreover, Motorola has announced not to sell some of its manufactured handsets until after the end of the third quarter of 2009. However, all that Moto can do now is keep that fighting spirit for a hopeful comeback. Image source: http://www.motorola.com    Read More

BlackBerry 10 to Integrate Social Networking into Contacts (0)

One of the several features expected to appear in the BlackBerry 10 platform is the ability to display social networking and other data about your contacts and put them all together in a single location. This means that not only it will show your friend's phone number and email address, but also his latest tweets, Facebook status updates, and other nitty-gritty details about his online life. The upcoming mobile OS will also have enterprise-specific features, such as displaying future meetings scheduled with a particular contact. If these features seem familiar to you, it is because these have already been utilized on the Motorola Droid, and Android 2.0-powered smartphone debuted back in 2009. You have heard it right: expect the BB10 to integrate some of Android's goodness into their upcoming platform. It is very clear that RIM is setting its sights on the competition for some inspiration. With some of the Android-esque capabilities expected to appear on the BlackBerry 10, we wonder whether the platform will also borrow functions from iOS and Windows Phone. The new BlackBerry 10 platform, along with its flagship handsets, are set to debut in early 2013. Source: Reuters, via Information Week Read More

Grace Digital Eco Extreme Waterproof Speaker Case (2)

With smartphones and other pocket sized media players becoming highly valued devices, its owners may want to provide a higher level of protection against damage for them. But most of such devices may not always be adequately protected from the various elements. That is why cases like the Eco Extreme from Grace Digital may actually become quite handy. The Grace Digital Eco Extreme is a unique waterproof case that can protect most mp3 players as well as mobile phones like the iPhone, the iPod, Motorola Droid and Blackberry phones. This casing is built with a rugged and rubberized protective outer layer that not only protects a device inside it from dust but also from water. It also comes with a built-in 3" full range speaker that will allow users to listen using the device protected by the casing. The casing can also be sued to protect credit cards as well as cash along with other devices from the sun, sand and water. The Eco Extreme Waterproof Speaker Case is available at Grace Digital for US$50. Image Source: Grace Digital Read More

GoBiz i-Microphone Review (2)

CrunchGear put up a comprehensive review on the GoBiz i-Microphone, which works as a microphone attachment to improve audio recording quality of smartphones. With podcasters and audiobook authors choosing smartphones over other types of recording device because of its convenience and portability, there is a need for a low-cost microphone attachment that would provide a clearer, more audible recorded sound. The GoBiz i-Microphone costs only US$25 and can instantly turn most smartphones into a professional recording device. CrunchGear tested the device on iPhone 3G and Motorola Droid and based on its trials, the GoBiz i-Microphone shows a marked improvement in volume, although the overall sound quality may suffer because of its omnidirectional orientation. The review recommends tweaking the recorded files with audio software like Audacity, but do not dare record with this device while in a crowded area because even the best software could not produce a better result. Source: CrunchGear Read More

Gadgets to Watch Out for in 2011 (3)

When it comes to gadget news, 2010 is riddled with iPad news and updates. Of course, we have the latest laptops, the hottest smartphones, and some occasional Thanko novelties, but not too many people seem to notice it. But we hope 2011 will be different. Not because the iPad would technically become "old news" by then, but due to the influx of new gadgets that will become available for retail. Here are some of the devices that we are excited to see in 2011: Nintendo 3DS - An update of one of the most successful handheld gaming device will hit Japan on February 26, while the United States and Europe will get its units a month later. This gadget features the same two-screen gaming and touch-based (and sometimes voice-based and camera-based) interaction that has endeared millions, now including a 3D top screen. iPad 2 - It's a trend in Apple, apparently: Any gadget they introduce will have a generation-two version after a few months or so. This happened in the iPod, the iPhone, and will surely happen on the iPad (especially since the iPad has many hardware fumbles, including the absence of a camera). Let's just hope that everything bad about the iPad will be ditched once iPad 2 is unveiled. BlackBerry PlayBook - BlackBerry's first tablet is seen by tech experts as the underdog in the tablet race, just like how its smartphones performed in the market. It is set to hit the market on the first quarter of 2011. Motorola Droid Tablet - Many Android-powered tablets are on a disadvantage simply because the OS is not tablet-friendly, but that can change with the Motorola Droid tablet, which will run on Android 3.0. Plus, the Motorola Droid smartphone was a success in the American market, so the company hopes that brand loyalty for the Droid would transfer once the tablet version comes out. PalmPad - Yes, it is another tablet, this time by Palm. After HP bought the struggling smartphone company, news about new hardware running on webOS operating system have sprung, including a tablet computer that some say could give the iPad (or the iPad 2) a run for its money. Sony PSP Phone - What many thought as a joke when news about it leaked out becomes an anticipated gaming mobile phone because there are not that many around. Remember Nokia N-Gage? Combining the mobile power of Android with the vast gaming library of the Sony PlayStation Portable could become a hit in the market, as long as it finds a right carrier. Source: CrunchGear Read More

SanDisk 32GB MicroSDHC on Verizon and Amazon (1)

SanDisk upgrades its microSD line by coming up with a 32GB microSDHC memory card, which is ideal for Android device user that have been seeking for a storage card that is more than 2GB. Although it has been said that it is "readily available," sights of the actual product have been rare, that is until Amazon as well as Verizon Wireless began stoking their own 32GB cards. The SanDisk 32GB microSDHC is available in Verizon Wireless for US$149.99, or $99.99 if you purchase it along with Motorola Droid X. Amazon, meanwhile, sells the storage card for only $89.73. Source: Engadget Read More

HTC Incredible Specs Leaked (0)

Although we only have to wait until April 29 before the formal launch of the HTC Incredible on Verizon Wireless, some people apparently do not have the patience as a full spec sheet was thrown out in the open fields of the Internet. The incredible features include Android 2.1 with HTC Sense UI, a Snapdragon processor, 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, 8GB internal storage, 802.11b/g/n compatible WiFi, and a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED screen with 800 x 480 resolution. Users can also expect the best that Android can offer like support for Flash Lite 4.0, Google Maps with navigation, and other Google services like Voice Commands, YouTube, Gmail, and Calendar. No final price reveal, though, but it's only takes a few days of waiting to know about it. Source: MobileCrunch Related articles HTC Legend And HTC Desire To Hit Vodafone UK (ubergizmo.com) HTC Sense UI On Motorola Droid (ubergizmo.com) Verizon Nexus One to rock HTC's Sense UI? (mobilecrunch.com) Read More

Google Introduces Nexus One to Public (1)

After weeks of anticipation from techies the world over, Google has unveiled to members of the press the Nexus One, its first consumer electronics device previously known as the Google Phone.  Set to compete with Apple's iPhone and Research in Motion's BlackBerry, the HTC-made Nexus One runs an updated tweak of the Google Android OS.Apart from what are expected from smartphones developed post-iPhone-touchscreen display, 5-megapixel camera, and stereo Bluetooth for headphones-the Nexus One pulls off features that impress us.  The phone includes a Global Positioning System, two microphones (one for noise cancellation), and a speech dictation technology, which transcribes what you speak on the Nexus One as you compose e-mails, tweets, and Facebook status updates.Reactions, however, were not as mind-blowing as Google might have expected.  "The Nexus One has attractive features, but many of them were already available on other phones that use Google's Android operating system," wrote Jessica Guynn of Los Angeles Times.Michael Gartenberg, an analyst from Interpret research firm, says that the new phone provides a perception that not all Android phones are created equal.  "If I was a (Motorola Droid) customer who just bought the phone a month ago, I might not feel so good."The Nexus One is now available on Google's online store for US$529 if you want it unlocked or $179 with a two-year contract from T-Mobile.  Similar offers will be available from Verizon Wireless and United Kingdom's Vodafone within this year.  It is also expected to be shipped in Singapore and Hong Kong.Image source:  Google Read More

Gift Guide 2009: Smartphones (0)

The holidays are coming, from Thanksgiving and Black Friday, to Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza.  If you are contemplating on sending your dear friends and family a brand new smartphone for the coming days of gift giving, finding the right phone would take a lot of research.  Good thing we at Gadget.com compiled the best deals you could get when it comes to smartphones.Motorola DROID - Powered by Google's Android platform, the Motorola DROID (pictured above) is the first smartphone to feature Google Maps Navigation, a free voice-activated, turn-by-turn GPS system.  It offers 3G-speed Web access with multi-window browser, a vast application store, a sliding QWERTY keyboard, and a 5-megapixel camera with dual LED flash.  The Motorola DROID costs US$199.99 with a two-year contract on Verizon Wireless.Image source:  Verizon Wireless HTC Hero - One of the smartest phones to become available in 2009, the HTC Hero exclusive Sense technology lets users arrange its home screen to virtually limitless possibilities.  They can also easily switch in between modes, even changing the tools appearing on the home screen as a result.  The integration of its phone book to your contact's social networks like Facebook and Twitter is, in our opinion at least, the Hero's biggest selling point.  Navigation can be done either through its 3.2-inch touch screen or its trackball.  The HTC Hero is available in the United States on Sprint for $179.99 with a two-year contract and in the United Kingdom in a "pay as you go" monthly plan system.Apple iPhone 3GS - Apple's 2009 update on the ever-popular iPhone comes with a much-improved camera with video recording and editing capability.  Although the iPhone 3GS still does not multitask, third-party apps can now employ a "push notification system," which alerts users of an instant update without having to leave the current application.  The Apple iPhone 3GS 16GB edition is available on AT&T for $199 with a two-year contract.HTC myTouch 3G - T-Mobile's myTouch 3G excels in multitasking by allowing pop-ups on your status bar that lets users informed about the latest instant messages, event alarms, and app updates.  If they want to highlight the alert, simply tap the pop-up and the phone automatically displays the update.  The Android-powered HTC myTouch 3G is available on T-Mobile for only $149.99.Palm Pre - Long hailed as "The iPhone Killer," Palm Pre's strength lies on its multitasking feature, as it can keep many applications open at the same time.  This touch screen phone also comes with a sliding keyboard, catering those who find typing on a touch screen too tedious.  Sprint offers the Palm Pre for only $149.99 after rebate, which also comes with a two-year contract.Palm Pixi - If you like the Palm Pre but find it too expensive, the Palm Pixi is a better alternative.  This lightweight handset supports GPS, dual-band CDMA2000, and 3G EVDO Rev A data networking.  It also comes with Palm's synchronization functions, much like the Pre.  The Palm Pixi can be bought from Sprint Network for only $99.99 after rebates and comes with a two-year contract as well.BlackBerry Tour 9630 - BlackBerry lovers are not left behind, as the Tour 9630 comes as the fastest 3G phone under their belt.  It enables video calls, surf the Web, stream videos, download music, and so much more at 3G.  Its world-roaming capabilities let users call and send text messages to almost anywhere in the world.  The BlackBerry Tour 9630 is available on both Verizon Wireless and Sprint. Read More



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