No, that photo above isn't a behind-the-scenes image from Star Trek's next Borg installment. It's a real, working headset from Motorola Solutions that is designed to offer the next phase in hands-free computing.
Apple just scored its first major black eye. A German court just ruled in favor of Motorola concerning a patent dispute, promptly forcing Apple to remove the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and 3G iPads from its online store in the country. Uh-oh?
Droid fans, the Droid 4 is coming in a few days and it's everything the Droid 3 should have been, but wasn't.
Of all the places for a leak to come out from, it's coming from Ireland. Carrying on, it looks like the Xoom 2 is going to come out in time for Christmas, at least in Europe.
Some photos and details on a new Motorola Droid — the Droid 4 — have appeared online, and it looks to be a keyboard-toting sibling to the Droid RAZR.
"Thinner. Stronger. Faster. Smarter." Those are the merits that Motorola's CEO Sanjay Jha touted when unveiling the new Droid RAZR smartphone. With a powerful 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a bright and sharp qHD resolution screen, 4G LTE data speed — all in laser-cut woven Kevlar fiber body — the Droid RAZR is not only slick, but powerful. And sexy. The last time the RAZR brand was used it was for the world's best-selling and thinnest cellphone — pre-iPhone. That was in 2007. Motorola's since managed to wrestle some marketshare back from Apple, Samsung and BlackBerry with its line of Android-powered DROID smartphones on Verizon. All was going well until Apple dropped its iPhone 4 on Verizon earlier this year. With the Droid RAZR, Motorola's taking Big Red back.
The original Motorola Xoom tablet failed on every level because Android Honeycomb 3.0 didn't have enough apps the device itself was one bloated slab of plastic. The Xoom 2 doesn't seem to change much — it's still fat (and maybe uglier) compared to the iPad 2.
Facebook still doesn't have an official smartphone, but that hasn't stopped companies like INQ and HTC from releasing their own Facebook-focused phones. Motorola's jumping on the Zuckerberg train too with its own status-updating phone.
Google just made a pretty serious move in the mobile space, buying up Motorola Mobility (the Motorola cellphone business) for a whopping $12.5 billion. It's the biggest deal Google has ever made, by far.
Some five months later, the Motorola Xoom is officially a failure. Motorola messed up big time with its first Android 3.0 tablet. How can old Moto steal some thunder from the iPad 2? Perhaps by borrowing a few elements from its competitors and including a 2048x1536 resolution display.