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August 15, 2011

Google rocks Android by buying Motorola

The news is abuzz today with Google’s announcement that they are buying Motorola Mobility, that part of Moto spun out to focus on Android smartphones, tablets, and related digital gadgetry. Google went out of their way in the announcement to note: This acquisition will not change our commitment to run Android as an open platform. […]

February 2, 2007

Nokia and Motorola: Two horse race, soon to be three?

Last July I wondered in writing about Q2 2006 NOK and MOT numbers: Is mobile handset design and marketing now a two horse race? As reported in this Chicago Tribune story on Q4 2006 results, the answer appears to be a big “Yes”. According to the Strategy Analytics numbers quoted by the Tribune: Nokia increased […]

July 20, 2006

Nokia versus Motorola, by the numbers

Nokia Q2 numbers are out. In a nutshell: NOK shipped 78.4 million phones in Q2 2006 compared to 60.8 million units in Q2 2005 Smart phone (Nokia Multimedia unit) revenues rose 37% to 1.89 billion euros ($2.36 billion) Average selling price declined to 102 euros ($127) from 105 euros, due to large volumes of cheap […]

September 27, 2005

Nokia and Motorola 2MPix cellcam music machines

Everybody’s been blogging about the Palm+Microsoft lovefest so I thought I’d cover two other new devices that might be important and more widely used in the long run. Both Motorola and Nokia announced 2 megapixel cellcams yesterday. They both support memory cards and various digital audio formats, promising to be good cellpods as well as […]

August 19, 2004

Nokia overtakes Motorola in China

Read the details in this “Nokia overtakes Motorola in China in June” Business Times article.

March 23, 2004

Motorola and Nokia at CTIA

Both Motorola and Nokia have announced some interesting new devices at CTIA this week. A small sample from the cellcam category alone: Motorola A845 (fact sheet), a 3G/UMTS phone with video and still camera support, Bluetooth, an MP3 player, and 64MB of memory built-in, to be deployed by AT&T Wireless in H2 2004. Nokia 6255 […]

March 10, 2004

Motorola music-oriented Linux phone E680

Following up on my earlier entries on Motorola Linux smartphones and recent device announcements from various manufacturers: Motorola has announced a new music-oriented Linux mobile phone, the E680. It has all the bells and whistles including J2ME gaming support, 3D stereo speakers, MP3 and MPEG4 video playback, a VGA quality digicam, and the ability to […]

February 25, 2004

Motorola Linux smartphone A768

Interested in Linux powered cell phones? Read LinuxDevices.com ‘s coverage of the new Motorola A768 to learn more about Moto’s plans.

August 21, 2011

Notes from the week of 2011-08-21

RunKeeper and the Health Graph API Hair-thin bio-sensors could open up some very interesting possibilities http://t.co/I8vBXdL via @DiscoverMag # The key to harnessing feedback loops as discussed in @wired http://t.co/jkfaqe8 is cheap sensors #SensorsFTW # Nice @lifehacker device and software roundup: "How I Got in Shape with the Help of Technology" http://t.co/9gNiRht #RunKeeper # A […]

June 18, 2009

Java ME Archive

Purpose: Archive information on developing applications for Java Platform, Micro Edition (formerly J2ME) powered devices. Java ME Application and Tool Repositories Repository Brief description midlet.org Nice OTA MIDlet site including several hundred free Midlets broken out into categories and separable by “device filters” and a search interface Nokia Software Market Buy applications for Nokia devices […]

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