After years of talk, Intel is finally making some headway into the smartphone business.
Motorola Mobility is the latest company to unveil a smartphone, the Razr i, to be powered by an Intel processor. The Razr i is essentially the recently announced Droid Razr M for Verizon Wireless, only with the different processor. It will be available in Europe and Latin America.
The Razr i is one of a handful of smartphones now running on an Intel Atom processor, further evidence that Intel is establishing a beachhead -- albeit a small one -- in the mobile arena. Intel has shrugged … Read more
commentary At Motorola's "On Display" press event in New York City last week, most eyes centered on the company's new Razr phones. Yet, there were also a couple of tech celebrities in the audience, both of whom drew their own share of attention.
A man One of those luminaries was a person, a former Motorola vice president and division manager named Martin Cooper. Seated in the front row, but not banging away on a laptop, you knew he wasn't part of the journalist and blogger throng. Instead, with his dark suit, conservative red tie, and … Read more
commentary I'm not sure I understand what Motorola was doing last week when it announced three Droid Razr models for the remainder of 2012.
On one hand, I get that an iconic company like Moto wants to show that it's still in the game. And I understand the benefit in giving customers choices. In this case, however, the number of choices is simply too much. While I see the value in both the Droid Razr M and the Droid Razr Maxx HD, I don't see a need for the Droid Razr HD.
Looking at the official specifications … Read more
commentary Smartphones are great. But it's time to lower your expectations, because the smartphone industry has moved from an era of revolutionary improvement to a much more bland era of incremental refinement.
Progress will continue, to be sure: screens will get better, networks will get faster, prices will come down. But these days, it's just a lot harder to come up with a smartphone that makes last year's model look like an outdated relic.
Are you not a Verizon Wireless customer but still want the Razr smartphone? Don't hold your breath.
Motorola Mobility won't be taking the Razr to another U.S. carrier any time soon, executives from Motorola and Verizon told CNET.
"It's a relationship that works really well," said Marni Walden, chief operating officer of Verizon Wireless.
Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside:"We have no plans to bring the Razr elsewhere."
Say hello to the new Motorola Mobility.
Motorola, which struggled as a standalone company competing in the cutthroat smartphone business, gets a second chance under Google, a parent with loads of cash and even more patience.
The changes start with Dennis Woodside, an ex-Googler who now runs Motorola. Under Woodside, the company reshuffled and brought on new key managers, shifted resources away from its basic phone business, and focused more on the smartphones it believes resonates with power users.
Today's announcement of not one, but three different Droid Razr smartphones -- Motorola's first as a part of Google … Read more
Motorola just confirmed plans for itsmobile phone. Available from Verizon for $99 with a two-year contract starting September 13, the Razr M will feature a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen running nearly the entire width and length of the device for stunning visuals.
If you need a smartphone with a huge, lovely screen plus a big battery to match, Motorola says it has your number.
Its new Droid Razr Maxx HD offers a vast 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED display (1,280x720 pixels), and the same 3,300 mAh battery pack that propelled the first Droid Razr Maxx to new heights in longevity. … Read more