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3 years ago

Motorola blows minds with desktop, 'webtop' docks for Atrix 4G

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Motorola just announced a pair of accessories for the upcoming AT&T Atrix 4G that are designed to make the phone the only device you will need when on the go. First up is a desktop dock like what we have seen with the Droid 1 and the Droid X. What is unique this time is that the dock has HDMI out and a number of USB ports designed to be used for a keyboard and mouse. Moto has put a ton of work into creating and entirely new UI for the phone when docked that allows you to do everything you can on your phone and more.

They somehow got the full desktop version of Firefox, Flash and all, running on the phone with all the tabs and new windows you could want. They also showed off playing games like Angry Birds on an external monitor using the mouse and keyboard. In addition, expect to be able to make calls, access contacts, play music and videos, and do everything else you can on your phone while docked.

Lastly, they showed off what they are calling a 'webtop' for the phone. It is a netbook-sized device with nothing by a keyboard, trackpad,  large screen, battery, and dock for the Atrix 4G. You slide your phone in and get all the functionality you did in the desktop setup. Motorola promised 9-10 hours of battery life for the device.

The company did not announce release dates or prices, but promised more info would come soon and that prices would be "competitive." Check out a picture of the webtop dock after the break. Much more to come as soon as we get our hands on these bad boys after the press conference is over. [Android Central live blog

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3 years ago

Motorola Mobility and T-Mobile announce Motorola CLIQ 2

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No surprise here. Motorola and T-Mobile have just announced the previously leaked Motorola Cliq 2. The specs are as expected, in line with that of the original Motorola Cliq series of devices. From the press release:

We are excited to build upon the success of the original CLIQ, bringing the powerful combination of Android and social connectivity to our customers,” said Paul Cole, vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. “With the addition of new business-ready features, the Motorola CLIQ 2 offers peace of mind with the ability to balance home and work life.

No mention of upgrades coming eventually for the Motorola Cliq 2 but it does indeed ship with Android 2.2. If you're in the market for a cost effective device, this could be the one you are looking for. Full press release is after the break.

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3 years ago

Live from the Sony Ericsson CES 2011 Event

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We are live at the Sony Ericsson CES 2011 Event, which goes live at 5 Pacific. Think we'll see some Xperia Arc action? We do, and we'll blog it live after the break!

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3 years ago

Motorola unveils the Xoom Tablet, also outs new Droid Bionic

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Last month when we saw Andy Rubin at Dive into Mobile, he was cradling what's likely the pinnacle of Android tablet technology -- a ten-inch Motorola tablet called the Xoom.  It runs Honeycomb, and has GPS and the new Android Google Maps 5 client, and we didn't know much else. Now that CES is here, we're sitting in on the Motorola press event learning more. That said, Motorola has just announced the name of the device even before the press conference has completed via their website along with some accessories to go with it. Which, we'll surely be stocking some of in the Android Central store. In doing so they also outed an yet to be announced new handset, the Droid Bionic. Stay tuned; we'll be updating this post shortly and bringing you more Droid Bionic info. [Engadget]

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3 years ago

Panasonic unveils Android powered Viera Tablet

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Panasonic has just unveiled their tablet to the CES crowd, while details at this point are still rather slim it's said to be powered by Android and will be hitting global markets sometime in the near future. After reading the press release, I'd be lying if I said it didn't sound like anything more then a fancy TV remote but I'm sure there is more to it than that.

The VIERA Tablet is a tablet-type terminal with a small touch screen LCD display. The new tablet is designed to provide creative functions and easy operability in conjunction with VIERA digital televisions to deliver new value that cannot be offered through Internet televisions alone. The tablet will create a whole new viewing style. Its intuitive navigation interface makes it easy for the user to use cloud services. The tablet can also work as a sub-screen for displaying images and information related to the images shown on the connected television.

We're still waiting for details to come forward but if you're interested in learning a little bit more about what, exactly it does the press release can be found after the break. [Engadget]

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3 years ago

Live from the Motorola CES 2011 Press Event

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We're live at Motorola's CES 2011 presentation. Expecting to see more of that Honeycomb tablet-y goodness? Us too. In fact we're pretty much hoping this will be the highlight of the day.

Let's go on an see if we're right. Catch the full liveblog after the break!

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3 years ago

Google: Froyo now on half of all Android devices

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In an announcement easily lost in all the CES news, Google has announced that Android 2.2 Froyo has found its way to more than half of all active Android devices. That number was at just over 40 percent a month ago and has likely been driven up by updates pushed out by manufacturers and sales of newer devices with Froyo on board. Overall, Android 2.x is on a whopping 87 percent of devices with the newly-launched Gingerbread taking a tiny .4 percent share. Considering only the Nexus S has the latest version, we expect to see that number explode over the next couple months. [Android Developers

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3 years ago

Google to deploy fixes for SMS bugs

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Google has responded to the SMS bug on their Google Code page, stating that there were actually two different issues at work, both have been identified, and they will be deploying a fix shortly.  All you folks who are experiencing one of these bugs will be able to start pestering your carriers soon for the fix.  No exact time frame was given to expect any fixes, but at least now everyone can stop trolling Google.  [Google Code]

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3 years ago

Samsung expands Media Hub with content from CBS

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In a press release today, Samsung has announced that CBS will join the ranks and provide content for Samsung Mobile's Media Hub service.  Along side other popular providers like MTV, Paramount, Warner Bros, and NBC, Media Hub streams premium content at reasonable prices to enjoy on that SAMOLED display on your Galaxy S smartphone, or the crisp seven inch screen of your Galaxy Tablet.  Maybe Google should follow suit whenever they revamp GoogleTV.  Press release is after the break. [Samsung]

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3 years ago

WiFi only Galaxy Tab in Q1 2011 says Samsung

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We all know and love the Samsung Galaxy Tab, but many of us have been holding out for a WiFi only version.  The wait is over, as Samsung announced that they plan to make a WiFi only version available in the US during first quarter of 2011.  They give no clue on pricing, or availability, but I expect we'll see the 3G free version at major big box retailers some time in the near future, and with the prices of the 3G version dropping, let's hope Samsung can hit a sweet spot for the price point. 

We're seeing a lot of new tablets at CES already, and I can't help but think this would have been a better move on Samsung's part a few months ago.  We'll just have to wait and see how the other tablets match up in features, and more importantly -- if they get Google's blessing.  Read the full press release after the jump. [Samsung]

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