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Topic: Motorola

Motorola Droid estimated to have sold 100,000 in first weekend

11/10/2009, 08:11 am

Motorola's new Android-based Droid, which launched on Verizon Wireless last Friday and aims to take on Apple's iPhone, is estimated by one analyst to have sold about 100,000 units in its first weekend.


Review roundup: Motorola Droid, Verizon's first Android handset

11/05/2009, 08:11 am

Verizon's first Google Android-based handset, the Motorola Droid, has been directly positioned as a competitor to Apple's iPhone. Reviewers have now compared the two to see how they stack up.


Droid arrives on Verizon Nov. 6 with Google Maps Navigation

10/28/2009, 10:10 am

Motorola and Verizon hope to slow the momentum of Apple's iPhone with next week's launch of the Motorola Droid phone, which will arrive equipped with a beta version of the new Google Maps Navigation.


Verizon's iPhone-targeting Motorola Droid phone revealed

10/19/2009, 09:10 am

After the hardware was teased in a new advertisement over the weekend, purported shots and details of the Android-powered Motorola Droid have surfaced, giving insight into the device Verizon hopes to pit against Apple's iPhone.


iPhone owns 51% of US smartphone traffic

02/13/2009, 05:02 pm

AdMob's January traffic analysis credits Apple with a majority share of the American smartphone market and notes the iPod touch is rapidly gaining ground as well.


Struggling Motorola to cut thousands more employees

01/15/2009, 06:01 pm

Sales of Motorola cellphones collapsed more than 50 percent this past holiday season, forcing the company to announce that it will eliminate another 4,000 jobs as Apple and other rivals loom in the background.


Cellphone vendors could exit business if economy remains bleak

12/08/2008, 11:12 am

Mobile phone makers are sounding alarms to their investors cautioning that mobile sales are down and likely to only get worse in 2009. However, Apple's iPhone is uniquely positioned within the safer smartphone market, a segment that is expected to continue to grow next year.


iPhone trumps RAZR as most purchased US consumer handset

11/10/2008, 09:11 am

Apple's iPhone 3G dethroned the top-ranked Motorola RAZR as the leading handset purchased by adult consumers in the U.S. during the third quarter of the year, according to market research firm NPD.


iPhone tops business rankings, steals Nokia market share

11/06/2008, 06:11 pm

Often labeled the outsider in the corporate world, Apple's iPhone has already reached the top of J.D. Power's satisfaction ranks for business smartphones -- and is simultaneously the second-largest smartphone maker in the world.


Analysts slash 2009 mobile phone market growth predictions

10/08/2008, 08:10 am

A slowing global economy has analysts predicting significantly less growth in the mobile phone market next year, piling on problems for Nokia, Motorola, and Samsung.


Microsoft 10K warns of iPhone, Mac threats as iPhone nears 1.1% share

08/03/2008, 10:08 am

A Microsoft filing with the US government reveals a newfound worry that the Windows developer's traditional stance of selling software alone won't work against an increasingly profitable Apple -- a concern that may magnify as iPhone 3G pushes Apple's cellular market share past one percent worldwide.


Telecoms fight for the right to party with iPhone 3G

08/02/2008, 10:08 am

Apple's iPhone 3G is exciting more than just tech-savvy consumers wanting to play with the latest gadget. Worldwide, mobile service providers are fighting tooth and nail for the right to sell the new iPhone because of its ability to attract new customers and sell them on data service plans, which providers have previously found to be a difficult sell.


RBC sees 3G, new carrier model driving iPhone sales of 14M

05/05/2008, 06:05 pm

After meeting with top Apple brass at an event, RBC Capital Markets' Mike Abramsky claims that the electronics maker may shake up its existing business model for the iPhone and should easily pass its sales target for 2008, especially once 3G devices become available.


Motorola may bow out of cellphones, aid Apple and rivals

01/29/2008, 06:01 pm

After struggling for years to regain the success it had with the RAZR, Motorola may soon quit the cellphone industry altogether, according to research by a Nomura investment analyst.


Wired on the untold history of the iPhone

01/10/2008, 10:01 am

In a special 4-page report titled "How the iPhone Blew Up the Wireless Industry," technology magazine Wired delves deep into the origins of Apple's iPhone project, revealing a slew of previously undisclosed details surrounding the multi-year development of the device.