Droid

  • Motorola sells 2.7 million Androids in Q2

    Motorola announced earnings that beat analyst expectations, including a growing number of Android smartphones.

    Motorola is coming up on its first year of Android sales (the original Droid was released November 2009) and has a 2.7 million unit quarter to show for it.  That's largely inline with the 2.69 million expected by analysts.  As a comparison, Apple (AAPL) took six quarters to pass those numbers with its iPhone and iPhone 3G.

    Motorola (MOT) shipped MORE

    - Jul 29, 2010 10:06 AM ET
  • Verizon Droids use more data than iPhones?

    A new survey sugests that iPhone is no longer the data usage champ.

    AT&T (T) and Apple (AAPL) will tell you until they are blue in the face that the iPhone uses more data than any other device in the history of mobile communications.  That's why there has been all the fuss about an over-saturated network causing dropped calls..

    A study released today by Validas seems to refute those claims, however. According to their MORE

    - Jul 28, 2010 9:32 AM ET
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  • Is Motorola back?

    By centering its strategy around the smartphone, and with Google as a partner, the company may just have a chance.

    by Laura Rich, contributor

    Not too long ago, it was Motorola-who? The Razr's leadership had fallen off, and Nokia was gobbling up mobile handset market share. The revenue losses were devastating -- down $2.35 billion from Q4 2007 to Q4 2008. Internally, the mobile division at Motorola (MOT) was a mess, racing MORE

    Jul 26, 2010 11:11 AM ET
  • Is the original Droid being put out to pasture?

    According to some internal memos posted today, Motorola is ceasing production of the original Droid.

    If the screenshots below turn out to be true, Motorola (MOT) will be ending the run of the most successful Android device in the platform's short history.   Not ony did the original Droid (called A855 below) validate the Android platform by being its first best-seller, it brought Motorola back from the dead.

    The Verizon (VZ) MORE

    - Jul 16, 2010 1:03 AM ET
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  • HTC Q2 profits soar on the back of Android OS

    With Windows Mobile device sales on the decline, HTC more than makes up with Android. The Wall Street Journal points out (subscription required) that HTC posted a profit of $268 million for Q2 2010.  That's up 33% year over year from $202 million in Q2 2009 and the highest HTC has posted since it changed its accounting practices in 2007.  HTC reported $1.88 billion in revenue, $280 million over its estimates MORE

    - Jul 6, 2010 12:53 PM ET
  • Droid X teaser reveals July 2 release?

    Through analysis of yesterday's Verizon Droid X teaser, Droid watchers have gleaned all kinds of information, including a possible ship date.

    BreifMobile.com slowed down the Droid X teaser (below), and pulled some interesting information about the new smart phone.

    First is the newly-created @DroidLanding twitter account, which shows up right at the beginning (right). Verizon started updating that yesterday and seems to have a 'missing Droids' plot story going on.

    Subsequent frames show some already-known MORE

    - Jun 22, 2010 11:23 AM ET
  • Verizon releases Droid X teaser

    Set to be announced next week, the Droid X now has its own 'eye catching' teaser.

    In case you hadn't heard, or seen, Verizon (VZ) plans on announcing their next Motorola (MOT) Droid next week and has a fun little teaser to get people excited:

    How's that for retina display?

    DROOIID!

    - Jun 21, 2010 10:24 AM ET
  • Verizon flagship Droid set for July 19 debut?

    The next flagship Android phone might be coming to Verizon in just one month. According to one blog, we'll get the details next week.

    The blog Droid-Life.com has been a PR machine for the upcoming Motorola (MOT) Droid X, which will be carried on Verizon (VZ).  It has posted pictures, specs, and even videos. Today, they announced a launch date of July 19 and promise that Verizon will say something next MORE

    - Jun 15, 2010 2:56 PM ET
  • Motorola's next Droid and 2GHz smartphones for Christmas

    Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola's consumer business and mobile devices division, confirmed a 2 GHz smartphone by the end of the year.

    The members of the Executives Club of Chicago were treated to some of Motorola's CEO upcoming plans during a speech today.   Jha said that he believed that most corporate workstations would be replaced by smartphones in two years.

    To demonstrate how quickly smartphones are changing, he said expects Motorola to MORE

    - Jun 10, 2010 11:40 PM ET
  • Motorola is 'all in' on Android

    Motorola has been backed into a corner on Android but might just flourish there.

    "Right now, I get what I need from Android," said Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha in a statement to the Wall St. Journal.

    He'd better get that from Android because there aren't a lot of other options out there.  As feature phones commoditize and fade and smartphones become mainstream, Motorola and other mobile phone manufacturers are running out of MORE

    - May 28, 2010 4:47 PM ET
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