Summary: It has been a long and trying period for Motorola. In 2009, the company almost vanished into oblivion with its lack of product updates, amidst the turmoil of a shaky economy compounded by its financial woes. Moving on into the new decade, Motorola is making a renewed effort for its lineup.
Excerpt: Android phones are all the rage at the moment. Motorola, a manufacturer that has always come in for stick for its thudding operating system, has seized the opportunity to turn its hand to someone else’s and had improved on Android in the process.
VIDEOVIEW: Motorola Dext Unboxing and Hardware Hands-on
12 March 2009
Excerpt: Back in September , Motorola announced its first Android smartphone for the US, Europe and Latin America - the Motorola Dext (as it is called in Europe and Latin America) aka the Motorola Cliq (as it is called in the US).
Excerpt: Motorola's Dext sure is packing in some cool features. But is a great keypad and the Motoblur UI enough to save the smartphone from its cripplingly low battery capacity? Anna from Shiny Shiny goes hands on and gives her…
Excerpt: Motorola's Dext is a chunky phone with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that runs a customised version of the Android 1.5 operating system, and includes Motorola's Motoblur software. Like Vodafone's 360 and HTC's Sense software, Motoblur attempts to pull together your contacts and messaging options from...
Excerpt: After suffering the slings and arrows from tech critics for perhaps riding too long on the success of the now iconic Razr flip phone, Motorola has bounced back with the Cliq, and it has won over many critics, receiving impressive ratings and nods of approval.