We've been following rumours that Lenovo-owned Motorola is looking at cracking the folding phone market (such as it is) with its very own entry -- a folding version of the iconic Motorola RAZR. We've found out what the specs are likely to be, and now we may have a pretty good idea what it looks like.
Earlier this year we heard that Lenovo-owned Motorola is taking another crack at their iconic Razr phone, only this time it is going to be a (very expensive) foldable device. Pricing over R20k? We were hoping that the device would justify the cost beyond just being an entry in the burgeoning folding phone wars but... yeah.
Fewer and fewer companies are releasing dedicated tablets, with the only major players coming to mind being Apple and Samsung (and Samsung only just makes the list). So it’s a little surprising to learn that there’s a new tablet coming from none other than… Motorola? Wait, really? Yup. It’s called the Moto Tab, because what else would they call it, and it’s set to be ...[Read More]
The Motorola Moto Z was one of our favourite handsets of 2016, a premium, speedy modular phone that worked. The Hasselblad camera attachment was one of our favourite gizmos and, happily, it works just fine on the Moto Z2 Play as well. Which is a relief, because we don’t really want to have to buy the Moto Mods a second time. A fact which highlights the major failing of the Moto Z2 Play ̵...[Read More]
In the third episode of Stuffed, Toby Shapshak and Craig Wilson get comfy on the couch and discuss Mobile World Congress 2017 that went down in Barcelona recently and the various handsets and other gadgets that were unveiled during the conference — including Nokia’s headline-grabbing 3310 and Motorola’s impressive plans for its mods. Then they turn their attention to wristables, ...[Read More]
Lenovo-owned Motorola intends to bring the modular system found on its flagship Moto Z device to more affordable devices in 2018, and will offer different quality Mods in the same categories to cater to different budgets. That’s according to Yang Yuanqing, Lenovo chairman and CEO. Yuanqing made the comments during a press briefing at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday. “We ar...[Read More]
Lenovo-owned Motorola has announced a new partnership with Amazon that’ll see the online retailer’s voice assistant Alexa offered on the smartphone maker’s flagship Moto Z device via a Mod. It’s a concept at the moment, rather than something we can get our hands on, but it’s no doubt going to irk Android-maker Google, which would doubtless prefer to see it Google Assi...[Read More]
Early last month, Motorola fans got some bad news: Lenovo, which bought the company from Google in 2014, planned to scrap the Motorola name for future devices. Not only that, but it sounded like Motorola’s lower-end phones were on the chopping block too. At least the latter concern was unfounded, it seems. According to Re/Code, Motorola president Rick Osterloh said at Mobile World Congress 2...[Read More]
Motorola – the original cellphone maker, and the only phone maker to make it to the moon – will be phased out, its new owner Lenovo announced last week. It’s the end of an era. First Nokia (which Microsoft retired last year) and now Motorola. The two early pioneers of the mobile era. Their brands have been retired because they failed to stay ahead of the disruption that has come to epitomise this ...[Read More]
If you own a mobile phone, chances are that it isn’t made by Motorola. But it was not always this way: Motorola was once the brand most associated with the mobile phone, and the firm whose products first popularised them. Now, a year after its purchase by Lenovo, the Chinese firm has announced the brand will no longer exist. So what went wrong for Motorola? The mobile phone’s origins can be traced...[Read More]