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Motorola’s releasing the RAZR (again) as a (R21,000) foldable phone

Are you a massive fan of Motorola’s stylishly compact 2004 handset, the Motorola RAZR? If so, you’re not alone (130 million were sold) and you’re also probably the target for Lenovo’s modern take on the handset. The Wall Street Journal reports that Motorola plans to resurrect the iconic brand and design, but with a far more current spin. Moto’s entry into the (still y...[Read More]

Motorola is (for some strange reason) releasing a tablet called the Moto Tab

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]

Motorola Moto Z2 Play – More than just a mid-ranger

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]

Stuffed Ep 03 – MWC 2017: Watches, phones and comebacks

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]

Budget Mods for budget Motorolas are coming next year

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]

Motorola partners with Amazon and promises new Mods

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]

Lenovo uses the classic RAZR to tease a new Moto phone on 9 June

Remember the Motorola RAZR V3? Of course you do. If you didn’t have the 2004 phone yourself, chances are you envied everyone else around you who did. And Lenovo, which swallowed up Motorola last year, knows that. Surprisingly, it’s the appeal of the classic RAZR that Motorola is trying to evoke with its new teaser, which popped up on YouTube last night. The description says, “Fli...[Read More]

Moto G and Moto E will continue on, even without the Motorola brand

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 GONE

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]

Motorola brought us the mobile phone, but ended up merged out of existence

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]

Hello Lenovo: more clues about 2016 Motorola phones

Motorola’s phones could be getting more than a simple name change in 2016, according to Lenovo’s SVP. Chen Xudong told Tech Sina his company has big plans for the brand, which merely starts with ditching the Motorola name for ‘Moto by Lenovo’. Moto-made phones will be strictly high-end from now on, with nothing smaller than a 5in screen – hardly great news for anyone ...[Read More]

Stuff’s Top Five Mid-Range Phones in 2015

Why can’t every phone be a high-end powerhouse? Er… because? Because it’d be too expensive to sustain and there’d be no point in owning the newest, fastest smartphone because everything would be the same. That’s why we love the top handsets so much. But that doesn’t mean that stepping down from the front-runners to see what is coming up behind is a waste of time...[Read More]

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