Motorola smartphones are coming back to SA

2015-01-28 10:25

The devices will officially return to South Africa in 2015 thanks to a push by its parent company Lenovo - the world’s biggest PC manufacturer.

EU moves to end smartphone patent wars

2014-04-29 15:10

The European Commission has moved to stem aggressive patent lawsuits by smartphone and tablet makers against rivals.

Google sheds Motorola in $2.91bn Lenovo deal

2014-01-30 08:11

Google has agreed to sell Motorola to China's Lenovo for $2.91bn, after a lacklustre effort to turn around the smartphone maker it bought for $12.5bn.

Motorola launches more affordable smartphone

2013-11-15 11:10

Google-owned Motorola Mobility has moved to shake up the global smartphone market with an entry-level handset aimed at cost-sensitive consumers around the world.

US smartphone as cheap as Chinese

2013-08-28 22:38

A research firm says the Motorola phone made in the US isn't more expensive to make than those assembled in China.

Review: Motorola Moto X

2013-08-02 08:01

With Google as its new owner, Motorola is introducing the Moto X, a phone notable for innovations in manufacturing, as part of an attempt to regain its stature.

Court: iPhone unlocking patent invalid

2013-04-05 19:52

Germany's patent court invalidated a patent held by Apple - and contested by rivals Motorola and Samsung - on its "slide to unlock" function for smartphones, but the ruling can still be appealed.

Microsoft wins patent case vs Motorola

2012-09-20 20:35

Microsoft has won a patent case in Germany against Google's Motorola over mobile device technology.

Motorola unveils new RAZR-i

2012-09-18 22:36

Motorola Mobility has unveiled its new Intel-powered RAZR i mobile phone, which it hopes will compete against Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S III in the competitive smartphone market.

Jail for Motorola trade secrets thief

2012-08-30 07:41

A Chinese-born American convicted of stealing trade secrets from Motorola has been sent to jail as a deterrent to potential tech thieves.

HTC One Series available in SA

2012-08-14 08:24

HTC has announced the availability of its One range of smartphones across mobile operators in South Africa.

Motorola updates Razr with Android 4.0

2012-07-05 11:30

Motorola Razr and Maxx owners will soon be able to upgrade the devices to the latest version of Google's Android operating system, the manufacturer has announced.

Apple, Motorola patent suits dismissed

2012-06-25 14:03

An American judge has dismissed lawsuits lodged by Apple and Motorola against each other for copyright infringement.

Motorola launches Defy Mini in SA

2012-06-19 11:20

Motorola has launched the Defy Mini as a rugged "go anywhere" smartphone in South Africa.

China approves Google-Motorola deal

2012-05-19 22:50

Google says Chinese authorities have approved its $12.5bn purchase of Motorola Mobility Holdings in a deal that would allow the internet search engine to develop its own smart phones.

Motorola scores victory in Apple patent war

2012-04-13 20:02

Motorola has scored a victory in a patent war with rival Apple when a German court upheld a decision banning it from offering services for synchronising e-mails on its devices in Germany.

Smartphone ecosystem critical - Motorola

2012-03-12 22:36

An ecosystem to support smartphones is critical to building a brand and driving sales, a manufacturer has said.

Microsoft complains about Motorola

2012-02-22 19:04

Microsoft has lodged a complaint with the EU competition watchdog against Motorola, citing patents.

Motorola launches new RAZR in SA

2011-10-28 09:11

Fresh from an injection of Google capital, Motorola has launched the new RAZR smartphone in South Africa.

Everything’s better down where it’s wetter

2011-04-28 00:00

Smartphones are many things but indestructible isn’t one of them. The iPhone 4 screen will shatter if you look at it funny and most phones don’t like being dropped very much. Get them near water and not only do they stop working but your operator won’t even help you with the problem.

Mobile migration, phase 2

2011-01-11 13:28

The centre of your computing universe is shifting, says Simon Dingle.


Motorola puts smartwatch on sale

2014-09-05 18:06

Motorola has kicked off sales of its new smartwatch, in a series of product launches which could be the last before the firm is sold to China's Lenovo.

Motorola chief departs

2014-02-14 13:22

The head of Google-owned Motorola, Dennis Woodside, had announced he is leaving the smartphone maker.

Motorola eyes 'aggressive' moves

2014-01-07 12:30

Motorola is pushing all the buttons to regain prominence in the smartphone market, including aggressive pricing, chief executive Dennis Woodside has said.

Motorola unveils 'affordable' Moto G

2013-11-13 20:39

Google-owned Motorola Mobility has unveiled the Moto G, aimed at the half-billion consumers around the world, many in emerging markets, who want a cheap smartphone.

US court revives Apple-Motorola gripe

2013-08-08 09:33

A US appeals court has revived an Apple smartphone patent complaint against Motorola Mobility.

EU backs Apple in Google patent fight

2013-05-06 12:58

Google-owned Motorola has been abusing its market dominance in Germany by filing a patent injunction against Apple, say European Union anti-trust officials.

Microsoft wins in patent fight

2013-02-08 13:00

A federal judge has tossed out more than a dozen patent infringement claims filed against Microsoft by Google-owned Motorola Mobility.

HTC set to announce new device

2012-09-19 11:01

HTC is taking on competitors with a new device that it is set to announce in London.

Google, Microsoft take on iPhone 5

2012-09-06 12:17

Google and Microsoft have introduced new champions in the fiercely competitive smartphone arena, ahead of what is likely to be the debut of a next-generation iPhone.

Motorola Razr Maxx set for 4G - review

2012-08-22 14:40

The Motorola Razr Maxx has a better battery than the previous generation and it sets the device up for next generation networks.

Google to cut 4 000 Motorola jobs

2012-08-13 12:38

Internet giant Google plans to lay off about 4 000 employees at Motorola, a cellphone maker it purchased in May, to return the company to profitability.

US judge questions patent system

2012-07-05 17:27

The US judge who tossed out Apple's battle with Motorola is questioning whether patents should cover software or most other industries at all.

Motorola launches Razr Maxx in SA

2012-07-03 13:21

Motorola has upped the ante in the smartphone wars by launching the Motorola Razr Maxx in South Africa.

City of Tshwane's iPad splurge

2012-06-24 17:03

South Africa’s biggest municipality is shopping for hundreds of the latest technological gadgets – and cocking a snoot at National Treasury in the process.

Motorola is Razr sharp - review

2012-05-23 12:48

Motorola has resurrected its popular Razr brand in hopes of taking a larger share of the smartphone market and the super thin device delivers a truly smart experience.

Microsoft loses patent suit in Germany

2012-05-02 20:40

A German court has found that Microsoft infringed Motorola patents with their Xbox and Windows 7.

Data cost hurts smartphone adoption

2012-03-14 22:39

Cost remains a significant impediment to the mass adoption of smartphones, particularly for users in developing countries, hardware manufacturers have said.

Motorola hints at 4G phone strategy

2012-03-05 14:10

Motorola has hinted that it will launch next-generation smartphones for high-speed networks globally this year.

Motorola: Some tablets weren't wiped

2012-02-04 22:30

Motorola says some refurbished Xoom tablets may have contained previous owners' data and may not have been properly wiped.

Motorola launches Xoom, Atrix in SA

2011-08-19 11:05

Motorola SA has launched the Motorola Xoom tablet and Atrix smartphone in South Africa.

Google to buy Motorola Mobility

2011-08-15 15:22

In its biggest deal to date, Google is to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn, in a bid to bolster its Android mobile software.

Motorola Xoom takes on iPad

2011-03-08 12:39

Motorola's Xoom has been hailed as the most likely tablet computer to rival Apple's iPad - the first with the goods to compete.

Microsoft sues Motorola over royalties

2010-11-10 16:11

Microsoft, which accused Motorola of violating its smartphone patents, has filed suit against the US telecom giant.

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