The tablet market is so hot right now thanks to the iPad that the tablets are selling in droves. The bad thing for most companies is that the iPad is one of the few tablets on the market right now. There are a number of other tablets set to land soon and one of the tablets that were expected in time for holiday shopping was from Motorola.
Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar isn't just talking about BlackBerry tablets these days, he's also heard whisperings of Motorola getting into the sizeable slate business. According to The Street, Kumar is warning investors to expect a Motorola rival to the iPad in November 2010, with a 10-inch touchscreen display and running Google's Android 3.0 Gingerbread OS.
By now, you're probably already well into your fourth of July celebration. If not, you're already behind the curve, so start celebrating your long weekend! Most of you probably don't have work on Monday, so go ahead and take the time to relax -- you deserve it. We'll try and help you out tonight, in this edition of The Daily Slash. First up, in the Best of R3 Media, we've got some rumors about Android 2.2 and the original Droid, ColorWare wants to paint your new Xbox 360, and Verizon's been forced to fork out $21 million. And then in the Dredge 'Net, we've got a countertop that'll teach you things, a digital burial ground for the KIN, and some new information about Google Music.
The beginning of the month. By now, you're probably already getting ready for your fourth of July weekend, and there's definitely nothing wrong with that. We'd be lying if we said we weren't. It's a big holiday. Until then though, welcome to tonight's edition The Daily Slash. First up, in the Best of R3 Media, we've got a new rumor about a 2GHz Android device, an iPhone class-action lawsuit, and some other devices get some prices leaked. And then in the Dredge 'Net, we've got some eyewear with an integrated USB stick, and a Fujitsu netbook gets released into the world.
Verizon, Motorola and Google have officially announced the DROID X, the latest Android smartphone and something of a multimedia powerhouse. Powered by a 1GHz processor, the DROID X has 8GB of ROM, a 4.3-inch 854 x 480 capacitive touchscreen and will come with a 16GB microSD card preloaded for a total of 24GB storage; that's useful, as the phone also has an 8-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording.
Motorola's Android ambitions aren't exactly unknown, but CEO Sanjay Jha has squeezed out a new tidbit that has left us even more keen to see what's in the pipeline. Speaking at the Executives Club of Chicago this week, Jha revealed that Motorola plans to have a 2GHz Android smartphone on the market by the end of 2010. Other sources at the company are quoted as saying the device will "incorporate everything that is technologically possible in a smartphone today."
The Wall Street Journal's got a hot tip that says Motorola isn't planning on just releasing one new Droid device in the near future. Apparently the company wants to make sure that they grab customer's attention, and what better way to do that then to release more than one handset in the same month? If the sources are correct, then that's exactly the game plan that Sanjay Jha and company are sticking to.
Co-CEO of Motorola, Sanjay Jha, decided to open up in regards to just about anything that his company might be thinking about for the future, which included HTC, tablets (of course), and where he and his company stand on that proprietary Operating System (OS) he mentioned a few months back. There's not a lot that we didn't see coming, and definitely no surprises here, but nevertheless it's always good to hear it coming from a company's Chief Executive, rather than the rumor mill.
There are more and more avenues to get the information you want. And, sure enough, it's looking more and more like the site LinkedIN is becoming a place to find acquisitions. As employees get shuffled around to new companies, they're likely to keep their LinkedIN profile in the know, and thanks to one employee of Azingo, there's some talk swirling around that Motorola has purchased the company.
Motorola has been struggling more than some phone makers with the poor economy. The fact that before Android Motorola hadn't had a popular device since the RAZR didn’t help things. When Android became popular Motorola pretty much abandoned WinMo and clung to Android the way a drowning man clings to a bit of driftwood.