Motorola chat shows Lapdock staying put
Motorola's mobile device VP Christy Wyatt in an interview Friday committed her company to the Lapdock concept. In speaking with AllThingsD, she saw notebook docks like the Lapdock 100 still being important to consolidation. People don't want to be "carrying 52 cords and 52 chargers and multiple data plans," she said, so it made sense to give them a way to extend the main device they have.
Droid RAZR is first thin, long-lasting 4G phone
Motorola ended rumors and unveiled the Droid RAZR. The device aims to leap over the typically bulky limits of 4G phones: its use of a Kevlar back and a stainless steel frame help it measure 7.1mm thick at most points, thinner than even a Galaxy S II, while still being strong enough to survive common abuse, including splashes. Battery life also doesn't take the typical hit: Motorola expects 12.5 hours of calling and 8.9 hours of video.
Motorola Droid Bionic ships September 8 for 299
Nine months after a first showing at CES, Motorola and Verizon confirmed the long-delayed Droid Bionic. The Android 2.3 phone is Verizon's first dual-core phone with LTE-based 4G and is potentially one of the fastest phones on the web. The 1GHz TI OMAP 4430 is fast enough to both record and play 1080p video, including over HDMI out.
Motorola hints Droid Bionic and extra LTE tablets
Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha during the call discussing the company's until September, eight months after the original design showed. The Xoom's 4G upgrade was also pushed back to September, Jha said.
Motorola backs 7in tablet talk, to expand Webtop
Motorola chief Sanjay Jha in a presentation at Morgan Stanley's Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference this morning detailed some of the company's plans to expand its tablets and its smartphones. He reiterated intentions to put out a seven-inch Android tablet before the end of 2011 but saw it as targeting a different market. The smaller size would be "fun," he said, where a 10-inch tablet like the Xoom was now being skewed more towards high-end users.