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Motorola Reports Continued Q1 Losses

Motorola announced continued losses for its handset unit today, sending its shares down by as much as 16% in morning trading.  The U.S. handset manufacturer said it expects to post an operating loss for the current quarter due to a slower than expected recovery in its handset business.  The announcement overshadowed the company’s Q4 results, which, while not positive, were in line with expectations.

For Q4, Motorola posted an operating loss of $388 million, compared with a profit of $341 million for the same quarter a year earlier. Sales of mobile phones fell 38% to $4.8 billion, with 40.9 million units sold.

Motorola’s new CEO Greg Brown admitted the company’s previous strategy to return the handset business to profitability was not working. “We are focused on aggressively rationalizing the company’s cost structure and working to get Mobile Devices back on track,” Brown said, via a statement. “The recovery in Mobile Devices will take longer than expected and there is a lot more work to be done.”

For the current quarter, the company forecast continuing operating losses per share of 5 to 7 cents, before any reorganization charges, while analysts had expected a profit of as much as 10 cents per share for the first quarter of 2008.

In more bad news for Motorola, the UK’s Financial Services Authority (FSA) has launched an investigation of insider trading regarding the company’s purchase of TTP Communications in 2006. The FSA accused Christopher McQuoid and James Melbourne, former general counsel for TTP Communications, of having knowledge of Motorola’s plans to purchase the company, when the two purchased more than 153,000 shares in the company. Both pleaded not guilty.

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January 24, 2008 Posted by | Cellphone, cellphone news, mobi fun, Mobi news, Mobile events, mobile facts | , , , , | Leave a comment

The XV6800 now availalbe through Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, announced the XV6800 is available today online and through Verizon Wireless business sales. The XV6800 will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on Dec. 5.

The Verizon Wireless XV6800 delivers powerful messaging and communications capabilities, including Windows Mobile 6 Professional, which provides instant access to the Internet, calendar and contacts, tasks, e-mail, and much more. Also included are advanced phone features, such as a 2.0 megapixel camera with flash and video capture, and support for Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents, as well as PDFs.

Designed for sophistication, the Verizon Wireless XV6800 lets customers take their office on the road and comes with a cleverly hidden, slide-out QWERTY keyboard and Bluetooth technology. Additional features of the XV6800 include:

* 4.3″ l x 2.3″ w x 0.7″ d

* 5.8 oz.

* 2.8″ 240 x 320 64k-color touch-screen

* Built-in WiFi 802.11 b/g capability

* microSD memory card slot with support up to 4 GB

* Windows Media Player 10 Mobile

* Bluetooth v 2.0 for mono and stereo headsets, hands-free, serial port, and OBEX profiles; object push and synchronization

Verizon Wireless customers have the benefit of using the XV6800 as a modem for notebooks when they subscribe to Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess Connect to send and receive data.

The XV6800 is available online at http://www.verizonwireless.com today for $449.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. Business customers may contact a Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representative at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ to purchase the device.

November 29, 2007 Posted by | cellphone news, Mobile news | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Nokia 6131

The Nokia 6131 NFC (for Near Field Communication) is one stealthy handset. the phone offers pay by touch, touch ticket and other very cool RFID applications inside a conventional phone form factor. Basically they’ve embedded an RFID chip into the top part of the flip lid. We got a heads up on the technology from Richard Humbach, Head of NFC Business in Finland a while back, and it was very interesting.

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Here are is its Specification

 

  • Main display: Active TFT QVGA display supports up to 16,777,216 colors (320 x 240 pixels, 2.2 inches)
  • Outer display: Active TFT display supports up to 262,144 colors (128 x 160 pixels, 1.36 inches)- Light indication on outer display for missed calls/SMS/calendar reminders
  • Clearly separated keys for easy dialing and messaging
  • Demo mode (phone demo without SIM card).

Key features

 

  • Slim, stylish fold design with innovative, one-hand push-to-open operation
  • Dual displays: 16-million “true” colors inside and 262,144 colors outside
  • Active standby on enhanced Series 40 UI
  • Light indication on outer display for missed calls/SMS/calendar reminders
  • 1.3-megapixel camera with full-screen viewfinder for both main and outer display
  • Email with attachments
  • XHTML browser
  • Enhanced messaging with recently used contacts and groups
  • Clearly separated keys for easy dialing and messaging
  • MP3 player and FM stereo radio with Visual Radio
  • Fast browsing and downloads with EDGE
  • MicroSD memory cards available as enhancements (optional)nokia.jpg

November 26, 2007 Posted by | cellphone news, Mobile news, nokia news | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Verizon Wireless Gleam by Samsung

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Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung) today announced the Verizon Wireless Gleam by Samsung — a shiny thin clamshell with a new living wallpaper user interface — is now available.

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The Gleam’s outside is a glossy metallic bronze and black and houses a sleek silver keypad. The new living wallpaper capability allows Verizon Wireless customers to easily see the phone’s status with either a city or country view that changes with the time of day. The Gleam’s other features include.

October 8, 2007 Posted by | cellphone news, mobile Fun, Mobile news, samsung, samsung gleam, samsung news, verizon wireless samsung | Leave a comment