Give fact to approve you really has Motorola Razr 2 V9. Give link a photo of your Motorola Razr 2 V9 and tell me what can you do with external screen.
If you can't give fact; so you are liar.
in the era of 5megapixel phones, this is quite outdated. still 2MP? what happened to motorola? not even wifi is present.
I like this phone so much.Had it for a week now.So so far so good except for the battery life.Mine only lasted for 36 hours when playing songs for around 2 hours (maybe less).
The front body tends to attracts fingerprint easily. But i like its finishing though. Its kinda classy if u ask me.
The music player is also very good.Comparable to the SE Walkman with its bass boost. The supplied earphone also produces superb sound.
Couldn't ask for more. This is so far the most amazing phone i've ever had. What's more, there is no lag time between application compared to Nokia Symbian OS phone.
Motorola CEO takes charge of troubled handset unit
Mon Feb 4, 2008 12:14am EST
NEW YORK, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Motorola Inc (MOT.N: Quote, Profile, Research) said its Chief Executive Greg Brown was taking direct control of the company's loss-making handset business, replacing Stu Reed, in a move aimed at helping speed up the unit's recovery.
Motorola announced the decision to employees in an internal memo sent on Friday, a day after it announced that it was considering options including a split-off of its mobile unit, which has been losing market share to rivals such as Nokia (NOK1V.HE: Quote, Profile, Research) and Samsung Electronics (005930.KS: Quote, Profile, Research).
Reed, who took over as head of the mobile phone unit last Summer, will stay at Motorola and work closely with Brown, spokeswoman Jennifer Erickson said on Sunday.
Motorola has been criticized for a weak phone line-up and failing to come up with a strong successor to its Razr phone.
The company also faces pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn, who has said he would nominate four directors for Motorola's board this year. Icahn said in a television interview on Friday that he wanted new management for the mobile division.
Greg Brown took over as CEO in January, replacing Ed Zander.
Motorola on Jan. 23 warned it may lose more market share and post an operating loss this quarter as its cellphone business is taking longer than expected to turn around.
It also backed off its forecast for its mobile devices division to return to profitability in 2008.
Motorola forecast a first-quarter loss per share from continuing operations of 5-7 cents, before restructuring costs. Analysts had expected a profit of 9 cents per share, according to Reuters Estimates. (Reporting by Sinead Carew; Editing by Jan Dahinten)
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Sunday, January 20, 2008
What's on Motorola's agenda?
On Jan. 1, Ed Zander officially stepped down as Motorola's (MOT) chief executive, with former Chief Operating Officer Greg Brown taking the reins. According to Gartner (IT), in the third quarter of 2007, Motorola's market share in the handset sector dropped 7.6 percentage points compared with the same period in 2006, relegating the vendor to the No. 3 position, behind Nokia (NOK) and Samsung. The tech giant is clearly wobbling and the changing of the guard raises the question: What role will design play in the company's new era? Will Brown call on Motorola's designers and engineers to try to match the success of the Razr, the iconic product launched during the Zander reign?
Clues as to where Motorola may be headed in the next three to five years can be found in an internal document, the Motorola Technology Outlook (MTO), which is initially available only to senior managers in the corporate technology office and business units (it will be posted later on the company's corporate intranet for all 66,000 employees to examine). Compiled annually since 2004, the MTO features trend analysis from the company's Research Visionary Board, an external group of 47 design and technology experts based around the world, and a spectrum of staff members, who identify key trends and concepts in mobile devices, the Internet, and other areas. BusinessWeek received exclusive access to a detailed summary of this year's 20-page document, which has never before been released externally.
A jumping-off point
The MTO outlines six directions that the company may focus on while planning its new long-term projects. They're meant to be macro-ideas, rather than direct recommendations, and, indeed, this year's trends seem both obvious and abstract. They are: "the immersive Internet," meaning that consumers will be online constantly, including on their handsets; "hosted applications," or standardized software that's available on a Wi-Fi or cell-phone network rather than vendor-specific applications available only on one device; "video rerouted," or TV seen not only on TV but on other platforms; "virtually there," or posting the physical world online in real time via sensors, GPS, and RFID tags; "securing the bits," or making mobile phones safer against hackers and identity thieves; and "stimulating the spectrum," or the emergence of entirely new networks beyond the traditional cellular ones.
While some of these seem painfully simple, the report's overseer, Joe Dvorak, technology futurist in Motorola's corporate strategy office, argues that the ways in which trends are applied in research and development within Motorola is complex. And the report does also provide scenarios for theoretical products or potential usages.
For instance, the document proposes "snowflake devices"—customized gadgets, such as smartphones or handheld computers, that display content specific to a consumer's taste and which feature speech and gesture recognition for a more human "feel." Or mobile handsets with fast-loading interfaces for quicker video downloads. While mere sketches of hypothetical handset applications, these proposals do seem to indicate the beginnings of Motorola's response to Apple's (AAPL) iPhone. Certainly they suggest Motorola is looking to enhance its user interfaces and software, two areas that critics have often pinpointed as needing radical improvement.
Focusing on the user experience
"It's not a surprise that Motorola is having the problems they're having now, because software and user experience are the real differentiators," says William Clark, an analyst with market researcher Gartner. Indeed, despite initial acclaim for the superslim design of the Razr, which became a must-have accessory soon after its debut in 2004, consumer complaints about the phone's usability soon bubbled to the surface.
So did voluble criticism of the phone's user interface for texting and the audibility of calls. A prevailing conclusion? The Razr was a beautiful device housing mediocre software.
Clark observes that Motorola's phone portfolio, while often sleek and even featuring unique features such as live TV, lacks a clearly defined "Motorola experience" in terms of brand identity. In addition, he says, by offering so many different styles for so many different market segments, Motorola's brand equity has become diluted to the point of being nearly generic. "The Razr 2, for example, has no soul," he says, adding, "Motorola has become the Acme of phones," a reference to the fictional maker of everything from anvils to birdseed.
Motorola seems to be suffering a condition common to many of the old-school tech giants: how to couple their huge engineering or technological know-how with what a user really needs. "The tech part is easy [for Motorola]. The social and human parts are hard. That's the part Motorola has difficulty with, because it's an engineering company," says Don Norman, the author of numerous books on design and user experience (including The Design of Everyday Things) (BusinessWeek.com, 12/5/07), and a professor at Northwestern University, who has served on the Research Visionary Board since its inception five years ago.
Clark, meanwhile, points to the company's recently released Crystal Talk technology, featuring two microphones that distinguish between the talker's voice and surrounding noise. It's bleeding-edge tech, and a potential selling point if only Motorola executives can work out how to market it to consumers effectively. And the company has added innovative design elements that might offer a more appealing user experience than even the iPhone: For example, the forthcoming Rokr E8 (an update of the disappointing Rokr MP3 phone that syncs with iTunes) features a flat, iPhone-esque touch screen along with software that offers a sensation of touch when using the digital keypad. And it has FM radio, which the iPhone lacks.
Exchange of ideas
Another Research Visionary Board member and former Motorola employee, Andy Seybold, who heads a Santa Barbara (Calif.)-based consulting firm, the Andrew Seybold Group, believes the MTO initiative might suggest the company is at last paying attention to its consumers' experiences—and also working on its internal communication. That's also been a big problem for Motorola, which observers say has led to competing mobile products and a lack of overall brand cohesion.
"Motorola has always had a problem sharing thoughts and technology across groups," Seybold says. "It's full of fiefdoms, and in the past they didn't cross-pollinate technologies. But the [MTO] document is so full of so many different ideas, it can be seen as one way of cross-group pollination."
Motorola's Dvorak emphasizes that the company is working toward synergizing its various departments. "We have a group that looks at consumer intelligence with the goal of analyzing consumer trends [vs. technology trends] in a similar time frame of three to five years, and we are now looking to collaborate more closely," he says. And although the consumer research group doesn't publish a report similar to MTO, an exchange of ideas is occurring, Dvorak concedes, "in an ad hoc way." In other words, the synergy isn't systemized, at least for now.
Whether this year's MTO, which seems to address problems that analysts and Motorola insiders are quick to identify with Zander, will spark the design of must-have phones with a distinctive Motorola user experience is yet to be seen. New CEO Brown may decide to ditch the MTO strategy altogether—it's a relic from the previous era, after all. His challenge is to capitalize on the design and technology advances already in place while waiting.
there's no better way in writing criticisms than what i've wrote here. you don't want to be gentle on a "dying" mobile phone manufacturer. i can't understand why it is SO hard for some people to accept the flaws and bad strategies of motorola.
you always PRAISE moto but in reality, they're having so much trouble inside. is it really hard to understand that MOTO NEEDS HELP? the company has accepted THAT FACT and i find it ironic that the some consumers can't accept it. i don't know if some people here are well aware of what's going on with motorola and just PRETENDING to know almost everything about the company.
motorola doesn't need lots of praises right now. they need HELP, ok? can't YOU understand that? suggestions are very welcome here and i dont know why some "moto fans" aren't giving any.
iam sure there's a better way of writing to comment on the cons of motorola phones? look at ur own words, aint they full of sarcasm?
i agree this is for opinions posting but dont readers have the right to voice their doubts and clarify them? if u aint aware of, more than half of all these posts are bout ppl raising their doubts. their questions were politely replied by generous ppl. bare with me, before u comment on others, please take some time to look at urself first.
sorry people of ive polluted this forum, still, motorola certainly aint bad. =D
is this fne a good music phone i can deal with the 2 mp camera but is it a good music phone please reply i really like this phone and i am in strong need for new cell phone thx
please shut up if u dont know how to appreciate motorola phones, and u are respected for your choice.
and a reminder, no foul languages is part of the posting rules. Be polite if you still aint aware of. =]
anw, can anyone tell me whether changing of languages in messaging is available for v9? e.g to type chinese when it's in english mode? and is the phone laggy? cos many are telling me that it's rather lag. does it differ buying from different countries?
I gave fact about statement "Motorola stick to 2 Mega Pixel" is really wrong. So if you doesn't really know about Motorola, you should be shut up.
Don't says that's only concept/fake. Motorola MS550 is really release product and i has 1 unit Motorola MS550.
MS550 - Motorola Announces 3 Megapixel Phone
October 31st, 2005
Motorola announced plans to release a 3 megapixel camera phone, the MS550.
The MS550 is designed for CDMA networks, and will show up in Korea sometime this November (no word on when we’ll see it in the US). It is supporsedly a slider phone (pictures don’t indicated) and provides not only high quality pics, but supports EV-DO Internet for high speed data transfer. The MS550 also supports MP3 playback, and provides an in phone editing system for pictures.
Combining the form, function and fun of the digital camera with wireless communication essentials, the Motorola MS550 is guaranteed to elicit oohs and aahs from mobile consumers. With innovation and intelligence, the Motorola MS550 replicates a traditional digital camera experience – fusing premium imaging tools with connectivity must-haves. At first glance, the model MS550 looks like a traditional camera, but its unique sliding form reveals a full number-pad for mobile phone functionality. A rich feature set, including a 3 megapixel camera with optical 2 x zoom, auto-focus and photo indicator, complements the familiar and intuitive design and complete the magnified mobile multimedia experience – giving jet-setting consumers a new way to capture and share their world with sophisticated ease.
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The Motorola MS550 perfectly emulates the look and feel of your digital camera, with a two-handed photo capture experience you’ll forget that this sleek device also lets you make calls! Pocket-sized yet bursting with multimedia potential, the Motorola MS550 makes the most of on-the-go moments. And, with an innovative slider form factor, this mobile photography phone makes it easy to point and click at any whim.
Photo First Functionality
Mobile photographers will delight in the expansive imaging expertise of the Motorola MS550, bringing their visions to life via a 3 megapixel camera, auto-focus, photo indicator and 2 x optical zoom. Photo album and photo editing applications give consumers the chance to leverage their inner artist. The multimedia enjoyment doesn’t stop with still life – the model MS550 provides the tools to capture live-action moments with MP4 streaming video record and playback*.
Get an Ear Full
Balancing out its top-notch visual functionality, the Motorola MS550 provides advanced audio to keep you grooving on-the-go. Jam to MP3 tunes, WAV files and more – it all comes through crystal clear.
SUMMARY OF FEATURES:
• Unique camera “slider” design
• Large, vivid 2.2 inch color display
• Integrated 3 megapixel camera with auto-focus, 2 x optical zoom and photo indicator for high-quality photo capture
• Video capabilities including MP4 video capture and playback for capturing action-packed adventures
• Electrifying music capabilities, supporting 64 MIDI, AAC, AAC+, MP3 files
• 3D gaming capable
• Downloadable musical ringtones, animations and more*
• External memory for added storage space
• EvDO technology for rapid downloading, sending and viewing multimedia files*
The Motorola MS550 is expected to be available in the second half of 2005. For more information regarding pricing and product availability in your region, please contact your local Motorola representative.
Is the battery really awful?
I mean, if I'm like, going to play music on this phone for about 3-4 hours a day, at the same time, sending sms, will the battery last?
do you advise me to buy V9??
If not why ??
Absolutely i advise you to buy Motorola Razr 2 V9 because The Winner of Asia Mobile Award 2007 - Category 4: Best Mobile Broadband Handset / Device. That's fact Motorola Razr 2 V9 is the best.
Motorola Honored with Multiple Awards at CES
ROKR E8, Accessories Win Multiple “Best of CES”, Additional Awards at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show
LAS VEGAS – 14 Jan. 2008 – Innovative, new mobile devices and accessories from Motorola (NYSE: MOT) were among the most honored at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show. ROKR E8 received four prestigious awards including the CNET People’s Voice Award, while the MOTOROKR S9 and Motorola T815 each took top honors in the 2008 CES Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award and Bluetooth Special Interest Group Award, respectively. With an additional eight Motorola products receiving honorable mentions, Motorola will clear the mantle for 14 new awards and accolades from CES.
“The honors and accolades bestowed upon Motorola at CES underscore our strategy of creating authentic, personal mobile experiences that fit into – and enhance – consumer lifestyles,” said Jeremy Dale, vice president, global marketing, Motorola Mobile Devices. “We are honored by this recognition of our innovative devices and are thrilled to deliver these new products to consumers in the coming months.”
ROKR E8 Rocks CES
ROKR E8, the new addition to the Motorola ROKR portfolio features breakthrough ModeShift technology, so consumers only see the buttons they need for a music player, cell phone or imaging device -- at the exact moment they need them. The ROKR E8 took the spotlight at CES with a number of key honors from leading technology media outlets. ROKR E8 was recognized with:
* CNET Best of CES award in the Cell phones and Smartphones category, as chosen by the editors of CNET. The third annual Best of CES Awards honor the top product in each of 10 designated product categories based on hundreds of entries.
* CNET People’s Voice Awards, based on nearly eleven thousand votes from consumers and show attendees wishing to recognize their favorite product at CES.
* Popular Mechanics Top 20 Products of CES – Editor’s Choice Award for which the editors of Popular Mechanics magazine lauded Motorola for bringing haptics technology to everyday consumer products.
* LAPTOP Magazine Best of CES 2008: Best Cell Phone chosen by the editors of LAPTOP which also noted “amazing work Motorola has done to improve haptics technology.”
Recognition for Innovation
The MOTOROKR S9 headset, which integrates Bluetooth® enabled wireless stereo music and phone calls with an unmatched lightweight design and behind-the-head wearing style, was honored with the 2008 CES Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award in the headphones category. Now in its 11th year, the “Best of Innovations” Awards are given to the most highly honored products in each category of this consumer technology award program. Additional Motorola products, including next-generation RAZR2, MOTOPURE H12 Universal Bluetooth Headset, the kick-slider media monster - MOTO Z8, MOTOROKR T505 Bluetooth In-Car Speakerphone and Digital FM Transmitter, and the HSDPA smart device MOTO Q 9h global each received an honorable mention in their respective categories.
Several Motorola Bluetooth enabled products were honored by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) in its third annual “Best of CES” competition. The Motorola T815, Smartphone-Based Navigation System featuring MOTONAV, was awarded the “Best of” in the Bluetooth transfer category, while the MOTOPURE H12 noise-reduction headset was recognized as a finalist in the Bluetooth headset category. The sleeker, smarter RAZR2 V9m and the clip-and-go auto accessory, the MOTOROKR T505, received an honorable mention in the respective Bluetooth music and vertical categories.
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Hahaha... You must back with your streaptease video clip and posting here because your statement said Motorola stick to 2 Mega Pixel Camera is wrong. The fact is Motorola already produce 3 Mega Pixel Camera Phone (Motorola MS550).
I waiting for your streaptease video clip to posting here.
so what happened to the 3 Mega Pixel Camera Phone (Motorola MS550)? did motorola picked up a good review in it?
why are SO affected when someone criticizes motorola? are you not happy that critics are concerned and motorola is well aware of the fact that they have lots of improvement to do? why do you think motorola's market share dropped SO BADLY? is it because majority of the users are dumb and didn't see the positive side of motorola or is it just because motorola isn't that competitive-enough to handle their mobile phone division? WHY IS THERE A NEED FOR THEM TO SELL THEIR MOBILE PHONE DIVISION? definitely i'll be back here after the congress.