They are really blind and doesn't have knowledge. They just know how many Mega Pixel. With same mega pixel but have different results.
+ camera chip
+ camera lens
+ resolutions (mega pixel)
Some mobile phone brand got trick. When you see in the mobile phone LCD is look really good but when you print the result is awful.
Hi there mate. I see you still providing some excellent advice to the readers. keep up the good work there...nice to know there are people like you out there. I eventually gave up looking for and finding a RAZR V9, it just kept on eluding me. Suppose I was just not destined to have one of these beauties. They truly are stunning. I have however found what I was looking for in the LG Viewty. Very nice, neat and capable phone. Its just a pity that Motorola is losing customers in South Africa by offering its old phones here as new releases. To all you Moto fans out there...love your phones, they truly are excellent. Rick, Catch me on the Viewty page.. will get some objective feedback to you and other Viewty owners.
I agree with you, coz critics who don't know about technology tend to judge moto,, say for example they just focus themselves on the "best foot forward" features of certain handsets without considering some other angles.. like "5 megapixels camera" do they really know what this mean? Pixelation means the Image size,, Pixelation refers to sizes like 1200X1600 (2MP), 640x480 (VGA), 1200x1024 (1MP), and so on.. BUT Picture quality / precision / clarity / accuracy is a different story i must say.. and i stand that when it comes to this feature (precision, et al) Motorola Stand-out among the rest even it offers a 2-megapixel SIZE Photo.. The bottomline is "More Megapixels doesn't mean More image clarity, precision or accuracy"
Yea...yea... whatever you said. Give me fact about you said Motorola stick to 2 Mega Pixel Camera; if Motorola has 5 Mega Pixel Cameras, so what do you want to do? How about you make Streaptease video clips and posting here? Don't forget come back here again after Mobile World Congress 2008 (11 until 14 February 2008).
How about Nokia? How about Nokia 6555 copy from Motorola Krzr, Nokia N76 copy from Motorola V3 Razr, Nokia 6300 copy from Motorola Slvr, Nokia dual hinge copy from Motorola MPX 300. What's up with Nokia company? Nokia just can copy from Motorola?
You ask Why they don't upgrade the screen size ( always 2 inches and below). what's up with your brain and eyes? Do you use your brain and eyes? How about Motorola Rokr E6 and Motorola Q Series with 2.4 inches. If you want big screen; bring your laptop or LCD or Plasma.
The fact is Nokia using Java Linux too. Look all type of Nokia only change colors and same design only change features; is that new phones? How many type Nokia 8800? Nokia 8800 only change colors and accessories. How many type Nokia N82? Nokia N82 only change colors.
Don't forget come back again and your streaptease video clip here
motorola can't afford to have the kind of strategy where they stick to 2megapixel cams and let the consumers wait for their higher-end phones. i don't know why this company doesn't integrate great camera sensors like carl-zeiss or why they don't upgrade the screen size( always 2inches and below). what's up with this company?
i also have to comment on their UI (java-linux and symbian UIQ). they don't have great appeal to consumers. why not put symbian to the ones find in nokia n-series? just like what samsung is doing (and will be doing in their new phones). for now,swallow your pride motorola or you won't gain more than what you expect.
i just bought my v9 2 weeks ago. so far so good. i just want to ask to those who own v9:
1. how can you turn off the vibration everytime you accidentally press the front screen? it annoys me even the touch screen is locked, it still virantes if you hit the bottons.
2. how can you set your callendar to start on a sunday? because the calendar starts on a monday and im not used to look at it, im always confused.
Thanks a lot...
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.
~ Motorola Mania ~
Sorry... My English is not good. Not all Motorola Fans and people know about Motorola. I following Motorola for more than 7 years; I know Motorola developments. More surprise from Motorola.
People judge from last Motorola; like Motorola V3 Razr but they don't know Motorola V3 Razr sold more than 100 million units for 3 years.
Motorola make standard future; example: Micro USB Charger, Mini USB Charger, Slim Phone Design (Flip and Candybar), Dual Hinge Concept (can open vertical and horizontal (Motorola MPX 300)). Motorola already begin make 3 Mega Pixel Camera; that's Motorola MS550 since around 2004.
Yes... Motorola doesn't has profit but that's not the end of world of innovations. See Motorola V3X Razr, Motorola Razr 2 V8 (500 Mhz Processor - the second faster processor for mobile phone), Motorola Razr 2 V9, Motorola Rokr Z6 (624 Mhz Processor - the fastest processor for mobile phone), Motorola Rizr Z8 (32 Gb external memory - the biggest external storage). Someone prediction, Motorola will build 700 Mhz Processor, 1 Ghz Processor and more.
They don't know or they doesn't want know about Motorola. Some critics says Motorola never make good quality camera. Remember: Motorola joint venture with Kodak for make Motorola Kodak Camera Phone / Motorola Zine Lines. So Motorola possible to make best quality camera for mobile phone because Kodak. Motorola possible to make 5 Mega Pixel Camera, 8 Mega Pixel Camera, 12 Mega Pixel Camera and more. For little fact Motorola can make good quality camera is in Motorola Z3, Motorola Razr 2 V8, Motorola Razr 2 V9.
Yes, you right. Motorola is like "Silent waters run deep". For me; it's really really woth it for wait.
I am using Motorola from Motorola 3688 until now. Now... I am using Motorola Razr 2 V8 with 512 Mb internal memory. Motorola V3X Razr is Best 3GSM Mobile Handset or Device 2006).
The fact is Motorola got 4 awards from CNET CES 2008.
~ Motorola Mania ~
I'm sure people & Moto Fans have something pretty exciting to look forward:)
Some critics are saying that Moto sticks to 2 meagapixel engine phones without going side by side with the 5 megapixel phones that are in this days:) They don't know that may be it was just a strategy or whatever...
I'm sure many will be surprised when they get to know that Moto is about to launch a 5, 8, or even 12 megapixel engine mobile phone soon:)
like a saying "Silent waters run deep"..
Their (Motorola) silence means there's something in store for all the Moto Lovers out there:) Something really worth the wait:)
By the way i'm also from the Razr V3x forum,, coz my phone is like this..:)
Thanks for your comment bro..I think i'll buy moto v9 as u suggested..by the way i very agree with u that the material made is very solid..i like that...and is very coool design...but first i'll make sure that this V9 is already available in Sby...otherwise i'll get it frm Jkt...very very sooon..!
Speculations about Motorola for sale is come from Carl Icahn. He loser from CEO Motorola election between Ed Zander and Carl Icahn. He planning if he win and to be CEO Motorola election; he want put his CEO Carl Enterprise to be CEO Motorola Mobile Division" and has 3 other people to be strategic CEO Motorola in other division.
Before CEO Motorola election last year 2007. He gave speculations to public; he want sale Motorola to Ericsson but Ericsson doesn't agree with him. Carl Icahn fail. And now he gave again speculations about sale Motorola but Greg Brown (CEO Motorola) answer the speculations. Carl Icahn fail again. Twice he try gave speculations of sale Motorola and fail. The shame is GSM Arena believe with that's speculations without research and wait.
The key successful of Motorola is under Greg Brown. Motorola has strong portfolio for year 2008 and next. Around Q2,2007, Ed Zander told to public in year 2008 Motorola will get profit.
Don't forget; now Motorola has Motorola Zine Lines / Motorola Kodak Camera Phone Lines. Motorola this year 2008 will release Motorola Z12 with 5 Mega Pixel Camera; Motorola Kodak Camera Phone with 8 Mega Pixel Camera and sooner Motorola Kodak Camera Phone with 12 Mega Pixel Camera. For now public just know 4 model Motorola accidently; Motorola SKARVEN / Z12, Motorola X PIXL, Motorola TEXEL and Motorola GENGHIS. Motorola still have 20 until 30 model unknown for year 2008. Around Q2,2008, Motorola will introduce and release Motorola WiMax Mobile Phone. Much more Motorola secret unknown in the public.
I forgot to mention that their future model Z-12 has a 5-megapixel engine feature (Kodak)..& many more..
Thanks for the "Copy-Paste Phone Review" you've posted.. what else is new? even the Ericsson had merged with Sony before..
Everything written & read on pages are still speculations unless the company formally announces these reports..
Let's just wait and see what will happen on the next few days, weeks, or months..
At the end of the day, only Motorola could answer all these questions, right?..
Note: Let's wait to their future model named "Z-12" with Kodak as the camera feature carrier..
My Motorola V3 Razr with 8 Mb internal memory can save my message more than 100 message although it shows low memory but still can save my message.
I don't think Motorola Razr 2 V9 only can save your message until 100 sms although it shows low memory. Capacity message is depend on your internal memory and external memory.
just bought d phone for a week.. nice phone..
n i can save my msg until 100 sms although it shows low memory..
hi there i bot red v9 2 weeks ago in senayan city to replace my moto v6 maxx. i like this phone better than v6 maxx, major improvement than previous models but still not perfect though. there are some plus points in v6 maxx that you can't find in v9.
for me to choose a phone, it has to be a flip phone and cool model anyway i just use it to phone and sms. V9 material is very good. the camera, mp3 player and video recording is good enough for me.
i think you should go for v9 dude since it's a 3G phone you can use video call to see your family and the memory is up to 4gig
for your questions: i think v8 n v9 shud have a same battery life but since v9 is 3G phone then the battery will be slightly below v8.
yep in v8 they only got the 512mb internal memory and no more slot for expansion.
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.
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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Did you know MOTOROLA is attempting to sell out the mobile phone division?
One more good ol' American Company going down the tubes, or bought out by the Chinese. Motorola, SHAME ON YOU!!! You are a giant, keeping the mobile phone division alive financially, means nothing to you. On the other hand, maintaining integrity of the Motorola brand as we all know Motorola to be is extremely valuable. You can absolutely bounce back into the market. Here is your opening statement when one enters motorola.com
"We’re scientists. We’re artists. Most of all, we are a global communications leader, powered by, and driving, seamless mobility. Motorola is revolutionizing broadband, embedded systems and wireless networks – bringing cutting-edge technologies into your everyday life, with style"
So why are you giving up? why allow another Company to use the prestigious name MOTOROLA. Paul Galvin the founder would be mighty upset at your decision. And for what? just to enhance the already FAT pockets of shareholders. MOOROLA, GET UP AND FIGHT LIKE A MAN!! I'm sure consumers will remain loyal to you and new business will prevail if you maitain the integrity of the brand. Making a merger or aquisition move like the one you're thinking would be the beginning of the end of MOTOROLA!! For example, Daimler/Chrylser, Ford/Jaguar versus BMW. Although MEGA MERGER OFFERS have been suggested, BMW remains ahead of the game because of integrity of the brand. Don't make the mistake!! Readers and motorola users support this comment, we can all make a difference.