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Motorola Defy Pro Motorola just announced the Defy Pro, which marks the return of its Pro smartphone series with full QWERTY-keyboards. The Defy Pro continues from where the Defy+ left, and adds a full QWERTY keyboard to please business users. The Motorola Defy Pro is what the company calls “life proof”, meaning it’s dust-proof, water resistant, and scratch resistant thanks to the Gorilla Glass screen. The screen is a rather small 2.7-inch touch screen. Other noteworthy features include a 5-megapixel rear camera, a micro...

Google Motorola acquisition Google has gained China’s approval to purchase Motorola Mobility. In order to get this approval, Google needed to promise that Android will stay free and open for at least five years. This doesn’t come as a shock since Google has never given any indication that it would even consider closing Android to other manufacturers than Motorola. So while Google does the groundwork, other manufacturers can keep on customizing the original Android experience for at least another five years. ...

Nokia CBD explained DisplayMate has conducted a pretty comprehensive outdoor display test of today’s popular smartphones and tablets. They tested the following devices: Apple iPad 2, Amazon Kindle Fire, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Apple iPhone 4, HTC Desire, Motorola Droid X, Nokia Lumia 900 and Samsung Galaxy S. And guess which device goes home with the winner’s title? The Nokia Lumia 900. Nokia’s ClearBlack Display handles reflections very well, and manages to filter out light that shouldn’t reach...

Motorola Xoom Android 4.0.3 Motorola has started pushing out the promised update to Ice Cream Sandwich for the Motorola Xoom tablet. The Android version of this update is Android 4.0.3. The update should go out in stages, so not everyone will receive the update today. Keep on checking your device for the update! ...

Motorola RAZR Motorola has released a firmware update for European Motorola RAZR users. The software version after the update will be 651.73.30. New features and the usual performance improvements are included in this update. For a full list of changes, read the release notes in the quotes below. Software update for the MOTOROLA RAZR™ Introduction This is a software update for MOTOROLA RAZR™  users who are currently using software version 651.73.15, 651.73.16, 651.73.17, and 651.73.18. This new software package will update MOTOROLA...

Android Ice Cream Sandwich Statue at Google HQ Google went ahead and released the source code for their latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich version, which is Android 4.0.3. The new version includes builds for the Motorola XOOM, Samsung Galaxy Nexus S, and two Galaxy Nexus versions (GSM and Verizon). Some noteworthy items: This version of Android is optimized for a wide range of devices. It works on phones. It works on tablets. It works on devices that don’t quite have the horsepower of a Galaxy Nexus. From a straight AOSP, it works...

Verizon DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Verizon Wireless announced today the DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and the XYBOARD 8.2. Both of these new tablets support Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Other important specs include a dual-cde 1.2GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera with HD video recording, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, 802.11b/g/n WiFi and internet tethering. This beast of a machine runs only Android 3.2 Honeycomb, but will eventually be upgraded to Android 4.0 ICS. The DROID XYBOARD 10.1 will be available in three models: 16 GB for $529.99,...

Little have we heard of Motorola’s Android-based Droid 4 before. This changed today when specs and images of the device in question got out in the wild. It appears that the Droid 4 will be targeted for Verizon Wireless, and it will be the first Motorola device to utilize Verizon’s fast 4G network. Basically the Motorola Droid 4 is a Droid RAZR, but with an added physical keyboard. Specs include a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 4-inch touchscreen, and an 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video recording and HDMI out. Rumors...