Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo for $2.9B

PC maker Lenovo, which has struggled for smartphone success outside China, gets an established global brand, while Google unloads a burden on its balance sheet and a source of tension. The Droid Ultra is one of Motorola’s key franchises in the US. (Credit: CNET) Google is unloading Motorola Mobility onto Chinese PC maker Lenovo. Google confirmed on its site that it has sold Motorola for $2.91 billion, consisting of $660 million in cash and $750 million in Lenovo shares, with the remaining $1.5 billion paid in the form of a three-year promissory note. Reuters earlier reported on the deal. Lenovo … Continue reading Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo for $2.9B

Moto X price drops to $399 off-contract

Motorola whacks the price of its Moto X smartphone way down from the earlier no-contract price of $579. The Motorola Moto X and its coats of many colors. Motorola is ringing in the New Year with a price cut for its marquee smartphone. The Moto X now costs $399 off-contract at major US carriers. The new pricing includes customized devices. The Moto X had been listing at $579 without a contract. With a two-year contract at a carrier such as Verizon Wireless or AT&T, the smartphone starts at $99.99. “We’ve been hearing a lot recently from people who want a … Continue reading Moto X price drops to $399 off-contract

Motorola Is Making A SmartPhone On Phonebloks Concept

By Awaissoft About two months back there was a great hype about ‘phonebloks’ where one will be able to upgrade/change any hardware feature of their smartphone they wished to. The idea came from a designer, Dave Hakkens and now it seems that he wasn’t the only one with this concept in mind, say hello to Motorola’s project Ara. According to Motorola, they have been working on this idea for the past 1 year and the idea has already resulted in the first actual prototypes. The hardware, in this particular future smartphone would be in form of modules that will be … Continue reading Motorola Is Making A SmartPhone On Phonebloks Concept