Posts tagged: Motorola

[Camera phone] Memories….like the corners of my mind…

Carrie Sylvester
 Apr 2, 2015

Yesterday was first day of April, April Fool’s Day on the calendar, I was reminded that it is also my twelfth year with InfoTrends. In 12 years watching the photography and mobile imaging markets has turned me into a mobile imaging enthusiast. To celebrate my 12 year journey I decided to take a walk down my camera phone memory lane.

B.C. (Before camera phone)

In 2003, people had not even thought of a camera phone. Many people had already had their first car phone by the early 2000s most of those would hardly be categorized as “mobile” Read more »

Views from the 2014 Wearable Tech Expo

Ed Lee
 Aug 11, 2014

The 2014 Wearable Tech Expo was held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City at the end of July. The conference was focused on the emerging wearable device market and offered a wide range of speakers from device manufacturers and component suppliers to service providers and fashionistas. It drew hundreds of attendees, intent on learning more about what was happening in this market.

Here are some of the key things we took away from the conference:  Read more »

September News Heats Up Mobile Market

Carrie Sylvester
 Sep 20, 2013

Image credit: ZDNet

iOS (iPhone) in the News

Apple once again held true to its history of a September iPhone introduction. There was much speculation around the impending announcement and Apple delivered by introducing two models on September 11th — the iPhone 5c and the 5s. Although the overall excitement for some seems to be waning that never stops the true Fan Boys; the very day the phones were announced, there was a guy in Tokyo that lined up in front of his local Apple Store and lines continue to form wherever the phones will be available even though they will be available  on September 20th.

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Is that a smartphone in your pocket?…

Carrie Sylvester
 Jun 12, 2013

There is no doubt that American’s love their mobile phones — and our latest love affair is with the smartphone. According to the 2013 InfoTrends U.S. Mobile Imaging Study, 94% of consumers report using a mobile phone of some kind, and nearly 59% are using a smartphone. It’s hard to miss the slew of TV commercials that promote the latest and greatest smartphones. Some commercials, like the recent iPhone campaign say that more photos are taken and more music is listened to on an iPhone than any other device. Windows Phone has a funny commercial that makes fun of Android & iPhone users as they brawl with each other about which is better while the Windows users calmly stand by and shoot photos/video of the brawling group. All joking aside, which operating system is really winning over the hearts of U.S. consumers?

The Survey Says….

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Google and Motorola Join Circles

Carrie Sylvester
 May 23, 2012

On May 22, 2012, Google’s deal to purchase Motorola Mobility became official. The final purchase price was $12.5 billion. Google will run Motorola Mobility as a separate business that will be headed by Dennis Woodside, former President of Google’s Americas region. Woodside has created a team of new executives with varied industry backgrounds (DARPA, Amazon and NVIDIA) along with some members of Motorola Mobility’s team. Under the terms of the acquisition, Motorola Mobility will remain a licensee of the Android operating system and Android will remain open.

The big questions on many minds is what does this mean for Google’s open platform and how does it benefit the mobile industry?

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What’s Happening with Kodak?

Jim Hamilton
 Oct 7, 2011

Three recent developments have raised questions about Kodak’s financial status. These are the announcement that Kodak plans on selling some intellectual property, the news of the hiring of the Jones Day law firm, and Kodak’s move to take advantage of its revolving loan. I spoke this week with Kodak President and Chief Operating Officer Phil Faraci to get some clarification. What I learned should help ease concerns about Kodak’s status. Read more »

Google Acquires Motorola Mobility, Makes a Run for the Smartphone Market

Eve Padula
 Aug 16, 2011

On Monday, August 15, Google announced a definitive agreement to acquire Motorola Mobility for about $12.5 billion ($40 per share). This all-cash deal represents a 63% premium over the closing price of Motorola Mobility shares on Friday, August 12. This transaction is Google’s biggest acquisition to date and is expected to close by early 2012.

A key aspect of this acquisition is that it will really build up Google’s patent portfolio. Motorola has over 17,000 issued patents worldwide as well as 7,500 patent applications awaiting approval. In a blog post about the acquisition, Google CEO Larry Page noted, “Our acquisition of Motorola will increase competition by strengthening Google’s patent portfolio, which will enable us to better protect Android from anti-competitive threats from Microsoft, Apple, and other companies.” Read more »

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