News Motorola ships 11.6 million phones in Q3 2011, posts smaller loss

Yesterday Motorola Mobility announced its financial and business performance results for Q3 of 2011. In the report, the company stated that it had revenues of $3.3 billion, which is up 11 percent from Q3 in 2010. The revenue came mostly from the sale of its mobile devices, of which it shipped 11.6 million units. 4.8 million of those devices shipped were smartphones, and 100,000 of them were XOOM tablets. In Q3 of 2010, Motorola shipped only 9.1 million total devices and 3.8 million smartphones.These figures show that Motorola has failed to increase the mix of its more profitable smartphones ...

Motorola shows smartphone growth

Motorola shipped 4.8 million smartphones worldwide in Q3, according to the company’s latest financial results, but tablet sales were just 100,000.Motorola Mobility is still waiting for its purchase by Google to be rubber stamped, and its results in the meantime are a bit of a mixed bag.Smartphone sales were up by 9.1 per cent, taking mobile device sales to 11.6 million, and the company has key phones on the horizon such as the Motorola Atrix 2 and the Motorola Razr. Tweet Vote on ...

Nokia pumps up the volume as it goes for Windows

As our columnist Gary Marshall EXPLAINS, Nokia’s unveiling of its FANCY new Windows Phones wasn’t quite what we EXPECTED.“Faced with a familiar problem – everybody knowing exactly what they were going to unveil – Nokia decided it was time to shake things up a bit,” he REPORTS.“First, [CEO] Stephen Elop kept pronouncing the company’s name in a funny Canadian accent, and then they let a madman loose on stage.”That “madman” was Kevin Shields, a man whose JOB TITLE – senior vice president of program and product management ...

Nokia Offers New Beta of Series 40 Browser

Nokia recently made a new beta version of the Series 40 browser available to those wishing to test it. The new version of the application has a redesigned user interface for easier navigation; social networking tools for sharing content such as photos and videos; and other tweaks that Nokia says will make mobile web sites look better. Nokia Series 40 Browser Beta 1.4.0 is free to download and use, though Nokia Beta Labs asks users to provide feedback on their experiences with beta software. ...

BlackBerry Curve 9360 review

With users rushing to denounce BlackBerry and announce they’ll leave the platform, RIM really needs to pull a belter out of the bag to put the horrors of 2011 behind it.Which is where the BlackBerry Curve 9360 comes in. The range has long been one of BlackBerry’s most popular – affordable, but not cheap; sleek, but not too flash. And the bestselling Curve 9300 has now been updated to give even more bang for the buck. 3G, GPS, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and, of course, BBM are all here and accounted for.The first thing you notice is just how thin this smartphone is. The Curve ...

LG DoublePlay dual-screened smartphone

LG’s funky DoublePlay smartphone, the one with two touchscreens and a split-QWERTY keyboard, is now available for purchase from T-Mobile. The DoublePlay runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and its two screens measure 3.5 and 2.0 inches across the diagonal. It also has a 5 megapixel camera with 720p video capture. The LG DoublePlay can be yours for $99.99, after mail-in-rebate, with a new two-year contract.source: T-Mobile. Tweet Vote on HN ...

Nokia to bring LTE, CDMA handsets to market in 2012

During the main keynote speech at Nokia World today, Nokia president and CEO Stephen Elop revealed that the company intends to bring LTE and CDMA equipped Windows Phone handsets to “applicable markets” in 2012. Though he didn’t specifically say the U.S. market was one of those to get the LTE and CDMA phones, it pairs nicely with the promise that Nokia will bring a suite of phones to the U.S. next year. The company did not reveal any of the products that will be headed to our shores at Nokia World, but we have heard that announcements for U.S. devices will happen very soon. ...

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