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PRLog (Press Release) – Mar 25, 2011 – 25th March – UK – SIM free phones offer flexibility to users so that they can switch to any network of their choice. They are basically known as unlocked phones which can work with any network. PrePayMania.co.uk has launched the cool Motorola Defy SIM free phone. When Motorola Defy was released at PrePayMania.co.uk, it created much curiosity and excitement among users.
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As per Motorola Defy review, this device comes in dimension of 107 x 59 x 13.4 mm and has very little weight of 118 gm. To view messages, videos and images with its TFT display screen of 3.7 inches gives great experience. The screen flaunts a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. Users can take snaps of their precious moments with its 5 MP camera and can be pleased with clear and lively images. Connectivity features consist of GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with which users can access internet with high pace. Messaging features are inclusive of SMS, MMS, E-mail and instant messaging so that users can stay connected with their loved ones.
Motorola Defy SIM free is supportive of various music formats such as MP3, MP4, WMA, and WMV. Users can get refreshed by tuning into FM radio station at any time. Motorola Defy operates on Android v2.1 platform. The internal memory of the mobile comprises of 2 GB that can be extended up to 32 GB with the help of micro SD card slot as described in Motorola Defy review. Other features of this mobile phone are inclusive of Document viewer, Photo viewer, Organizer, Voice memo, etc. The strong and durable 1540 mAh battery of this mobile offers talk time of up to 6.8 hours so that users can communicate for long hours. Thus, this handset comprises of all features that satiates every communication requirement of users in a cost-effective way.
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Contract Free Motorola Xoom 3G Available for Pre-Order in UK
A famous UK mobile phone retailer, Carphone Warehouse has now updated its inventory with the new Android Honeycomb touting Motorola Xoom tablet and it is priced at £599.99 ($976 approx). Also, this is the first time we are seeing a 3G enabled GSM version of the Motorola Xoom in UK.
Carphone Warehouse is well known for selling contract-based devices with a subsidized pricing and apparently it is not the same with the Xoom as the retailer is selling it contract-free. Hence, you have to pay the entire amount at once. Furthermore, the device won’t start shipping until early April, but it is great to hear that it will be coming sometime along with the WiFi-only version which is expected to ship around that time.
Stay tuned for more.
We initiate coverage for Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) with a Neutral recommendation, which means the stock will perform mostly in line with the broader market. The company is finally reaping the benefit of the decisions it took for its struggling mobile phone businesses.
Supported by strong market traction of its 3G Android-based smartphones, Motorola Mobility is gradually regaining lost ground in the lucrative U.S. smartphone market.
In the recently concluded Internal Consumer Electronics Show, Motorola Mobility unveiled 4 very powerful wireless gadgets. During mid-2011, Motorola Mobility will launch its first 4G smartphone DROID BIONIC mobile phone with Verizon Wireless (VZ – Analyst Report).
At present, Verizon is gradually implementing its nationwide 4G LTE network. DROID BIONIC will also become the first 4G handset offer by Verizon for its super fast LTE network.
During the first quarter of 2011, Motorola Mobility will launch ATRIX smartphone for AT&T (T – Analyst Report). This will be the company’s first offering with AT&T. Management hinted that 4G LTE enabled ATRIX will also be ready by the time AT&T starts deploying its LTE network.
Motorola Mobility is expected to launch its first tablet called “XOOM” by mid-February 2011. XOOM will be the first device to run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, specifically designed by Google Inc. (GOOG – Analyst Report) for tablets. XOOM can be later upgraded to 4G LTE network.
We believe Motorola Mobility will get tremendous carrier patronage and marketing boost from the two largest wireless operators in the U.S., viz, Verizon Wireless and AT&T in 2011.
While we expect Verizon to significantly promote DROID BIONIC for its newly launched LTE networks, AT&T is expected to provide huge support to Motorola Mobility after Apple Inc. (AAPL – Analyst Report) launched its legendary CDMA iPhone 4 with rival Verizon.
Nevertheless, a major near-term concern for Motorola Mobility is Apple’s decision to start selling its iconic iPhone 4 with Verizon Wireless. So far, Verizon was the largest carrier partner of Motorola Mobility. Huge marketing promotion and subsidy were the primary reasons for the grand success of Motorola Mobility’s DROID series of 3G smartphones.
Since Verizon has shifted to Apple’s iPhone we believe Motorola Mobility may not get the kind of carrier promotion from Verizon it got earlier. It remains to be seen how efficiently Motorola Mobility addresses this challenge.
China’s Huawei is suing Motorola, claiming that selling its cell phone gear business to Nokia Siemens will hand over Huawei’s proprietary technology.
China’s Huawei Technologies has filed suit against Motorola (PDF), claiming Motorola’s plan to sell its cell phone networking gear business to Nokia Siemens will illegally transfer Huawei technology to Nokia Siemens. Huawei says Motorola is failing to protect Huawei’s technology during the acquisition, and claims the disclosure will cause them irreparable harm. Huawei wants the court to block the Nokia Siemens deal in order to prevent the company from getting its hands on Huawei’s technology—at least until a deal can be worked out to resolve the technology issues.
The lawsuit may throw a wrench in Motorola’s $1.2 billion deal, announced in mid-2010. Huawei claims it—and its team of 10,000 engineers—developed technologies used in numerous GSM handsets sold by Motorola worldwide, as well as technologies deployed in GSM and CDMA switching systems deployed in China, plus UMTS, WiMax, LTE, and other technologies deployed in Motorola gear worldwide. When Motorola announced the deal with Nokia Siemens, Huawei told Motorola it did not want its technology transferred to Nokia Siemens; however, the companies have been unable to reach an agreement over how to handle the transfer.
The disagreement can also be viewed in a wider context: shortly after announcing the Nokia Siemens deal last year, Motorola sued Huawei, claiming the Chinese company received confidential Motorola information by way of a reseller. Huawei denied the charges, and the case is still pending.
Huawei and Motorola have worked together on radio access network and other technologies since 2000, in some cases with Motorola reselling Huawei products under the Motorola name.
Las Vegas, Jan 6: United States based mobile phone manufacturer, Motorola, has announced new 4G smartphone Atrix which runs on Google Android 2.2 Froyo operating system. This new smartphone will be available through AT&T in United States.
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Motorola Atrix offers 16 GB internal memory which can be extended upto 32 GB using micro SD cards. Sources said that the Froyo OS will be upgraded to Gingerbread soon. Atrix boasts a 5 megapixel camera at rear with LED Flash and a front facing VGA camera for video calling.
Another exciting feature of Motorola Atrix is the HD multimedia dock and laptop dock which turns this smartphone to a cool netbook. The HD multimedia dock features a power connector, three USB ports, and an HDMI output with an infrared remote. The laptop dock features a 11.6 inch display, two USB ports, a keyboard and a trackpad with two-finger scrolling.
Motorola Atrix specifications:
* 4.0 inch QHD touchscreen display
* Android 2.2 Froyo OS
* Dual-core 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC processor
* Dual Cameras
* 5 MP at rear with LED Flash / VGA camera at front
* 1GB RAM
* 16 GB internal memory
* Fingerprint recognition reader
* Adobe Flash Player 10.1 support
* Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
* Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
* MobileTV Live
* Android App
* WCDMA 850/1900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, HSDPA
* 1930 mAh lithium cell battery
AT&T announced that Motorola Atrix will be available by the end of first quarter of 2011. Motorola has not announced the price of Atrix. Stay tuned for more updates.
Remember the Cliq? Yep, Motorola’s very first MotoBlur Android social networking phone that came out way back in October 2009. The Cliq 2, debuting on January 19, also features MotoBlur but its specs are worlds beyond the original
Like the original Cliq, this Cliq 2 is designed to help you balance your social life as well as your work. It has a full-QWERTY keyboard as well as customizable work, weekend and home profiles. It sports a 3.7-inch high resolution edge-to-edge screen, a 1 GHz processor as well as a 5-megapixel camera. According to Motorola, it will come preloaded with Amazon Kindle, the Blockbuster application (like most T-Mobile phones), and will run Android 2.2 with Adobe Flash Player 10.1 support.
And yes, the Cliq hooks into the MotoBlur service, which stores all of your contacts, messages, photos and more onto a cloud-based server. It is much more business-centric than the original Cliq (which felt kind of teenager-ish) with business-ready features like a mobile hotspot, Exchange support, enhanced security features and Wi-Fi calling.
Unfortunately, the Cliq does not support T-Mobile’s faster HSPA+ network. This is disappointing since I was anticipating more 4G phones from the carrier. Right now, there are only two phones that support HSPA+ on T-Mobile, the G2 and the T-Mobile myTouch 4G.
We’re about to go get our hands on the Cliq 2 so watch out for a full hands-on look with pictures and first impressions.
Check out our complete coverage of CES 2011.
Motorola co-Chief Executive Officer Sanjay Jha. Photographer: Tim Boyle/Bloomberg
Jan. 4 (Bloomberg) — Sanjay Jha, chief executive officer of Motorola Mobility Inc., talks about the company’s business strategy and outlook following its spinoff today from Motorola Inc. Jha, speaking with Betty Liu on Bloomberg Television’s “In the Loop,” also discusses the possibility Verizon Wireless may offer Apple Inc.’s iPhone to customers and its potential impact on Motorola. (Source: Bloomberg)
Motorola Mobility Inc., the mobile- phone maker spun off from Motorola Inc. today, won’t just need to challenge Apple Inc. and Research In Motion Ltd. to succeed. It also needs to defy history.
No mobile-phone maker has returned to the top after losing its foothold, underscoring how competitive the industry is and how quickly customer tastes change. Motorola’s handset business, No. 2 globally as recently as 2007, has fallen to seventh, according to researcher Gartner Inc., and is now separating from the rest of the company in a bid to recover.
“This is a business where comebacks are very hard to achieve,” said Tero Kuittinen, an analyst with MKM Partners LP in Stamford, Connecticut, who has covered the industry for 13 years. “Rapid product evolution tends to leave old champs permanently behind the new vanguard.”
Motorola Mobility Chief Executive Officer Sanjay Jha is banking on continued demand for phones built on Google Inc.’s Android software to win users from Apple’s iPhone and RIM’s BlackBerry. He also needs to persuade consumers to choose Motorola’s handsets over Android phones made by HTC Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co.
Motorola Mobility, based in the Chicago suburb of Libertyville, rose $2.43, or 8 percent, to $32.67 at 10:18 a.m. in its first trading day on the New York Stock Exchange, valuing the company at $9.6 billion. The stock trades under the ticker MMI. Motorola Solutions Inc., formed from Motorola’s remaining two-way radio and scanning-gear units, began trading as MSI.
The industry’s former top competitors that succumbed to faster-moving rivals include Ericsson AB, Palm Inc., Siemens AG and Alcatel SA. Ericsson, which competed with Motorola and Nokia Oyj in the top 3 throughout the 1990s, combined its phone unit with that of Sony Corp. in 2001 to help regain lost market share. The venture now ranks sixth, according to Gartner.
Siemens and Alcatel, both in the top five a decade ago, never recovered from market-share losses and ended up selling or giving their mobile-phone businesses to Asian rivals.
Motorola may not need to return to the top five to be “solidly profitable” this year, as long as it manages its smartphone business well, Kuittinen said. Sony Ericsson was able to return to profitability with relatively low unit sales in just a few markets, and Motorola can do the same, he said.
To complement its North American business, Motorola has a foothold in Latin America, where smartphone sales are growing faster than in the U.S., he said. To exceed investors’ expectations this year, Motorola also needs to make progress in Asia, he said. Kuittinen rated Motorola “buy” and doesn’t yet have a rating for Motorola Mobility.
Verizon’s IPhone Challenge
Jha, 47, joined Motorola from chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. in 2008, charged with reversing a two-year sales slump. He has narrowed the phone unit’s losses by cutting the variety of basic talk-and-text phones in Motorola’s portfolio and focusing on a smaller range of smartphones based on Android.
Still, he is playing down the prospects of a sudden improvement in performance. The mobile-phone unit probably won’t make any money in the first quarter as the competition for the attention of Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. mobile carrier, increases, he said last month. The unit had a third-quarter profit, excluding some costs, after three years of losses.
Verizon Wireless will probably start offering the iPhone to its customers this year, people familiar with the company’s plans said last year. Verizon is the main carrier for Motorola’s Droid phone.
“There’s some new competitive dynamic developing at Verizon,” Jha said in an interview on Bloomberg TV today, adding that he is working under the assumption that the carrier will offer the iPhone. “We will deliver world-class products at Verizon, at other carriers in the United States, we will introduce tablets and we’ll grow in China and Latin America.”
Motorola devices accounted for about 37 percent of Verizon’s smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter, estimates Jeff Fidacaro, an analyst at Susquehanna Financial Group in New York. That will drop to about 20 percent in the first quarter, primarily due to the iPhone’s expected arrival, said the analyst, who has a “positive” rating on Motorola Mobility.
“There’s clearly some headwinds from the iPhone coming and from lower-priced Android phones out of China,” Fidacaro said. “The question is how quickly can they recover and can they grow their portfolio” at carriers other than Verizon.
Motorola Mobility will probably generate revenue of $12.6 billion in 2011, according to a Bloomberg survey of 8 analysts. Apple will have sales of about $89.4 billion in its fiscal year that just begun and RIM’s sales will be $23.6 billion next year, according to the average of estimates compiled by Bloomberg.
Motorola investors received one share of Motorola Mobility for every eight shares they owned. The company also swapped seven Motorola shares for one new share in Motorola Solutions, boosting the stock’s value by a proportional amount to lift its marketability. Motorola Solutions added 11 cents to $37.42 at 10:21 a.m. on the New York Stock Exchange.
After today’s stock market debut, investors’ focus will shift to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where Motorola Mobility may debut a tablet device this week. Jha has said that he’s planning to sell a tablet in early 2011, making Motorola the latest to enter a market dominated by Apple’s iPad.
Jha has said he plans tablet devices with 7-inch and 10- inch screens. In the increasingly crowded tablet market, the larger device would compete with the iPad and a smaller device would compete with RIM’s planned PlayBook tablet and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, which also uses Android.
Motorola may be better placed than its Android rivals in the tablet market, even if Samsung has a head start, Fidacaro said. In letting Google Vice President Andy Rubin demonstrate its new tablet software on a Motorola prototype last month, the company “snagged the pole position,” he said.
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Motorola ( MOT ), which competes with Apple ( AAPL ), Research in Motion ( RIMM ) and Nokia ( NOK ) in the mobile phone market, has watched its market share rapidly deteriorate since reaching 22% in 2006. As of 2009, Motorola’s estimated mobile phone market share stood below 5%, and we project further declines to under 2% by the end of our forecast period.
We estimate that Motorola’s mobile phone operations generate roughly 29% of the company’s stock value. Our price estimate for Motorola is $8.30 , roughly 8% below market price.
Mobile Phone Market Share is a Key Driver to Motorola’s Stock Value
Mobile phone market share remains the most critical driver to Motorola, as this segment generates the largest single contribution to the company’s estimated stock value (at 29%). As a result, small swings in projected market share create large fluctuations in Motorola’s intrinsic value. Below we examine potential upside and downside scenarios for Motorola stemming from this key driver.
-10% downside – Market Share Loss
Although Motorola has launched more than 20 smartphones in 2010, its market share continues to slip. An increased mix of smartphones in Motorola’s product offerings helps the company maintain high profit margins, although market share hasn’t seen the same upside due to increased competition.
We expect that Motorola’s mobile phone market share will fall below 3% in 2010, and will continue to slide below 2% by the end of our forecast period. There could be a downside of 10% to our price estimate for Motorola’s stock if its market share sees a more pronounced decline and falls below 1% by the end of our forecast period.
+15% upside – Market Share Gain
Although we expect Motorola to lose market share in the future, its stock price could get a tremendous lift if it is able to maintain its modest mobile phone market share of around 3% going forward. This scenario could create upside of 15% to our price estimate for Motorola, pushing our price estimate ahead of the stock’s current market price (our price estimate is 8% below market price).
Drag the trend-line in the chart above to see the impact of various mobile phone market share scenarios on Motorola’s stock value.
You can see the complete $8.30 Trefis Price estimate for Motorola stock here .
By SPENCER E. ANTE
Verizon Wireless will distribute a phone made by Motorola Inc. to run on its speedy new 4G network next year, the carrier’s chief operating officer, John Stratton, said in an interview Tuesday.
The comments mark the first time the carrier has identified a handset maker for the closely watched launch and represents an important vote of confidence in Motorola, which could soon be competing with Apple for the attentions of its most important carrier.
Verizon Wireless launched its high-speed, fourth-generation network earlier this month, but has yet to introduce any mobile phones that can use it. The network, which employs a technology called Long-Term Evolution, promises wireless Internet connections that are as fast as land-based cable modems or fiber optic technology.
“We’ve got LTE smartphones around the horizon,” Mr. Stratton said. “Motorola will be right there.”
Motorola has previously said it would make devices that work on LTE networks in 2011, but declined Tuesday to comment on the specific timing or distribution of those devices.
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Equities research analysts at Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) in a research note to clients and investors on Friday. The analysts currently have a $9.00 price target on the stock.
Separately, analysts at Hudson Securities initiated coverage on shares of Motorola, Inc. in a research note to investors on Thursday. They set a “buy” rating and a $10.00 price target on the stock.
Motorola, Inc. provides technologies, products and services for mobile phones. Its portfolio includes wireless handsets, wireless accessories, digital entertainment devices, set-top boxes and video distribution systems, analog and digital two-way radios, wireless and wireline broadband network products, and end-to-end enterprise mobility products. The Company operates under three segments: Mobile Devices segment, Home and Networks Mobility segment and Enterprise Mobility Solutions segment. In January 2010, the Company acquired SecureMedia from Innovation Advisors. In February 2010, the Company acquired BitBand, a provider of content management and delivery systems, specializing in video on demand for Internet protocol television (IPTV). In September 2010, the Company acquired Aloqa GmbH, a developer of location-based software and technologies.
Shares of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) traded up 0.00% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $8.88. Motorola, Inc. has a 52 week low of $6.04 and a 52 week high of $8.95. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $8.1 and its 200-day moving average is $7.78. On average, analysts predict that Motorola, Inc. will post $0.08 EPS next quarter. The company has a market cap of $20.863 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 43.32.