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Motorola to Consider Touch Screens, Wi-Fi for Future Phones

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Sep 6, 2007, 3:16 PM   by (staff)

Speaking to investors at a conference yesterday, Motorola CFO Tom Meredith indicated that the company is altering its strategy to regain solid footing in the wireless market. He commented that Motorola has taken note of the iPhone's success in bringing two technologies, the touch screen and Wi-Fi, to market and is considering adding them to future Motorola devices. Another part of its new strategy will have Motorola developing a wide range of devices that will appeal to all people from mass market to enterprise instead of focusing on one stand-out device.

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matrix2004

Sep 6, 2007, 7:50 PM

The leaked pics of the VX10000 was the final straw.

Now that Verizon is getting the Prada variant, its all hands on deck for the other carriers. Laughing
How dare you? That Vx10000 is no where near the Prada. First of all, it's CDMA....
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jskrenes

Sep 6, 2007, 5:41 PM

LG is doing this too

The 10000 (successor to the enV) and the 8800 (successor to the chocolate) both will have touch screens.
EVERYONE of note is doing it. They have to. Apple is going to blow them all off the map eventually if they don't.
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LG did this FIRST actually with the Prada.
SystemShock

Sep 6, 2007, 3:39 PM

Great, But....

Great, but Moto's big problem is lousy quality control, especially in software. Crying or Very sad

A lot of people get burned by Motos, and then never go back. And they tell their friends.
SystemShock said:
Great, but Moto's big problem is lousy quality control, especially in software. Crying or Very sad

A lot of people get burned by Motos, and then never go back. And they tell their friends.


Yeah, Moto has p...
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chainmail311

Sep 6, 2007, 8:35 PM

newsworthy?

how is this news worthy???? That's the biggest "like, duh" statement I've read in awhile. What cell company ISN'T considering this approach, now that the iPhone is cheaper? LIKE, DUH!
If I were the head of a big cell phone manufacturer, I sure as hell wouldn't. And the iPhone isn't a big success. It sold well for the fist 3 days. Now people just come in to play with it and then buy something different. And I, personally, am glad an...
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catholiclibertarian

Sep 7, 2007, 8:15 AM

Apple did not Develop WiFi

I'm really tired of articles that act as though Apple was the first guys to bring WiFi to a phone. What a load of bolonga. HTC did this almost 10 years ago, and and UT Starcomm have as well. Come one people, its called a Pocket PC for a reason.
Amen. Apple claims they are the elite innovators and moronic people (most of the population, go figure) believes them. Just look at the iPod. It is by far the best selling MP3 player. But it costs a ****load more than a Creative Zen MP3 player and it ...
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Rolling Eyes Based on all the hype people might think APPLE was the first to:
*Put touchscreen in a phone,
(See the Qualcom PDQ or Ericsson R380 Circa 1999 and 2000 Respectively)
*Put Wifi in a phone
*Put a music player in a phone
(See Samsung Uproar C...
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yeahright

Sep 7, 2007, 3:08 PM

Build a good phone first

Motorola needs to focus on their quality control, way to many defective units at my store and in the field. This should be their number 1 priority first. The reason they have lost market share is because many reps no longer push their products because to many of them conme back in with issues(examples. 720-730-265-276-razr-now the 325 is having battery issues) I as a rep am very hesitant to push their stuff onto consumers because the vast majority is crap. I have been selling a lot of the 385's so I hope they end up being better than previous models.


But as it stands, a motorola with full touch screen would scare the crap out of me a as a rep, they can't get a basic phone right
muchdrama

Sep 7, 2007, 3:06 PM

"Considering" adding these features?

Lol. Uh, yeah, I think that'd be pretty wise.

Especially WiFi.
siha

Sep 6, 2007, 7:46 PM

Ummm..

Does anybody care? When was the last time Motorola was relevant? They've made so many "versions" of the Razr to the point where they might as well change their name, not to mention that was basically the only phone they put out for a 2-3 year period. Even their new phones are Razr's w/ new software because it's the ONLY phone that people will still buy from this company, as for the iPhone what a POS, the biggest ripoff I've ever seen. As far as touch-screens go, Apple wasn't anywhere NEAR the first to release a touch screen phone. Palm has been doing it forever, HTC has been doing it for years, Samsung, etc. Just because it's the hot new item doesn't mean it's revolutionary.
Yeah when Steve Jobs was yapping about the iPhone being revolutionary, I wanted to go through my computer screen and kick him in the teeth.

Apple lies. People believe. Wireless Buddy gets enraged. Evil or Very Mad
xjittianx

Sep 6, 2007, 4:04 PM

how shocking...

anyone actually surprized by this decision? ha

i'm sure soon most of the main producers will try to jump on the "let's just copy Apple" bandwagon.

or hopefully come out with some other ground-breaking technology...like, oh i dont know, making calls from wifi and making those calls unlimited, and somehow giving you full coverage.
oh wait, T-Mobile already did that! Very Happy
the "let's just copy Apple" bandwagon.

Motorola has been producing keypadless, touchscreen phones for years. And they are not the only one's either. If you actually hear or read the presentation, Motorola states thinking about introducing such...
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BigHev

Sep 6, 2007, 4:08 PM

"focusing on one stand-out device"

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
that's funny!
more like "focusing on one stand-out POS!"
 
 
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