Motorola Weighing Strategic Options
According to sources cited by the Wall Street Journal, Motorola has paused efforts to sell its home-and-networks mobility unit, which makes cable boxes and other gear. Two reasons factor into Motorola's thinking, say the Journal's sources. The first is that handset sales have increased in recent months (due to the popularity of devices such as the Droid), and that has the company believing that it might survive as one entity. The other reason is that the bids for the unit have been lower than Motorola hoped. Motorola believed it could fetch between $4 and $5 billion for the set-top-box division, but has seen bids in the $3 to $4 billion range. The next round of bids are due in mid February, but it is unclear if Motorola will accept them. Motorola's board is planning to meet to discuss how to proceed.
Jan 8, 2021
Motorola today unveiled a full lineup of four new affordable phones, including three g-series models ranging from $169 – $299 and one 5G model for $399. All four feature large batteries (4,000 – 5,000 mAh) and large displays (6.5 – 6.8 inches).
Jul 25, 2018
Google today said YouTube VR is available on more platforms and devices. For example, owners of Samsung’s Galaxy S devices and the accompanying Samsung Gear VR headset can now download YouTube VR from the Oculus store and experience YouTube VR on their existing headset.
Nov 23, 2018
The U.S. government has contacted foreign allies and asked them to refrain from purchasing telecommunications gear from Huawei, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Dec 14, 2018
T-Mobile and Sprint expect their proposed merger will be given the green light by government security officials as soon as next week, according to a report from Reuters. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has been reviewing the merger for potential security issues.
Sep 12, 2018
Verizon Wireless will offer consumers in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento 5G service beginning October 1. Verizon is calling its new offering Verizon 5G Home, which is its fixed 5G service that will act as a replacement for in-home broadband, cable, or fiber.
Good for Moto