Google to buy Motorola

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Google to buy Motorola

I just heard that Google intends on buying Motorola for $12.5 billion. I'm real curious to see how this one turns out.

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Might mean no more long waits for updates.Smiley Happy

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Berzerker wrote:

Might mean no more long waits for updates.Smiley HappySmiley Wink



The report also mentioned that Google would have access to several patents held by Motorola, so let's see where they go with that.

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This does not make me and my RAZR happy. Smiley Mad

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GOOGLE BUYING MOTOROLA

So Google is buying out Motorola... hmm will be interesting to see how the motorola products either merge or fades. Even more interesting to see what new products may come from this merge and what carriers will "DO" (att)  to them before they get released to the consumer .

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I'd like to get a RAZR3 out of the deal if I couldSmiley Wink

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Which carriers are even offering them these days?  Certainly not ATT in my area.  You should see the horrible dumbphone selection!

 

I think Google is getting too big for their britches these days. Smiley Mad

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Spd2demun, are you using a RAZR or RAZR2? Google didn't exactly invent Android, correct? Didn't Linux come up with it and Google took it from there or something like that?

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Wow, I wonder if they will get full ownership of the company/what they plan to do with Motorola once it's under their wing. I honestly don't see what they would do with it or what they would need it for, other than creating new Motorola/Google Android devices...

Although I'm not sure how Android fully emerged, I know that it's associated with Google and they have a large partnership together.

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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I have a V3xxx, didn't go up to the V9 (I think it was next?) because I didn't want a bigger screen outside to be scratched.

 

One of your fellow Wireless members was kind enough to help me troubleshoot mine when it died last year (mobo got fried).  I ended up taking the mobo out of son's broken one, and had them swapped for $20!  Only problem with the RAZR, it harder to see the screen, finer print. Smiley Sad  It's in near perfect condition, and even the ATT repair center was drooling over it, LOL!

 

Another worry I have is on the Uverse side.  Some markets (mine) are using Moto DVRs/STBs; other markets have Ciscos.  Already seems more problems with the Moto boxes vs. the Ciscos, so no telling what will happen. Smiley Sad

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 "It's in near perfect condition, and even the ATT repair center was drooling over it, LOL!"

 

I saw the Razr at Bestbuy's unlocked phone section, and I thought the look of the phone was impressive. Did the Razr win the top 10 best looking phone award? I wonder why Motorola quit selling them if millions were sold and Razr ranks number 2, after a Nokia phone in world wide sales.

 

I'm seriously considering a Razr to use for travel.

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I know it's old-tech, but it's a sturdy phone made from mostly metal!  Mine has been dropped twice in about 6 years, but only the battery cover popped off.  And no data plan *required*!

 

I found several new ones online, and was going that route if I couldn't get mine fixed.  Sorry, but it's just a reliable phone with good battery life.

 

Moto has been in financial trouble for a while, IIRC. Smiley Sad  I think it is that most people want (think they need) a smartphone.

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I have to agree with spd2demun, solid metal construction, great reception and reliable. Couldn't be happier with my phone. The only thing I can think of as to why Motorola stopped selling them was maybe they felt there was no market for them in a smartphone world. Although Motorola did release the RAZR3 in Korea. [Per Guidelines:  Keep it Relevant and Appropriate].

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spd2demun wrote:

I know it's old-tech, but it's a sturdy phone made from mostly metal!  Mine has been dropped twice in about 6 years, but only the battery cover popped off.  And no data plan *required*!

 

I found several new ones online, and was going that route if I couldn't get mine fixed.  Sorry, but it's just a reliable phone with good battery life.

 

Moto has been in financial trouble for a while, IIRC. Smiley Sad  I think it is that most people want (think they need) a smartphone.



Spd2demun, I was able to get my hands on an extra V9x, so if the one I'm using meets an untimely end I am covered.Smiley Wink

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Smiley Very Happy  I guess we look like a sad lot!

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