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Google Closes Deal on Motorola Mobility

by on May.23, 2012, under News

After a long wait the deal is finally done, Google has completed the acquisition of cellphone maker Motorola Mobility for an all-cash deal.

Google Motorola Mobility Merger

Google’s CEO Larry Page, made an official announcement on their blog that the deal was finally closed and for a whopping sum of around $12.5 Billion dollar, it is the biggest deal in Google’s history of 14 years. As part of the acquisition, Motorola Mobility chief Sanjay Jha has stepped down from his post. In his place, Google Dennis Woodside to be the mobile firm’s new chief executive.

The main reason Google acquired Motorola Mobility was for its patents. Motorola Mobility has around 17,000 mobile patents. Google is fighting many legal cases around the world over Android patents. Motorola Mobility holds thousands of patents and patent applications that would help in future legal proceedings.

As Dennis Woodside reigns the throne fresh blood will come in and will definitely bring in great changes and innovations. We could hope Motorola on the new line of success.

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Michael Dell confirms 7-inch Android Tablet Streak

by on Sep.23, 2010, under Gadgets, News, Technology

Dell Streak

Michael Dell has pulled out another tablet, the Dell 7-inch tablet Streak which is Android based. He announced this at an Oracle Corp. conference in San Francisco.

Dell said the company’s new 5-inch Streak tablet will be available at Best Buy stores next month. The device is currently available through Dell’s online store. He didn’t provide any other detail for new 7-inch table. The device appears to run on Google’s Android software. This join to competition of Apple’s iPad.

This will give Dell Inc. a huge boost in revenue in coming quarter.

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PUMA’s Solar Powered, Sporty Cellphone

by on Feb.11, 2010, under Gadgets, Mobile, Technology

PUMA Phone

There’s been a talk of PUMA a huge sportswear company is going into the cellphone business market and based on the teaser on website just launched it looks like we’ll really be seeing a solar-powered, super-sporty cellphone soon. For now we just have a blurry picture.

MobileCrunch took the time to rifle through the source code of the PUMA Phone teaser website and managed to gather these details:

  • It’ll be called the “PUMA PHONE”
  • As the PUMA brand implies, it’ll be aimed at sporty folks with a feature-set to match.
  • It has a solar cell built-in, presumably for charging the phone
  • GPS
  • Video Chat
  • Bike/Run tracking applications
  • Pedometer (Step counter)
  • Built-in stopwatch
  • A “Music Turntable”
  • Sports news app, IM app, and various other PUMA-branded apps which “give you access to the PUMA world”

Source: MobileCrunch

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