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Moto X to sell for S$568 in Singapore

23 Apr

Moto X black

Motorola’s much-hyped Moto X smartphone is finally making its way to Singapore stores, months after it first went on sale in the United States.

The Android phone will come with its much-talked about voice instructions, which let you get directions and set alarms by simply saying “Okay Google Now”. Another selling point is its unique curved back that has its fans.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Singapore, Moto X, Motorola, Singapore price and availability,  

Motoactv finally comes to Singapore for a rather expensive S$399

4 May

It has taken several months to reach Singapore, but finally, joggers here can check out Motorola’s tough little Motoactv music player that has wowed users over in the United States.

The big deal about this nifty sweat-proof and rain-proof player is that it runs on Android and can fire up a number of GPS-enabled apps that better track your run or cycle. Plus it comes with Bluetooth connectivity out of the box.

Pair it with one of those cool Jabra Sport headphones we reviewed some months back and you have an excellent jogging companion, sans cable and fuss. Very crucially, the 35-gram player will be light enough to be slid into your shorts’ pocket or clipped on without dragging your shorts down, as a heavy or large-screen smartphone may just do!

Tagged in: android, MP3 player, Music, A2DP, android, Bluetooth, Motoactv, Motorola, MP3 player, wireless headphones, workout,  

Motorola Atrix 2 arrives in Singapore, packed with games, for S$699

3 Mar

Everyone’s talking about the new quad-core phones launched in Barcelona this week at the annual Mobile World Congress show, but what if you needed a replacement right now for an ageing phone? The Motorola Atrix 2, out today in Singapore at a relatively modest S$699, could be worth considering.

It’s packed with what you’d expect – a 4.3-inch screen, dual-core 1GHz processor, Android 2.3.6 operating system, a nice 8-meg camera and some of Motorola’s useful add-ons like MotoCast, which lets you easily stream movies and view pictures stored on your PC while you are out and about.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, google, Software, android, Atrix 2, Motorola, Singapore price,  

Goondu Christmas guide 2011: Five phones to buy

11 Dec

It’s that time of the year again when you play Santa to your friends and family by buying them the presents they deserve, depending on how good they have been.

If you are thinking of phones to stuff into the stocking this year, here are five of the hottest mobiles that would not disappoint most gizmo lovers. Check them out.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Featured, google, iphone, Singapore, Software, Windows Phone, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S II, Goondu Christmas Guide, Holiday 2011, HTC Sensation XL, iPhone 4S, Motorola, Nokia Lumia 800, Razr, Samsung Galaxy Note, what phones to buy,  

Hands on: Motorola’s new Razr in Singapore

6 Nov

Despite being one of the first with an Android phone when it released the Droid and Milestone about two years ago, Motorola has not had a top-end phone that stood toe to toe with offerings from rivals such as Samsung, HTC and even Sony Ericsson of late.

That changes now with the new Razr, which brings the Android pioneer up to the speed with not just the latest hardware but also a surprisingly nifty software experience.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Music, Singapore, android, Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, Motorola, price and availability, Razr, review, Super AMOLED,  

Top executives from the wireless and mobile industry take the hot seat

1 Jun

UNWIRED, Singapore’s first and only independent wireless and mobile conference, returned for a second run last Thursday, and saw the attendance of top-level executives from the relevant industries from across Southeast Asia.

Opened by the Infocomm Development Authority’s assistance chief executive Khoong Hock Yun, it featured half a day’s discussion on hot topics affecting the industry and its users.

From Singapore’s expected move to next generation mobile broadband (4G/LTE) to the rise of mobile computing and winning features of a mobile operating system, the conference was packed with fresh insights from a who’s who list of the country’s industry experts, who fielded a number of questions from the audience.

Tagged in: android, BlackBerry, broadband, Cellphones, Internet, iphone, Software, Windows Phone, 4G, Berca Global, HP, LTE, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, samsung, SingTel, StarHub, Tellabs, UNWIRED 2011,  

Motorola ATRIX — a smartphone, netbook and entertainment centre rolled into one

27 May

The Motorola ATRIX, one of the more innovative smartphones on the market, is coming soon to Singapore with a recommended retail price of S$988. Available on all three operators, the Android 2.2 phone will land on the 10th of June.

The ATRIX is a futuristic device which can be docked on to two specially-designed docks. The first is called a “Lapdock”, and once you dock your phone on it, the Webtop application fires up, transforming the ATRIX into a pretend-netbook with a file manager and full-fledged Mozilla Firefox browser. A full office suite is also available, and you can even make calls and send text messages when docked.

The lapdock has an 11.6-inch screen with a full-sized keyboard, a trackpad, and stereo speakers. Motorola also squeezed a three-cell battery into the dock, which reportedly lasts up to 8 hours. All these add an additional 1.1kg to the weight of your phone, and will cost you S$1288 as a bundle with the phone.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Featured, laptops, android, Motorola,  

Motorola Milestone 2 hits Singapore stores

15 Feb

Months after the launch of the Droid 2 in the US, Motorola finally turns to Singapore.

The Motorola Milestone 2, a new iteration of the popular Milestone (and the Milestone XT720) smartphone, is now available for purchase in Singapore from all three telecom operators at a recommended retail price of S$698. So what’s different this time round?

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Featured, Android 2.2, Milestone 2, Motorola,  

Mobile World Congress 2010 – battle of the OS

16 Feb

A quick walk through the yearly Mobile World Congress – the biggest mobile phone show around – and you’ll realise you are actually gazing at a crystal ball that shows what people will tote in their hands in the coming months.

Here in Barcelona, as this year’s phone extravaganza kicks off today, the power is clearly with Google’s Android. With Sony Ericsson, Motorola and China’s Huawei showing off world-beating Android phones this week, it’s easy to think 2010 will be the year of the Google phone OS. (HTC has also launched two hot numbers in the Legend and Nexus One-lookalike Desire).

But very clearly, rivals are not going away quietly. Microsoft, Samsung and Nokia all have their sights aimed at the emerging powerhouse OS.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, Google Android, Huawei, MeeGo, Mobile World Congress, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung Wave, Sony Ericsson, Windows Phone, Xperia X10 mini,  

StarHub to ship Motorola Milestone lastest by March

21 Jan

Just a day after we got our claws on the Motorola Dext, we managed to slime up the screen of an upcoming Motorola Milestone with our first hands-on with the much-awaited Android 2.0 phone.

Yes, folks, the slide-out keyboard gizmo touted as a step up from the Dext is coming to Singapore within the next couple of months from StarHub.

How do we know? The phone was put on demo today at StarHub’s launch of its new mobile TV service, and the much-awaited Moto Milestone was among a list of devices that will roll out with the service the latest by March.

Whether or not StarHub has got an exclusive deal on this device, the folks here today were pretty coy. But it’s interesting that SingTel, while launching the Dext yesterday, mentioned nothing about rolling out the Milestone themselves.

We also don’t have any pricing details for now. But we can say, from a quick hands-on, that it will be one of the few phones that can really challenge the current “it” phone – the Google Nexus One.

My first impression is that Motorola’s Milestone is a well-made phone, in the sense that the feel is solid. The keys also seem like they can take a pounding from compulsive SMS and e-mail users.

Tagged in: android, Cellphones, android, Milestone, Motorola, Nexus One, StarHub,