Motorola, Inc. today unveiled the latest addition to its Mobile TV devices portfolio – the Mobile TV DH02 – a personalized TV, multimedia entertainment on the go and navigation device featuring a touch screen user interface.Building on the Mobile TV DH01 introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show and the Mobile TV DH01n introduced at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, the Mobile TV DH02 demonstrates Motorola’s ongoing commitment to enabling media mobility and accelerating personal media experiences. The new device features a touch screen user interface with intuitive click, drag and scroll icon-based menus. The inclusion of HSDPA/ GPRS back channel support gives MNOs (Mobile Network Operators) the potential to offer rich interactive services to their customer base. “Today’s consumers want to view TV at their convenience on devices that satisfy the entertainment experience with an easy to use interface – and Motorola is delivering on this personalized mobile video and media experience with our end-to end portfolio of mobile TV/Video solutions,” said Navin Mehta, vice president, Mobile TV and Applications Services, Motorola. “With our rich legacy and experience in broadcast RF design, video delivery, mobility, services and devices that enable the multimedia experience, Motorola is uniquely positioned to enable a seamless mobile TV/Video solution that delivers a rich consumer media experience, and provides revenue generating opportunities for broadcasters, content owners and mobile network operators.”An all-in-one personal entertainment and navigation device, the Mobile TV DH02 delivers mobile entertainment in your pocket. Additional features of DH02 include: Live DVB-H TV with PVR capabilities – timeshift, live pause, frame grabbing Advanced navigation capabilities with GPS and Tele Atlas map views, points of interest and voice-activated directions, and handsfree calls to points of interest. Convenient automatic channel scan and listing High resolution WQVGA display Stunning digital video quality @ 25 fps Personal content like video, music and pictures on microSD cards Five-minute memory buffer for live pause and time shift of TV channels Points of Interest with voice assisted guidance, real-time traffic information and speed alerts E-call (Emergency Calls) and SMS support Bluetooth and earphones Portrait and landscape auto-flip – use portrait view for navigation and POI calls, and landscape for mobile TV and personal media entertainmentMotorola’s standards-based mobile TV solutions include network infrastructure (DVB-H transmission network equipment, video headend center equipment, interactive application services delivery platform), services (to design, deploy and optimize the network in addition to application services); and the devices themselves.For broadcasters, the Motorola mobile TV solution represents expanded viewing figures, extended services in the new distribution channel of mobile viewers, and greater reach for advertisers. For MNOs, Motorola’s mobile TV solution enables differentiated service offerings with interactive service capabilities to increase consumer revenue and loyalty.
Motorola, Inc today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has commenced a process to create two independent, publicly-traded companies.Today’s decision follows the Company’s January 31, 2008 announced evaluation of the structural and strategic realignment of its businesses and represents affirmative steps to position its Mobile Devices and Broadband & Mobility Solutions businesses for success, while creating value for all Motorola shareholders.”Our decision to separate our Mobile Devices and Broadband & Mobility Solutions businesses follows a review process undertaken by our management team and Board of Directors, together with independent advisors,” said Greg Brown, Motorola’s president and chief executive officer. “Creating two industry-leading companies will provide improved flexibility, more tailored capital structures, and increased management focus – as well as more targeted investment opportunities for our shareholders.” Based on current plans, the creation of the two stand-alone businesses is expected to take the form of a tax-free distribution to Motorola’s shareholders, subject to further financial, tax and legal analysis, resulting in shareholders holding shares of two independent and publicly-traded companies:– The Mobile Devices business is an industry leader in multi-mode, multi-band communications products and technologies. The business designs, manufactures and sells mobile handsets and accessories globally with integrated software solutions that incorporate the latest personal communications technologies. It also licenses a portfolio of intellectual property.– The Broadband & Mobility Solutions business includes Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility, Government and Public Safety, and Home and Networks businesses. These businesses manufacture, design, integrate, and service voice and data communication solutions and wireless broadband networks for enterprises and government and public safety customers worldwide. These businesses also provide end-to-end digital and Internet Protocol (IP) video solutions, cellular and high speed broadband network infrastructure, cable set-top receivers, and associated customer premise equipment for residential and commercial wireless network system access.”Our priorities have not changed with today’s announcement,” added Brown. “We remain committed to improving the performance of our Mobile Devices business by delivering compelling products that meet the needs of customers and consumers around the world. As part of that effort, we have undertaken a global search for a new chief executive officer for the Mobile Devices business. We believe strongly in our brand, our people and our intellectual property, and expect that the Mobile Devices business will be well-positioned to regain market leadership as a focused, independent company.”The completion of any separation transaction would be subject to certain customary conditions, including implementation of inter-company agreements, filing of required documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission and receipt of an opinion of counsel or a ruling from the Internal Revenue Service as to the tax-free nature of any transaction. The Company expects that the separation of its businesses, if consummated, would take place in 2009. The Company noted that there can be no assurance that any separation transaction will ultimately occur or, if one does occur, its terms or timing.
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“After much expectation in the user community, the Nokia N95 just got its Flash Lite 3/Web runtime firmware update. Although not as big an update as v20 was (which introduced demand paging and transformed the speed of the device, remember), v21.0.016 is still a major firmware and well worth installing.What’s new for v21.0.016 (over and above v20 firmware): Flash Lite 3 is included, so Flash video sites will work, including YouTube (just as on the N95 8GB v15 firmware from a couple of months ago) The Web runtime is included, meaning that standalone widgets are now possible Greater Bluetooth headset compatibility Better handling of entering lots of text into web page dialogs Speedier Gallery in every way Faster Java runtime, so Java apps start faster plus the usual miscellaneous bug fixes and tweaks, no doubt!” via allaboutsymbian.com
” Pocket-lint has learnt from sources close to the matter that Microsoft will announce the much-rumoured refresh to its mobile phone operating system, Windows Mobile, on 1 April 2008. An improvement over Windows Mobile 6 released in February 2007 the new version, unsurprisingly named 6.1, will be a stop-gap measure to keep both consumers and industry happy until the launch of Windows Mobile 7. Leaked screenshots of 6.1 have already done the rounds in the blogosphere, and show the system has been simplified with the screens displaying less mess than the Vista-inspired version 6. A new look with new fonts, new homescreen and new features such as a task manager and copying and pasting in Internet Explorer all bode well for users of Microsoft’s OS for handhelds.” via pocket-lint.co.uk