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Interesting... Google just bought Motorola mobility

Google just bought Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.  Sucks to be HTC and Samsung right now...

 

http://9to5google.com/2011/08/15/google-acquires-motorola-mobility-for-12-5-billion/

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RE: Interesting... Google just bought Motorola mobility

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Google just bought Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.

Indeed, as reported...

Paul Hobbs wrote:
Sucks to be HTC and Samsung right now...

Not too sure about that: looks to me more like Google bolstering its patent portfolio to take on the Apple iOS and Nokia's forthcoming Windows Phone ranges.

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RE: Interesting... Google just bought Motorola mobility

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Google just bought Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.  Sucks to be HTC and Samsung right now...

http://9to5google.com/2011/08/15/google-acquires-motorola-mobility-for-12-5-billion/

HTC don't seem to think so, nor do LG or Sony Ericsson (funny you didn't mention those two or are they too insignificant to be a real worry to Apple? Presumably not as I can't recall Apple launching any spurious lawsuits against those two in an effort to prevent them trading recently). Your ability to spin absolutely anything to make it sound like an advantage to Apple is quite extraordinary. Are you SURE you're not a fanboy...?

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Your ability to spin absolutely anything to make it sound like an advantage to Apple is quite extraordinary. Are you SURE you're not a fanboy...?

 

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RE: Interesting... Google just bought Motorola mobility

Very interesting move by Google.

And what a trajectory for Motorola - car radios in the 1930s, powering Neil Armstrong's words from the moon during the space race, becoming one of the defining brands in emerging mobile phone market....now the offshoot of an internet company. Wow :exmark:

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Paul Hobbs wrote:
Google just bought Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.  Sucks to be HTC and Samsung right now...

http://9to5google.com/2011/08/15/google-acquires-motorola-mobility-for-12-5-billion/

 Your ability to spin absolutely anything to make it sound like an advantage to Apple is quite extraordinary. Are you SURE you're not a fanboy...?

 

I did not mention Apple, or even imply it.  Your strting to sound like a broken record player, and your sucking the fun out of these conversations for me.  

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Indeed, as reported...

 

I was only half an hour after Smile

 

I think Nexus is a good example that Google has eyes on a virticaly integrated system, but we shall see.

 

 

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I did not mention Apple, or even imply it.  Your strting to sound like a broken record player, and your sucking the fun out of these conversations for me.

Can you both stop this, right now. Thank you.

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RE: Interesting... Google just bought Motorola mobility

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The_Lhc wrote:

Paul Hobbs wrote:
Google just bought Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion.  Sucks to be HTC and Samsung right now...

http://9to5google.com/2011/08/15/google-acquires-motorola-mobility-for-12-5-billion/

 Your ability to spin absolutely anything to make it sound like an advantage to Apple is quite extraordinary. Are you SURE you're not a fanboy...?

 

I did not mention Apple, or even imply it.

Riiiiight...

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Your strting to sound like a broken record player, and your sucking the fun out of these conversations for me.  

Funny, I was going to say exactly the same thing...

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The_Lhc wrote:
Your ability to spin absolutely anything to make it sound like an advantage to Apple is quite extraordinary. Are you SURE you're not a fanboy...?

 

Waft my hand under a dog's nose? Errr...

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RE: Interesting... Google just bought Motorola mobility

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I think Nexus is a good example that Google has eyes on a virticaly integrated system, but we shall see.

Not to mention that Motorola Mobility is big in set-top boxes for TV, giving Google TV a potential platform...

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Very interesting move by Google.

And what a trajectory for Motorola - car radios in the 1930s, powering Neil Armstrong's words from the moon during the space race, becoming one of the defining brands in emerging mobile phone market....now the offshoot of an internet company. Wow :exmark:

Does Motorola Mobility = Motorola in totem, ie is there another part of the company that doesn't deal with mobile phones/tablets or is that all they do now?

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Waft my hand under a dog's nose? Errr...

It means 'SIT!'

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Does Motorola Mobility = Motorola in totem, ie is there another part of the company that doesn't deal with mobile phones/tablets or is that all they do now?

Motorola Mobility was recently spun off from the main Motorola company. What's left is called Motorola Solutions, and it does stuff like wireless voice and data systems for industry, digital point-to-point radio, barcode systems and stuff like that.

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The_Lhc wrote:
Waft my hand under a dog's nose? Errr...

It means 'SIT!'

I know, I am already.

Maybe "Down boy!" would have been better?

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The_Lhc wrote:
Does Motorola Mobility = Motorola in totem, ie is there another part of the company that doesn't deal with mobile phones/tablets or is that all they do now?

Motorola Mobility was recently spun off from the main Motorola company. What's left is called Motorola Solutions, and it does stuff like wireless voice and data systems for industry, digital point-to-point radio, barcode systems and stuff like that.

Ah ok, interesting stuff, ta.

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