Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Dec 2012 23:36 UTC
Google "Engineers at Motorola are hard at work on a sophisticated handset, to be released next year, that parent Google hopes will provide more potent competition for devices like Apple's iPhone, said people familiar with the matter." Well, paint me red and call me a girl scout. This is more fascinating: "Motorola also ran into difficulties when it looked into using a bendable screen and materials such as ceramics that would allow the company to make the X Phone more stress resistant, use more colors and mold into different shapes, these people said." Bendable displays could be a huge turning point for mobile - and not because they allow new shapes. No, the killer 'feature' of bendable displays will be their resilience.
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MechR
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2006-01-11

Going by the WSJ article, Google's just doing what they said they'd do: Install new management to whip Moto into shape, but give them no special access to Android development. It's a delicate balance, but anything less would be a waste of Moto.

Besides, what are phone makers gonna do, jump to Windows? Microsoft's doing the same thing with Nokia.

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