Posted on January 10, 2012 by Motorola Mobility Home
If you have to fight to watch your favorite program on the family television, we Motorolans feel your pain. And we have a solution: Motorola Televation.
Globally, 69% of us are already watching TV on devices other than the television and (according to Kantar Worldpanel Comtech) more than 30 million Americans own a tablet.
Our new Televation product lets you stream your full channel line-up to your tablet, live, over your home network so that you can watch it anywhere in your house. And, unlike other streaming devices, with Televation you don’t have to compete with the guys in the living room for what channel to play on your tablet. You’re not just watching what they’re watching on another screen; you are in control of your regular channels, whenever you want.
No wonder Televation was conferred Light Reading’s Leading Light Award and Communications Technology’s Platinum Award.
Comcast is beginning to roll out a new service based on Televation, called AnyPlay, in Denver and Nashville.
Find out more about the new Comcast AnyPlay service in the Comcast Voices blog post, “AnyPlay Brings Live TV to the Tablet.” For more info on Televation, visit here.
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Posted on October 19, 2011 by Motorola Mobility Home
Yesterday was a busy day for our colleagues in Mobile Devices who unveiled in a NY press conference two new Motorola devices. Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola Mobility, took the stage and announced MOTOACTV- a lightweight, wearable fitness performance tracker and smart music player and the DROID RAZR–the world’s thinnest 4G LTE smartphone running on Verizon’s network. The DROID RAZR has some great specs… It measures 7.1 mm thin, made with KEVLAR fiber for strength and Corning Gorilla Glass for scratch resistance, powered by Android 2.3.5, Gingerbread, includes a 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p HD video capture, 32 GB memory–16 GB on board and 16 GB microSD card pre-installed and much more. The new Motorola phone is equipped with MotoCast, a new app that lets you access content stored on your home or work computer securely. Users can stream or download their music, pictures and more from their PC to phone. Check out more information here on the announcements.
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Posted on September 21, 2011 by Motorola Mobility Home
At Motorola’s User’s Conference this morning, Live Digital with Shelly Palmer’s host Shelly Palmer outlined to attendees his take on how this industry is changing at a rapid pace. Shelly has a fascinating vantage point on how the industry is transforming and the impact on consumers. He focused a good amount of his presentation touching on the two types of consumers – connected and not connected. Shelly noted something that we well know in this space – consumers will pay for convience. However, this doesn’t mean they’ll pay for less than stellar quality or access to content.
Rather than dive deep into Shelly’s points, we’ll let him do the talking in a brief video touching on connected and not connected consumers. He also spoke to several other valuable points from his presentation, and we’ll share the videos here in the near future.
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Posted on July 18, 2011 by Motorola Mobility Home
The growth in smartphones and tablets are fuelling demand for remote access to managed services in the home, according to Motorola’s Andy Hooper speaking at the TEN Digital Home event last month.
Why? As service providers look for ways to add value and differentiate, a number of them are laying the foundations for home monitoring and control services – but need a device such as a smartphone or a tablet to act as the consumer’s point of control.
Although the jury’s still out in terms of which will be the best form factor, the number of smartphone owners is steadily increasing. Huge numbers of consumers now own a smartphone, whilst tablets are gaining in popularity. Although larger than the smartphone form factor, tablets offer a larger, easier to use screen while still having the advantages of being compact, lightweight, and portable.
Pay TV service providers have been quick to take advantage of their popularity and their form factor, and are now using tablet devices for companion services such as social TV and enhanced EPGs which enhance the TV experience. Some are offering tablets as an incentive to join their service or lock the subscriber in for longer. Using a tablet as an incentive also increases the service provider’s chances of increasing subscriptions to other services they might offer, such as VOD. It’s a win-win situation.
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Posted on April 28, 2011 by Motorola Mobility Home
Motorola Mobility today reported net revenues of $3.0 billion in the first quarter of 2011, up 22 percent from the first quarter of 2010. Mobile Devices net revenues in the first quarter were $2.1 billion, up 30 percent compared with the year-ago quarter. In Home news,compared to a year ago, revenues were up 8 percent and operating margin was higher.
Here are some Home highlights:
• Leveraged Motorola’s 4Home managed services solution with the announcement of Verizon’s connected home services which offers home control and monitoring to FiOS subscribers.
• Acquired Dreampark, allowing the continued expansion of the Company’s cloud-based Medios software suite and strengthening the Company’s ability to provide systems integrators, service providers, enterprises and content providers with innovative solutions for deploying converged media experiences.
• Launched a new wireless video bridge solution, the VAP2400, enabling content distribution for the broadband home.
• Achieved a world record for upstream speed using Motorola’s RX48 high-sensitivity DOCSIS CMTS receiver technology, a solution that enables operators to generate incremental revenue from their existing network.
• Selected by HBO Latin America to upgrade its satellite network using MPEG-4 equipment for high-definition video service delivery.
More information on earnings can be found here
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