16 September 09
Motorola introduces DEXTâ„¢ with MOTOBLURâ„¢: Your entire social life in a single stream, available exclusively on Orange
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today unveiled its first Android powered device in the UK, the Motorola DEXT with MOTOBLURâ„¢, which will be ranged exclusively on the Orange network.
Motorola DEXT is the first phone with MOTOBLUR, the only solution to automatically organise and deliver your messages, your contacts and your favourite content â€“ regardless of source â€“ directly to your home screen in easy to manage streams.
Developed by Motorola and powered by Android, MOTOBLUR synchs contacts, posts, feeds, messages, e-mails, photos and much moreâ€”from sources like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Gmail, Yahoo, your work e-mail and LastFM â€“ and serves it up just the way you like it.
â€œTodayâ€™s phone needs to be more than just â€˜smartâ€™. It needs to be social. DEXT with MOTOBLUR brings the most important social connections in your life front and centre to your home screen meaning you can spend more time living your life and less time managing it,â€ said Ralf Gerbershagen, Vice President and General Manager of Motorola Western Europe.
Francois Mahieu, Director of Devices, Orange UK â€œWeâ€™re really pleased to be exclusively offering the DEXT to UK consumers. The device builds on our commitment to bring the latest innovative multimedia handsets to market and fits perfectly with our existing portfolio of products and services - allowing consumers to make the most from their social networks on the mobileâ€.
Motorola DEXT with MOTOBLUR
A QWERTY slider, Motorola DEXT is packed full of features including: * Touch screen capabilities * 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and connected to Facebook, Picassa, Photobucket or MySpace for easy uploading * Video speed of 24 frames per second for easy capture & upload to share with friends, as well as playback capability for favorite YouTube videos * A full HTML browser, 3G speed and Wi-Fi * A 3.5 mm headset jack for your own headphones and easily connect to your music, create your own playlist or discover new music by seeing what your friends are listening to on LastFM * Packed with Google Mobile Services: Maps, Talk, Mail, Voice Search, Integrated GPS for turn by turn directions and a rich HMTL browser * Access to thousands of apps through Android marketplace * A removable 2GB Micro SD card * Supports up to 32GB MicroSD for all of your photos, music and more
Orange is offering the DEXT free to customers who take out a Â£34.26 per month, 24 month contract. The package includes 900 any network call minutes, unlimited texts, Orange Maps as well as inclusive anytime internet browsing so users can make the most from their mobile experience.
The DEXT handset with MOTOBLUR will be available from Orange in early October. Please contact Orange Telesales, or visit Orange shops or www.orange.co.uk/shop for more information.
Notes to Editors
Life: Organized, Streamed and Delivered
With MOTOBLUR, all conversation threads, friend updates, stories, links, photos and more are automatically delivered to live widgets on the home screen. There is no need to open and close different apps or menus. Itâ€™s all organized, streamed and delivered throughout the device in unexpected ways:
- Happenings: View all your social site updates in one spot with the live Happenings application. Every friend feed, status update, wall post, bulletin and photo upload is automatically delivered and ready for immediate reply, anyway you like
- Messages: Quickly scroll through the Messages application for a snapshot of current work or personal emails, social site messages, and texts, with the ability to respond to any message however you want no matter how it was sent: text, email, IM and more.
- Social Status: Blast your status right from the home screen and even save time by updating your status to one or all your social networks at once
- News Feeds: Keep track of your favorite news feeds, sports scores or even celeb gossip without leaving the homescreen
- Calendar: Integrate work calendar with GCalendar into one widget that shows the next appointment right from the home screen
Integrated Contacts with Context
MOTOBLUR keeps track of all your contacts so itâ€™s easy to keep up. Contacts are automatically synced to the phone from personal and work email as well as social network accounts, and MOTOBLUR updates any changes friends or contacts make to their info so you donâ€™t have to. When making or receiving a phone call, friendâ€™s latest profile picture and status is shown on the screen. In contacts view, see your communication history with each person and their latest social network broadcasts organized in an easy to read manner so youâ€™ll always know that latest info about friends and family. Plus, communicate with them anyway you like, all right from their contact information.
Backed Up and Secure
MOTOBLUR is easy to set up and secure, so there is no need to worry about misplacing the phone. All contacts, log-in information, home screen customizations, email and social network messages are backed-up on the MOTOBLUR secure server. Lost or stolen phones can be found with integrated GPS from the online ownerâ€™s portal, and data can even be wiped clean. Users can simply enter the account username and password on their next MOTOBLUR phone, and all the information will be ready and waiting.
Customize with Apps and Widgets
Mix and match thousands of apps and widgets from MOTOBLUR, Android Market or Google pre-loads. Everything from messages to news feeds to sports scores to the Happenings widget to Google Maps can be added to create custom home screens that fit anyoneâ€™s multi-faceted life.
Additional DEXT features include a high-resolution touchscreen, full HTML browser, 3G speed and Wi-Fi. Instantly post pictures to always-on1 social media sites like Facebook, My Space, Picassa and Photobucket with a 5 megapixel camera.
Motorola Media Link Bridges Digital Worlds
Motorola is also making it easier to manage your digital worlds with Motorola Media Link. This desktop experience connects your phone, PC and the web giving users the ability to manage, secure, share and extend their phoneâ€™s media. Users can transfer and organize media like photos and videos into albums and sync their iTunes and Windows Media playlists and music. Plus, Motorola Media Link helps you expand your phone with new downloads, applications, ring-tones, wall papers and more â€“ all right from your desktop. Motorola Media Link will be available to multiple Motorola phone owners including DEXT.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.
MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. The MOTOBLUR Logo is a trademark of Motorola. The Bluetooth trademarks are owned by their proprietor and used by Motorola, Inc. under license. Facebook is a trademark of Facebook, Inc. All other trademark and product or service names are the property of their respective owners.Â Â© Motorola, Inc. 2009.Â All rights reserved.
1.Network and/or SIM card dependent feature, not available in all areas. Airtime, data charges and/or additional charges may apply. Wireless email functionality requires an email account with wireless server capabilities.
2.The unauthorized copying of copyrighted materials is contrary to the provisions of the Copyright Laws of the United States and other countries. This device is intended solely for copying non-copyrighted materials, materials in which you own the copyright, or materials which you are authorized or legally permitted to copy. If you are uncertain about your right to copy any material, please contact your legal advisor.
3.This device supports Bluetooth A2DP, HSP, HFP profiles. In order for Bluetooth devices to communicate with one another, they must utilize the same Bluetooth profile. To determine the profiles supported by other Motorola devices, visit www.motorola.com/bluetooth. For other devices, contact their respective manufacturer. Certain Bluetooth features including those listed may not be supported by all compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices, and/or the functionality of such features may be limited in certain devices, or by certain wireless carriers. Contact your wireless carrier about feature availability and functionality.
4.All talk and standby times are quoted in Digital Mode, and are approximate. Battery performance depends on network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, and voice, data and other application usage patterns.
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In the UK, Orange provides high quality GSM coverage to 99% of the UK population. At the end of July 2009, Orange had almost 17 million customers in the UK â€“ 15.9 million active mobile customers and close to one million fixed broadband customers.
At the end of 2008, France Telecom had consolidated sales of 53.5 billion euros (12.7 billion euros for the first quarter of 2009) and atÂ 31st MarchÂ 2009, the Group had a customer base of almost 184 million customers in 32 countries. These include 123 million mobile customers worldwide and 13 million broadband Internet (ADSL) customers in Europe. Orange is the number three mobile operator and the number one provider of broadband Internet services in Europe and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.
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