BACKFLIP headed to TELUS, DEXT headed to Bell, QUENCH a mystery

By on March 9, 2010 at 9:28 AM.

BACKFLIP headed to TELUS, DEXT headed to Bell, QUENCH a mystery

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A few days ago when we learned that Motorola is going to bring its complete line-up of MOTOBLUR handsets to Canada, we didn’t know which carrier was to be getting which handset. In the span of a couple days however, things have changed. We now know that the BACKFLIP, that crazy concoction of a device is going to be a TELUS exclusive while the DEXT is bound for Bell. As for the QUENCH, no one carrier has laid claim to it just yet, but we think most would forgive us for assuming it’s going to Rogers considering the others are spoken for. More →

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Motorola releases its Android 2.1 update schedule for the DROID/MILESTONE and the CLIQ/DEXT

By on February 14, 2010 at 11:00 AM.

Motorola releases its Android 2.1 update schedule for the DROID/MILESTONE and the CLIQ/DEXT

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After receiving heavy criticism for its premature announcement of the Android 2.1 update for the DROID, Motorola has decided that “transparency” is now its favorite buzz word and has released an Android 2.1 update schedule for its current lineup of Android handsets. Though a nice gesture, the update schedule is short on details and leaves us with more questions than answers. According to Motorola’s schedule, the DROID update will be rolling out “soon” with no concrete date or time frame provided. DROID owners should be thankful for their “coming soon” status, though, as the owners of the Motorola CLIQ have to wait until Q2 2010 and those with the DEXT will have to wait until Q3 2010 to get their update, if they even get it all (see Europe). A similar scenario applies to the Milestone with European Milestone owners receiving their update sometime in Q2 2010, while those in Latin America and Asia-Pacific must wait patiently for Motorola to evaluate the feasibility of an update.

[Via Motorola's Facebook page] More →

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Motorola DEXT on sale today from Orange UK, full rollout this week

By on October 6, 2009 at 11:07 AM.

Motorola DEXT on sale today from Orange UK, full rollout this week

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Orange UK customers eager to get their hands on Motorola’s first Android offering can saunter over to the Orange Multimedia Store in Milton Keynes today and walk out with more MOTOBLUR than they can stand. Folks not outside the Milton Keynes will have to wait until tomorrow for the DEXT to land at all Orange retail stores or October 8th at all Phones 4U stores. The DEXT will be free for customers with a 24 month tariff of £34.26 per month which includes 900 any network call minutes, unlimited texts, Orange Maps and inclusive anytime Internet browsing. Any UK readers out there with a DEXT already in hand? Hit us up in the comments with your first impressions.

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Motorola DEXT officially announced by Orange UK

By on September 16, 2009 at 2:04 PM.

Motorola DEXT officially announced by Orange UK

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In a move that doesn’t exactly come as a surprise, Orange UK has officially announced that it will be carrying the Motorola DEXT, the European version of the CLIQ, as its second Android smartphone. The DEXT will be offered in early October for as little as £0 to those who opt for a 2-year contract with a monthly tariff of £34.26. It’s not exactly cheap, all things considered, but it’s also not as if you can find many plans Stateside that offer 900 minutes, unlimited texts, data and use of Orange Maps for around $56.50 per month.

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