Posts Tagged ‘mobile’

“Motorola Droid” will be called “Motorola Milestone” in Germany

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

… how gay is that?

Remember my previous article about the Motorola Droid? Well, back then I already thought that name was questionable as it comes around a bit cheesy – especially when the device is running Android on there. It is kind of like calling a BlackBerry weather app “BBWeather”. But “Milestone”? Come on Motorola … you are a US company and US companies usually put shit loads of money into branding and marketing of products. If feels like they are cutting costs and try to save money on that front. Then a clever manager dude came along and named the phone “Milestone” because it will be the next big milestone for Motorola to get back on the profit making track.

That might be understandable, but then that question comes up: Why do you use that name just for Germany? Because lots of Germans don’t speak that well? Indeed … we they even call a cell phone “Handy”. Back to our topic. “Milestone” is not such of a common name in Germany that people would recognize it better than “Droid”. Some naming decisions are really funny.

Perhaps some readers from Motorola can shed some light in here 😎

Website: Motorola Milestone

P.S.: Sorry for the expression at the top. No offense my gay friends – I like you too. It is just not my thing 🙂

Dell Smartphone – powered by Android OS

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Android Powered Dell Smartphone
It seems to be just a rumor, but Dell is supposed to start selling its own smartphones. Golem is reporting that they have been working on their own smartphones for a year now. The Dell cell (kind of a nice rhyme, huh?) has been designed on the basis of Windows Mobile and Android. of course, we would prefer Android as we need more Android-powered devices to run our apps on, right? 🙂

Sorry for my creative phase today, but I made a bit of a collage how such a phone might look like. Take a look on the right for a collage.