Motorola and América Móvil Introduces DEXT™ with MOTOBLUR™: The First Phone with Social Skills
First available on Motorola DEXT™ from America Movil, MOTOBLUR™ automatically syncs and streams conversations, contacts and content throughout the device
Sept. 10, 2009
MEXICO – Sept 10, 2009 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today unveiled the Motorola DEXT™ with MOTOBLUR™, the first phone with social skills. Developed by Motorola, MOTOBLUR is the first and only solution to sync contacts, posts, messages, photos and much more—from sources such as Facebook®, Twitter, MySpace, Gmail™, your work and personal e-mail and LastFM—and automatically delivers them straight to the home screen. Content is fed into easy-to-manage streams so people can spend less time managing their lives and more time living them. América Móvil will be the first operator in Latin America to offer to their customers the Motorola DEXT, taking advantage of their full 3G network coverage over Latin America. This device features a full QWERTY slider and will be the first Motorola phone powered by Android to feature MOTOBLUR.
Dr. Sanjay Jha, co-CEO of Motorola and CEO of Motorola Mobile Devices, unveiled DEXT with MOTOBLUR today during a keynote at GigaOM’s Mobilize ‘09 conference.
“With MOTOBLUR we are differentiating the Android experience for consumers by tapping into the mobile Internet ecosystem, delivering a unique mobile device experience designed around the way people interact today,” said Enrique Ussher, corporate vice-president, Motorola Mobile Devices Latin America. “Our vision is to leverage solutions like MOTOBLUR to create a new category of phones that are instinctive, social and simply smart.”
”In America Movil, we are always looking forward to offering services and products of the latest technology in every country where we are present, in order to guarantee excellent and innovative solutions to all our clients. Today with MOTOBLUR's launch will not be the exception.” Said Carlos Cárdenas, Executive Director Latin America Operations
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 applications or menus. It’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 homescreen 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 Google Calendar 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 it’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 don’t have to. When making or receiving a phone call, your friend’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 you’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 AGPS from the online owner’s portal, and data can even be wiped clean. Simply enter the account username and password on your next MOTOBLUR phone, and all the information will be ready and waiting.
Customize with Apps and Widgets
Mix and match thousands of applications and widgets from MOTOBLUR, Android Market or pre-loaded Google™ mobile services. 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 anyone’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 Facebok, My Space, Picassa and Photobucket with a 5 megapixel camera.
Availability and For More Information:
Motorola DEXT with MOTOBLUR will be available starting in Q4 2009. For specific local availability and pricing, contact your local Motorola representative.
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Motorola Media Link Bridges Digital Worlds
Motorola also is making it easier to manage your digital worlds with Motorola Media Link. This desktop experience connects your phone, PC and the web giving you the ability to manage, secure, share and extend their phone’s media. Transfer and organize media such as 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 – directly from your desktop. Motorola Media Link will be available for multiple Motorola phone owners including DEXT.
About America Movil.
AMX is the leading provider of wireless services in Latin America. As of June 30, 2009, it had 190.3 million wireless subscribers and 3.8 million landlines in the Americas.
America Movil Media Contact
América Móvil Public Relations office
+52 55 2581 3947 / 3996
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