Giant in the technology industry : Google, has acquired Motorola’s Mobility with a deal worth U.S. $ 12.5 billion. The agreement is quite astonishing. Because as a young company, Google has managed to ‘control’ Motorola over the age of 70 years.
Founded by brothers Paul Galvin and Joseph Galvin, Motorola originally named Galvin Manufacturing Corporation, founded in 1928 in Chicago. Initially, the Galvin brothers produce battery eliminator, a power converter that allows battery-powered radio with plug in electric outlet.
This company was then doing a number of revolutions on the radio. Starting from the radio in the car, can be carried in a backpack, to be grasped hands. Three-quarters of a century, the company then called Motorola is developing with a number of revolutionary products, and 17,000 patents.
Here, a number of revolutionary products are manufactured Motorola:
In 1940, Galvin Manufacturing introduced the “Handie Talkie”. These findings are increasingly used by the army known as the United States in World War II.
Previously, the radio must be brought with the help of the Jeep. However, with Handie Talkie, soldiers can communicate by radio brought. Although only be used within a distance of 1 mile, but Handie Talkie become the most widely used during World War II.
You could say that Talkie Walkie Talkie is the development of Handle. This product was originally introduced in 1943, as a portable FM two-way radio. This tool is also used during World War II by the U.S. Army (U.S. Army Signal Corps).
Weighing about 17 pounds, this tool can be carried like a backpack. This tool has a range of up to 20 miles.
The first mobile phone
Motorola introduced the DynaTAC 8000X as the first phone in 1983. DynaTAC successfully steal the show, even the discovery of the iconic ’80s. Moreover, as it appears in the movie “Wall Street”, these phones are increasingly popular and is often associated with Gordon Gekko, the character in the film. For more details on the DynaTAC, read this link.
Introduced in 1996, StarTAC be the smallest and lightest mobile phone at the time. StarTAC also has features like a smartphone. Among other things, the Wi-Fi signal with a speed of 12 megabits per second. In addition, StarTAC can also function as a tether (Wi-Fi transmitter to the laptop), with a speed of around 9.6 kilobits per second.
Before the skipped iPhone, RAZR is the best selling phone of all time. Introduced in 2004, which is a RAZR ultra-thin flip phone is sold around 110 million within three years. iPhone itself takes 4 years to be able to sell 110 million units.
Droid to be answer the phone that seemed to saturation in producing mobile phones Motorola flip. With the Android operating system and cooperate with Google, the sales droid was competing with the iPhone.
Motorola’s collaboration with Google again continued in tablet called Xoom. This is the first tablet that uses the Android operating system version of Honeycomb. However, sales were defeated by competitors, the iPad. Xoom is only sold 440,000 units, while the iPad more than 9 million units in the same period.