March 9 , 2010
Say hello to phones with social skills
MOTOBLUR debuts on Canadian market=
Motorola Canada has announced that MOTOBLUR, its revolutionary social service for Android-powered devices, is coming to Canada with all three national wireless carriers in the first half of 2010.
MOTOBLUR is the only solution to sync all your friends, posts, feeds, messages, e-mails, photos and much more-from sources such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Gmail, Yahoo! and work email-with continuous updates, automatically delivering them to your home screen for immediate reply. MOTOBLUR delivers these updates in easy-to-view streams, so there is no need to switch between different mobile applications to keep up with the latest content, allowing you to spend less time managing your life and more time living it.
"We are thrilled to be bringing Canadians three unique MOTOBLUR handsets with all the major wireless carriers," said Rick Gadd, Vice President and Sales General Manager, Mobile Devices, Motorola Canada. "With MOTOBLUR, we are differentiating the Android experience and delivering phones that are truly instinctive and socially smart."
Life: Organized, Streamed and Delivered
Only MOTOBLUR automatically delivers conversation threads, friend updates, stories, links, photos and more, to live widgets on your home screen for immediate reply:
Happenings: View 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, and view messages all together in the universal inbox or separately by source.
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 oreven celebrity gossip without leaving the home screen.
Even cooler is MOTOBLUR's ability to back up and restore all your contacts, log-in information, home screen customizations, and email and social network messages via the secure MOTOBLUR 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 the next MOTOBLUR phone, and all the information will be ready and waiting. Now there's peace of mind!
Integrated Contacts with Context
MOTOBLUR keeps track of contacts so it's easy to keep up. Only MOTOBLUR syncs and merges friends from Facebook, MySpace and Twitter together with your work and personal email contacts into a single phone book. 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 information 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 the 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 the latest info about friends and family. Plus, communicate with them anyway you like, directly from their contact information.
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.