Motorola is one of the oldest manufacturers of mobile phones, with a great name in the market, and a widespread presence in markets apart from the US market. With an early entry into the cells phone market, which they almost invented, Motorola has also been an inspiration for other mobile phone manufacturers around the world. Milestones relating to cell phone launches have been dew at Motorola, but when they made their mark, they almost became the only path forward for some manufacturers. The world's smallest phone back in 1996 was a Motorola product, the famous Star TAC.
In 2004, the company released its own version of the flip cover phones, which were essentially slim and had an especially sleek look - the RAZR. The latest phones from Motorla include models under the series DROID and CLIQ. The models are available in the US markets as favorites of many buyers in spite of sweeping talks about customers preferring Apple phones to touch-screen/QWERTY phones from Motorola. The touch-screen has also brought a new look amongst Motorola phones which were known to lack the aesthetic contribution in earlier models.
Internet browsing has been a prominent feature in most of the later Motorola phones like the DROID. Powered by Google and Verizon the phones are also a favorite amongst the mid-budget phone seekers in the US market. Phones that Motorola launched after the RAZR had the new signature that was brought in by the set. A sleek look in spite of combined operational facilities like the touch-screen and the QWERTY keyboard gave way to sales which were not very high during the previous years between the intial start-up and the RAZR period.
The DROID is termed as the most intriguing mobile phone that Motorola has produced in its history. The device is also the most respectable competition to the iPhone, guaranteeing entertainment pleasure and business operations convenience. Undoubtedly, Motorola owes its latest market success to DROID. CLIQ, another latest model from Motorola is a cheaper set with similar facilities at the first look. Using a different operating system - the Android OS - the mobile phone is also a great option for social networking operations. The only drawback can be stated as the not-so-sleek look, which may not be an important factor for many buyers.
Certain hardware problems have been common in the latest Motorola sets, which however, have not deterred the mid-budget buyer from preferring it over the iPhone. However, the fact remains that you may need to be extra careful while handling the phone, especially with respect to the flip cover. At the same time, there are certain positive facts about the CLIQ's hardware features which include the notification light blinking on the front, face buttons and the 5 Mega pixel camera's auto focus option.
Motorola's latest touch-screen-QWERTY phones have brought on some heat for the iPhone models, and almost single handedly. LG may have been another competitor, but Motorola's innovative designs have been clearing the road ahead. These phones should be handled with care and perhaps even mobile phone insurance should be taken on. Upcoming Motorola phones are expected to use the Blur platform, after which most of the software bugs are expected to vanish.