NYC Events: March Madness with @Motorola


Last week Motorola hosted a NCCAA themed event to promote the brands latest smartphones and tablets.  The star of the show was the DROID Razr Maxx, the longest lasting 4G LTE smartphone.  Various members of the media were invited… which included print and online media.  Each guest was assigned a product expert to discuss our needs and concerns when it comes to technology.  I was assigned Ken, the regional trainer for Motorola who went over not only the devices, but the coolest apps to use on the Motorola droids.

In addition to technology… guest nibbled on game time finger foods such as fruit skewers, chicken fingers, sliders, and mac n’ cheese quiches.  During the event we also got to sip on Moto-cocktails while the tournaments games displayed on 8 flat screens throughout the room.  Latitude Bar and Grill served as venue sponsor; this was a great spot for hosting sports related events.

Now there are a couple of things interesting about this event….

  1. Ken has to be the hardest working Regional Trainer in New York.  I swear I see him at all the technology shows.  I am not sure who attends more events… him or me, loll.
  2. I just purchased the Motorola Atrix 4G. Sooo when I got the invitation to attend this event I chuckled, then shook my head.  I did this because I knew that they were going to present something better than what I currently had.
  3. Why has no other company thought of doing a sports related event?!  Like… how awesome would it have been to combine gadgets and football together?!  Like I would be in heaven.  Hmmm… then again, they would only be able to talk shop during commercials and halftime, loll.
  4. OK… the DROID Razr Maxx seems pretty amazing… I will go over the details next.


Let me start by saying… I don’t review items that I have not tried directly.  I got to hold this device, touch it, smell it, hug it… but until I give it a try on the mean streets of New York; my opinions are strictly based on the cover of the book, loll.  I took the liberty of pasting the specs below for you all to peruse and compare to your current device:

DROID RAZR MAXX Features and Specifications
Form Factor Touch Screen
Software Platform Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
Size/Dimensions 130.70mm(x) 68.90mm(y) 8.99mm (z)
Display 4.3” 540×960 Super AMOLED Advanced
Weight 145g
Processor Dual-core 1.2GHz processor
Battery 3300 mAh
Talk and Standby Time1 Up to 21.5 hours talk time and up to 15.8 days standby time
Bands/Modes CDMA800,CDMA1900,LTE B13 700
Connectivity 3.5mm + EMU, USB 2.0 HS, Corporate Sync, DLNA, FOTA
Bluetooth Stereo Bluetooth Class 2, Version 4.0 LE+EDR
Messaging/Web/Apps MMS, SMS, Email (Corporate Sync, Google Mail, Push Email, Yahoo Mail) IM (GTalk), WebKit w/ Flash
Camera 8 MP, 1.3MP P2P Video, Digital Zoom, Auto Focus, LED
Audio AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, AMR NB, AMR WB, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA v10, WMA v9
Video Capture/Playback/Streaming, HD Video, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV v9
Storage & Memory 1GB RAM x 16GB ROM , 11.5GB user available internal memory, 16GB microSD card included
WLAN 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Location Services aGPS (assisted), eCompass, sGPS (simultaneous), GLONASS
Pre-loaded Applications MotoCast™, Google Mobile Services, Google Talk™
Accessories Lapdock 100, Lapdock 500 Pro, HD Station, HD Dock, Vehicle Navigation Dock, Smart Controller, Wireless Keyboard with Trackpad, Webtop Travel Adaptor, VGA Adaptor, HDMI Cable

Below are photos from the event.  Please do not judge me for not realizing the flash wasn’t on, lolll.  See… this is why Blogger’s need these types of events to figure out how to work our gadgets :)




Sponsored Post: Day Without Cell Phones


The kind folks over at U.S. Cellular have asked me to imagine getting through the day without my cell phone and writing about it.  Below I talk about a nightmare of the day without my phone:

I come from the generation that remembers when cell phones and computers didn’t exist. It took me a long time to embrace the whole concept of carrying around a cell phone. At one point I looked upon cell phones the same way I looked upon ankle monitoring bracelets… something made easy for others to keep tabs on you. When cell phones started out, they did two things which was making and receiving calls. They didn’t come with all the extra’s that now as made people dependant. Cell phones are now seen as a life’s necessity along side Food, Water, and Justin Beiber.

Fast forward to now, my business relies on my accessibility. I can’t imagine a day going by without me having access to my phone. Every email, every text, every call, and every tweet is an opportunity for me to make money. My cell phone even sleeps next to me at night. Now that I think about it, I may need therapy for this, loll.

If a day went by without me having access to my phone, several things would happen. First, I would spend an hour kicking myself for being absent-minded and leaving it at home. Second, my hands would become restless. I think my hands naturally gravitate towards my phone every 5 minutes. The last thing that I know for sure would happen is me stopping whatever it is I am doing to go back home and retrieve my phone.

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