We mostly have a tolerate - hate relationship with the Motorola
branded boxes (though it's probably the software's fault) delivered to us by various pay-TV providers, but the possibility floated today by the Wall Street Journal
that the company could be looking to sell its set-top biz piques our interest. Though real details beyond a potential $4.5 billion price tag are scant, what can't be ignored is the conspicuous timing of this news, immediately after the launch of the latest Call of Duty
. While someone at Moto may be trying to avoid another Ryan Block takeover attempt
from his new digs at gdgt
, we figure if someone can pull him off the Xbox 360 long enough to rattle a saber in the general direction of Schaumburg, Illinois, in 18 months or so there should be a sleek, sexy Android
powered DVR croaking out annoying sounds
every time we record a new show.