Not just symbolic...
With the deal, Schaumburg, Ill.-based Motorola gains a company well established in mobile-data computing and radio-frequency identification, or RFID, technology. Symbol also is known for its role in spearheading the development of barcode-scanning technology.
"Everything is going digital, and everything digital is going mobile," said Ed Zander, Motorola's chairman and chief executive, in a statement. "This transaction significantly advances Motorola's enterprise mobility strategy," he said.