Friday, December 31, 2010

Motorola: Breaking up | The Economist

Check the article link below for more reasons it’s not likely to be smooth smartphone sailing ahead for . 5 * Motorola

Yet things may get worse before they get better. Many buyers of Droid phones are customers of Verizon, America’s largest mobile-phone operator. It needed Motorola’s smartphones to compete with AT&T, the number two and, so far, the only network to offer the iPhone in America. But Verizon is rumoured to be launching a new version of Apple’s gadget in January; if so, Motorola’s market share is likely to shrink. Since the firm’s handset business also tends to be slow early in the year, Sanjay Jha, its boss, expects a loss in the first quarter.

Motorola: Breaking up | The Economist

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