Thursday, February 17, 2011

Motorola Executive Defends Tablet Price Tag - Tech Europe - WSJ

This will get a lot more challenging (especially with the Xoom price points) if Google, as anticipated, unveils its own Nexus-styled slate

In a wide-ranging, and at times admirably frank, interview, Mr. Jha also spoke of his concerns about how the Microsoft-Nokia deal would make it harder for existing players in that area. He hinted at his frustration at having to tie his company so closely to someone else’s product, Google’s Android operating system, and admitted that Motorola needed to do a lot more work in Europe to win back customers.

Mr. Jha suggested that the Nokia deal might drive some of his competitors, who had previously been considering developing for Windows Phone, into the Android camp. “Android then becomes a place where there are more players and a much more competitive environment,” he said. Almost ruefully he said he wished Motorola was able to control its own operating system, but he lacked the scale to build his own ecosystem.

Motorola Executive Defends Tablet Price Tag - Tech Europe - WSJ

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