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BenQ Mobile's Collapse Complete

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Feb 26, 2007, 11:24 AM   by (staff)

Insolvent BenQ Mobile, previously one of the world's top sellers of mobile phones, will be broken up and completely liquidated. With the last potential bidder for the company's assets withdrawing its interest, BenQ feels there is no future for the brand and will shutter its doors. BenQ Mobile was originally the mobile phone division of Siemens and employed 3000 people. Through a series of missteps, the company lost market share quickly to Nokia and Sony Ericsson and was eventually sold to Taiwan-based BenQ. BenQ stopped supporting the company in September 2006 when the division declared bankruptcy.

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muchdrama

Feb 26, 2007, 4:04 PM

What an ugly end...

...to what was once a great mobile manufacturer. I knew Siemens was done once BenCrap purchased their mobile division.
Uh, Siemens had OK phones, I am not sorry to see them go though. My mom had a CF62T for T-Mobile that was the WORST PHONE EVER!!! I'm so glad they don't make that one any more! To be fair, that was the only Siemens I have ever used, so maybe they had ...
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Globhead

Feb 26, 2007, 2:35 PM

BenQ and Motorola

Does Motorola still have any relationship with BenQ that will be affected by this?

In addition to Motorola purchasing the facility in Denmark, I thought BenQ still made some of Motorola's cheap phones.
 
 
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