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Motorola's Handset Arm Prepping for Massive Layoffs

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Replying to:  R.I.P. Motorola Q by htrony   Jan 11, 2009, 8:58 PM

Much more than the Q

by japhy    Jan 12, 2009, 1:56 PM

Half the handset business? Not showing up at CTIA?!?! This is the equivalent of someone just getting back from their oncologist and can't tell you what was said because they're crying too much: it's bad news.

Then again, Moto skated by a long time on stale design language, resting it's laurels on the RAZR far more than just about anyone thought was prudent. By anyone's account, they've done their part to earn this result, but it's still very sad to see so many people's job's slashed.

I thought it odd that the handset business was the focus of the cuts, but then it makes sense given that the other areas don't require nearly as much marketing & carrier negotiation/development to be successful/profitable, and could be considered reliable staples for a tech business.

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