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Motorola Shifts Strategies, Will Bet On Android

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Oct 29, 2008, 7:36 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Motorola is set to make major changes to its mobile phone business. Motorola plans to layoff thousands of employees, simplify phone development processes, and focus the efforts of its mid-range devices on the Android platform. Motorola will continue to build higher-end Windows Mobile smartphones, but will seek to outsource some of the production of those phones. Motorola will continue to use its own platform for lower-tier phones. Motorola is expected to make an announcement as early as Thursday, when it reports its quarterly earnings.

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T Mobster

Oct 29, 2008, 1:08 PM

Good job motorola...out sourcing is the answer

morons 😕
Yea, outsourcing is a bandwagon everyone has jumped onto, yes it kills jobs, but if they don't do it we get a much more expensive product in the end which would kill the company and the same jobs anyway.

I think it all sucks, but many tech compani...

Oct 29, 2008, 8:17 AM


So Sprint is not interested at this point and Motorola is essentially saying it may not be good enough for their high end phones. I did find android to have a few problems when I had two hours to play around with it. It does need some polishing. But it is definitely a diamond in the rough and look forward to the final results. This is why I am never one of those people to pitch a tent in front of stores. It decreases my chances of disappointment and frustration.
I would like to add that Motorola is in need of retooling and this is a major step.
I actually do not see how you got that conclusion from the article at all. To me... what I got from it is....

Moto has great confidence in Android. So much that they are they are dumping their own UI from most of their phones, and betting on Androi...
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