Motorola's Handset Arm Prepping for Massive Layoffs
Jan 11, 2009, 8:00 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Phone Scoop has learned that Motorola's handset division is expecting a large round of layoffs as soon as this week, according to someone familiar with Motorola's plans. The layoffs are confirmed to be significant and may amount to 50% of the entire handset operation. Motorola's set top box, networking equipment, and enterprise device businesses would not be affected. Phone Scoop has also learned that Motorola is not planning to have a booth at the CTIA Wireless trade show in April, which is the biggest wireless event in the U.S. Lastly, Motorola is prepared to trim the number of new phones it brings to market down to just a dozen per year, and the only smartphones it will produce will be based on Google's Android platform.
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I don't think anyone is surprised by this
All of the European development sites have been shut. That includes the team in Denmark who made the ZN5. A good phone, I hope it continu...
bad news for CDMA customers
I mean, right now CDMA is mostly Moto/Samsung/LG, while GSM is all Moto/Samsung/LG/Sony Ericsson/Nokia.
Bad news for Verizon customers
this could have a real long lasting effect on VERIZON... maybe motorola should ask for a BAIL 🤤 OUT?
The partnership with cell towers that Verizon had with Motorola has already begun to effect customers, as Motorola has slowly started to sell off towers and property once leased to Verizon from Motorola deeming towers u
Not so fastÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ this might be a good thing
People come into my store and swear by Moto and will not buy anything but. The w755 has been one of are better seller for the last few months.
I loved the brick phone too. It's hard to imagine these days, but there was a time when they were the coolest phones around 😁
i kid i kid
pull the fork out of em and roll them into the street...
R.I.P. Motorola Q
razr=worst phone ever made...
Q= second worst phone ever made...
q9= 3rd worst ever made
motorola=slow crappy retarded phones
Then again, Moto skated by a l...
👀 But this means serious trouble for Nextel...