During the economiccrisis, many companies had been bankrupted. This is a hard period for for cell phone sell too. They sell less mobile phones a??nd get less profits. Motorola is not the exception. So Motorola is counting on Google juice to power its Motorola Mobile Phones and its future.
“The vast majority of our devices will be launched on the Android platform,” Motorola co-chief executive Sanjay Jha said on Thursday after the biggest US handset maker surprised Wall Street by reporting a small quarterly net profit. “We are very open to other options here, and we are engaged in exploring other options, but the vast majority will be Android,” Jha told financial analysts in a conference call.
Motorola released its third-quarter earnings a day after unveiling the second in a line of smartphones powered by Google’s Android operating system seen as key to turning around the company’s flagging fortunes.
The Schaumburg, Illinois-based Motorola posted a net profit of 12 million dollars, or one cent per share, in the quarter compared with a net loss of 397 million dollars in the same period a year ago.
Revenue continued to slide, however, falling 27 percent in the quarter to 5.45 billion dollars.Revenue in the struggling Mobile Devices division declined 46 percent to 1.7 billion dollars.
Mobile Devices managed to narrow its operating loss however to 183 million dollars from 840 million dollars in the same three months last year and 253 million dollars in the previous quarter.Motorola Replica shipped 13.6 million handsets in the third quarter as its share of the mobile phone market fell below five percent to 4.7 percent.
Revenue for the Home and Networks Mobility segment, which includes digital entertainment devices and other products, fell 15 percent to two billion dollars. Revenue for Enterprise Mobility Solutions fell 13 percent to 1.8 billion dollars.
Motorola forecast fourth-quarter earnings of seven to nine cents per share, better than the six cents per share expected by Wall Street analysts.The better-than-expected earnings and the optimistic outlook helped send Motorola’s share price 9.80 percent higher on Wall Street on Thursday to 8.74 dollars.Motorola’s results, which were boosted in part by aggressive cost-cutting measures, came a day after the company unveiled a new smartphone with Verizon Wireless called the Droid.
As smartphones further paved their place in the enterprises, Apple, RIM Blackberry, Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Motorola and Google Android are eying for the spotlight. In the last quarter, Gartner said that Smartphone sales had surpassed 41 million units, a 12.8 percent increase compared to the same period last year.
Today, Smartphones have become a compulsory gadget for corporate users. They are not only revolutionizing the mobile handset market, but also changing the way we use PCs. The reason behind the success of the Smartphones is increased interest in social networking with Facebook and Twitter, which demand high speed internet and connectivity features.
In 2009, all the major mobile vendors update its range to increase their revenue and market share. Here, the feature discusses the biggest stories in the Smartphone industry.
1.?? ?Google Android platform and Google Phone
Google Android is an open source mobile operating system running on the Linux kernel launched back in 2007. The platform targets mobile devices in large, but now it seems that various PC vendors are working on Android based netbooks and tablets. Recently, it is reported that the Android OS claimed 27% share in the market, whereas iPhone OS reported 55% share in the Smartphone market in US for November month.
Various Smartphones based on the platform is already available in the market like HTC G1, HTC Droid Eris, Motorola Droid, Samsung Galaxy, GW620 Eve, etc. Meanwhile, Google has been working on Android based Smartphone, called Nexus One, which will be available in January and will pose challenge Apples iPhone and RIMs Blackberry.
2.?? ?Apple updates its iPhone
In June, Apple launched the iPhone 3GS, with a boosted processor, better camera, more storage space, and a digital compass. The new Smartphone is more evolutionary up gradation than the revolutionary improvement to the hardware. The new iPhone 3GS has a number of new features which will certainly impress the corporate world like hardware encryption and support for ActiveSync policies. The new device fixed various anomalies of its predecessors and incorporated features like copy and paste, universal search, voice memos, and remote wiping.
Microsoft launched a minor upgrade of its Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system in October for next generation of Smartphones, called Windows Mobile 6.5. The new software features a new UI and a richer browsing experience having new services like My Phone, which allows to synchronization of text messages, photos, video, contacts and more to the Web; and Windows Marketplace for Mobile.
Meanwhile, the company has been working on its new platform called Windows Mobile 7, codenamed “Photon”, which is a major upgrade planned for release in June 2010.
4. PC vendors join the Smartphone race
After the recent success of Smartphones and the take part in the pie, major PC vendors like Dell, Acer, HP, etc join the race with their handsets. In November, HP had announced its new iPAQ Glisten, a feature-rich 3G world Smartphone that meets the increasing demands of modern mobile professionals. In the same month, Dell Computers launched its Android-based Dell Mini 3 smartphone. Acer had introduced neoTouch, which is a new addition to its growing line of Windows Mobile 6.5 handsets, based on 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU.
5. Mobile App Market
According to latest research, mobile applications market will reach $9 billion by 2011. Apple has dominated the space with over 2 billion download and therefore other vendors are also entering in the field. However, the new apps will pose increased difficulty for developers.