Motorola is the market leader during the early stage of the cellphone era (First and Second generation). They also into micro-controllers and its one of the most widely used micro-controllers in the automotive industry,
Motorola has exited from the wireless market and hence investement to the above company is still quite risky to improve to it in a better position. Phone buisness are gradually decreasing and hence it has to cope up with the new incorporations and technology to be competeting in the overall electronics market.
For the first time in a long while, Motorola is changing its strategy in the wireless handset business. The company is no longer adopting a make-or-break strategy of relying on one popular product as it did with the StarTac and the Razr phones. This time, Motorola is rolling out new sets of phones with the hope of winning by giving customers a wider range to select from but still without spreading itself and the supply chain too thin.
The Droid is attractive to certain market segments and I believe it may be a compelling buy for segments of the younger school-age crowd. I don't know which of Motorola's offerings will take off. Certainly, non has had the appeal or success of Apple's iPhones but it appears the company has staunched the bleeding in its wireless handset division and may even start seeing growth again. Perhaps it will eventually win over more of the young generation of developers and customers it needs to regain some market share.
I think the unpopularity of Droid is the lack of interest of young programmers in Android. Android needs more visibility. How it's possible? Well, do like their competitors: bring new tech to young programmers to their high school or universities. BWT, if Android is introduced at schools for the next generation, the future of Droid will be prosperous future...
It's going to be a long slog for Motorola and they certainly are not out of the woods yet. It took a while for them to sink to the depths and crawling out of it is also going to take time. They are going against some tough competition now and rivals like Apple and Nokia are not going to easily yield any inch but it's a huge market and Motorola will find its niche. That's what they may be for some time, though; a niche player.
Once Motorola spins off the wireless handset business, it's going to be gloves off because the new business will no longer be able to lean on or tap resources generated by the ex-sister divisions. Sanjay Jha, the CEO of the handset division, will have his hands full but a healthy and competitive market is good for customers, suppliers, contractors and even for Motorola itself. This way, it will never again just take anything for granted. That's the hope, anyway.
It is definitely a step in the right direction that Motorola continues to be conservative with spending and adding on when their sales are only 'slightly' increasing. definite emphasis on slightly! The Droid does appear to be popular, but it's hard, oh so hard, to compete with Apple. In comparison the iPhone simply operates faster than a Droid BUT the tiny keyboard that comes with the Droid is a good selling feature. I hate to see any company fail, especially a former leader like Motorola. I hope their MOJO is kicking in - if so, sign me up to buy some stock!
It is essential for the likes of electronics manufacturer such as Motorola to find it's level again in the electronics industry. Afterall they have played a significant role in the past in setting the pace. I see Motorola rising to the occasion again.
Motorola has long been such an important customer in the electronics supply chain it's good to see they are expected to bounce back. There was a time when Motorola Inc. could drive such trends in the electronics industry as Six Sigma. Motorola decreed all its business partners must have Six Sigma quality and the industry jumped. Quality in the electronics supply chain would have improved anyway, but Motorola certainly spurred the effort throughout its supplier base.
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