Motorola has a change of heart again for Microsoft?
We'll never forget how Motorola led the pack for Microsoft's mobile platform with the release of the Motorola Q – it was sought to be the start of a long journey for the two. Even after what's considered by many to be the golden years of Motorola, their relationship seemed to be strained as Motorola slowly lost its grasp in the industry. Now after sitting down and talking to the Wall Street Journal, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha provided some interesting personal thoughts about recent events that have unfolded in the industry. For example, it looked like the partnership with Android seemingly brought them back into the spotlight with the Motorola DROID being such a big hit for them. Looking back when Windows Mobile ran into some delays, Jha severed the product development with the operating system to keep the company from going under during that time – at that point, they were open to aggressively focus on Android. Now that things are starting to look pretty green over at Motorola land, Jha has a lot of ideas such as using the Motoblur interface with some of their set-top boxes. Jha goes on to say, “If I had more money for R&D, I'd be developing an operating platform." If they had the capital of what other companies like Samsung has, they too would be developing their own platform; much like what Samsung is doing with Bada. When it comes to Microsoft's announcement about Windows Phone 7 Series platform, he goes on further to say, "I'm open to it...I think I need diversity in our portfolio." So there you have it, Motorola's recent successes have really made them open to ideas that they couldn't execute back then – we'll see how things pan out for them.
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