Motorola cuts another 74 jobs in mobile division

Motorola cuts another 74 jobs in mobile division
The headaches are still continuing with the once venerable handset manufacturer announcing an additional 74 lay offs. Motorola has been to the pinnacle and reaped the rewards of being considered a juggernaut during its heyday. With increasing competition from other mobile manufacturers, Motorola is struggling to keep up in this volatile economy. Workers from its Libertyville, Illinois office will be let go towards the end of the month. It's unfortunate, but the cuts come in light after laying off 3,000 people in the mobile group earlier in the year – with 500 of them from the Libertyville office. Motorola CEO, Sanjay Jha, informed the industry that they would focus their attention on the Windows Mobile and Android platform for future devices. So far we've seen them become more aggressive in acquiring Android developers. Maybe the sleeping giant may have something in the works to really get itself out of its funk?

source: Yahoo

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5 Comments

1. LatneeStorm911

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

motorola needs to rethink its processing architecture and get back to why MACs were awesome to buy before Intel stepped in. if you have a simple yet smooth processor, you should be able to sell phone again.

2. jovel16

Posts: 59; Member since: Oct 05, 2008

I miss the Moto Q!

3. BigRed83

Posts: 144; Member since: May 19, 2008

If you miss the Q, check out the HTC Ozone!. Very familiar feel, operates the same way. I got my hands on one yesterday, and it took me back to my Q black immediately.

4. swm4motoQ unregistered

Headaches? No theyre just.... just.. awesome pains... yah thats it. And... and... The layoffs, just streamlining... Theres nothing wrong... everything is just fine! Word is theyre working on a new RAZR and Q update... so yeah. No funk. More like funky. Disco funky! Its oooookayy. everything is ooookayy.. shhhh shhhh MotoDNYAL

5. jrg11

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

OHNOMOTO!!

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