Motorola sells 2.7 mln smartphones in the second quarter

Motorola sells 2.7 mln smartphones in the second quarter
It is Motorola's turn today to announce its quarterly results - the company earned $162mln, or 7 cents a share, compared to the $26mln the year before from its operations. Its mobile device business used to be the biggest in the world, but they somehow missed the profitable smartphone tidal wave in its first years. Motorola just sold a big chunk of its networking equipment business to Nokia, saying that it will focus on its core mobile devices and set-top boxes competencies by spinning them off in a separate department .

Now the company is playing catch up with some great hardware such as the DROID line on Verizon. Thanks to these high-margin smartphone sales Motorola managed to shrink its operating loss in the mobile department with almost 60%, to $109mln on a year-to-year basis. It would be interesting to follow up their revenue and net income in the third quarter, when sales results from the Motorola DROID X and DROID 2 will be out.

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14 Comments

1. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

they are making a comback!!!

4. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

You know its good to see whenyou read this you get an Idea of how good Motorola is doing. Apple boasts all the time how many handsets they sell at launch, and they dog everyone else for not selling as many phone, but Apple is only manufacturing 1 device, so no, maybe other providers arent selling as many of 1 device, but that doesnt mean they arent selling multiple devices to more people. Id rather feel special anyway knowing not "everyone" has the same phone as me. +1000 motorola

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its great that they are selling alot of phones.. but they are really falling behind on UPDATING those phones. Moto phones launched in 2010- 10, updated- 1 which is why i flipped phones. If they arent gonna update them, at least quit locking them down so they are hard to root and make updated ROMS for.. Geeze.

10. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Root for Droid on 2.0.1 was cake, 2.1 was hard as hell. My Droid Incredible has also hard as hell until recently now its pretty easy. Google is about open source and Gi and all that jargon, it should just come rooted factory.

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

(Just as Apple is poised to cut Blackberry down and thus rule the world, a whip lashes out and knocks the sword from hs hand) Apple *turning in shock, lip syncing badly* Motorola! I thought you were dead! Motorola *bleeding badly, but walking steadily out of the shadows*: Not hardly. *holds up hand, showing robotic lines running through it*I got a bit of an upgrade. Apple *turns pale*: Android helped you?! Impossible! No matter, I shall destroy you too! Motorola: You can try, you son of a bitch. *both race toward each other, Apple yanking a sword out and Motorola forming a lightsaber from his hand* TO BE CONTINUED...

3. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

This is Epic

5. dsg_cobra

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 25, 2009

awesome i think we have a author on the site, nice sniggly

6. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Believe it or not, you guys have given me an idea... AN EPIC TALE OF ADVENTURE, CORRUPTION, AND REDEMPTION, USED AS A METAPHOR FOR THE SMARTPHONE INDUSTRY!

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

full of team ups and shake downs... samsung teams with HTC to deliver high def screens... then stabs HTC in the back just as it enters the championships, keeping all the AMOLEDS for itself! Apple punches out moto.. but moto gets up in the last second, pantsing Apple and exposing his underpowered "antenna". Everyone laughs as apple points to other manufacturers for having "little antennas", all the while refusing to do the easy thing, which is pull up his pants and insulate his antena.. making it even funnier.

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Aww, looks like a couple of butthurt Apple fanboys came along and dropped some negatives on us. But your description was funny as hell too. :)

11. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Droid Incredible smells a rat (sniff sniff) "Smells like Evo around here"! Apple rudly Interupts "NO!, I farted...Cigarette? Incredible: "Thanks I dont smoke..(shocking discovery), .."iPhone, your charging port is melting...and your antenna is showing" Apple: "Oh, Stevesus, how embarresing..You dont have a spare bumper, do you? (being coy) Incredible: "Ha, you obviously have no Idea who I am" *with a cocky tone* Evo: "and who might that be", *Evo makes dramatic appearence as if to be expected* Incredible *corney montage music* I'm..............Incredible! (bond theme) Apple: "I think I just crapped myself" Evo "Damn, if WiMax was here..err..anywhere near here....err...Screw you guys!! (runs away screaming)" Incredible *dusts off shoulder* "Cmon "X" lets get the hell out of here" Droid X "Drooooiiiidd"

12. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Wow......you guys have just set the new definition for fanboyism. These comments are just amazing. My mind has been blown.

13. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

E.N., I like Motorola because I've had great luck with them. First phone I bought with my own money was a Moto, and it worked even after I dropped it on pavement, got it wet, and lost it at an outside Christmas festival. Now I'm typing on a Cliq, and even though it's a little slow once in a while, it's otherwise been a sturdy and dependable phone which does pretty much everything I've asked it to. And now with its other Droid phones (barring the Devour), Moto is making products which I can get really excited about again. Sure, they've had misfires. Sure, they've made some phones which suck. No company in the world has ever made a substantial amount of products without at least one misfire. It took about twenty years for Moto to really misstep in cell phones; it's only taken Apple three. So yeah. Call me a fanboy. Tell me I'm a Motorola lover. But Moto has earned my respect and my business. And that's where I stand.

14. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

excelent, I hope they get a good position in the market shared again.

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