Motorola's CEO says the phone is going to be the best computer, best camera, best music player

Motorola's CEO says the phone is going to be the best computer, best camera, best music player
Motorola's chief executive Sanjay Jha took over Moto when the company was literally falling apart in 2008 and now he has the freedom to run Motorola Mobility, the part of Motorola responsible for its mobile business after the company split earlier in the year. Motorola's financial results however haven't exactly flourished in the last few quarters as competition in Android smartphones becomes more fierce. 

One of the biggest problems that Moto is facing seems to be differentiation and Jha noted that his company will continue focusing on the consumer experiences. Jha also noted that the company will also concentrate on design and a lot of testing. The company has had troubles releasing some of its phones like the Motorola DROID BIONIC, but it has also been slow in bringing its current smartphones to their maximum potential as the update allowing 1080p full HD recording for the Motorola ATRIX 4G is still in tow.

But at the same time, he couldn't ignore the competition which can leverage more scale. While he acknowledged that Moto will focus on innovating and meeting consumer expectations, he did admit that in the light of recent acquisitions, nothing is certain about the future: “Do we expect Motorola to be an independent company? I don't know yet. I hope very much that we are.”  

It depends a lot on whether the company can come up with something innovative, but the CEO wasn't at all concerned with smartphone growth. He seemed convinced that the phone will become the best computer, camera and music player.  In fact, it seems to have become such an indispensable part of our lives. Jha concludes: “We do surveys and sometimes take phones away from people, and they start crying. They have that amount of personal investment in the relationship. It becomes the digital hub of your life.”

source: CNN



1. Crossblade

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 21, 2005

He may be right about the (portable) music player thing, but phones will never replace cameras. Computers ... not really.

2. Krishaun27 unregistered

They may not replace computers and cameras but they will certainly put a dent in their bottom line as these handsets become more and more sophisticated.

3. dandirk unregistered

I can see phones replacing computers, and cameras. Already some phones have monitor docks, soon the processors will be able to be just as functional as a nettop. Perfectly fine for web surfing and lite usage which most people fall into. As for cameras, its already happening. Flickr just announced the iphone is now the #1 camera used to take pictures uploaded to its site. Most people just point and shoot, the cameras on phones are starting to be just perfect for that.

4. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Oh, Phonearena, you do make me chuckle. Moto has a while to go, but they slashed their deficit in half over last year and have gained a lot of popularity with their handsets. They're also getting faster with their updates than any other carrier with custom skins on their phones. Now Jha is probably right. All you need is a phone with the dual projector tech seen a couple years ago that projects a screen and keyboard for you to use. Their laptop dock tech is also a good step in that direction.

5. derp unregistered

If only they could release a device that wasnt full of hardware and software issues, he may be right. Keep trying have a long ways to go.

6. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Are you trolling? Because you're completely incorrect.

8. djm22

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 09, 2011

There hardware works better then most companies so where your coming from I don't know

7. PhoneCpu

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

What is all the fuss about 1080p ....I personally think 720p / 60fps is way better suited in a phone than 1080 "30 fps" ... Even if they say it does 1080p / 30 fps... that almost never happens .

9. djm22

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 09, 2011

But think people always want better and 1080p is the top so that is what people want But I think 720p looks just fine and it is hard to tell the difference between 1080p and 720p and some reports I have heard have said when they asked people to look at 2 screens they ended up saying the one displaying 720p looked better then the one displaying 1080p so yes 720p does look great and it is hard to tell if it is not 1080p for most people

10. snowgator

Posts: 3624; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Will take this guy as a CEO any day. The UI has improved, the diversity of devices has improved, the visibility of Moto on all the major carriers is improving, and the Droid explosion started really popping when Moto went all in with them. Could you imagine what a strong leader like this could do with a start-up with resources like HP is right now, or him at the helm of RIM? Motorola should stay independent and continue with their Zombie (back from the dead) rise.

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

The only thing phones won't be great is TAKING PICTURES SO he's wrong bout that part every thing is good except a camera.

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