Sales in Motorola’s mobile division have continued to plummet, with its share of the US mobile market falling to 9.5% over the last financial quarter – compared to 23.3% at the end of 2006 when people still thought the Razr range was any good.
Motorola itself blamed the fall on a “weak line up of phones” which, er, is pretty much all its own fault. So no sympathy from us. What do you expect? Nokia’s kicking arse, Sony Ericsson’s got the looks, while Motorola seems to be stuck in the late 1990s.
The poor old company’s total loss grew to $194m, of which a staggering $418m came from the phone business. Good luck finding a buyer for that.