Thursday, January 31, 2008

Motorola rumored to be exiting the handset business

If Nomura International analyst Richard Windsor knows what he’s talking about then Motorola will be leaving the handset business to focus on being an enterprise and government company. And its not surprising that some Chinese companies are interested in acquiring it. Motorola certainly has an entrenched brand but not too sure about its existing software platform. Its not like Lenovo acquiring IBM's PC business. Lenovo had everything in place and all they needed was a dependable and big brand to set them up for the world stage.

Acquiring Motorola comes with a burden to turn around the platform that had created all the problems for Motorola and thats not an easy task. This could be the main reason why a real offer hasnt been tabled. What do you think? DO you think Motorola is best to carry on without their troubled handset business?

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