Monday, August 22, 2011

Hello Moto

10 Cool Gadgets (and Some Awful Junk) That Google Will Get From Motorola

If your reaction to the news that Google (GOOG) is to acquireMotorola Mobility (MMI) for USD12.5 billion was, “Wait, people still buy Motorola phones?” then this is the photo gallery for you.

Motorola has come a long way since 2004, when the Razr was the hottest phone on the market. It’s come even further since the StarTAC of 1996. Today, Motorola’s line of Droid phones that run on Google’s Android operating system is probably better known than the name “Motorola” is in the smartphone category
Here’s a look at some of the cool — and some of the really awful — new gadgets Google wants to own

Droid 3: This is the Droid you are looking for

This is what Google really wants from Motorola: It’s newest, top-of-the-line Android phone that is also, as Motorola describes it, the “thinnest full QWERTY smartphone. Ever.” It’s the star of a bang-and-smash line of ads that show the phone as an alien action hero.

Here to read more.

Here is another interesting article from The New York Times. 

In announcing its planned USD12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility last week, Google emphasized its interest in the company’s rich trove of 17,000 patents. That portfolio would allow Google to defend itself against foes like Apple and Microsoft in the legal arena, where billions of dollars in patent licensing fees can be indirectly negotiated through lawsuits and countersuits.

But while industry analysts and insiders say the rationale makes sense, they also say it leaves Motorola in an unusual position. Many acquisitions are aimed at creating some well-articulated synergy between the two companies, but Motorola’s future role in this union — beyond patent warehouse — is unclear.

The article went on
Google has said it will allow Motorola to run independently. But some analysts and   investors think Google could markedly pare back or sell big parts of Motorola that create conflicts with partners or are not central to its goals. And that makes for uncertain times for the 19,000 employees at Motorola Mobility in Libertyville, a northern suburb of Chicago, and around the world.

Here to read more

My wife was a Motorolian for about 10 years. She still very proud with Motorola where she said had teach her a lot of things. Would be sad if one of pioneer company in Penang Free Industrial Zone had to leave from the place that could consider much as home. This is business world and how its work. 

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