Motorola, Inc., a US telecommunication company based in Illinois, USA, manufactures numerous electronics products including Motorola cell phones, Internet hardware and network infrastructure, among other items. Motorola is one of the first electronics manufacturers that released the infamous “Flip Phone.” This was one of the first Motorola unlocked cell phones that brought the much-loved “Star Trek” series to life. However, according to recent filings of sales and profit statements, Motorola has slipped from its dominant spot, although the company is finally starting to recover.
With the flood of numerous cell phone manufacturers and big name players in the intensely competitive mobile market, these companies have knocked Motorola off its game and it is easy to see why. Nevertheless, according to the recently released third quarter profit results, times may be changing for the company and its profits appear to be rising.
Reporting a six percent sales increase in its third quarter, Motorola states that this increase has resulted in a net profit for the first time in over three years running. What helped this sales and profit increase is the over 3.8 million devices the company so far in 2010. Sanjay Sha, Motorola Mobility’s CEO, stated that the mobile division showed an upward trend in its momentum over the year, which has led to the profitability.
Adding to Motorola’s recent success are the 22 Motorola cell phones that the company released over the year. Most of these Motorola cell phones use Google’s Android operating system. Google Android OS has become one of the most successful mobile phone operating systems since the release of Apple Inc., iOS. Since its release, Android OS market share has surpassed that of the Apple’s unlocked iphone4 iOS, according to some reports.
Considering the recent profitability of Motorola, the company has decided to split its mobile division into two parts in 2011; Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions. The Motorola Mobility division will handle all Motorola cell phones and Motorola Solutions will encompass everything related to governmental and corporate support related.