I don’t know if any of you still remember the old days back in which Motorola was struggling to stay alive in the harsh world of mobile phones and devices. It’s always good to see a Phoenix rise from the ashes and achieve a comeback like the ones told in old stories. You know what I’m talking about, like the ones in the Odyssey. Well maybe not that monster slaying epic, but pretty close.
Motorola managed to achieve 80 million US dollars in profit for Q4 and even they are saying that it’s largely due to their Android smartphone lineup. Considering the trouble they were in back a few years ago, it’s fun to see them make a comeback like this one. For starters you have to take a look at what new devices they’ve launched in Q4 alone – DROID PRO, DROID 2 GLOBAL, Motorola DEFY and the Motorola BRAVO, thusly reaching an impressive number of 23 new smartphones launched only in the last year. This really shows their commitment to the Android user base and the trust they’ve put in the platform itself.
This year they saw a blazingly strong start as well with the announcement of the Motorola ATRIX 4G, marketed as the world’s most powerful smartphone, winner of CNET’s Best Smartphone at CES, and if you bother looking at some of the specs, you will understand why. The device is featuring a dual-core processor, qHD pentile display and this along with Motorola’s very own webtop application bundle, which pretty much transforms the Atrix into one of the most powerful tools available on the market. The large number of accessories added for the Atrix, amongst which the cool dock which according to some sources will put you back only 60 $. Not bad considering you can get the desktop experience in such a small package.
Considering that the Motorola XOOM tablet will be out on the market in a few months as well, being the world’s first Android 3.0 Honeycomb powered tablet, sure gives them even more credit. If some of you still are uncertain about this, just think of the Motorola Bionic which will be coming with the new 4G radio built in, which will boost its connection speed by up to 10 times. And to add insult to injury the Motorola CLIQ 2 will be coming out as well in the near future, featuring a 1 GHz processor and a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard.
When we are to combine all of these elements, I think it’s safe to assume that the future is shining bright for Motorola, as their lineup will only get stronger with these new additions. As long as they will keep the good work up, I have full confidence that they will be announcing solid profits for this year as well. This really does remind me that in general Motorola has always been bragging a lot about their products, but these past few months have proven that they are backing those marketing campaigns up with really solid products. Until next time, keep your eyes peeled for the Motorola Atrix or as they call it “The world’s most powerful smartphone”.1