far it was a rumor but now Motorola has published an official statement
regarding plans to outsource its mobile phone business. After Motorola droped back
to rank 3, Motorola yesterday announced it is exploring the structural and
strategic realignment of its businesses to better equip its Mobile Devices
business to recapture global market leadership and to enhance shareholder value.
The company's alternatives may include the separation of Mobile Devices from its
other businesses in order to permit each business to grow and better serve its
"All of our businesses have exceptional people, products and intellectual
property and the ability to achieve category leadership in their markets," said
Greg Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are exploring ways in
which our Mobile Devices Business can accelerate its recovery and retain and
attract talent while enabling our shareholders to realize the value of this
The company does not intend to discuss developments with respect to the
exploration of strategic alternatives unless or until its Board of Directors has
approved a definitive transaction or the process is otherwise complete. There
can be no assurance that any transaction will occur or, if one is undertaken,
its terms or timing.
While Motorola is successfully
leading the Windows Mobile Standard smartphone
business - together with Samsung - Motorola constantly fails to follow-up the
success of its RAZR mobile phone with its current line of mobile phones.
Cheers ~ Arne