Motorola reported their earnings yesterday for Q4 2008, which saw sales in mobile devices slip due to “gaps in their portfolio”. The company will focus on Android in 2009 and applications that focus on social networking. With so many manufacturers developing Android handsets, Moto believes social apps will help differentiate them.
CEO Sanjay Jha spoke about upcoming devices. “Our Smartphone road map includes a variety of devices, many based on the Android operating system. Android is a flexible operating environment and has attracted thousands of developers with it as we believe we can enable differentiated user experience.”
Jha continued, “To that end, we are working on applications with best-in-class web browsing and unique experiences related to enhanced integration of mobility and social networking. We have shown a number of our devices to several customers. The feedback we’re getting is that the portfolio will be very competitive. This puts us in a position for important product slots in the fourth quarter and first half of 2010. ”
Jha expects Motorola to be more focused on Windows Mobile in 2010 when Windows Mobile 7 is released.