Motorola Droid Smartphones Lead to 3Q Profit

Motorola’s bet on Google’s Android operating system paid

off again in 3Q 2010, as the company reported a $109 million profit

well above the $12 million earned in 3Q 2009. Motorola’s revenues hit $4.9 billion, up 13 percent from 3Q 2009.

Motorola’s mobile device segment sales topped $2.0

billion, up 20 percent from 3Q 2010, and reaching profitability for the first

time in more than three years Sanjay Jha, Motorola co-chief executive officer, said

in a statement.

These sales were helped by the 3.8 million smartphones

Motorola shipped, led by the Droid X and Droid 2.

Motorola’s biggest bests may come in 4Q 2010

when it plans to roll out the Droid Pro on Verizon’s network, along with five other

devices as part of its holiday lineup of Android smartphones.

Designed for enterprises, the Android 2.2-based Droid Pro includes

remote wipe of device and SD card and complex password support.

For more, read the eWeek article Motorola Droid X, Droid 2.1 Lead to $109M Profit.

CIO Insight Staff
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