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Challenges seen at Moto's handset spinoff

1/4/2011 06:58 PM EST
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eewiz
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eewiz   1/5/2011 5:27:31 AM
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I will be with the bulls, atleast for next 1-2 years. Later on jump ship to bear camp, if things arent working out. I think its silly that Moto ignores Windows Phone 7. Based on my exp WP7 is better than Android 2.2 interms of GUI smoothness. ofcouse the functionality is limited & apps are limited. But these things can be gradually built over time. So WP7 will be a tough competitor for android in coming years. The only differentiation that Moto currently has is the HW build quality. They also claim diffn based on a UI overlay called Motoblur. But IMO its worthless.

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AliNS   1/5/2011 1:37:36 AM
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I have no doubts that Motorola designs and manufactures fine smartphones. But if Google/Android is like MS Windows and Qualcomm is like Intel, then what exactly is the differentiation or competitive edge of MMI against LG, Samsung, HTC and soon countless others?

selinz
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selinz   1/4/2011 9:40:46 PM
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I fully expected Motorola to be one of the firsts out of the gate with a Windows phone. Then on Dec, 10, 2010 Sprint announces a "NEW Windows Mobile Corporate phone" from Motorola. It was the old Windows 6.5. And to add insult to injury, it was $899. Even with "instant $350 discount," the thing is not a consideration. To be fair, there are currently zero Sprint windows 7 phones. Nonetheless, if Windows mobile catches on like many speculate, Moto will lose out. For my part, my upgrade was to one of the 4g Androids, so now I'm syncing outlook through gmail with beta apps from Google... Grrrr. Come on Moto, play ball!

old account Frank Eory
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old account Frank Eory   1/4/2011 8:25:26 PM
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Based on MMI's first day stock performance, the Bulls seem to think MMI will overcome these challenges. Best of luck to my former colleagues!

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