Motorola Q4 earnings: 5.4 million smartphones and only 200k tablets shipped for an $80M loss

Motorola released their Q4 and full 2011 numbers yesterday, and things don’t look so good. Overall, the company lost $80 million on revenues of $3.4 billion. Last year during the same period, they earned $110 in profits.

When it comes to units moved, Motorola shipped out 10.5 million phones during Q4 2011, a slight decrease from Q4 2010’s 11.3 million figure. Out of the phones shipped during Q4, 5.3 million were smartphones. Tablet wise, Motorola shipped only 200,000 tablets during Q4; looks like the Xyboard 8.2 and Xyboard 10.1 weren’t a major hit at Verizon.

For the year, Motorola shipped 42.4 million devices. 18.7 of all shipped devices for the year were smartphones, and only 1 million were tablets. It’s no secret that Motorola has been suffering, and now with their year-end numbers available, we now get a clear picture of how bad things are.

Will things change once they get picked up by Google? Maybe. Many are hoping that with Google in charge, Motorola will be resurrected and we will more high-end device sans Blur!
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what 2012 has in store for MMI!

Source: Motorola

Jonathan converted to the Android platform from Blackberry with the original Motorola Droid. He currently has a Samsung Galaxy Nexus complete with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Verizon Wireless, a Motorola Xoom, and a Kindle Fire. Besides keeping up with Android news, he enjoys spending time with his family, gaming, reading, and computers. Google+

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