Letter from a Moto Insider: How Stupid Execs Ran Moto Into the Ground

Geoffrey Frost was Motorola's Chief Marketing Officer, and the RAZR was his baby. Last month, we got a letter from his former personal adviser, Numair Faraz, written to current Motorola CEO Greg Brown about how a cabal of inept, out-of-touch executives more worried about their golf score than the company drove once… » 3/26/08 3:15pm 3/26/08 3:15pm

Zander No Moto: The RAZR King Steps Down

Ed Zander—the celebrity CEO who made Motorola's RAZR an Apple-like sensation then somehow spoiled it with all them spinoffs—will step down on Jan. 1. Does this mean we won't get the POOPR, the SHTR or the TFSU? Does this mean that Motorola might recover from its slip to third place in the world cell phone sales? I… » 11/30/07 12:18pm 11/30/07 12:18pm

Motorola's Revenues Down 4 Quarters in a Row, May See Early Termination…

Motorola's revenues were down 19% from a year earlier, reporting a second quarter loss of $28 million. You'd think making the same phone 19 times would guarantee big money, but we guess not! As we said around the RAZR2 launch, the phone is just another RAZR design evolution, not something drastically different enough… » 7/19/07 1:23pm 7/19/07 1:23pm

iPhone May Sell Fast, But Not RAZR Fast

Click to viewIt's no wonder Steve Jobs got into the phone business. He introduced the iPod in October 2001, and by April 2006, he had sold over 50 million of them. Now, 50 million units in less than five years is good, but Motorola sold 50 million RAZRs in less than two. It took Motorola months to reach 750,000 in… » 7/03/07 11:10am 7/03/07 11:10am