UK's O2 Gives 40% Revenues, Kidneys For iPhone Deal

In order to secure the Apple iPhone deal, UK's O2 had to give up a gigantic margin on any revenues it makes on the phone—up to 40%, claims the Guardian. In addition to giving up 40% to Apple, it also has to split up commissions and revenue sharing to Carphone Warehouse, a deal drafted also because Apple was afraid O2… » 9/17/07 1:00pm 9/17/07 1:00pm

Motorola's Revenues Down 4 Quarters in a Row, May See Early Termination Fees For Ed Zander

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