петък, 1 юни 2007 г.

Motorola Cuts 4,000 More Jobs in Latest Cost-Cutting Attempt

The embattled phone manufacturer has made another round of lay-offs in its latest attempt to curb the company's hemorrhaging finances. Motorola is cutting 4,000 jobs in an efforts to shave $600 million in operating costs for 2008 - following on previous measures to save $400 million by letting go of 3,500 employees.

Motorola Chief Financial Officer, Tom Meredith, explained theMotorola cutting jobs to save costs cost-cutting move by saying that, "Long-term, sustainable profitability is — and always has been — Motorola's top priority," adding that, "Today's actions are an update to the commitment we made during our first-quarter earnings conference call — to drive out additional costs — and a continuation of the plan we announced in January. We are confident that the steps we are announcing … together with the actions that we have outlined previously, will further improve the company's financial and operational performance and create value for our stockholders."

We should mention that the handset manufacturing giant will be offsetting the $1 billion in savings with $300 million in restructuring costs. It looks like Motorola is taking a couple steps forward and one step back. Good one Moto! Maybe Icahn would have been a good idea after all?

вторник, 29 май 2007 г.

понеделник, 28 май 2007 г.

RAZR/RAZR 2 comparison photos

Still suspicious about the RAZR 2? Yeah, it's hard to match that feeling — RAZR fits the palm of your hand like no other device does. MobileBurn had a chance to spend couple of days playing around with a prototype Motorola RAZR 2 V8, and they've posted their hands-on review. According to them, with so many phone manufacturers making thin devices these days, Motorola may not repeat its RAZR success, but RAZR 2 will certainly breath some new life into the American handset maker. Full review is available from here. In the meantime, check out the photos comparing RAZR and RAZR 2.