Motorola Inc.'s Greg Brown, in his first earnings report as chief executive officer, may post disappointing sales of the Razr 2 phone after holiday shoppers flocked to Apple Inc.'s iPhone.
Motorola probably sold 2 million Razr 2s, the slimmer camera phones Brown is relying on to revive revenue, in the fourth quarter, said Lawrence Harris, a former Oppenheimer & Co. analyst in New York. Steve Jobs's Apple may have sold 2.4 million iPhones, Bloomberg reports.
Motorola creates several different products for use of the government, public safety officials, business installments, and the general public. These products include cell phones, laptops, computer processors, and radio communication devices. The Motorola RAZR line has sold over a 110 million units bringing the company to the number two mobile phone slot in 2005 (Nr 1 Nokia). The RAZR became a cult phone and many variations were produced.
The Motorola RAZR 2 is the successor to the popular RAZR. The RAZR2 V8 has been updated to run Linux. The most expensive of the new series, features a 2 megapixel camera, full HTML web browser, Crystaltalk™ technology (to reduce and filter out background noise from conversations), and a 2-inch touchscreen on the front of the closed phone.
The RAZR 2 V9m was released through SK Telecom on June 29, 2007, and Verizon Wireless on August 29, 2007 in the US. The V8 was released in July 2007, while the V9 was released on September 1, 2007 and was exclusively made available through AT&T (AT&T Mobility). As of October 15, 2007, T-Mobile has offered the V8 model.
The new Razr model comes in three almost identical models, the V8, V9m and the V9, thinner than its precedent but slightly heavier and wider. The ever-complained-about screen has been strengthened from scratching with a steel frame and chemically protected glass.