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Is Motorola going the way of the dodo bird

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by tongix, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. tongix

    tongix

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    i was listening to some experts on CNN and they said Motorola sales
    are plummeting . COmpared to Apple and Samsung who leads in the iphone tech , motorola has stagnant. The Droid x is not selling well. Like the Dodo bird, they might be fading away.
     
  2. CAcop

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    Maybe for cells but for radios they own the police market even more than Glock owns the police pistol market.
     

  3. LongGoneDays

    LongGoneDays Misanthropical

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    I liked their Verizon phones. A little quirky but so are most Android devices.
     
  4. Resqu2

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    True, count Fire & Rescue in your list also.
     
  5. trajan07

    trajan07 dimly lit

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    Didn't google buy them a while back? My guess is that they've got some new stuff in the works.
     
  6. GD2J

    GD2J GoDirectly2Jail

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    As others have said, the residential market stuff may be in decline, but Motorola OWNs the commercial radio and transmission market.
     
  7. FL Airedale

    FL Airedale Dog Breath

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    I used to work for Motorola. In 1977 I left. It's finally hurting their bottom line. :cool:
     
  8. CBennett

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    I dont know...they may get OUT of the cell phone business and concentrate on their other lines...Ive been in LE for over 25 years now and military and I have never NOT used a Motorola radio from the Army to the Police Dept to my current job every radio from handheld to vehicle mounted was motorola, talk about a GIANT market. Heck even the little hand held jobbeis we have that my kid and I got when he was 7 and now use at flea markets,car shows,football games,etc,etc..even those are motorolas.
     
  9. czsmithGT

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    Motorola split into two companies. The radio etc. part is still an independent company. The cell phone part was taken over (they called it a merger) by Google. They may still be trying to get some regulatory approvals but the deal was approved by US and EU. I think Google wanted Motorola's patents.
     
  10. GIockGuy24

    GIockGuy24 Bring M&M's

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    A friend works for Motorola. In his area the FBI was switching from mobile phones to cell phones. he did the installations. He said he kept finding guns stuffed in the seats and told the FBI to make sure to clear their cars of guns because he was afraid pulling the radio wires might snag a trigger. Even after he told them, he said the car seats were still full of guns.
     
  11. RonS

    RonS Millennium Member

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    Man, that brings back memories. The HT220, not only a great radio, it make a good wheel chock/door stop.
     
  12. Bruce M

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    One issue is that the two way radio market is a shadow of what it was a couple decades ago. Any number of companies that had a radio system have replaced it with... cell phones and smart phone devices.
     
  13. tongix

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    Samsung is going really really strong in all from phones and tv.
     
  14. Restless28

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    Motorolas have served our FD well for decades. I imagine they will be around for decades to come.
     
  15. Restless28

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    Samsung is a small fry compared to Apple. Eventually Apple will be in the TV game. Siri TV is coming.
     
  16. VA27

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    I just got a new unit a coupla weeks ago. It's the first time in 37 years I HAVEN'T had a Motorola. I got 2 new Kenwoods and my handheld is a Relm. Looks like the OP may be right.
     
  17. USMCsilver

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    Nearly every Samsung phone owner I know has had problems with their phones. Also, IIRC, they are one of the last ones to receive software updates.
     
  18. CAcop

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    That and places that used to get specialized radios have gone to FRS radios.

    We supplement with PTT cell phones. It essentially becomes a private channel.
     
  19. *ASH*

    *ASH* in hell everyone loves popcorn

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    motorola will do just fine
     
  20. .264 magnum

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    Apparently they picked up a $30 million contract with The Dallas PD just today.