A rejuvenated Motorola under CEO Ed Zander has been making the waves in the communications industry, giving market leader Nokia a run for its money.
The world No. 2 cellphone maker is already building on the success of the iconic Razr, with anorexic good-lookers such as the Slvr, and more recently Krzr.
Lately, the company made several strategic investments to complete its "seamless mobility" vision of keeping its customers mobile, informed, entertained, secured, connected and empowered.
In particular, its US$3.9 billion acquisition of Symbol Technologies pits itself against Nokia in the enterprise mobility space. Symbol has a strong portfolio of mobile computing products across several industry verticals such as retail, manufacturing and logistics. The acquisition is also likely to boost Motorola's arsenal of products against Cisco, particularly in wireless networking.
In June this year, Motorola also announced plans to streamline its logistics with a new US$60 million facility in Singapore to manage the company's global supply chain operations.