Due to the weakened economy, Motorola is cutting costs by firing 74 more workers from its mobile phone division. Motorola already announced layoffs of 3000 people in the mobile group earlier this year.
When the company announced that it will focus on Android and Windows Mobile phones, analysts said Motorola will do well in the future. However, it looks like the once-high end non-Android mobile phones the company had released have become rather low-end phones, according to the IDG News Service.
The mobile telecommunication market is still expecting Motorola to release new, innovative phones and most users expect the first Android phones to be released, as Motorola announced the release of multiple Android phones during the fourth quarter.
Mobile Division CEO Sanjay Jha said the company is still interested in spinning off the phone division, but that will depend in part on the economy, writes PC Magazine.