Motorola to hang up on mobile phones?

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Bye Moto: Motorola's mobile phone division is in the red to the tune of $388 million (£195 million)

Motorola could be about to exit the mobile phone business, according to one market analyst.

Richard Windsor of Nomura International says Motorola could bail after posting a $388 million (£195 million) operating loss in its mobile division last year. Windsor says rumours of a possible takeover of the mobile phone division by Chinese firms is also unlikely,

Engadget reports

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That's because Motorola's problems have been caused by its choice of platform and software, rather than anything hardware-related, Windsor says.

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