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Motorola shows profitable third quarter

Its mobile devices section reports profit for first time in three years

Motorola shows profitable third quarter
Motorola's mobile device section is seeing profitability for the first time in three years. The company has released 22 new smartphones this year, including the Flipout.

Motorola has reported third quarter 2010 sales of $4.9, up 13% from the third quarter a year ago, and their mobile device segment sales were $2.0 billion, up 20% compared with the same quarter in 2009.

"Motorola is witnessing global strength in the growth of the mobile devices segment and this is echoed in the Middle East as seen by the successful introduction of the Milestone smartphone this summer and the forthcoming Flipout and Defy launches at the end of the year," said Mahmoud Sayed Ahmed, marketing director for mobile devices at Motorola Middle East.

Motorola Mobile Devices section reached profitability in the third quarter 2010 for the first time in three years, according to the company.

"Our key focus moving forward is to provide devices with broad appeal that meet the browsing and social messaging needs of consumers in the region who are interested in intuitive, easy-to-use, pocketable devices," said Ahmed.

The mobile devices division shipped 3.8 million smartphones globally and introduced a total of 22 smartphones during 2010.

Motorola says it is now planning on broadening its mobile device portfolio, with a focus on delivering more smartphones, particularly in the Middle East.

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