Since Motorola is in the process of finalizing its merger with Google, they are apparently not ready to give us a full Q4 earnings report and have instead issued a “business situation” update. According to the release, they had sales of $3.4 billion with “modest profitability.” Those sales included 10.5 million mobile devices, 5.3 million of which were smartphones. Thanks to the increased competitive environment and legal costs associated with patent trolling by Apple and others, these results are what they are.
In related news, Motorola at least has plans to introduce “several” new products at CES next week. So far we have not seen any clues as to what those may be, but one would guess that the DROID 4 will likely be one of them. I also would not be surprised if we see WiFi versions of the XYBOARD (XOOM 2) come to the U.S. and maybe even the new RAZR MAXX or a variant of it that is headed to AT&T (Dinara anyone?).
The Google-Motorola merger is still expected to be completed early this year.