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February 08, 2008



hi tomi interesting observation on Moto.
By looking at the Global Major 5 companies' recent business performance, I found LG's part missing and hope I can add.

LG in 2007 achieved quite good financial result. LG has sold nearly 80 million handsets. And their operating profit ratio was more than 10%. Ofcourse much lower that Nokia which is more than 20%. 4Q hanset revenue was more than 3 billion dollars and 2007 annually will be more than 10 billion dollars.

Dimitar Vesselinov

Japan is the future, right?

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Hi yunho and Dimitar

yunho - Thank you for the LG numbers. Looking good, and all the more worry for Moto. Why are they the only one losing money in this biz today?

Dimitar - thanks, yes certainly..

Thanks for writing

Tomi :-)


Hi Tomi,

good sales pitch!
Seriously, very good points about Motorola, and I also believe that the home market is the reason for Motorola's demise, if I had to pick only one.

What do you think about following advice to them?
Forget about "old and done" mobile success stories like ringtones and games, but be on top of the next disruptive wave... the "true" mobile Internet for "generation C", hybrid mobile-PC applications and youth behaviour. Twitter is my prime example of a rising star in this new category.
This origins in Motorola's home market, and I think could carry over to Europe, looking at teenager's use of PC Internet. Do for communications what Apple has done for browsing - unite the mobile with the PC! Innovate the ultimate texting oriented phone that combines SMS and Internet chatting!
True, this advice will not lead to Motorola's immediate resurrection in the developing world or Japan & Korea, but better to get one strong leg back onto the ground than vanishing to the history books.

Just food for thoughts; I have no book to sell ;-).
It's clear who are the leading mobile markets now; the big question is who will lead the next big thing.

Alex from a leading mobile market :-)


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