Verizon reponsible for over one quarter of Motorola's 2010 salesAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
There's no question that Motorola's seen quite a bit of success with their DROID lineup at Verizon, and now we're able to quantify exactly how much those devices have done for Moto. The company recently revealed that during 2010, Verizon was responsible for a full 28 percent of Moto's sales. That number is up from 17 percent in 2009 and 13 percent in 2008.
The DROIDs, especially the original model, have certainly done wonders for both Moto and have helped bring Android to the mainstream. It's great to see Motorola doing better than they were a couple of years ago, but this news raises some concerns about whether or not they may be relying a bit too much on Big Red and perhaps Android, as well. The launch of the Verizon iPhone seems to have prompted Moto to expand their horizons a bit, though, and hopefully the launch of the Atrix 4G on AT&T (which just so happens to be available today) signals a change in the company's strategy and will bring high-end devices to Sprint and T-Mobile, as well.
Via GigaOM, Bloomberg