By Anton D. Nagy | January 9, 2012 5:15 AM
Motorola recently made public its preliminary results for the fourth-quarter 2011, ahead of the upcoming earnings report. The estimate sales are around $3.4 billion and the company shipped approximately 10.5 million mobile devices.
Out of these, roughly 5.3 million were smartphones (compared to the 4.8 million shipped in the third quarter of last year) but the numbers are just preliminary estimates before the complete earnings report that will probably be made public on January 26, 2012. Google acquired Motorola for around $12.5 billion at the middle of August but the stockholders only approved the deal mid-November 2011.
Motorola is expected to announce (at least) the Droid 4 on Verizon which is already regarded as a QWERTY-enabled Droid RAZR, hopefully helping sales take off in the first quarter of 2012.