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Ericsson would consider Moto phone biz buy

updated 11:30 am EST, Fri February 1, 2008

Ericsson Considering Moto

Swedish telecoms firm Ericsson is contemplating buying a spun-off Motorola mobile business if it becomes available, company chief Carl-Henric Svanberg said today at an investment analyst conference. The official, whose company forms half of cellphone giant Sony-Ericsson, explained that it would be "cautious" about buying any mobile division that would split from Motorola but that the company would nonetheless watch any services that might be made available. Ericsson has historically avoided buying out other companies because it often believes it would be "better off" improving on its own, claims Svanberg.

Acquiring Motorola's mobile division would greatly increase Sony-Ericsson's stake in the cellphone industry, which grew to 9 percent in 2007 but is eclipsed by Motorola. The American company still claimed 13 percent of world cellphone marketshare despite a dramatic 38 percent decrease in phone sales year-over-year and would effectively give Sony-Ericsson a near-automatic boost to 22 percent total share. The current share leader is Nokia with 40 percent of all phones sold worldwide.

by MacNN Staff



  1. tonton

    Joined: Dec 1969


    SE vs Nokia

    I've never understood why Nokia sells so many more phones than SE. Comparing models in the same price range, SE phones are consistently better than their Nokia counterparts.

    Motorola, now... that's just for naive people who don't know any better.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Se the best

    I agree. Se-the best! Any another phone(not smartphone) was multitasking? Nokia-bad java-machine and bad design for greater cost. Moto also have bad java-machine. P.S. Sorry for my english. P.P.S the best miniopera here

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