The Marvelous Mytosis of Motorola is complete!

After an eternity in the electronics field (some 80 years), Motorola has successfully completed the split into two seperately-traded companies, Motorola Mobility, Inc. and Motorola Solutions, Inc. respectively.  The split comes as a result of the company’s desire to more accurately satisfy the growing demands of the ever-changing consumer and business technology markets.  The company goes on to state that it was partially motivated to split by the desire to offer investors more pointed investment markets, instead of a single, convoluted entity.  It’s going to be interesting to see where Motorola Mobility decides to take the DROID brand, and wether or not they intent to re-invent existing Motorola mobile product lines.  Hit the link for more information on the two individual entities.

As the name would dictate, Motorola Mobility will focus directly on Motorola’s existing mobile product lines (DROID, XOOM, etc), and will head the consumer market for all future mobile “Motorola” products.  Motorola Mobility, Inc began publicly trading on the NYSE on Monday under the ticker MMI, and opened with a price of $31.17 per share.  According to ‘TheStreet’, the split is generally viewed as a positive move on Wall Street, with Goldman Sachs analyst Simona Jankowski releasing a note detailing Goldman’s forecasted outlook for MMI;

“The stock’s out-performance will be driven by strong top-line growth as a result of its 50% exposure to the fast-growing smartphone and tablet segments. Near term, we expect Motorola to be one of the first handset vendors to introduce new handsets for Verizon Wireless’s new 4G/LTE network in the first half of 2011, which could be unveiled as early as this week at CES.”

No need for speculation Goldman, the DROID XOOM is indeed launching this coming CES and will be a major boon for MMI’s bottom line.  Rumors of the device abound, and it’s said to be running Nvidia’s Tegra 2 chipset, sport a  10″ 720p 1280×800 screen, front and rear-facing cameras, and is purported to be the FIRST device running Google’s new Android iteration, Honeycomb (2.4/3.0).

CES is going to be the bee’s knees this year guys, the bee’s knees.


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