Motorola's quarterly results show the first operating profit for over three years. Net quarterly profit was $109 million (£68.5 million), up from $12 million year-on-year, while revenue was up 13% to $4.9 billion.
Mark Bridge writes:
A Charlie Chaplin DVD includes an image of a woman using a mobile phone in 1928.
That’s the suggestion surrounding a YouTube clip that’s currently received more than 2½ million hits since it was posted online last week.
An increasing focus on advanced charging technologies (including solar-powered mobile handsets, solar chargers, wireless power units, fuel-cell battery charging products and public charging kiosks) means the value of this particular market is predicted to increase from around $1.5 billion this year to over $34 billion in 2015.
The much-delayed white version of the Apple iPhone 4 won't be officially available until Spring next year, according to reports. Apple hasn't explained exactly why the smartphone is causing them problems; recent speculation has suggested colour-matching white parts from different manufacturers is the issue.
Telecoms giant Orange Group has released quarterly results showing worldwide customer numbers up 5.1% to 203.4 million. The number of mobile customers was up 8% to 144.5 million, largely driven by growth in Africa and the Middle East.