Verizon iPhone Launch: Motorola Loses Says Analyst
Ah that never-ending beast that is the Verizon iPhone rears its head again today, this time round it has been predicted that once the Verizon iPhone is launched, Verizon’s Droid manufacturer Motorola will lose out in the face of a Verizon iPhone onslaught.
According to an article over on Intomobile by Kelly Hodgkins, and by way of Barrons, analyst Ashok Kumar addressed Motorola’s present financial state along with the company’s future prospects before the arrival of the Verizon iPhone.
Apparently Motorola will “miss” analysts estimates for mobile handset sales in Q3 2010 and Kumar says Motorola will “fall short” of estimated sales of 5.5 million in Q4 2010 and it will get worse in 2011 when the Verizon iPhone is expected to hit.
Apparently the Big Red is withdrawing over time their future commitments to Motorola Android devices as they gear up for the arrival of the Verizon iPhone, thus Kumar predicts Motorola has a great deal to lose when the CDMA iPhone eventually arrives on Verizon.
So what do our readers think of this prediction by Kumar? Will the Verizon iPhone take away from Motorola Droid smartphones or will Android be able to maintain a strong presence with Verizon?