Despite shipping 10.5 million mobile phones and 200,000 Xoom tablets in the fourth quarter of 2011, Motorola's mobile division still managed to slump to a rather large £44m loss in 2011. That's down from a £42m profit in 2010.
5.3 million of the 10.5 million mobile phones sold were Android-powered smartphones, which is some good news for would-be buyer Google, plus total net revenue in the mobile department was up 5 per cent to $2.5bn despite the "increased competitive environment."
Motorola's CEO Sanjay Jha put his bravest-little-soldier face on, saying the company "received very positive consumer response to Motorola RAZR" -- which should at least help get 2012's numbers off to a better start. [Motorola via FT]