Motorola releases quarterly results; where are the Q numbers?


MotorolaMotorola released their 2nd quarter sales and earnings results yesterday around 5pm. All in all, things were pretty good for Motorola, with 2nd quarter profits hitting 1.38 billion USD, or 55 cents a share, up from 933 million USD, or 37 cents a share, a year ago. The company also shipped a record 51.9 million wireless devices.

But here’s where it gets interesting. As we told you earlier earlier in the week, Motorola has some pretty high sales goals for their BlackBerry killer, the Q. Motorola is looking to ship 1.5 million Q’s in the first 180 days and 10 million in the first 12 months. But there were no Q sales numbers in yesterday’s report (unless we missed something).

Now, Motorola also didn’t include any sales numbers for any other devices either. However, when you factor in this press release Motorola sent out two days ago stating that they have now shipped 50 million RAZRs, you start to wonder why they also aren’t strutting Q numbers around. Was the RAZR release in part to distract the industry from recognizing that they’re not publishing Q numbers? Did Motorola bite off more than they could chew with their high Q sales goals? Is there a more logical explanation to all of this?

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