Motorola Mobility’s third-quarter 2011 earnings have just been announced, dropping juicy morsels such as 4.8 million smartphones for the three months ending September 30th, and 100,000 Xoom tablets sold. Compared to third-quarter of 2010 where they shipped just 3.8 million smartphones, with the Xoom not being available until 2011, so we can compare. We do know that Motorola shipped 440,000 Xoom’s in the second-quarter of 2011, so really, it’s quite a huge drop for Motorola Mobility in terms of sales of the Xoom at least.
Motorola also gave an update about its merger with Google, but didn’t do much more than just repeat that shareholders will vote on the deal on November 17th, and also that it’s all contingent on passing legal muster in the US, Europe, Canada, China, Israel, Russia, Taiwan, and Turkey, and that the whole deal could be finalized by the end of 2011 or early 2012. Motorola’s attributing $18 million in expenses to the merger.
They are pretty pumped about their upcoming Motorla Droid RAZR too, and we’re inclined to agree with them. It’s going to be a runaway hit, with it’s 7.1 mm thin profile, 4G LTE, and qHD Super AMOLED display. Is Moto on the right track? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, as we’d love to know.