Motorola has made no secret of its bet on Google's Android platform. We think Motorola's continued focus on Android--and carriers that support such a strategy--will bring the company back into relevance, if not dominance. Motorola will never reclaim the glory of its Razr heyday, but it will find a new lease on life next year thanks to Android.
Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha said the company plans to release at least 20 smartphones next year, many of them running Android. With the help of Verizon Wireless' marketing muscle, Motorola has a certifiable hit on its hands in the form of the Droid. We think that as Motorola produces more Android phones in a variety of form factors, its stature and sales will grow. The key for Motorola will be to continue to focus on execution, and produce a wide array of innovative devices.