ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThat growth is all about bringing our platform to the next stage by improving the user experience of the platform and adding more support for more form factors, more hardware and different interfaces, while adding to the platform pieces that weÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re missing that our customers want,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Sandberg said.
MotorolaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s VP of software platforms and ecosystem, Christy Wyatt characterized the deal as a longtime coming. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWhen looking at platform analysis, we look at the strategic value for us,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Wyatt explained. This deal gives us a greater ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œability to influence direction [of UIQ], which we would get to some extent as a licensee, but we want to have a little bit more influence.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Whily Wyatt seemed bullish about UIQÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s future at Motorola, she would not divulge how big a role UIQ will play in MotorolaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s handset portfolio moving forward. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œOperators donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t often call us and ask for operating systems,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Wyatt said. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe have had operators who have requested specific operating systems, but thatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s not usually what they are asking for, they are asking for us to deliver experiencesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â or certain applications. -Brian