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Motorola CEO reveals Google partnership

Motorola CEO reveals Google partnership

Motorola's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sanjay Jha has told market analysts that his firm is in the process of creating a Google-branded smartphone as part of a deal that mirrors HTC's involvement in the creation of the Nexus One.

With 20 smartphones on the way in 2010, of which the second Google-branded phone will be just one, Motorola is looking to recover from poor performance in the final quarter of 2009 in which Nokia and Apple were able to further entrench their dominant position in the smartphone market.

Motorola did, however, perform slightly better than analysts had predicted, with share prices looking stronger in late-2009 than they had during the same period in the previous year.

Motorola believes that in the first half of 2010 it will make a loss, although analysts are more upbeat and expect to see a return to profitability.

Mr Jha commented: "We are just at the beginning stage of our transition to a smartphone company."

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