Motorola's mobile phone unit returns to profit

Motorola handset Motorola is to split into two firms early next year

Related Stories

Motorola's mobile phone division has made a quarterly profit for the first time in more than three years, after it enjoyed a rise in handset sales.

The firm, which has struggled against newer rivals such as Apple, said in the three months to 30 September mobile phone sales rose 20% from a year ago.

This increase meant the unit made an operating profit of $3m (£1.9m).

Motorola's total net profit for the quarter was $109m, up from $12m in the same period last year.

Revenues at the firm rose 6% from a year ago to $5.8bn.

Early next year Motorola is to split into two separate companies.

The mobile phone division will become Motorola Mobility, while its products for corporate and government customers - such as police radios and barcode scanners - with be made by a new company called Motorola Solutions.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Business stories

RSS

Features

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.