The Moto X Prepares to Make a Splash

We've seen a rash of news that paints a challenging picture for the smartphone market: Weaker-than-expected shipments from Samsung, price cuts and layoffs at BlackBerry (BBRY) and a sour outlook from HTC, not to mention continued share gains from Chinese vendors such as Huawei and ZTE. I chalk it up to the maturing of the industry as industry penetration levels rise. 

With the exception of Samsung, the shift from mobile phones to smartphones has resulted in onetime winners -- Nokia (NOK), Motorola Mobility, now a part of Google (GOOG) -- becoming the current losers. Even Ericsson, which at one point was a top-three mobile phone vendor, eventually exited that business altogether by selling its portion of its Sony-Ericsson joint venture to Sony (SNE). ...485 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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