In probably the first smartphone shipment numbers shared by Motorola Mobility in quite a while, the company today revealed that it shipped 6.5 million devices globally in Q1 of this year. The company CEO and President Rick Osterloh announced these numbers at the unveiling of Motorola Mobility HQ in Chicago just now.
The announcement comes almost two months after Motorola had stated that Moto G is the company’s most successful smartphone till date and it is highly likely that a significant chunk of the 6.5 million units is Moto G. As per industry reports, Moto X, another popular smartphone from the company, has not really seen huge shipments despite the critical acclaim.
With the completion of Lenovo acquisition drawing near, Motorola Mobility seems to be in a great shape and clearly Lenovo’s investment in the company is looking smarter than ever.
Motorola shipped 6.5 million devices globally in Q1. -Rick Osterloh #MotoNews
— Motorola Mobility (@Motorola) April 22, 2014
Motorola appoints Amit Boni as GM, India operations
In related news, Motorola Mobility has appointed Amit Boni as the General Manager of the company’s India operations. He will be responsible for the Go-to-Market (GTM) strategy of the company in the country.
Boni was earlier responsible for the Go-to-Market strategy as well as sales operations of Motorola Mobility in Asia.
“Our products are doing extremely well and with Amit’s extensive market experience and a rich perspective on the segment, we will continue to grow in India. The Indian market is absolutely critical to Motorola and Amit’s appointment into this role is testament to that,” said Magnus Ahlqvist, corporate vice-president, EMEA and Apac at Motorola, in a statement.