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Motorola ditching Windows Mobile?   
Wednesday, January 28 2009 @ 03:15 PM EST
Contributed by: sde

Motorola ditching Windows Mobile? Motorola's current range of Windows Mobile smartphones may be its last, if rumours of defection to the Android camp are true. Rumour has it that Motorola is ditching the Windows Mobile platform for its smartphone handsets in favour of Google's new Linux-based Android.

As reported over on BetaNews, the company has announced to the State of Florida that it is to shut down its Windows Mobile development centre in Plantation, Florida with 77 jobs for the chop as a result, added on to the 4,000 jobs the company has already 'restructured' this month.

With the Windows Mobile development nixed, it's clear the company is hoping to concentrate on another mobile platform. While Motorola has experience with Symbian-based handsets, comments from an executive in the company's Spanish division claimed that Symbian production was to be greatly reduced this year to pave the way for a new handset based on Google's Android platform.

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