Droid
Droid

After the RAZR, Motorola went into a bit of a funk, debuting flop after flop. That changed with the November 2009 debut of the Droid.

Motorola opted to partner with Google's Android team to put the then largely unknown operating system on its new smartphone. With a powerful "Droid Does" advertising campaign by Verizon Wireless, the Droid was the first commercially successful Android device.

The Droid's first quarter of sales was even more successful than the iPhone's. But smartphone success beyond the Droid has varied. Motorola is now selling its third-iteration of the successful Droid line, but sales of the promising Atrix device have faltered, and Motorola has suffered delays in getting eagerly anticipated devices like the Bionic on store shelves.


Last updated August 16 2011: 11:44 AM ET
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