Motorola, a major mobile phone vendor, reported about the buying of wireless e-mail provider Good Technology Inc. Ron Garriques, president of Motorola's Mobile Devices business said that the Good Technology would advance Motorola's vision of seamless mobility. Motorola explains that Good will be a part of its Mobile Device business unit. Motorola is going to continue Good Technology's multi-device strategy. So it happens that Good Technology's other phone partners, Nokia, Hewlett-Packard Co. and Palm Inc., will have to get Good's wireless e-mail software from rival Motorola.
Motorola's stock increased following the news. The arrangement makes another major advance in the wireless e-mail marketplace. Having super-slim Moto Q smart phone Motorola is hoping to unseat BlackBerry maker and market leader Research In Motion Ltd. The acquisition of Good Technology allows Motorola to add the wireless e-mail software component to its devices —thereby challenging RIM at both the hardware and software level.
Motorola teamed with Good Technology - the Moto Q smart phone runs Microsoft Corp.'s operation system, which carries Good's wireless e-mail software.