Earlier this month we heard that Motorola would solely focus on building Android-based handsets in 2009. Later, when the company announced it would be cutting up to 50 percent of its handset division, it stated it would also focus on building Windows Mobile devices. But The Wall Street Journal says Motorola may indeed be saying goodbye to WinMo.
“Now there are signs Motorola is shifting away from Windows as well. Its recent job cuts included a team of more than 70 employees working on the Windows Mobile platform at its facility in Plantation, Fla. Telecom analyst Ittai Kidron of Oppenheimer & Co. said delays in releasing a new version of the Windows platform may have caused Motorola to alter its plans in the short term.”
Motorola denies that it’s eliminating Windows Mobile and says it will have devices out this year.