Motorola today announced that it is buying Research in Motion rival Good Technology, a move that should boost prospects for Motorola’s Windows Mobile powered Q smartphone.
Good Technology is the maker of GoodLink, a “Push” based email delivery system similar to that found on the BlackBerry and will join Motorola’s mobile devices unit which has done very well in recent years due to the success of the Razr line of phones.
“The addition of Good Technology will advance Motorola’s vision of seamless mobility,” said Ron Garriques, president, Motorola Mobile Devices business. “Good Technology’s solutions, talent and customers complement Motorola’s business and extend our ability to deliver compelling products and services to enterprise customers. Good Technology’s software and managed service deliver a rich user experience, low cost of ownership, industry-leading security and enterprise-class support. These competitive differentiators have led many enterprise customers to choose Good Technology. This acquisition will continue to strengthen Motorola as a leading provider of mobility devices and solutions both for enterprise customers and consumers.”