Motorola Mobility's performance in the global smartphone arena underwent significant improvement during the last quarter of 2011.
But despite this encouraging growth, the company was eventually outperformed by Apple's aggressive push into the market, aimed at regaining its lost market shares to Android.
Motorola disclosed on Thursday evening that it had shipped 10.5 million mobile device units in the last three months of 2011, including 5.3 million smartphones and 200,000 tablets.
The company shipped a total of 11 million mobile devices during the previous quarter, including 100,000 Xoom tablets and 4.8 million higher value smartphone devices.
No doubt the figures look pretty impressive at the first sight, even when compared to most other smartphone and tablet manufacturers out there; but when it comes to Apple and its flagship iProducts, Motorola could not come close to Apple's outstanding performance with 37 million iPhone units and 15.4 million iPads shipped during same the period.
"In the fourth quarter, we received very positive consumer response to Motorola RAZR, which combined an iconic brand with ultra-thin in an innovative smartphone," said Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha, in a statement, KightReading reports.