Motorola Finds A Scapegoat

Bloomberg.com: Technology:

Motorola Inc., the largest U.S. mobile-phone maker, sued a former executive now working for Apple Inc., accusing him of disclosing its trade secrets to aid in the marketing of Apple’s iPhone.

Michael Fenger in March ended an almost six-year career at Motorola where he was a vice president for the company’s mobile- device business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is now Apple’s vice president for global iPhone sales, according to a complaint filed yesterday in state court in Chicago.

“He was privy to the pricing, margins, customer initiatives, allocation of resources, product development, multiyear product, business and talent planning and strategies being used by Motorola,” according to the complaint.

Seriously.

There you have it. This guy is, apparently, the reason Motorola is in the complete shit and the iPhone is doing well.

Of course, if this were the case, wouldn’t the iPhone have been called the IPHN?

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