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Motorola is slashing another 3,000 jobs and delaying the spin-off of its loss-making mobile phone business after suffering a £256m loss in the third quarter. The...

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Motorola is slashing another 3,000 jobs and delaying the spin-off of its loss-making mobile phone business after suffering a £256m loss in the third quarter.

The company had planned to offload the mobile phone business by the third quarter of 2009. However, the firm said the global recession would delay that move, so the sale has been put back to an unspecified later date.

The mobile phone unit's revenue dropped 31% to £2bn in the latest quarter, and its operating loss grew from £160m to £541m.

Motorola said it sold 25.4 million mobile phones compared with 37.2 million a year ago, and its global share of the market fell to 8.3%. Two years ago, Motorola held 20% of the market.

The job cuts follow the 9,000 Motorola has already cut in the last year.

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