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Updated: Motorola To Shut Down India Operations: Report

Update: Motorola Mobility has shut down its India website in a move to shutter its phone business in India, reports BGR India. Henceforth Motorola will only provide after sales support to its existing customers in India. Motorola's website now greets visitors with a message: We are streamlining our business and support systems, and unfortunately, we'll no longer have a dedicated website for India. Your local support site will remain open well into the future, and we'll continue to provide support for our existing products. If you are interested in viewing our current products, you can still do so here.* Original (August 29, 2012): Motorola will be shutting down its operations in India as a part of its strategy to lay off 20% of  its work force, and close a third of its 94 offices worldwide, according to a report by BGR India.As per the report, Motorola will continue to sell their devices in India until stocks last and their service centers will remain functional. However, Motorola Mobility’s APAC region PR and employees at Motorola Mobility India did not respond to BGR India's calls and emails, so there's no confirmation on the same from the company's side. The report mentions that real estate companies have confirmed that Motorola’s Hyderabad R&D facility has been put up for sale. Employees who are working on projects related to products in the US will retain their jobs, it adds. Earlier this month, Motorola had announced that it will reduce its workforce in India as a part of its strategy to lay off 20% of  its work force and…

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