Motorola Solutions Receives Strong Positive Rating in Leading Analyst Firm’s Ruggedized Handheld-Computer MarketScope Report

This press release was issued by Motorola Solutions Enterprise business prior to its acquisition by Zebra Technologies on Oct. 27, 2014. 

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – June 5, 2012 – Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI), a leading provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers, today announced that it has received a Strong Positive rating in Gartner’s “MarketScope for the Ruggedized Handheld-Computer Market (Global)” (1).


  • Gartner's MarketScope provides specific guidance for users who are deploying, or have deployed, products or services. The Gartner MarketScope evaluation is based on a weighted evaluation of a vendor's ruggedized handheld-computer products in comparison with the evaluation criteria.
  • The report states that a vendor with a “Strong Positive (rating) is viewed as a provider of strategic products, services or solutions.”
  • Customers engaged with a vendor with a Strong Positive rating are advised to “continue with planned investments,” while potential customers should “consider this vendor a strong choice for strategic investments.”
  • According to Gartner, ruggedized product vendors focus on several key areas, including devices for harsh environments, specific vertical market solutions and new task-specific devices.
  • Motorola Solutions offers a broad mobile computing portfolio -- from rugged mobile computers and vehicle-mount mobile computers to enterprise tablets and wearable computers -- to help mobilize organisations both indoors and out in the field.



Girish Rishi, corporate vice president and general manager of mobile computing, Motorola Solutions

“We believe the Strong Positive rating in Gartner’s Ruggedized Handheld Computing MarketScope is a testament to our creative and hard-working associates engaging with our specialised channel partners and customers who challenge us to excel to greater heights every day. To that end, our outlook to deliver unique application specific devices coupled with RhoElements – our innovative HTML5 application framework - looks strong as we address unique domain areas in a market that is undergoing immense change.”

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(1) Gartner, “MarketScope for the Ruggedized Handheld-Computer Market (Global),” by Tim Zimmerman, Ken Dulaney, William Clark, April 27, 2012

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