NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- If incremental profit growth and gradual product rollouts defined success in today's mobile device market, then Motorola Mobility (MMI), which reports second-quarter earnings after the bell Thursday, would top every investor's list this year.
Unfortunately, innovation as it relates to consumers' desire for the next great gadget moves at a steady breakneck pace, and Motorola, whose promising 2011 product launches have either been delayed or half-baked, has fallen behind.
The company, say analysts, isn't likely to see big market gains until next quarter, when its 4G products firmly hit U.S. shelves and it cements further gains in China.
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