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Motorola's Malaise: Fool by Numbers

On July 19, cell phone and communications equipment maker Motorola (NYSE: MOT  ) released second-quarter earnings for the period ended June 30.

•  Total revenue was down 19%, particularly because of 40% declines in the mobile devices segment.

•  Earnings and free cash flow swung from positive to negative.

•  The quarter has the Fool's Anders Bylund scratching his head about possible solutions to this mediocrity.

•  Our Motley Fool CAPS investors are equally unimpressed, collectively giving the stock a two-star rating.

(Figures in millions, except per-share data.)

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