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Motorola Offers Up to $200 for Old Phones in Android Buy-Back Program

Motorola Mobility is offering up to $200 to consumers who trade in their “business-ready” phones for a new Android model.

The company, which is in the process of being bought by Google for $12.5 billion, is offering the trade-in deals to owners of 16 devices, including Droid Razr Maxx, Droid 4, Atrix and Atrix 2 and Titanium. The company has set up a site that offers estimates for the old models’ worth. To get the money back, users have to provide a proof of purchase for their old Motorola device.

The push comes as Google tries to make inroads into the corporate market with Android. Corporate users, once widely beholden to RIM’s BlackBerry, have embraced the iPhone in what has been called the “Bring Your Own Device [BYOD]” movement. In addition to the cash back, Motorola will also work with corporate IT departments to help users transfer contacts and set up accounts.

SEE ALSO: 850,000 Android Devices Activated Every Day | What Is The Typical Android User Like?

Despite Android’s commanding lead in the consumer market, corporate users still prefer the iPhone. A recent Checkpoint survey found Apple’s iOS platform had a 30% share of that market vs. 21% for Android and 29% for BlackBerry. Despite BlackBerry’s strong position, the platform is losing the support of IT departments as its market share continues to slip, RIM’s future appears uncertain and iOS and Android offer a much wider range of apps.


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You can download these from your phone or through the Android Market on the web.


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