Motorola Shipped 2.7 Million Smartphones Last Quarter, Phone Sales Down 6% YoY

Motorola has just announced its financial results for Q2 2010, reporting total sales of $5.4 billion, which is slightly below what it recorded in the same period last year. Earnings came in at $162 million or $0.07 per share, compared to GAAP earnings of $26 million or $0.01 per share in Q2 2009.

Non-GAAP earnings per share were $0.09 compared to earnings of $0.03 per share in second quarter 2009. Analysts expected the company to have earned 8 cents per share on revenue of $5.19 billion.

Zooming in on its Mobile Devices unit, Motorola reported sales of $1.7 billion, down 6 percent compared with the year-ago quarter.

The company shipped a total of 8.3 million handsets last quarter, 2.7 million if which were smartphones – its line-up consists of 12 such devices, including the Droid and Droid X.

GAAP operating earnings for the Mobile Devices business were $87 million, which included income from a significant legal settlement of $228 million (presumably with Blackberry maker Research In Motion), compared to an operating loss of $287 million in the same period a year earlier.