Motorola went downhill when they were the last to offer digital phones. they tried to make their own chipsets and they failed. The phones based on their chipset were lousy and hardly any carrier even touched them. that was the beginning of the end. At one point, all I had was Motorola phones but that changed when I had four Startac phones in a single day. The first was DOA. The second worked but there was a short in the cable and when you would answer and put the phone to your ear, the power was cut to the bottom half of the phone where the brains were. The third was also DOA and finally the fourth worked; for the first six months.
Motorola was king in the analog days but just a court jester in the digital era.