While I sympathise with those who will lose their jobs, I can hardly say that it's a surprise given that Motorola make perhaps the worst phones on the market. They were once the "top of the pile" back a couple of decades ago but fell behind by releasing phones with poor features and interfaces, concentrating solely on "fashion". I know hardly anyone who uses a Motorola and most people seem to regard them as very poor phones, even those who work in the industry.
They've attempted to redress the balance more recently, with their most recent releases having an updated (and thankfully slightly more intuitive) interface but it's very hard to get the mud off a name. There are too many good phones on the market to bother with the poor ones.
Sadly I doubt this will be the last of the job cuts, unless they pull their finger out.