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Moto X smartphone gets confirmed for assembly in the USA

Moto X smartphone gets confirmed for assembly in the USA - read the full textMotorola's upcoming Moto X flagship smartphone got officially confirmed by the company's CEO Dennis Woodside. The upcoming handset from the reinvented, Google-owned Motorola will be the first smartphone to be assembled in the United States. US versions of the Moto X will be assembled in a...

 

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Not a game changer, but looks promising.

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  • 2013-06-02 05:44
  • Kxv8

I just hope they won't use pentile matrix on this one.

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  • 2013-06-01 07:30
  • K5gv

now this will be my very 1st smartphone :)

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  • 2013-05-31 17:51
  • K5gv

> In reply to Galaxy Nexus @ 2013-05-30 15:32 from kLXZ - click to readyes, and 4000mah battery and universal remote control. and price at no more than 599 for the 32gb version that is.

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  • 2013-05-31 17:30
  • 4@91

> In reply to WishmasteR @ 2013-05-31 11:55 from 6jXN - click to readlol. dont forget it will also have the u.s.a flag held up high. lol.

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  • 2013-05-31 17:25
  • 4@91

> In reply to DMI7 @ 2013-05-31 05:00 from jhZX - click to readi agree but then you have touchwiz.

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  • 2013-05-31 17:23
  • 4@91

is the best!!!!

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  • 2013-05-31 16:00
  • q{W7

> In reply to qazxali @ 2013-05-31 13:58 from ucxH - click to readExactly ! :D

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  • 2013-05-31 15:47
  • vIYN

kinda looks like a non button version of the sony ericsson xperia arc

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  • 2013-05-31 13:58
  • ucxH

Motorola has stolen their designer to HTC One.

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  • 2013-05-31 13:34
  • Np}w

well if its 'made in the US.A." then its most likely be HUGE, with powerfull processor, nikel rims, fast as hell, boom box installed, and when it falls in the floor or fist bumbed to transfer files it will explode in a spectacular fashion :D

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  • 2013-05-31 11:55
  • 6jXN

Hello new moto

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  • 2013-05-31 09:19
  • w47g

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-05-30 22:24 from 4@91 - click to readnot really

"The gadget, called the Moto X, will be made in the US and will be part of a campaign to drive down the cost of smartphones and end the high profit margins companies such as Apple have enjoyed, said Dennis Woodside, the Google executive installed to run Motorola after it was acquired in late 2011."

"Mr Woodside hinted that the new handset would go on sale later this year and be priced well below the iPhone 5, adding that the sort of steep price declines seen in consumer electronics from personal computers to televisions were overdue in the smartphone market.

Without naming the iPhone directly, he said: “Those products earn 50 per cent margins. We don’t necessarily have those constraints. Those [margins] will not persist.”"

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  • 2013-05-31 08:51
  • b$2W

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-05-31 02:39 from 4@91 - click to readSamsung galaxy s4

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  • 2013-05-31 05:00
  • jhZX

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-05-30 07:57 from PWng - click to readyes i believe is gonna be assembled in U.S.A and many other places too, but yes shame on apple anyways even if it was built in china.

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  • 2013-05-31 03:09
  • 4@91

Very proud of motorola, support us economy. With better phone design, and improve on camera, moto will regain its market

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  • 2013-05-31 00:58
  • 43jN

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-05-30 22:24 from 4@91 - click to readNot necessarily, if they make use of extensive automation assembly and testing.

Similarly, certain medium/high-end cars/clothings assembled/manufactured in the US are not necessarily more expensive for USA consumers in retail compared to those made in China ones as it takes extra costs to ship those across the Pacific.

I work in Asia-Pacific for US tech industry and my understanding is, for certain ranges of products, once the supply chain is gradually built up in the US territory, USA based electronics manufacturers can regain certain business from the rapidly rising costs in China.

Of course, these products/companies cannot rip off end consumers with the 50%+ margins that Apple iPhone command in the past. Just be reasonable to price your products, use smart assembly technologies and SCM techniques, the lower margin X high volume to US+world markets will certain gain more money for the US economy again.

This is what President Obama and the business+technology circles need to do and create strategies to revive the American

A note for the audience here: I am an Asian who studied in the US, have worked for US tech firm for years, so what I am proposing here is not based on egoistic American view. America got its edge in innovative technology and marketing muscles.

America just need to be proactive, creative, daring, and do NOT be bureaucratic and nationalistic when dealing with the world markets!^^ Execute your excellence America!^^

God bless America and the world+universe^^

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  • 2013-05-30 23:27
  • TCsc

made in U.S.A = very expensive!!!!

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  • 2013-05-30 22:24
  • 4@91

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-05-30 16:04 from mXS1 - click to readI was wondering when someone would design a phone to continue the Arc's aesthetic

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  • 2013-05-30 17:20
  • 4f@p

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