Oh God, Motorola can't find the way... what's wrong with these guys? They're still in 2005!
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2009Phone is too Costly. as it doesnt have any feautures like 3g and Wifi...But nice Design...Diff... moreToo costly? Do you even know how much this phone costs?
If there is any American reader here, kindly help if my analysis below is correct regarding the US market, so others from Europe or Asia or south Asia and everywhere else can have a better understanding why phones like A45 or QA1 is popular in US.
I was in US in Sept, and despite I only go there a few times in a year, I decided to get the Moto Karma QA1. the 2-year contract price is US$28 thru Radio Shack. (phone without contract would cost US$240) Surprisingly it costs twice as much thru AT&T itself. (US$49)
However, the monthly fee (with AT&T), despite the economic downturn, is STILL US$39.99 per month with 450 mins. (not a single drop in the past few years)
In Hong Kong, where I actually live, we've 5 different operators competing with each other furiously, and 3G service fee runs about US$8 per month, with over 1100mins of talk time. (and fees keep going down)
I fully understand US is a much much much (x100 x 100?) bigger place than HK, which requires lots of more cell sites, antenna, etc...however, do most people really go around the state / country most of the time? Or do they mostly live / work within the radius of a 20~30 mins drive?
I just spent US$700 to fix my 21+ years old car (change the timing belt and other services), plus US$90 to renew the car's license. Gas costs US$44 per tank (premium) which I used up 2 tanks in 2 weeks. Insurance costs the most but my brother paid for that.
So what does the story tell? For many Americans, a good portion of their monthly expense already goes to the cell phone monthly bills, car's gasoline and maintenance / insurance, etc...
Instead, most people around the world probably don't have cars like most Americans do, and chances are (others please elaborate) they don't pay as much for mobile monthly fees.
Hence most others around the world probably can spend US$500+ (if not more) for a phone, because they don't pay as much for other living expenses like most Americans do. While high end phones like HTC or N-series from the almighty brand don't seem to be doing well in US...probably many Americans (espeically those out of metopolitan areas) care little less if the cam is 5mp or 8mp, if the phone is smart or not (I actually looked for a book on Windows Mobile but couldn't find any)
One more fact is, sales of all the phones in California may exceed sales of all phones in many countries! So if most phone users (in US) only look for basic features, what's wrong for companies like Moto keep making these "basic" phones to cope with what the consumers want? I've seen similar design from Samsung & LG in US, do the same people who complained about Moto's design made the same comments in the Samsung / LG forum?
Colin, 10 Oct 2009im 14 and i wouldnt go for this i would rather the cliq but i have a blackberry 8800 and lets ... moreYou Said;
"im 14 and i wouldnt go for this i would rather the cliq but i have a blackberry 8800 and lets just say he would be happier with a blackberrry"
"I'm 14 with a blackBerry....".....ReallY!!!
What company do you run that you need a BlackBerry? or all the things that it offers? Do your parents get you anything that you want?, must be nice!! What do you realy do with that BlackBerry??
"....lets just say he would be happier with a blackberrry"
.....and who are we talking about? you being 14 with a blackBerry, or someone else with a BlackBerry???
It just Blows me away at some of the things people do or say.
Direwolf_65, 08 Oct 2009....I Disagree! As I have said before, this phone is for a 'target market', like my teenage s... moreim 14 and i wouldnt go for this i would rather the cliq but i have a blackberry 8800 and lets just say he would be happier with a blackberrry
what a phone with nasty design, not even worth my money. i would rather spend it on my sweet cognac.
JayC, 08 Oct 2009Emm... to be honest, Motorola are going down-hill. Look at how ugly this phone is, i mean it'... more....I Disagree!
As I have said before, this phone is for a 'target market', like my teenage son who loves to text, and not for older people. I addmitt the colors could have been different....but, maybe they will different colors.
They also said the samething about the Karma, which my wife loves, and I was impressed with. If it was not for the fact that AT&T had a better camera phone I am looking at, I would have the Karma right now.
Well, the features and the preformance are getting better of course, but the way they look is just horrible. The phone is ok but the design is nothing i'd want to buy.
Emm... to be honest, Motorola are going down-hill. Look at how ugly this phone is, i mean it's horrible! Most of the new Motorola's are, come on Motorola, whats happened to you!
Direwolf_65, 05 Oct 2009.....and you are wrong. How many teens have you been around of late? Ever seen a teen texting?... moreI'm just saying, there are other phones out there with better value for money. This phone's okay if the price isn't too high.
Phone is too Costly. as it doesnt have any feautures like 3g and Wifi...But nice Design...Diffrent Thinking by moto Engg
this phone with nice and ateractive design is best choice for young boy and girl
i have been browsing via the site, i would like to know- i am based in south africa and i'm intrested in some of the phone i have view. are they available in south africa, if so-- where can i buy them.