Motorola DVX (cheap Moto X) to have swappable color backplates
0. phoneArena 29 Aug 2013, 13:03 posted on
Back in June, we got a tip from our Motorola insider that the company was working on a low-cost device, codenamed the DVX, that would target emerging markets. In early August, Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside confirmed that the device was in development and said it would also be coming to the U.S. prepaid market. Now, we're seeing leaked pics of the device for the first time...
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1. Genersis (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 May 2013)
I'm guessing this is the one Europe will see.
I wonder how much of a downgrade it is...
5. boosook (Posts: 951; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Well, I don't know how many Europeans would be willing to buy a cheap version of the Moto X: its specs are already at the minimum level for a good midranger in 2013, so if Motorola just wants to save something on the cost of the case (also given the fact that we'll never see a customization service like Moto Maker) this would be acceptable (provinding that the materials are good anyway), but if they decide to cut on specs like cpu, ram, screen, the camera qnd most important the chip that handles always-on speech recognition I guess that Europeans will continue to buy Samsung, Sony and LG, because the phone would not have any added value anymore.
10. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)
Cheaper means, not assembled in US.
The biggest qestion is if there is swappable battery and SD support.
17. boosook (Posts: 951; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Both of them are not important to most consumers anymore.
18. DaveBurton (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)
Absolutely right, Long1. I could maybe live without SD card support, but a glued-in battery is a fatal flaw.
2. MistB (Posts: 555; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
I'm also guessing the cheaper version will be assembled in Asia?
7. boosook (Posts: 951; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Of course. It would not make any sense to assemble it in usa: here in europe google must not fight a patriotic war wit apple, and europeans don't care much if the phone is assembled in the us, let alone asians. The costs, on the other hand, would be prohibitive, and Motorola would not be able to compete.
3. PootisMan (Posts: 201; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)
I wonder if the build quality will suffer because of these removable back plates.
6. Shatter (Posts: 1999; Member since: 29 May 2013)
No if its worse it would be because moto cheaped out.
9. antmiu2 (Posts: 197; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)
Wait a minute.... Cheaper version??? the components in the Moto X are crappy enough
11. Whateverman (Posts: 3189; Member since: 17 May 2009)
The Moto X isn't crappy... But it ain't on my list of must have phones either. Motorola will be the next Blackberry if they keep making really, really nice midrange devices that and nothing for the high end market.
12. kanagadeepan (Posts: 643; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
If its coming with that JUMBO 3500mAh battery, then SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY, ekse if the same 2200mAh, then SHUT UP AND GET LOST... (Either way they have to SHUT UP)....
14. Zero0 (Posts: 583; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
mAh means squat.
The Moto X outclasses other phones in its battery size class because it was engineered with components (hardware and software) designed to make the battery last longer.
16. 9thWonderful (Posts: 230; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)
"(Either way they have to SHUT UP)...." - best part of that whole statement
15. 9thWonderful (Posts: 230; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)
oh snap! welcome back to the old school Nokia candy bar style phones w/the replaceable face plates...just in reverse.