Motorola Moto E goes official with a killer price
0. phoneArena 13 May 2014, 06:00 posted on
Motorola has just taken the wraps off the Moto E, an entry-level smartphone that ups the ante with decent specs and a killer price…
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46. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3683; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
I'm okay with lenovo's buy out of moto. Now moto is free for letting microSD slots, lenovo is also allowing moto to keep that awesome moto skinned android, and the marketing has seen quite a boost.
64. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
No, Google didn't. They never had the intention of making smartphones from Motorola Mobility. They only needed the patents and some other stuff like the project Ara and they got that.
58. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
So I was right, this phone is a piece of junk
62. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
I don't care to fight with any overzealous fan-types on here, but some of you are clearly rolling with rose-colored shades on. I'm on an L620 right now and I used my Moto Xoom about 20 minutes ago, my iPad 2 is on the charger, so biased I am not.
This phone is very nice in it's own right, as is the Lumia 520 (which I have used), but the big killer here is the price point. If they can find a way to get the E under $100 in the U.S., they can win the low-end Android game. Samsung is pushing hard into the entry level game with the Ace and Centurion (junk, IMHO) and winning at the price point. Moto needs to get square, this thing can go for less.
But, the L520 is at $70 or less around the U.S., so the E is a far cry from a "520 killer". Putting a banana against an orange (we'll leave the apple out of this one).