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Motorola Moto X smartphone not coming to Europe for now

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Motorola Moto X smartphone not coming to Europe for now
If you live in the States, chances are you won't have a hard time getting your hands on a Motorola Moto X once it is out. That's because the smartphone is bound to launch on every major carrier across the country, and even US Cellular is in the game. Folks in Europe and other places of the world, on the other hand, are in for a disappointment.

It looks like Motorola has no plans of launching the Moto X in Europe or anywhere outside of North America. Yet that's not because Motorola has no interest in the European market, as a company spokesperson clarified. It is just that Motorola has other plans for that part of the globe. Besides, it could be a safety measure ensuring that all demand for the Motorola Moto X in the US will be met. So instead of the Moto X, European markets are most likely going to get that upcoming low-cost version of the device. Nobody knows when that's going to happen, yet an official announcement of the latter smartphone may be months away from now.

This, of course, doesn't mean that the Motorola Moto X will be impossible to find anywhere in Europe. Carriers aren't expected to have it in stock, judging by whatever intelligence we have at the moment, but third-party retailers might have a few SIM-free units in stock. Just don't expect them to offer the Motorola Maker service as an option. 


source: Pocket-Lint

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posted on 01 Aug 2013, 22:20 3

1. theminolaboy (Posts: 124; Member since: 18 May 2013)


and it 'almost' share the same specs with Nokia Lumia 920 (Dual Core Krait at 1.2Ghz, Adreno 225 GPU, the colors not to mention that Moto X' pixel density is underwhelming than that of Nokia's flagship) but why the heck people are worshipping this phone? Don't start with because Nokia Lumia 920 is a Windows Phone..

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 22:31 6

2. iixacexii (unregistered)


First of all the 920 uses a krait chipset from 2011 with the 225 gpu. The X uses a modified s4 pro based off the 600 series with and andreno 320 the performance difference is alot more than you think. They do not "almost" share the same specs its two different leagues.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 04:32 1

23. muhsen (Posts: 191; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


it seems u r just a big troll ......krait chipset from 2011??????? actually both motox and lumia 920 use MSM 8960 (check both device's official pages) so both use the same chipset(and same krait) and "they almost do share the same specs " and the 920 is almost a year older but the moto x got the adreno 320 but btw the adreno 225 is still very good as it blows Mali-400 on the galaxy s(b4 the s4) series for example (check gpu benchmarks of Xperia T against other phones), we r talking about two phones running different OS's ,i saw a 920 (A 225) and an optimus g (A 320) running N.O.V.A.3 and the experience on the 920 was significantly better but the 920 was as good as an xperia z(which uses the same gpu of optimus g) but the iphone 5 which uses an old gpu was the best so u just can't compare the performance of gpu's of two devices running different OS's since even devices of the same OS and gpu produce different output.
also its pretty much known that wp is alot smoother than android on weak old processors like snapdragon S2....how about when both a wp and an android phone use the same chipset.. "the performance difference is alot more than you think. " indeed but the points will be on the wp side.
also ...when its mentioned that MSM8960 is from 2011? the first handset to use it was htc one s and that was from 2012...so since u don't know anything, it would be nice if u keep ur mouth shut

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 22:36 6

4. marbovo (Posts: 475; Member since: 16 May 2013)


No one is worshipping this phone, read the comments, almost every one of them is criticizing motorola, and for me they are right, f@#k motorola

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 23:05 1

6. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Now, this is more overpriced than the Lumia 1020 to me on contract, given what it offers.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 23:11 3

7. mi55u (unregistered)


Excuse me, Lumia 1020 cost $299 and only on AT&T, and that even worse

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 23:15 3

9. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


2GB of RAM VS 1GB, and huge camera for an extra $100, Why not?
And Lumia 1020 is $650 off contract, Moto X's estimated price is close to $600 off contract. This is worse than Lumia 1020, no idea what they are thinking. I like the colors, but the price is insane. AT&T's on contract price depends on how much they are willing to subsidize.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 23:54 3

14. iixacexii (unregistered)


You do realize this phone also has 2gb of RAM and a newer processor and Gpu than the outdated lumia 1020. The s4 pro is a modified snapdragon 600 from 2013 do some research before you post

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 03:10

19. alexfiran (Posts: 40; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)


you're right about the andreno but an s4 pro is still a dual core. the other cores are for certain features

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 04:40

25. muhsen (Posts: 191; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


the s4 pro inside the Moto x is the same as the one found in the 920/1020 but with an updated Gpu( A 320 instead of A225)

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 04:38

24. muhsen (Posts: 191; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


outdated 1020 ?? ur ignorance is all over the place . u r the one who should research b4 posting both the moto x and the 920/1020 use MSM8960 so no, the moto x doesn't use a newer processor(check official pages of the devices)
and it seems again u r such an ignorant since s600 is the modified s4 pro not the other way around. it seems all u want to do is add points to moto X out of nothing.
I do like moto x but facts remain facts

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 08:51

28. iixacexii (unregistered)


The Moto x uses the MSM8960DT not the MSM8860 also you must also take into consideration that Motorola has heavily modified the soc and it will perform better than it normally would. 199.99 on contract isn't an issue for me but off contract it is 650 for the 32 gb and 575 for 16gb taken from AT&T

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 10:26

29. rgxVOiD (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


You do realize that 1020 is Windows Phone and Moto X is on Android. The ends result is that WP will be smoother than Android

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 03:06 2

18. alexfiran (Posts: 40; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)


haven't you heared? moto x is 699$ off contract!!! and lumia 1020 has 2 gigs of ram AND 32 OF STORAGE!!!! so yeaah i am opting for a lumia 1020. it's a great camera, a good phone (just like moto x) and has excelent OFFLINE maps

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 23:20

10. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


And, americans are too pampered by subsidized price to the extent anything above $200 is expensive.
I have paid $600-700 for every single one of my smartphones off contract without complaining for the past 4 years.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 23:25 2

11. theminolaboy (Posts: 124; Member since: 18 May 2013)


You nailed it. I did not experience a single subsidized phone in my life too. Nokia Lumia 1020 deserves the price tag it offers. Dang, with that astounding amount of camera prowess? Why not? Windows Phone is maturing so again, why not?

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 04:46

26. muhsen (Posts: 191; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


i think its worse only because its only available for AT&T but considering the price....its not worse at all since the lumia 1020 offers a slightly better package (i see it slightly better because of the awesome nokia support and services, i had a Moto Razr XT910 and the support was pretty bad , alot worse than my old symbian nokia phones or the recent support from nokia to lumia devices ) to the moto X but with a super cam at the back

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 11:26

30. StreetNerd (Posts: 699; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


in the last half year i have bought the Xperia Z, Lumia 920, Z10, Q10 off contract.. like 500-600 euros wtf is 300 dollars on contract?!

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 23:15

8. theminolaboy (Posts: 124; Member since: 18 May 2013)


oh well, it seems that every people out there agrees with me. Honestly, I'm excited about this phone. The hype being built behind this phone even before it was launched was staggering and seeing this is really disappointing. The outdated specs were cutting edge... if you're in 2011. Even though the processor was designed to adapt to a more demanding crowd, I really don't think that this phone will dethrone Samsung Galaxy SIV, iPhone 5, HTC One and even the Nokia Lumia 1020.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 11:27

31. StreetNerd (Posts: 699; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


what hype? moto is dead in europe lol last moto phone i saw was the v66i :')

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 22:34

3. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


I can't tell if this phone is a big deal or not. Google stock is up, so... But not what I was expecting.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 22:45

5. mi55u (unregistered)


DOA for moto, a lesson for the fanboy who trying to hijack the hype, and now they need to take their own medicine for the flop

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 23:28

12. saravanan083 (Posts: 19; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)


am very disappointed and i love this piece of art and coz am an indian and i wont get this
this is not fair on u google
i have been your fan since i started to use my internet

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 23:36

13. Genersis (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Darn it.

I wonder if any of the new Droids will make it here either...

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 00:11 1

15. deacz (Posts: 147; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Never buying another motorola product, its totally clear that they dont give a rats ass about europe. The support of the motorola Xoom was horrible.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 01:24

16. OldNorseBruin (Posts: 77; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


...Gotta envy the Europeans, at least they won't be getting RIPPED-OFF anytime soon!

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 02:25

17. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


damn i would have seriously thought about this phone...
the three main reasons people are hating at the moment are
1.to high contract price
2.at&t exclusive
3.specs
fix these moto and your on for a winner

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 18:06

32. rgxVOiD (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


i doubt they will like all their Razr. Most of them never comes out of the USA

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 03:22 1

20. surethom (Posts: 183; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


Obviously Motorola does not like making money as the UK & Europe us Android way way more than North America & we will only get a lower spec than this phone. Very poor Moto.

This is why Motorola got in the state it did by only concentrating on North America & not the rest of the world.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 03:32

21. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


DILLIGAF!!! Its too highly priced for a mid range phone. Im waiting to see what the Nexus 5 brings (if they ever find a manufacturer who wants to make it).

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 04:24

22. techguyone (Posts: 91; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Pretty poor that Europeans only get the 'low end version' way to go to keep your global base Moto.

You only have to look at the UK moto site, it's got 3 phones... Defy+, Razr & Razr HD not even Maxx

Poor poor show Moto (and I've been using Moto phones since mid 90's)

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 08:13

27. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2095; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Please bring it to Asia first especially India. Here in India, Nexus 4 came very late.

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