Motorola can rest easy, even if sales do not impress anyone
0. phoneArena 12 Nov 2013, 14:40 posted on
Sales figures that were projected by Strategy Analytics and reported in The Wall Street Journal...
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1. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)
the power of google.................amazing
2. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Of course they can rest easy. Google owns them and supports them with a pile of money.
5. AJtheAndroid (Posts: 40; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
That's essentially what the article is saying
10. Finalflash (Posts: 2772; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Well what they are missing is that Google (unlike MS) does not want to be a giant hardware powerhouse. They just want to make cool stuff happen for now (that pushes their ads). So Moto will likely only be used to hit the key spots in Google's current weaknesses. The only downside is that if you start directly competing with your partners, you end up alienating them like MS did with almost everyone of theirs partners by going the Apple route. So I don't know why people are tracking the Google presence on hardware thinking it will go anywhere when Google doesn't really care much for it.
3. Doakie (Posts: 1865; Member since: 06 May 2009)
The only way that those abysmal sales numbers effect me is that I can't find one for a reasonable price on Craigslist. People are asking $400-450 for them. In a world where Nexus 5s start out at $350 those prices aren't justified.
16. SupermanayrB (Posts: 428; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
"In a world where Nexus 5s start out at $350...." The only thing that's missing is the Epic Movie Trailer voice over dude. You make a great point though.
4. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
Either way Motorola increased their market share this year, so it sounds like things are looking up for them.
6. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
I blame who ever is in charge putting low end specs on the X phone 199$ 2yr contract. That guy should be fired.
9. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
$100 on contract and $400 off contract and it would of done well.
14. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)
Yeah, the price that Motorola charged for it at retail is what drove the contractual price up with providers, and ultimately hurt the sales. I also think that combined with at&t having the Moto Maker cornered until the 11th of this month was a huge mistake too, and ultimately hurt the launch of the Moto X as well.
8. LindaC (Posts: 10; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)
I still keep my Razor phone for souvenir. It was the coolest phone made by Motorola for many years
17. SupermanayrB (Posts: 428; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
Twas the #1 selling phone in the world before June 2007.
19. downphoenix (Posts: 3155; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
except the Iphone wasnt a huge seller initially (Was $500-600 depending on the config) and prior to 2009, Blackberry was actually the #1 selling Smartphone. The Iphone 3GS is when Apple really started chomping up Marketshare, then Android got its licks in with the Motorola Droid and the HTC Evo, and so on.
11. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
But what did Google prove with Moto X, if the sales figures are irrelevant? Granted, it's a great performing phone given the specs, but if it were at a more affordable price tag or if it were available world wide, then Google would have accomplished something.
13. boosook (Posts: 1419; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
In my opinion, the next Nexus could really be a Motorola.
During the first period, HTC was the leading Android manufacturer. They built the first Android phone (the HTC Dream) and the first Nexus (Nexus One).
Then came Samsung... and they made two Nexus phones (Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus). Then was LG's turn, and they also made two phones (Nexus 4 and Nexus 5).
There is a sort of logic in this trend. It's likely that LG won't make the next Nexus. They've already made two. And IMHO the next 2 Nexus will be made by Motorola.
15. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 208; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Motorola phones seem to have the best reception too which is a plus for rural people.
18. Jehovah (Posts: 69; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)
To think that Google payed more for Motorolla than MS did for Nokia... It is just me or, inovation and sales wise, Microsoft made a much better deal? It is tempting to speculate what would a marriage between Google and Nokia could have produced...
20. downphoenix (Posts: 3155; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Microsoft had the luxury of sending in a trojan horse to nosedive the value of Nokia. Motorola was struggling some but nowhere near as bad as Nokia was.