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New Motorola DROID models not made in the U.S.

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New Motorola DROID models not made in the U.S.
Motorola made it a point of announcing that the upcoming Motorola Moto X would be manufactured in the U.S. The wholly owned Google subsidiary even ran a full page ad for the phone, highlighting that it will be the first phone designed, engineered and assembled in the USA. Will that capture any additional sales for the Motorola Moto X once it is released? That remains to be seen.

But what about the new line of Motorola DROID handsets unveiled today? Will these models also be conceived and birthed in the states? Not according to a Motorola spokesman who said today about the new trio of phones, "They’re designed in the USA, made in Asia."

Future Motorola models after the Moto X might end up taking up what is expected to be spare capacity at the former Nokia plant in Texas, now run by contract manufacturer Flextronics. But for now, the factory can't accommodate the production of three new models at once, in addition to the Moto X. For those who end up buying the Motorola DROID Ultra, Motorola DROID MAXX or Motorola DROID Mini, at least you know that your phone was sketched on a napkin inside the U.S. even if it was ultimately assembled in Asia.

source: TheVerge via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 23 Jul 2013, 14:29 6

1. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


lol dont think anyone is surprised

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 14:35 9

2. roldefol (Posts: 2975; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


And at least they're not trying to fool anyone with some "Designed in Illinois" tagline on the box.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 20:26

15. phil2n (Posts: 473; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Made is Asia? .

People nowadays can't admit that almost everything are made in China

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 21:18

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


Asia? More like, MADE IN CHINA.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 14:41 6

3. deathgod (Posts: 120; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


I don't really understand why people care about where it's made. As long as it looks/performs the way it's supposed to, it could be made in someone's basement as I wouldn't care.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 15:47 2

6. HASHTAG (unregistered)


Try to think a little deeper. Otherwise, good point.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 17:10

9. AsisHaas (Posts: 42; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)


Agreed!

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 19:01 1

11. ElixieR (Posts: 16; Member since: 01 May 2013)


it means less employment in the US...try to think deeper...as in the US economy isn't bad already...

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 14:55

4. Seo_Joo_Hyun (Posts: 65; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)


Demi Lovato

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 18:02

10. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


That's just random..

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 20:18

13. aditya.k (Posts: 463; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


So true! :P

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 15:19

5. BigRed83 (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 May 2008)


I used to work as a tech for Flextronics on the Verizon account. If they're making the Moto X device, I'll stay with my Galaxy S III. Good luck Moto lovers! You'll need it.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 16:51

7. roldefol (Posts: 2975; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


And thanks to the anonymity of the Internet, you need not fear a breach of NDA or libel suit!

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 20:32 2

16. marbovo (Posts: 655; Member since: 16 May 2013)


anonymity... on internet?!?! you are kidding, right?

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 16:53

8. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6579; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Very sad that Verizon version won't be assembled here in the U.S. while the X phone is

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 19:56

12. roldefol (Posts: 2975; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


This isn't the "Verizon version". Verizon will get its own Moto X. They weren't able to get the plant tooled for 4 different phones. Hey, I'm grateful they're assembling the one phone here.

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 20:22

14. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


So, would this "Moto X" be the next Nexus? I see no reason why LG would manufacture it when Google can have Moto make it. I'm a little unsure here...

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 20:36

17. marbovo (Posts: 655; Member since: 16 May 2013)


C´mon, We don´t care if it is assembled in america, china or anywere else, this is a global economy, We just need good products, fair price and not slave condition work, other than that, who cares?!?!

posted on 23 Jul 2013, 21:24 1

19. roldefol (Posts: 2975; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


But there's the rub... Something made in China could be made in near-slave conditions, whereas something made in Texas will not.

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 04:29 2

20. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


You are stupid

Made In USA = More job for our citizens
Mad in China = More slavery

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 09:23

21. marbovo (Posts: 655; Member since: 16 May 2013)


You are stupid and didn´t get the point...

Motorola doesn´t make phone just to america and 98% of world population does not care if you get more or less jobs because of that.

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