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Motorola Motoluxe to retail for nearly $400 off-contract

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Motorola Motoluxe to retail for nearly $400 off-contract
The Motorola Motoluxe was among the couple of novelties arriving at CES 2012, but while we knew that it was going to be a mid-range warrior, we lacked information about the actual price of the handset. UK retailer Clove fixes that as it adds the Motoluxe to its list of handsets for pre-order at a price of nearly $400 (£258) off-contract.

The Motorola Motoluxe release date is set for late February or early March in the UK. 

Except for the refined design and the dedicated lanyard groove, here’s what you get for your buck:

- Android 2.3.7 skinned with MotoSwitch, the new version of Motoblur
- 4-inch, 480x854 display
- single-core 800MHz processor and 512MB of RAM, 
- 8-megapixel camera with an LED flash, front  VGA camera,
- 1,400 mAh battery.

Nothing to be all that excited about if you don’t like the handset’s design, but if you do, how do you feel about that price tag?

source: Clove via UnwiredView

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posted on 18 Jan 2012, 09:16

1. c.hack (Posts: 614; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)

Well that's innovative. NOT. No wonder Apple is picking up Android's market share. lol

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 09:49 1

2. mad5870 (Posts: 60; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

yeah between the low end devices and also when i know someone that goes from android to apple i wonder why and they hated the UI basically. yeah i'm in college so not everyone can "easily" navigate around for instance with the droid x2. they like apple for its simplicity. although i tell them to hold off and get a phone with ICS, or htc sense, or touchwiz and you will like it a lot more.....but no one listens to me. ha.

Idk if i had to choice between this phone or my eris i'm pretty sure i would stick with my eris (Personal opinion).

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 15:10

4. hybris (Posts: 56; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

At least people have options. Not everyone can afford a $200-$300 smartphone.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 17:23

5. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

> Not everyone can afford a $200-$300 smartphone.

Have you gone to walmart, best buys or target -- lots, and I mean lots of android smart phones for under $150. walmart cleary has the best prices based on my visits.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 12:15 1

3. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

The hell are both of you talking about? The Eris? You're talking about a phone you already used for lord knows how long versus something you haven't ever used...how is that decision not biased? And c.hack shut up you make pointless comments just because your ailment prevents you from speaking intelligently about anything that isn't apple.

This is a mid ranged phone, running on gingerbread 4" screen, dual cameras. The price tag might be a bit high for my understanding as it's half the ram and single core sub 1Ghz processor. So unless this phone runs flawlessly I can't stomach the $400 tag, should be $300 flat at the most. But an Eris, lol yea sure buddy. How old is that Eris? I'm amazed that it still works.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 17:32

6. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

You can get the Pantech Breakout (on the Verizon network) for $300 off contract. Using that as a benchmark, I am not so sure the Motoluxe is worth an extra $100 more.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 17:56

7. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

thanks for that i didnt know it was 300 off contract i have been looking for a cheapie lte verizon phone.

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 01:22

8. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

Verizon Wireless has the Pantech Breakout for $360 for month to month on its online store.

The device goes for $300 at a Fry's Electronics store near where I live.

The current market is $300 to $360 for that phone.

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