Motorola may be prepping to launch the Moto X around the globe

Motorola may be prepping to launch the Moto X around the globe
The buzz since yesterday has been surrounding the Moto G, and with good reason. The recent reports about the Moto X have been less than impressive, despite the handset finally breaking the Moto Maker exclusivity with AT&T; and, the Moto G looks poised to revolutionize the low-end market for smartphones. But, there is still more to say about the Moto X.

There has been a lot made recently about the report that the Moto X has only sold 500,000 units in Q3. Of course, that is a misleading statistic given that the Moto X was only on the market for about 5 weeks during Q3; the main selling point of customization was limited to AT&T (and marketing for the Moto X didn't pick up until Moto Maker recently broke that exclusivity); and, the device was only available in North America. Point number 2 has been fixed, and now there is word that Motorola might be looking to change point number 3 as well. 

Marcus Frost, Motorola's Senior Marketing Director for EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) told TechRadar said, "The reception of Moto X has been fantastic and we're continuously perusing opportunities in the EMEA region, so really watch this space." And, Motorola's Vice President for EMEA, Magnus Ahlqvist added to that by saying, "We are serious about Europe and we want to bring strong propositions to the market."

Of course, Ahlqvist's comment could just as easily be referring to the Moto G as the Moto X, but Frost is definitely talking about the X. No word on when this could happen, or if there would be plans to offer the Moto Maker customization internationally. As yet, Moto Maker has been U.S. only and hasn't even made it to Canada or Mexico where the Moto X is already on the market. 

source: TechRadar

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1. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

I'm not so sure it would definitely be the Moto X, but I think it likely they will release something similar to it globally.

2. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

EU isn't exactly a developing country... it's almost insulting to be only saddled with a starter phone from Moto, I'll be interested to see if the x or similar makes it over here too.

3. hapoel

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

first eu is not a country

4. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Eurozone is struggling with the economy being in hibernation / recession.

5. Cyberchum

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

If Moto G touches down in Nigeria, it's going to sell in truck loads, a mid-end phone with a low-end pricetag.

6. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1269; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Whatever phone you are trying to bring, please check that its coming with MAXX battery... I will close my eyes and buy it... But an amazing phone with only 2100mAh fixed battery, SORRY not for me, imho...

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Bring it to Asia with lower price.

8. makio9

Posts: 48; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

This is what I hate about technology: Moto X U.S only phone. We will be making another model for overseas that is a cheaper version. Moto G is the cheaper version of Moto X. Wait, what? Is this the international version or? Moto X preparing for world-wide launch. Wait, what? Confuses the crap out of me every month. THIS is what ruins their sales.

10. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

There's not much that should confuse you here. It's the same reason Apple sells both the 5s and 5c, or why Samsung has the Galaxy S4/Note 3 as well as the Galaxy Ace. The same goes here. The Moto X is the "premium" Moto device, and the Moto G is the lower-end option. One is for higher-end markets, one is for lower-end. Simple.

11. makio9

Posts: 48; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

So it's simple that Motorola say they will launch a cheaper device which is like the Moto X for overseas customers because the Moto x is staying inside of the sates and then Motorola announce that the Moto G is a cheaper version of the Moto X but give no more details. That's simple is it? Because I'm seeing a bit of a predicament I can't help unless I spend half my day searching for answer which I don't have time for. One of which that is not provided here or anywhere I read about the Moto G

9. makio9

Posts: 48; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I'm just going to throw my money over the cliff instead or on some drugs because you're confusing the crap outa me

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