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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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