The Motorola Moto X makes Google CEO Larry Page feel excited
posted by Alan F. / Jul 18, 2013, 9:26 PM
Another person closer to the device that is also excited is Google CEO Larry Page. During Thursday's conference call following Google's earnings report, Page said that he was excited about the device, but would not elaborate. When asked about the $500 million advertising campaign for the phone, the executive said, "I think we're doing things that are normal for that business." He did think that too much discussion had been made over the cost of the ads. Page said that even though Motorola is a wholly owned Google subsidiary, it is an independent company and said, "I think they're working hard on making good products, we're really excited about it, they're excited about it." He added that, "you'll get to try it out really soon."
Earlier Thursday, Motorola shared a picture of the phone coming off a U.S. assembly line. "Yep. This guy is building exactly what you think he is. Designed by you. Assembled in the USA," read the caption, reiterating the news that the Moto X is the first smartphone assembled completely in the U.S.
- Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 10 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
- Storage 16 GB
- Battery 2200 mAh
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Sounds cool, I mean the specs are not going to blow you away but it can do some neat things. Hopefully, Moto markets the phone like Samsung does, by showing off its capabilities, rather than just put the name out there with some pointless advertising, like a certain other company does. Also, I would push the 'assembled in the U.S.' point.
posted on Jul 18, 2013, 10:13 PM 3
Excuse me, it's like saying Woz feel excited about every apple products. Its your product, of course you gonna praised it... no parents will says their own children sucks tho :)
posted on Jul 18, 2013, 10:34 PM 12
Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011
This phone just does not interest me. The new Droid's sound more promising. Google/Motorola should pour everything into a phablet, a flagship and a mini with the best specs and vanilla Android. No Motorola phone has been able to beat the Original Droid OG. Maybe I'm wrong and Google will make me eat my words.
posted on Jul 18, 2013, 10:46 PM 3
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It's hard to beat the OG Droid, since it was the only Moto android phone at the time. All there was at that time was the Moto Droid and Droid Eris by HTC on Verizon. When the Droid X came out, they also hadtheir Droid 2 and later that Moto Droid that had a similar layout to a BB (don't remember the name). The OG Droid was also before they started locking the bootloaders.
posted on Jul 19, 2013, 1:56 AM 0
Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 2012
It all depends on the price point. That's going to be the big defining touch on whether it sells or not. If it has a Nexus 4 like aftermarket cost it's going to sell like crazy not just in the US but worldwide and might takeover a large chunk of the midrange market which is huge. Plus love the fact that you can do your own little customizing and assembled in the US.
posted on Jul 19, 2013, 10:35 AM 0
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