Fort Worth-made Moto X smartphone as cheap to produce as Asian competitors

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  1. FreddyFreeloader

    FreddyFreeloader Registered Member

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    Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/08/28/5115936/fort-worth-made-moto-x-smartphone.html#storylink=cpy
     
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  2. Noob

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    The Moto X is not really an impressive phone IMO. :rolleyes:
     
  3. roger_m

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    Motorola phones have given me nothing but trouble. I don't know why so many people like them.
     
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    They were quite good a few years ago before Android but in the last few years they have been lacking. They keep relaunching the same thing with minor improvements.
     
  5. roger_m

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    Prior to Android phones, there were charging problems with some models.
     
  6. FreddyFreeloader

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    We'll see if the made in the US phones will be any better quality wise.
    The big story here is this is the first smart phone made in the US.
     
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    honestly even if the quality is the same imo it would be great im hoping they didnt skimp to far on the overall end result. and being a first for something like this to happen i am hoping they dont have a slew of defects the first time out. although flextronics is a good manufacture imo overall.
     
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    I am not sure why media is creating so much hype for a phone with mid range specifications. Media is the power today.
     
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    This!
    I agree completely with you. Specs are not everything but this thing has absolutely nothing impressive. Specs, design, materials, hardware, camera . . . nothing outstanding, NOTHING!!
     
  10. FreddyFreeloader

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    Again, you folks are missing the story:
    " expects to employ 2,000 workers there by late summer."
    Get it? The 2000 people who will be getting paychecks do!
     
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    Yes very good indeed of course, but they also need to sell loads of the phones they manufacture, right?
     
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    That,s not the point. I was not talking in reference to this thread only. I was talking in general about the hype created by media for a phone which has nothing special in it. Media never hyped it for the reason that it,s US made.
     
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    I wanted to say exactly same!
     
  14. roger_m

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    I can't believe it costs $199 to purchase this phone on a two year plan with AT&T. This astounds me.

    Here in Australia if we get premium smart phones e.g. the S4 or iPhone 5 for zero upfront cost if we go on a plan.
     
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