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New school-themed smartphones aim to boost Motorola Mobility's sales

Motorola Mobility is one of the oldest surviving cell phone brands in the world.  But its tenure with Google Inc. (GOOG) over the last two years failed to stop its slide as it struggled to keep up with the ever-evolving smartphone.  Since then, it's been acquired in a pending deal with Lenovo Group, Ltd.'s (HKG: 0992) struck to the tune of $2.91B USD.
 
Thus far it appears that Lenovo is looking to step up the strategy Google had started to explore late last year amidst struggling sales of the flagship Moto X.  This dual strategy involves getting more aggressive on price and focus on building phones with unique and customizable looks.
 
The latest addition to the Moto X is a series of limited edition smartphones for basketball fans.

Moto X

Clearly some schools are missing from there... for example Duke fans were pretty irate.  To go out on a limb, that may be due to issues with some schools not wanting to license their logos and/or asking more for that branding.

While the Moto X is clearly a bit behind the curve in terms of screen resolution and processing/graphics power, it has excellent battery life.  Motorola has been gunning for stronger sales with aggressive price cuts.  Most recently it slashed the price of an off-contract Moto X down to $299 USD in a brief promotion last month.

Currently it's hovering around $330 off-contract:

... don't be surprised if that dips soon, though.

Sources: Motorola Mobility, Twitter (@Motorola)



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RE: Close, but no cigar
By Mitch101 on 3/8/2014 9:55:24 AM , Rating: -1
Here is a fun app on the Google Play store.

Latest Android Threat is a Malicious Night Vision Camera App in Google Play
http://hothardware.com/News/Latest-Android-Threat-...

According to security firm Avast, makers of self-titled antivirus software, the newest threat to the Android platform is a night vision camera app it found on Google Play.

"We’ve already blogged about plenty of threats that sneak onto your device from trusted sources, but here we have a really fresh one, one that is still undetected by other security vendors. An Application called Cámara Visión Nocturna (package name: com.loriapps.nightcamera.apk), which is still available in the Google Play Store as I am writing this post, is something you definitely don’t want to have on your Android device," Avast's Filip Chytry stated in a blog post.

Despite this, users should not trust all apps sold in the Google Play store," Avast says.

So where can you trust apps then? Google users might brag about the number of apps however I doubt they have the ability and resources to check every app they are so eager to publish to boost their App numbers.


RE: Close, but no cigar
By retrospooty on 3/8/2014 10:11:03 AM , Rating: 1
OK, now I see you are just trolling. f-ing loser .


RE: Close, but no cigar
By Mitch101 on 3/8/2014 10:21:54 AM , Rating: 1
Cant stand facts huh?

I guess the first person to call someone names is the winner? Seems to be yours, Reclaimers, and Cheeze go to for the win card to establish some sort of dominance or hey look at me I must know more because I called you a name first.


RE: Close, but no cigar
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/8/14, Rating: 0
RE: Close, but no cigar
By Mitch101 on 3/8/2014 10:50:21 AM , Rating: 1
I see your late to the game posts dont think you go unnoticed.

Man Up.


RE: Close, but no cigar
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/8/14, Rating: 0
RE: Close, but no cigar
By Mitch101 on 3/8/2014 10:53:31 AM , Rating: 1
HotHardware, Kapersky, and Avast are liars huh?

Everyone is a liar except you, reclaimer, and retro?


RE: Close, but no cigar
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/8/14, Rating: 0
RE: Close, but no cigar
By Reclaimer77 on 3/8/2014 11:52:54 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
Man Up.


Says the guy who routinely insulted my mother and made penis jokes when he couldn't argue like an adult lol...

This is something I learned very early from my own, failed, father Mitch. Just because you got married and made some kids, doesn't make you a man.


RE: Close, but no cigar
By Mitch101 on 3/8/14, Rating: -1
RE: Close, but no cigar
By Reclaimer77 on 3/9/2014 3:37:47 AM , Rating: 1
I think there's a big difference in a casual "idiot" thrown here or there, and how you choose to engage in heated debate.

quote:
PUSSY77


OH yeah, you're the embodiment of maturity and taking the high road I see lmao.


RE: Close, but no cigar
By retrospooty on 3/8/2014 11:30:01 AM , Rating: 4
"I guess the first person to call someone names is the winner?"

No clown, you obviously came here trolling posting completely irrelevant and skewed info. Read the article again (or I can summarize, its about Moto X custom skins) and read your post and tell me you arent just trolling... Probably becasue you are butthurt from loooking so incredibly stupid yesterday.

/paste

Mitch101: "Android has blue and Black screens of death, Windows Phone doesnt"

Retrospooty: (shows you links that it not only has both, but both are quite widespread ).

Mitch101: "All those Windows Phone blue and black screens are on Samsung devices"

Retrospooty: (points out that is it mostly Nokia and secondly HTC having Blue and Black SOD on Windows Phone.


RE: Close, but no cigar
By Mitch101 on 3/8/2014 4:48:04 PM , Rating: 1
Look your rewording things again. No surprises there.

Why are you Cheeze and reclaimer77 on every windows post if not to troll troll troll.


RE: Close, but no cigar
By retrospooty on 3/8/2014 5:58:26 PM , Rating: 3
You mean those 3 windows users? Not liking the crappy UI in Win 8 doesnt make anyone a hater. Dumber and dumber with every post. Seriously, please dont breed.


RE: Close, but no cigar
By Mitch101 on 3/8/14, Rating: 0
RE: Close, but no cigar
By Mitch101 on 3/8/2014 6:07:34 PM , Rating: 1
LOL I just realized I should have said that Restoring the start menu is obviously too DYNAMIC for you to comprehend.


RE: Close, but no cigar
By retrospooty on 3/8/2014 9:25:58 PM , Rating: 2
Did it with 8 for 6 months using classicshell. Went back to 7, I just like it better but nice try. I still like my MS os as I have for over 20 years.

Still a joke. (They are laughing at you, not with you)


RE: Close, but no cigar
By Mitch101 on 3/9/2014 10:44:10 AM , Rating: 1
I believe by the ratings and number of posts you and reclaimer have the joke is really on you.

Your KING OF THE BLOG. LOL.


RE: Close, but no cigar
By retrospooty on 3/9/2014 4:42:19 PM , Rating: 2
"I believe by the ratings and number of posts you and reclaimer have the joke is really on you."

Now what are you talking about? I have been coming here since Dailytech was part of Anandtech, which has been my start page for over 15 years now (Since 1998). I think the ID was created a few years later... Is my post count over that period supposed to mean something? Nevermind. Like I care what your sad mind thinks. You are off topic, and incorrect and now even further off topic, rambling nonsense.

I don't think your neurons are quite firing correctly Mitch. What exactly is your point here on this MotoX collegiate skin thread? Android 2.x is insecure and there are still 100's of millions of phones out there with it installed? OK, we know, everyone knows. You are posting as if it happens on todays phones and it simply doesn't.


RE: Close, but no cigar
By Mitch101 on 3/9/2014 8:56:03 PM , Rating: 2
All you and especially reclaimer do is threadcrap on Microsoft and Apple any chance you 3 get not matter the subject line. I took the fight to you.

But I wont have to saw a word especially with Reclaimer as I see he attempts to belittle nearly everyone he posts back to at least most times you stay within the realms of reality unless its android. This weekend I made you lose your sh1t and I had fun doing it to you. Especially pointing out how much of a liar you are when it comes to Android and its security.

The truth is out Kapersky, Avast, and every other security company out there will tell you Android is virus and malware central. Go ahead side load apps I dare you or just go to google play store and play Russian roulette with your personal info.


RE: Close, but no cigar
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/9/2014 8:59:08 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
The truth is out Kapersky, Avast, and every other security company out there will tell you Android is virus and malware central.
OF COURSE, they WANT TO SELL YOU SHIT, are you really this dense?


RE: Close, but no cigar
By retrospooty on 3/9/2014 9:38:45 PM , Rating: 2
"The truth is out Kapersky, Avast, and every other security company out there will tell you Android is virus and malware central. "

Yes, but if you actually look at it, its 2.x. Not 4 or newer. Are you really that thick headed or just lying on purpose? It must be on purpose because the info is well known public knowledge that has been available for a long time. Therefore you must be trolling and lying on purpose. What a waste of skin.

"This weekend I made you lose your sh1t and I had fun doing it to you"

LOL. Whatever you want to tell yourself man. I did have several good laughs at how dense and childish you are.


RE: Close, but no cigar
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/8/2014 6:56:46 PM , Rating: 1
Because I use Windows products? DERP!


RE: Close, but no cigar
By Reclaimer77 on 3/8/2014 11:25:07 AM , Rating: 2
lol yeah. Is it just me, or does it seem like he flew in here all butthurt from yesterdays beating we gave him, and is posting a bunch of unrelated emo nonsense?

A guy who's a Microsoft junkie, uses all their products without question, using security of all things in an argument against Android.

I don't know if that's ironic or just sad.


RE: Close, but no cigar
By retrospooty on 3/8/2014 11:33:53 AM , Rating: 2
"Is it just me, or does it seem like he flew in here all butthurt from yesterdays beating we gave him, and is posting a bunch of unrelated emo nonsense?"

LOL I was just posting that same thing. It's a freegin article about custom skins FFS.

Didnt he go away crying a few months back? "emo nonsense" is exactly right.


RE: Close, but no cigar
By Mitch101 on 3/8/2014 4:49:32 PM , Rating: 1
I think you morons are the ones who are butthurt being called out.

Now go upstairs and tell your mom that the bad man is picking on you again. Sure she will make you some cheezypoofs that will make it better.


RE: Close, but no cigar
By Reclaimer77 on 3/9/2014 4:57:57 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
I think you morons are the ones who are butthurt being called out.


Good come back. I know you are but what am I?

You forced a round 2 to the beatdown Retro gave you in another thread onto here, a completely unrelated topic. We're talking about the Moto X and you're all like "OH YEAH, SECURITYYYY ANDROID RRAAAWWERRRRR! from out of nowhere! Pathetic, man, just pathetic lol.

You know it, and I know it. It's plain as day.


RE: Close, but no cigar
By Mitch101 on 3/9/2014 10:41:59 AM , Rating: 2
I washed the floor with you guys time and time again. I post links to real material from real companies. You babies log into your multiple accounts and rate stuff down then claim you won. Delusional.

No matter I have my own sites to get the truth out there to the masses.

But by all means buy an Android and have your personal data stolen I look forward to when your a victim of your own doing but you probably really own an iPhone or Windows Phone or just plain cant afford one.


RE: Close, but no cigar
By Cheesew1z69 on 3/9/2014 11:00:49 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
I washed the floor with you guys time and time again.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA

quote:
But by all means buy an Android and have your personal data stolen
FUD...plain and simple.


RE: Close, but no cigar
By Reclaimer77 on 3/9/2014 2:26:52 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
You babies log into your multiple accounts and rate stuff down then claim you won.


......

If I had multiple accounts, I would use them rating ME up. Not you down.

Pathetic.

quote:
But by all means buy an Android and have your personal data stolen I look forward to when your a victim of your own doing but you probably really own an iPhone or Windows Phone or just plain cant afford one.


I'll let you pretend this made any sense or was even coherent. I probably really own an iPhone or Windows Phone or can't afford one? HUH!!??

Speak English dumbass.


RE: Close, but no cigar
By retrospooty on 3/9/2014 4:51:15 PM , Rating: 2
I have been back and forth with Mitch in the past, and so have you... Is it me, or in the past few days, is he really off his nut? He used to at least make a little sense, now he just seems more angry and trolling than having a point or even a coherent opinion.

Mitch, are you off your meds, or did you just had a traumatic few days and you are trying to take it out on random internet people? Whats the deal man? Mommy mad at you?


RE: Close, but no cigar
By retrospooty on 3/9/14, Rating: 0
"Mac OS X is like living in a farmhouse in the country with no locks, and Windows is living in a house with bars on the windows in the bad part of town." -- Charlie Miller














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