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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 10:03:38 AM , Rating: -1
Your right get an iPhone.

Number of the week: list of malicious Android apps hits 10 million
http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news/virus/2014/Num...

On January 30, 2014, the official Google Play market offered 1,103,104 applications. Alternative, unofficial stores have many more – and these are more likely to be malicious. Kaspersky Lab has now logged 10 million dubious apps, as cybercriminals use also legitimate Android software to carry their malicious code.


RE: Close, but no cigar
By retrospooty on 3/8/2014 10:08:04 AM , Rating: 2
Not for you... You should just tie a string to two cans, as that is about your competence level.

OR at the very least dont get a 3 year old Android OS that is vulnerable to attacks, as anything 4 or higher is not, and 4 was released in late 2011.


RE: Close, but no cigar
By Mitch101 on 3/8/14, Rating: -1
RE: Close, but no cigar
By retrospooty on 3/8/2014 11:21:36 AM , Rating: 2
Seriously, just stop.

www.androidauthority.com/android-malware-threat-r eport-279702/

"less than 0.001% of all surveyed Android app installations lead to harmful effects to the user. "

I have never seen an Android virus and I admiun/support over 150 of them.

It doesn't dawn on you that AV companies make their money from people buying AV software. If they are realistic about what is really happening, they lose money. No-one is arguing that Android 2.x is insecure. No-one is arguing that there are still 100's of millions of 2.x phones out there. That is going to happen when you sell over a billion phones over a few years. Its over 1.5 million a day and climbing fast. Again, no-one is suggesting anyone uses Android 2.x. Fortunately, 3 years ago, a better version came out, stop spreading FUD.

Every single thing you post is bunk. You are like a child.


RE: Close, but no cigar
By Mitch101 on 3/8/14, Rating: -1
RE: Close, but no cigar
By retrospooty on 3/8/2014 5:36:42 PM , Rating: 2
Dont want one, fine, dont get one, but stop spreading disinformation... You are a running joke, and you look more and more ridiculous with every post. Seiously, how old are you?


RE: Close, but no cigar
By Reclaimer77 on 3/8/2014 11:19:38 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Your right get an iPhone.


I guess you missed the news of the huge iOS security flaws that went on for years that just now got fixed? Apple knew about it, and just went on denying it, of course.

As far as your link, how many times do I have to debunk you on this?

"According to Kaspersky Lab experts, the majority of malicious Android applications are currently developed in Russia."

From your own link.

This is why Android infection in places like America are less than 1 percent. Because in places like China and Russia, they avoid the Google Play store and use unverified apps from third party app stores.

I guess by your logic Windows is crap software too, right? Because it allows people to install infected applications and everything else!

Honestly, coming out of left field with this in a discussion that has NOTHING to do with it only shows your increasing anti-Android bias. All this from someone who so-called "quit" Daily Tech two or three times now.


RE: Close, but no cigar
By Mitch101 on 3/8/14, Rating: -1
RE: Close, but no cigar
By Reclaimer77 on 3/8/2014 9:44:25 PM , Rating: 1
Yeah those numbers aren't even believable. USA has MORE infections than China, where they don't even use the Google Play store and basically install virused third-party app-store apps like it's a fashion trend?

Not even remotely believable.

Your apparently security vendetta has caused you to lose all possible perspective.

I would like to see an unbiased breakdown of where Kaspersky has arrived at these results and collected this data. It goes against EVERY other source I've seen.

And please, they are NOT unbiased. They want to sell you security software.


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