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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 10:13:42 AM , Rating: -1
Here some more stats you should be aware of. Maybe the group of you promoting Android are just a bunch of cyber thieves? Well wanna be cyber thieves.


In terms of the mobile operating systems that are being targeted by malware, nothing has significantly changed in 2013. Android is still target number one, attracting a whopping 98.05% of known malware. No other OS gets anywhere close , as seen below. The reasons for this are Android’s leading market position, the prevalence of third party app stores and the fact that Android has a rather open architecture, making it easy to use for both app developers and malware authors alike . We do not expect this trend to change in near future.

Didnt you just school me on how you believe Open was better than Closed and claimed personal victory? You must be much smarter than Kapersky AV why dont you apply for a job there so you can obviously school them on Android.

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

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