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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 10:50:21 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
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.


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

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