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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 3/9/2014 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
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I washed the floor with you guys time and time again.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA

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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
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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.

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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
"Paying an extra $500 for a computer in this environment -- same piece of hardware -- paying $500 more to get a logo on it? I think that's a more challenging proposition for the average person than it used to be." -- Steve Ballmer














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