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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 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.


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