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Moto G with LTE connectivity is priced at $219

How low can they go? Motorola today is taking a stab at the budget smartphone market with the new Moto E, which will be priced at a remarkably low $129 without a contract.
Given its budget pricing, the Moto E has hardware specs to match. That means that you’ll be using a device with a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 dual-core processor (paired with 1GB of RAM), 4.3” 960x540 display (256 PPI), 4GB of internal storage (expandable with an included microSD slot), 5MP rear camera, built-in FM radio, and a 1,980 mAh battery. The Moto E also ships with a "pure" version of Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

It should also be noted that the Moto E’s display is covered in Gorilla Glass 3 and the body of the device is water resistant. Motorola is also providing changeable backplates, which it calls “Motorola Shells,” in 20 different colors.

For $129 off contract, there’s really not much to complain about here, so hopefully Motorola will have a hit on their hands as the phone launches in 40 countries on over 80 carrier partners in the coming weeks.
In other Motorola news, it was also announced today that the Moto G has been upgraded to support LTE connectivity. The new LTE-capable Moto G is priced at $219, while the older models sticks around at $179.

Sources: Motorola [1], [2]

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RE: Details
By Denigrate on 5/13/2014 9:47:25 AM , Rating: 2
The real question about the card slot is whether apps can be loaded on the card, or if a user would be stuck with just the available space on the 4gb internal storage, which is really not enough.

RE: Details
By Reclaimer77 on 5/13/14, Rating: 0
RE: Details
By themaster08 on 5/13/2014 11:06:46 AM , Rating: 2
4gb is plenty for the kind of person this phone is targeting.
It simply is not enough if applications cannot be moved to the SD card. For the price, wouldn't usually be a problem, but the SD card restrictions of vanilla Android 4.4 make it a problem.

RE: Details
By Reclaimer77 on 5/13/14, Rating: 0
RE: Details
By themaster08 on 5/13/2014 12:47:07 PM , Rating: 2
Yes well we all have Microsoft to thank for that one.
Care to elaborate?

RE: Details
By Reclaimer77 on 5/13/2014 1:04:00 PM , Rating: 1
Microsofts trolling of Android OEM's with the FAT32 nonsense forcing Google to move away from SD storage.

RE: Details
By retrospooty on 5/13/2014 6:42:52 PM , Rating: 2
"It simply is not enough if applications cannot be moved to the SD card "

Not enough for you... Not enough for me either, but I have 32mb on my phone and am not in the market for a sub $200 phone. I am guessing you aren't in that market either. This is cheaper than the cheapest smartphones in previous years and at its price point, this and the moto G are extremely well spec'd. Not just good, but great at their price range.

RE: Details
By bug77 on 5/13/2014 10:31:53 AM , Rating: 2
I'm not aware of phones that cannot move applications to the SD card. I thought that was a function of Android. Is it not so?

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