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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 Reclaimer77 on 5/13/2014 11:42:28 AM , Rating: 0
It may not be as much as you would like. But it is certainly "enough" for a cheap budget phone. I mean how many apps do you think the average person needs to install anyway??

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but the SD card restrictions of vanilla Android 4.4 make it a problem.


Yes well we all have Microsoft to thank for that one. We're just lucky there are still Android phones with SDslots.


RE: Details
By themaster08 on 5/13/2014 12:47:07 PM , Rating: 2
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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.


"Google fired a shot heard 'round the world, and now a second American company has answered the call to defend the rights of the Chinese people." -- Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-N.J.)














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