64GB Moto X Now Available for $449
June 9, 2014 10:34 AM
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Motorola introduces a 64GB variant of the Moto X
Motorola really wants people to see that its
flagship Moto X smartphone
is worth your time and attention. While the device won’t win any spec wars, its $349/$399 (16GB/32GB) price off-contract should be enough to entice those looking for a good bargain.
Since the Moto X doesn’t come with a microSD slot, those requiring even more space have been left to look for other options; that is until now. Over the weekend, Motorola added a new 64GB model to the Moto X family with a price tag of $449.
For comparison, an off-contract 16GB Samsung Galaxy S5 will cost you
on AT&T, while the off-contract 32GB HTC One (M8) costs
The off-contract Moto X is available for use on a number of U.S. carriers including AT&T, Republic Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon Wireless.
It was recently reported that Motorola will
close its Moto X facility later this year due to poor sales
. The facility at one time had 3,800 workers, but now just makes do with 700. Motorola’s new owner,
, will move production of the Moto X (and future Motorola smartphones) to China and other countries with low-cost labor.
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RE: Makes no sense
6/9/2014 12:02:29 PM
The trouble with SD cards is security and simplicity. They could format the SD cards with EXT4 and the security problem would be taken care of since they could control permissions much more carefully then, however the SD card would then not be readable/write-able on Windows which would be a major problem.
The other issue is simplicity, since they are removable they present a challenge to keeping track of files on them and what to best use them for. I think most manufacturers have figured out that they are great for pictures and video but do you allow apps to be installed to them possibly compromising performance? What if an installed app keeps it's data on the SD card and the card is removed? Not having the SD card removes these issues but manufacturers haven't kept up with memory size increases which is frustrating.
Either way I think the best option is to just include it, since it's better to not alienate power users. Just make sure the minimum storage on the device is 32gb, 16gb doesn't cut it anymore even with SD card space.
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