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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 $649 on AT&T, while the off-contract 32GB HTC One (M8) costs $669.
 
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, Lenovo, will move production of the Moto X (and future Motorola smartphones) to China and other countries with low-cost labor.

Source: Motorola





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RE: Makes no sense
By Nutzo on 6/9/2014 1:11:37 PM , Rating: 2
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I haven't counted, but I am sure that the *vast* majority of smartphones on the US market have SD card slots.


And you woudl be wrong.

iPhones don't have SD slots, neither do Google Nexus phones, and a number of other high end Android phones.

If a phone came with 32GB or 64GB of internal memory for a reasonable price (considering I can buy a fast 32GB SD card for < $25), then I'd be less inclined to need a SD slot.


RE: Makes no sense
By Motoman on 6/9/2014 3:27:06 PM , Rating: 2
You honestly think there are *more* models of smartphones on the market without SD slots than with SD slots?

Off the top of my head, I can only think of the 2 Moto models I mentioned and iPhones. Leaving probably hundreds of other models that *do* have SD slots.


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