[Follow-Up] Moto X Phone Will be 'Made in America'; Full Press Release

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  1. dgstorm

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    Last night the hot news hit the web that the Moto X Phone was the real deal. Not only that but the device is planned to be a very high-end piece of hardware. Dennis Woodside specifically called it a “hero” device. Not too many details were announced but some of the revealed features suggest the new Motorola smartphone will truly be very "smart." The device will even be able to recognize when you are taking a photo, or when it is in your pocket.

    One of the other exciting announcements regarding the Moto X (as it will be called) is that the device will be mostly "made in America." Not all of the components will be put together here, but the primary structure of the device will be 70% assembled at the Flextronics' 500,000-square foot facility in Fort Worth, Texas. Here's the full press release from Motorola,

    Source: DroidForums.net
     
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    I applaud them for their move. Hopefully we'll see this trend continue.
     
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    Oh Sure now that I have decided to get the Galaxy S4 that is made in Korea (coming from the OG Razr) Now Moto has to do somthing Awesome like this and make a device almost entirely in the US. Now I am torn because I love buying stuff that has been manufactured in the USA..... Especially my Hometown Ft. Worth. Go Get em MOTO!!!
     
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    wow that is terrible news. Ive had personall experience with flextronics, i dont know why motorola recently started doing all their work with them, but they are completely useless. The phone will be trash if they are working on it, expect MAJOR MAJOR delays, and people who dont know what they are doing to make that phone. Flextronics is motorolas new and current repair depot, and let me tell you, Going from 5 business day repairs from CINRAM which moto use to work with, to 25-30 business days with flextronics shows you something, not only that, but when they send you phones which were worse than you sent in, or repairs done wrong almost all the time, wow is all i got to say. I just got turned away from the X phone because of this.
     
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    I have little hope that this phone will be cutting edge competitive against a flagship anything from anyone, being made in the USA is a positive outlook, but there's a reason things are primarily outsourced these days. Making a popular device, being competitive, and making a price point that is also competitive is hard enough without adding the made in the USA sticker which replaces the trifecta with a bloated price sticker instead.

    When even Google turned face on the device and handed it to a failing company that they're financially vested in, I'll be looking somewhere else most likely dispite some new gimmicky features.
     
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    My company supplies them with power cords and let me tell you how bad it was last year trying to get paid. Like nailing jello to the wall. Ended up getting so many complaints that they lost multiple end customers. This...lord knows how it'll be when production starts in Q3 or Q4.

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