Moto X Specs and Demo Video

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  1. moset

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    I guess if they could seal the phone up tighter than Dick's hatband to make it less susceptible to dust or moisture then losing the SD wouldn't be so bad a trade. Unlimited data is fast slipping away. The cloud is nice for backup but having to rely on it totally, not so much. It does make sense for the data providers and the folks who store it. People use their phones in many different ways. Options are nice. Removable batteries and storage are nice options. If there is no good reason to remove them then why do it?

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    Storage on phones and storage on PCs are totally different. It makes more sense to store every movie and song you own on the box that never leaves your room than it does to store them on your phone, especially when there are dozens of ways to stream your home content to your phone/tablet/laptop.

    It's like saying it's sensible to take your motorcycle on your weekly grocery shopping instead of your minivan. (terrible analogy but you get the point)

    But hey, that's just my thinking.
    Ok, that's a respectable and legitimate reason. I've had people say "just cuz"
     
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    speak for yourself, but not everyone has unlimited data. Thirty gigs, really, no wonder Verizon and AT&T good rid of that option.



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    Man I bet Samsung and HTC just let out a big sigh of relief!!
    $300 off contract I was going to be all over this phone.. But I'm trying to keep my unlimited data so why in the heck would I pay $500 for a phone that launches outdated?? I'm a HUGE moto fan but I guess I'll be waiting for the next big thing that's worth paying the big bucks for..
     
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    Yeah, but I was suspicious of that price point from the get-go. The Moto X specs are not mid-tier or inferior, just different. And at $300 it's difficult to see how they were going to make money, especially being made in the US. Many assumed - not irrationally - that Google was going to sell this at cost or even take a small hit. Turns out that maybe Moto stands alone and needs to generate a profit.

    This will be interesting to watch. At $600+ off-contract there's no value or edge in specs, so this is going to compete on features. And it looks like it has some compelling features. But the million dollar question is whether this device is legitimately differentiated, or just different. I lean toward different (a lot of what I hear about the features is marketing hype, and/or done with cheap/free apps).

    The X is not a game changer but it puts Moto back in the game. I will applaud them for taking some risks and trading specs for what people want. This phone isn't a bargain, but it DOES give a choice to the commoditized spec race. But give Moto 5-6 months to really "wow" us and turn the market on its head.
     
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    No changeable battery? Thats a huge negative to me...
     
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    Storage is still cheap - it costs them like $10 to include an SD slot and probably about $15 for the 32gig internal. Most of these guys seem more interested in making half a dozen different phones instead of a couple with a few different storage options (you know, like the fruit guys).

    And streaming your content works great...when you have a high-speed connection (wifi if you're on a limited data plan). Which seems to be the point you're missing - as a media device we don't always have a good connection, which is why storage matters. "streaming" for most people is DOA with a 2gig data plan.
     
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    30gb of external storage used not data used ...this month I'm around 18GB with 5 days remaining ...unlimited data till you pry it off my cold hands baby ...hehe

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