[RUMOR] Google to Sell Motorola Mobility to Huawei?

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  1. swc2001

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    So what your saying is kind of a strip mining operation of one the best American companies we have left.
    :mad: Gotcha!!
     
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    "best" is subjective. Their hardware is quality, business practices? Not so much
     
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    Motorola Triumph:
    [​IMG]

    Huawei X6:
    [​IMG]

    Hmmm...

    :icon_ devil:
     
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    This is sad!

    Motorola has done so much for cell phones in its lifetime. The thought that it's going to be merged into Huawei is... oh lordy.
     
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    wow. They sure look similar. The only huawei I handled was such a POS. I'm freaking shocked
     
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    From everything I've read/seen (was with Virgin Mobile for awhile), the Triumph is basically a rebranded X6. All that simply to show that Moto/Huawei have a relationship prior to now, even if it's a small one.
     
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  8. 52brandon

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    interesting. The huawei feels soooo different from every Moto I've handled. The Moto phones, while I dislike their software now, have always been extremely solid feeling
     
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    I wonder if they will keep the motorola brand name. While motorola isn't perfect and they've made some bad decisions (cough*motoblur*cough) motorola has been my prefered brand for years. I read that Huawei made a phone that is thinner than the droid razr. eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices It might be thinner but is the quality comparable to the droid razr and other motorola products. I was hoping google would release motorola phones with a user option to include or exclude motoblur. I'd love to see an official stock vanilla install on my droid 4 just to see if I prefer it to motoblur. At any rate google seems to love throwing us curve balls.
     
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    Buying MM was a mistake by Google. They should have just bought a controlling interest in the company and left it at that.
     
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    And I still wouldn't buy it. They are not a manufacturer that I associate with quality. Make a super fast phone, but if its still a piece of junk it doesn't matter. Now I can understand that maybe their best stuff may not have been available here in the States, but if that's the case you have to prove to me that you have a quality product. I'm not going out and blind buying something from them like I would Motorola or HTC, just because its one of the fastest phones on the market. Plus what carrier is that coming to? Cricket wireless? One of the prepaids, no thanks. Although the prepaid route may be looking more and more enticing lately lol.
     
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    It's possible they'll keep it here in North America, and places where the Moto name is more recognizable then Huawei.

    It should be noted that I think there have been phones (like the Triumph) that bare other names, but are manufactured by Huawei, or another company.
     
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    The Triumph doesn't exactly live up to normal Moto phone's standards, at least the Moto's I've owned... :)
     
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    lol, makes sense. Sounds like Moto subcontracted them to make a cheap phone... how a company Moto subcontracted is able to buy them is still confusing...
     
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    From what I've heard, haven't really checked to make sure, they're backed by the Chinese government which is why they can afford it. I figured Google would want to remain out of the manufacturing business. Don't want to piss off everyone else.

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