Those who might feel that $199 on contract or $500+ off contract pricing of the Moto X is too hard to swallow got some good news yesterday during an interview that CNET conducted with Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside. He revealed that in fact the Moto X we were introduced to yesterday was just the first in a family of Moto X devices the company plans on introducing and that next up for the company is a lower cost option specifically targeted to the pre-paid and developing and international markets where customers frequently don't buy subsidized devices.
"The experience of devices you can get for less than $200 is subpar right now," Woodside said. "We want everyone to have access to affordable smartphones."
Woodside went on to say that today for most consumers, buying a phone under the $200 price point meant buying technology that was 2-3 years out of date. He stressed that one of Motorola's goals was to provide cutting edge technology at affordable prices. Woodside didn't say what kinds of features might or might not be left out or included in a lower cost Moto X handset. Still, it sounds like these affordable options will be part of the Moto X family of devices as he ended the discussion saying:
"Moto X is the brand that we are most focused on," he said. "And there is more to come. You will see additional products within months."
We're looking forward to seeing what the company has in store...(Moto X Lite, Moto X Mini anyone???)CNET