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Offline RobotGirl

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Moto X Price
« on: July 15, 2013, 04:51:12 PM »
How much do you think the Moto X will cost on and off contract?



Offline productzer01

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Re: Moto X Price
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2013, 05:19:28 PM »
550 650 off
150 ~ 200 on

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Offline rabidhunter

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Re: Moto X Price
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2013, 10:48:26 AM »
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There are doubts around where Google will pitch the phone with some speculation it will be at $199. That would be a nudge-type product but Motorola cannot be seen as Google’s poodle – that’s the role of the Nexus. Motorola needs to launch a high end product, even if it intends to chase the lower end of the market later.


http://www.forbes.com/sites/haydnshaughnessy/2013/07/12/samsung-s4-lines-up-iphone-5s-and-moto-x-for-price-war/

It lines up like this.

Samsung Galaxy S4 massive success
Samsung release Note 3 imminent
HTC One had great successes
iPhone 5s release imminent
Hardware wise (e.g. processor and ram) Moto X does not match SGS4 nor HTC One.  Pricing Moto X with SGS4 or HTC One would be a misstep.
Moto X does not have an established rabid following like iPhones do.  Pricing the Moto X near the iPhone 5s would be a mistake.
Motorola is a Google Company.  Android is a Google Company.  More Android users means more revinue for Google.  How do you get more Android users?  A quality handset that people can actually afford.  This means that Motoogle can afford to sell phones at a loss on the front end to make it up on the back end (Android).
Lower pricing also fits into Google's philosophy as they seem to be about getting technology to users, look at project Loon and the pricing of Nexus products.
That being said, it is my speculation along with a few other articles I have read making Moto X under the $299 off-contract price tag.

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Offline DroidNerd

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Re: Moto X Price
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 06:53:28 PM »
Exactly RH, absolutely right answer. Id prefer a $199 on contract price, and i see a $400-$500 off contract price.
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Offline fortunz

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Re: Moto X Price
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2013, 11:20:47 AM »
I'm getting more skeptical about the pricetag, as an off contract buyer.  Taylor's newest moto x photo came with the following missive "Motorola thinks this is the world's most compact high-end Android phone."

I never believed the silly $199 off contract speculation, Google might as well make a formal declaration of war against all other android makers and literally storm their HQs with armed mercs.  I thought a redux of N4 pricing might be a little possible, but maybe not super likely.  I've always thought Moto X would be way more reasonable off contract than any other droid of its caliber.  But Motorola doesn't sound like they think this is a modest phone deserving of a modest price.

This is an amazing $300-$350 device.  It's still good at $400-425 (lumia 920 range).  At $550+, it's just another phone whose only real distinguishing feature (i.e. things that wouldn't be dismissed as "gimmicky" if it was Samsung doing them) is that it's tightly packaged.

I'm glad I don't have to wait much longer to find out.  The suspense is killing me.

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Re: Moto X Price
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013, 03:18:21 PM »
Exactly RH, absolutely right answer. Id prefer a $199 on contract price, and i see a $400-$500 off contract price.

Throw my hat in the ring on this. $299 off-contract for the 16gig Moto-X you wouldn't have to ask me twice about a buy. I paid 1cent for my Rezound back in 2011 but established a contract with VZW letting go of Sprint/Nextel after 8 years. Have a modest 4gig monthly data, 1000 txt, Nationwide Talk 450 and a slight 20% access discount. So pretty happy with this plan I would use on the X if I spring for it.
Note: Changed price from $200 to what I think they'll charge @ $299. Don't know what I was think'n when I posted $200 (sounded WAY too good)

+1 RH
« Last Edit: July 30, 2013, 06:42:47 PM by Ziggy »

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Re: Moto X Price
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 05:31:20 PM »
I'm banking 299/349 off contract for 16/32 gig.   I was hoping 249/299.

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Re: Moto X Price
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2013, 01:31:06 PM »
Haha... $600 off contract for a midrange phone...

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Re: Moto X Price
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2013, 03:16:34 PM »
These mf'ers are seriously smoking crack.   I'm stupefied.   Goodbye Moto.

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Re: Moto X Price
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2013, 04:35:19 AM »
While I am aware that the phone is not "mid range" like many who seem to be stuck thinking it is, based solely on not understanding how the configuration of the chipset sets it apart from other leading edge phones, I am not happy about the price.

I've been following x phone details for months, and been planning to snap one up the second they become available, but I will not be contracting up again with any of the big carriers.  US cell phone plans are outrageously expensive compared to the rest of the world, and I don't want to be tied for 2 more years to any of them.

Our last contract ends in November and I won't get any new phones with contract.

I was seriously hoping for an unlocked GSM phone that I could travel with.

My current phone is a Motorola Atrix 2.  I love this phone, it works, it just works.  Feels good in hand, never locks up or hangs up, or anything.  Battery is a little tight for a full day, but I usually make it.  The problem is I got shafted by them not upgrading beyond ICS.  Totally ridiculous in my opinion.

My wife got an Atrix HD from a friend and it is a total piece of crap, though, it still gets android updates.

If the price for an unlocked X is going to be $600 I just don't know...  I just don't know.
My atrix 2 works fine...

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Re: Moto X Price
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2013, 08:59:42 AM »
I hear you tbernard. I'm in the mid-range group which is why the X appeals to me. CPU doesn't matter. 720 screen doesn't matter...much. My HTC Rezound works fine but I'm up for an upgrade at the end of the month so that 'carrot' is looking at me.