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Offline productzer01

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Who is buying on day one
« on: July 31, 2013, 06:25:32 AM »
I was curious if anyone was going to buy it as soon as it releases.

I'm probably going to wait till the end of the month (depending on price).

But was still curious if people have  been saving their Pennies. It's not like we haven't known of this phone for over a year.

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Re: Who is buying on day one
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 08:04:41 AM »
I plan on purchasing mine tomorrow.  I sold my iPhone a couple of months ago and heard about the Moto X phone.  I liked their phones when they began to first release the Razr phones and so I will use that money to buy it tomorrow.  Hopefully, they place it on the Google Store or Motorola site so people can purchase it there. 

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Re: Who is buying on day one
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2013, 09:34:59 AM »
I'm all saved up, but there are still unknown details.  The new photo of the nano sim tray appears to be externally accessible.  Phones with removable backs tend to place that card back under the battery cover rather than creating a removable sim tray.  The subpixel matrix of the display is still unknown, and of course the price is too.  If the price is low enough, I might just grab the phone immediately.  If it's low but not very low, I might wait for the press embargo to raise so I can find out every detail.

I actually haven't been following this phone for very long, maybe a month.  But I've been saving up for an s4 mini for a long time.  With no signs of US release date or pricing, rumor of another modern budget friendly respectable density OLED phone caught my eye.


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Re: Who is buying on day one
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2013, 01:28:58 PM »
Price and locked bootloader means I'm pretty much out...

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Re: Who is buying on day one
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2013, 01:42:24 PM »
I guess this phone is just for people who really, REALLY care about what color their phone is. 

You can sell a good mid range phone OR you can charge high end prices, but you can't do both.  At least not with me.

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Re: Who is buying on day one
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2013, 01:49:40 PM »
I actually kinda like it.  There are tons of people who value what a product looks, feels and does, over just being focused on 'specs'.  It's why a lot of drivers will choose the finesse and drivability of a BMW over a higher horsepower American car.  I can see the Moto X being a big hit.  I'm looking forward to the wood trim options particularly.  At the end of the day if every app and game runs fine on a Moto X does it really matter if it doesn't have the latest bleeding edge processor core?  Not really.  The battery life also sounds fantastic.  13 hours talktime, 24 hrs + for standby.
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Re: Who is buying on day one
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2013, 02:03:01 PM »
I was never concerned with the specs.  I've been looking for a midrange phone from day 1.  I just didn't want to pay a high end price for it.  Especially not in a market where even high end phones are insanely overpriced.  Samsung, HTC, Apple et al are all making 50%+ margins on the hardware alone, getting traffic acquisition fees from google on top of those margins to make google the default search provider, and Apple and Google are getting a cut of app and media purchases to boot.  Consumers are getting absolutely ripped off in this market like no other and they have no idea.  Most of the moto x excitement to date was about the idea that Moto would change that dynamic.

Maybe their huge marketing budget can convince folks that having their phone painted to order is worth the price markup in an already super overpriced market.  That kind of marketing has certainly succeeded before.  It's definitely not for me, and that's not because I'm spec obsessed.  ::)

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Re: Who is buying on day one
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2013, 06:22:53 PM »
Couldn't agree more fortunz. We pretty much knew what the specs were and I was still interested but this whole thing is underwhelming and then add to that, no Moto X for the UK and Europe anyway so I'm out!

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Re: Who is buying on day one
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2013, 08:38:14 PM »
Well I'm going to sit on the fence. Like the phone, no doubt. Price would be the first hurdle. Hoping that Google Store would sell off-C at something around $300-$400 tops for me then I would come off the fence. Otherwise 2nd choice would be a new contract, lower price but VZW would stick it to me with a different contract. Also will be very interesting to see reviews and user comments when the first batch comes out. So standing by...but not standing down, yet  ???

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Re: Who is buying on day one
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2013, 04:15:50 AM »
I just saw a lower cost version is coming out soon for pre paid plans

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Re: Who is buying on day one
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2013, 10:07:45 AM »
I would definitely buy one day one, BUT I dont know what version verizon is going to get since AT&T has the rights to the Moto Maker for an unknown amount of time. As far as I know the only way to get a 32gb version is through moto maker. I could live with black or white (probably will put a case on it), but without expandable memory I will need the 32 gb. Verizon fail in my opinion.

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Re: Who is buying on day one
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2013, 10:34:02 AM »
Yeah I agree I was disappointed in the carrier exclusivity. But I saw it coming when Rogers announced they had exclusivity.

I wish OEM didn't do that and give people the freedom to choose their service provider.

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Re: Who is buying on day one
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2013, 05:44:07 PM »
High cost of American labor is what priced this thing so high...  Winner if there is a union involved, if so the price could have been a lot higher....

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That would be interesting if the workers were union but couldn't call that one myself. If so, then prices would be a lot higher.
Union's pockets don't run as deep as Google's. And Google I don't think needs to be strong-armed by any union.

 


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