Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Aug 2013 20:59 UTC
So Motorola built a phone that's marginally smarter, slightly more comfortable, and a little bit more usable than most others. And while that may never displace Samsung or Apple, it's an important first step. This new Motorola is listening. Listening to customers who want their phones to feel more personal. Listening to critics who endlessly complain about battery life. Listening to an industry that knows the spec race is out of hand. And, perhaps most importantly, the new Motorola is listening to Google when it says solving people's actual problems, simply and beautifully, is the path to success.

The Moto X looks interesting, but I doubt it can handle the competition. Specifications do seem to matter in the shops, and the Moto X doesn't measure up. On top of that, how are they going to do the custom design thing in other parts of the world?

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by kurkosdr on Thu 1st Aug 2013 21:37 UTC
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I really hope this is a success. The spec war must end someday, so manufacturers can focus on improving other things, like the battery.

What worries me is Googlerola aren't making the fuss they should about the battery of the moto x, instead focusing on "look, many colors and voice commands!". If the number of people complaining about battery life in forums represents the majority in real life too, Googlerola has a strong card, and should play it accordingly.

Edited 2013-08-01 21:38 UTC

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