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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RE: But... keyboards.
by chithanh on Thu 1st Aug 2013 22:56 UTC in reply to "But... keyboards."
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Hardware keyboard would be nice, but aside from BlackBerry (and maybe Jolla) I doubt that we will see that in modern phones any more.

The patents thing with micro SD can be easily avoided by just using ext2.

Unfortunately not. People will plug in their existing exFAT formatted microSD cards and will blame it on Google/Motorola if the phone can't access them.

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