Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Aug 2013 11:55 UTC
Google Motorola's Punit Soni on the Moto X and bootloaders:

Moto X on the Sprint, US Cellular, Rogers and T-Mobile networks will have an unlockable bootloader, and in addition, we will be offering a Verizon Wireless Developer Edition and a general North American Developer Edition.

Good.

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RE[2]: US only
by glarepate on Mon 5th Aug 2013 20:04 UTC in reply to "RE: US only"
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They have to test the waters somewhere. If they can do well here that should mean global production will follow.

And the plant in Texas is a former Nokia factory. There should be some of those available since the collapse of phone sales resulted in sales of production facilities as cost cutting measures. And FedEx isn't all that slow. Say 6 days instead of 4 until non-U.S. plants can come online.

But they might not choose to sell the phones cheaper in the U.S. than in places like China and India like Nokia is doing with their Lumias.

Moto too has lost a lot of market share in the last few years but they have two phones in the top 10 list for customer satisfaction.

I hope it won't take them over 3 years to turn that around like is happening with Nokia who is still losing sales and share.

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