Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th May 2013 22:53 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Earlier today, Motorola has announced that it is indeed working on an 'X' phone - the first true Google-led Motorola phone. It'll focus on breakability and battery life, and will be designed and manufactured in the United States - in a former Nokia factory, no less. It'll be released in the summer.
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Good news, but what about the price?
by Savior on Fri 31st May 2013 08:43 UTC
Savior
Member since:
2006-09-02

Stock Android is good, "breakability" is good, but will "built in the US" translate to a $2000 price tag? Or will it be built by illegal Mexican immigrants?

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geleto Member since:
2005-07-06

There will be only 2000 people working at the place, many of them engineers. So hiring illegal Mexican immigrants for the low-skill jobs will save money, but not much.
I guess the logistics will be the greatest burden - sourcing the parts from all over the world when they are readily available in China.

Edited 2013-05-31 09:45 UTC

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ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

I guess the logistics will be the greatest burden - sourcing the parts from all over the world when they are readily available in China.


You can ship the parts, or you can ship the phones. Moto decided to ship the parts. Happily, Houston is just down the road - most international waterborne tonnage handled in the USA, and second in total cargo tonnage.

And Texas is notoriously business-friendly. We do that primarily to drive Californians crazy, of course... ;-)

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sgtarky Member since:
2006-01-02

they wont be illegal by then. they will be citizens...and wait for it...they wont be working there I guarantee. they will be on public assistance"legally" have fun with that

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