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 phoenix on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 16:52 UTC in reply to "But... keyboards."
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I wish they would just release a new droid. Hardware (slide-out, landscape) keyboard, 720p screen, micro SD card slot.

A Droid 5 available around the world on launch day would be wonderful! Especially if it took design cues from the Photon Q.

The main problem with the Droid line was that it was locked to Verizon for too long. And the Photon Q was locked to Sprint. If the Droid4/Photon Q were available on other carriers, or in other countries, a lot more of them would have sold.

Everyone keeps saying "no one wants sliders" and "no one buys sliders" without looking at the fact that there's more to the cell world than Sprint/Verizon! If there were sliders (good sliders, with modern / up-to-date specs) available on every carrier, then more of them would be sold!

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