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I expected less

by crossedsignals    Aug 2, 2013, 10:59 AM

as in lower price. For all the comments Dennis Woodside made about this huge price chasm between feature phones and smart phones and how that chasm wasn't going to last, Googorola just delivered a phone par for the (price) course.

I fully expected this phone with all of its mid-range specs and Woodside's comments to be in the $0-99 on contract and $299-$349 outright. Google does a good job of delivering value for money with the Nexus line. Why they aren't following the same path with this phone is beyond me. I fully expect that when iSupply or one of the others does a teardown on the X phone, it will have a BOM price at least 20% less than an iPhone/SGS4/HTC M7. If that's the case, then I guess Google's mantra of not being evil doesn't apply to excess profit, greed or Motorola.

I can only hope that they do some sort of direct to consumer on the black/white models that costs less and allows the customer to buy the phone outright. then we can all complain about the cost of a customized x phone.

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