Motorola Shuts Down US Assembly Plant – Offers Moto X Discount



Just the other day, Motorola announced that they’d be shutting down their North Texas assembly facility for the Moto X, not quite a year after it opened with a big party.  Selling a phone that was assembled in the United States – even if most of the parts were sourced from overseas – was a big selling point for Motorola.  While plenty of cell phones are designed and modeled in the US, the Moto X was the only phone to be assembled here.  Slumping sales of the custom-designed  Moto-X were likely to blame.  While the Moto X is a well-designed phone with decent specs, it never took off like I’m sure Motorola would have wanted.

ABC News reports:

The Fort Worth factory currently employs about 700 workers who assemble the Moto X smartphones for the U.S. market, Moss said. He declined to comment on whether Motorola would retain the workers.

Motorola Mobility will continue to develop the Moto X in Brazil and China, where the costs for labor and shipping aren’t as high.

Now for the next two days, North Texas’ loss can be your gain.  Motorola is offering $100 off the price of an unlocked 32 GB Moto X on June 4th and 5th.  The regular retail price on the 32 GB model is $449, so you can walk away with a decent phone, completely unlocked for only $349.  Not too shabby.  The Moto X has been reviewed pretty favorably across the web.  Lots of 4, even 4 1/2 star reviews can be found.  Admittedly, the phone has been around for awhile, but this is still a good phone at a good price.

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Source: ABC News, Droid Life, Motorola


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