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.

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