Moto X confirmed: Made in the USA and coming by October

Summary:Motorola's CEO confirmed the rumors that the Moto X is indeed real and will launch by October. It's being made in a Texas plant previously used by Nokia.

Motorola, now owned by Google, has been rolling out solid Droid RAZR products for Verizon over the last year, but there have been rumors of an "X" phone for several months. As reported by The Verge, Motorola's CEO Dennis Woodside confirmed that the Moto X is indeed a real project and he actually had one in his pocket on the stage at the D11 event in California.

Mr. Woodside didn't reveal any details of the Moto X except to say it will have an OLED display, be made in the USA, and have some advanced intelligence to help you manage your life more efficiently. They are planning to build the Moto X in a large facility in Texas previously used by Nokia to make smarphones. Some components will come from Asian facilities, but the intent is to have a made-in-the-USA phone.

As a veteran of the US Coast Guard, the fact that it is going to be made in the US is important to me and as long as the quality is there, I will seriously consider the Moto X. They are working with multiple carriers so I am sure at least one of the three I have plans with will get the device. I haven't used a Motorola smartphone for a couple of years, primarily because most of them are on Verizon, so I look forward to trying out a new model.

Woodside also mentioned a "handful" of other devices and as an avid MOTOACTV user I sure hope that an updated model of that device is in the lineup.

Topics: Mobility, Android, Google, Smartphones

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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