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9/5/2014
09:40 AM

Moto X Smartphone, Moto 360 Smartwatch Debut

Motorola reveals two new smartphones, a Bluetooth headset, and its long-awaited smartwatch.
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Brian.Dean
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Brian.Dean,
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9/7/2014 | 6:51:15 PM
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That is a good analogy, a lot of testing and evaluation has taken place in the smart phone coliseum. Screen sizes have been experimented with in a great deal, the first generation iPhone had a screen size of 3.5 inches. Today, 5+ inches is the norm that consumers expect. The wearable coliseum still requires a bit more time before certain standard emerge.
zaious
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zaious,
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9/7/2014 | 12:41:08 AM
Re: I need a Hint
The smartphone market is like Roman Arena, there are lot of fight and everyone is trying to oush out the best product to survive. Moto is trying to create a nice mix and match in its offering -for different markets. Different eco-systems are driving different demands -some want high end capable phones, while some are jsut stepping out of their basic phone habits. However, I agree that 1GB RAM is not even a nice thing for those who are starting to use smarphone after shunning their basic ones.
Brian.Dean
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9/6/2014 | 7:01:02 PM
Re: I need a Hint
A $500 smart phone and a $180 smart phone is a good offering, the flag ship Moto X has good specs and will compete well in the market. It will be interesting to see how the $180 Moto G does, especially in emerging markets, having a quad-core processor at this price range might make it in high demand. However, 1 GB of RAM is bordering on the limited side considering today's requirements.
danielcawrey
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9/6/2014 | 2:50:30 PM
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I have the previous generation Moto X, and I did not realize that battery life was such a problem. I would say that mine lasts around two days, depending on use. The real problem with the phone initially was its camera, something that a major software update seems to have mostly resolved.

I would buy a newer generation Moto X, but the switch from metal to plastic I'm not entirely sure about. I have thought that the plastic has actually made my phone more durable over metal devices. 
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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9/5/2014 | 11:28:20 AM
I need a Hint
I'd like to see the Hint paired with Google Glass or something similar and trained to remind me of people's names. I have a terrible habit of shaking someone's hand, and forgetting the name immediately. So all that's needed is software keyed to recognize handshakes and record the name being spoken for later retreival.

Other folks have a device that does this called a brain.
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