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Motorola’s Campaign Begins, Moto X Sign Up Page Goes Live

Motorola X Phone Sign up

Yesterday afternoon, Motorola’s plan to launch a full print-ad campaign was detailed for the world. In a tweet sent out this morning from the official Motorola account, a sign up page for additional info on the Moto X phone has gone live. Once signed up, emails will be sent to you at a later time, allowing Moto to keep you up to date on their newest happenings with the device. 

Much like we saw in yesterday’s ad, Moto is pushing very hard the concept of “Assembled in the USA,” as well as the fact that the device is “Designed by You.” We still don’t quite know to which extent users can “design” a phone, but it’s still a fun idea.

According to the sign up page, Moto is going on a hiring spree for their Texas plant, adding 2,000 people to their workforce.

And this is just the beginning. By the end of the summer we expect there to be more than 2000 new employees in Ft. Worth, TX working to make all of this possible. Imagine what else you can do when you have the world’s best design, engineering and manufacturing talent located here in the USA.

Sign Up Here.

Via: @Motorola

  • razielpr

    I will never buy another moto device even if it’s a super phone I got tired of all the promises for unlocking the razr bootloader they instead released a developers edition, I don’t know why they have to lock the bootloader if I buy a phone I want to have the ability to install what ever software I want.

  • justin

    We have A LOT of raunchy people on Droid-Life! Just take a look at the 3GB RAM post from today. Wow. haha

  • keeley991

    Whatever happened to the x tablet? I still love my nexus 10 but would love a moto tablet that runs pretty much stock android

  • monkey082506

    Last thing I signed up early for was Redbox Instant with Verizon…let’s hope this one doesn’t disappoint like that did.

    • needa

      they got eight bucks out of me. decent selection i guess, but the experience was terrible.

  • ravenofdoom

    Motorola’s whole “Made in the USA” advertising pitch is likely a bit deceiving. Texas factories have increasingly employed Mexican day-laborers who get paid $7.50/day and commute/sleep/work in terrible conditions a praise-worthy advertising campaign.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maquiladora

    … and before you tell me that this is for only unskilled labor, here’s a recent filing claiming a factory site for cell phone production in fort worth Texas is to be utilized as an FTZ (Free-Trade Zone, e.g. using Mexican day-laborers):

    https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/06/24/2013-15013/foreign-trade-zone-ftz-196-fort-worth-texas-notification-of-proposed-production-activity-flextronics

    Granted the conditions for these folks is likely better than that in Taiwan, China, etc… Motorola’s “Made in the USA” ad would be served better if they could guarantee “made by Americans” (my thought is that they cannot make this claim).

    • bananatroll

      the “terrible” working conditions you/wikipedia speak of are still far far less terrible than those in mexico. The opportunity provided to these folks is worth a little discomfort to these people, and on the same note, the wages you speak of are for room, board, food, on top of transportation to and from mexico, and wages too.

      Oh yeah…

      Stalin called. He wants is sympathizer back!

      • ravenofdoom

        “far less terrible… than Mexico” shouldn’t be the standard of American Exceptionalism within our borders. I don’t see the point of a dog and pony show to sustain a factory in the US only to fill it with Mexican laborers to build electronics and stick a “made in the USA” label on it (though clearly Motorola does, or else they wouldn’t have taken this advertising approach). Clearly, $2/lb strawberries and cheap smartphones aren’t going away – that wasn’t the point of my post. The point was to show how surreptitious companies are in their marketing campaigns (e.g. that it’s “Made in USA” but likely built by Mexicans) – a trend I’m sure Apple and others are following.

        Oh, and wanting better living/work/salary conditions for people who subsidize the cost of your food and gadgets doesn’t make me a Stalinist sympathizer, it makes me a considerate human being.

        • bananatroll

          The reason they hire all those Mexican workers is so these phones won’t cost 1200 a piece.

          With American labor costs being 3-5 times what others in the world charge for the same skill set, that 99 of contract phone price discriminating consumers love so much for their favorite iPhone/android would sky rocket to 650 on contact at the very least.

          Federal labor regulations, OSHA, and others over forgotten force laborer costs so high it’s literally cheaper to produce a tech product 3000 miles away.

          Deregulate, desocialize, and de-unionize this country’s manufacturing base and you would see a change nearly overnight to home produced products.

          Until then it’s going to be made in China, Malaysia, south Korea, etc, until your congressman’s ears turn blue.

          • needa

            isnt it supposed to be an extra fifteen bucks per phone for americans to assemble? it seems like that is what i remember from an apple article a while back.

  • azndan4

    Uhh… They’re just starting to hire people NOW? Let me get this straight. Motorola hasn’t released a phone since Nov 2012. This new phone has practically identical specs to the Razr HD (minus the large battery), while the CURRENTLY EXISTING competition has quad core, Adreno 330 or better GPUs, and ultrapixel or 13/20mp cameras. Typical Motorola behavior: late to market, over hyped, and under performing.

    • jak_341

      Was just going to say this. A lot of excitement over a low to mid range phone that will still be subject to carrier approval.

      • needa

        from what i gather after the d11 conf, the carriers are going out of their way to work with moto. it will be the first phone assembled in the usa after all. and i cannot imagine a carrier wanting to be the ‘one’ that does not carry it. not to mention it has already passed through the fcc on four carriers.

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          I’m assuming jak_341 is talking about OTA updates, with the carrier-locked versions requiring carrier approval before being pushed. However, if the devices are internally very similar ala the GS4 carrier variants, it’s extremely possible we will see ports from an unlocked or developer edition device to the carrier unlocked versions. Not ideal, but better than nothing.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      1.) Nothing currently available has the Adreno 330 GPU. That is debuting on the Snapdragon 800 chipset, which has yet to ship in any device, and none of the currently announced devices will be available in the US. Current flagship devices are shipping with Adreno 320 GPUs which is what is rumored to be contained in the new Motorola devices as well.

      2.) We have no idea how good their camera modules will be compared to the competition. There was a rumor that they were partnering with Nikon, which could result in an excellent imager for a smartphone, but again, nothing is known about the quality since samples have not been found.

      3.) The SoC is rumored to be an as-yet-unseen variant of the MSM8960 chipset, which looks to be a hybrid of the APQ8064T and MSM8960T, since it has been rumored to be dual core like the MSM, but the FCC tested and certified 802.11ac wifi, which is not available on any current Snapdragon dual-core chipset. The most likely case is that Qualcomm is selling Motorola APQ8064T SoCs that have an issue with 1 or 2 cores, but otherwise run properly, a practice known as “binning”. That allows Motorola to get a much lower cost than the Snapdragon 600 used by their competitors, but without a significant drop in performance. A price advantage during the resurgence of off-contract device purchases is a distinct competitive advantage, especially if they can prove that the overall experience is comparable. Remember also that the rumors for 4.3 point to the OS being better optimized for lower-end hardware, which would make the more expensive chips superfluous to many users.

      While I understand that you may dislike Motorola due to past experiences and you are fully entitled to your opinion, I would request that you not spread FUD. It reflects badly upon you personally, and undermines any arguments you may be attempting to make.

  • Raj Bhatt

    So is this the mid to low range one or the high end one?

  • Trevor

    I wasn’t going to sign up because I didn’t want to give them my email address, but then I remembered, Google owns them – and they already know more about me than my own mother.

    • William_Morris

      The NSA knows more than them.

      • jboogie1289

        Booyahhh!!!

  • Ryan

    Man Tim your not 16 or older? lol

  • Derek Lockovich

    This is exciting. I really hope Motorola does something awesome. They’ve been out of the game for a while, and they need to get something out in the market. Well, I guess they don’t need to since Google owns them….. Oh no.. Now we have to abide by Google time which could be anytime at all ever! >_<

  • frankinphone

    I have a suspicion that this phone will be mid range spec’d and superficially customizable.The hero phone will show up later. Just a guesss though.

    • Brent Cooper

      My idea exactly

    • needa

      this is the hero. mid-range spec’d doesnt mean it wont be fast as all get out. dont forget… two processors are in this thing. the 720p screen is easily good enough.

      • deadpenguins

        If you play games, this thing is a bust. I’ve seen games that lag on my friend’s GS3 already (turbo and another i don’t know the name of). When people sign a 2 year contract, they want their device to be as future-proof as possible. If these specs are true, this thing isn’t even past-proof.

        • needa

          Rumor has it that the 1.7 dual will be for graphics only. I try not to speculate and intensify rumors like bionic. But that’s the rumor. Whether that will be enough… I dunno. But.your friend could probable use a fresh start with a reset.

  • Brett Besa

    My first smartphone was the Motorola Cliq. I’ll always be nostalgic for Moto android phones. Pity I’m still on contract, but once I get off, this will probably be top in my consideration.

  • Ned Danov

    Signed up :))))

  • Dre Fay

    i just can’t help myself if there is a place to put my email and sign up for it’s like a bug in a with a bright light. I really don’t even care about getting the info from them DL has my back on everything i need to know.

  • gadget_hero

    so now I am torn on my previously solid decision to buy the Google Edition S4… at least for me Motorola (the good models) > Samsung

    • nerds

      having played with a GS4 I’d say wait. The physical buttons are so maddening and backwards.

      • bananatroll

        physical Navigation buttons bring me back to the ones from 2007. So glad Google moved to the ever flexible software version

  • Geo

    Every time I sign up to get info, I never get the info, yet I keep signing up for things like these. This is my last hope for this year to replace my VZW GNEX. I hope it doesn’t let me down.

  • LiterofCola

    I’m getting butterflies

    • Bionic

      just relax and stick it in, it’ll be ok

      • ToddAwesome

        just the tip?

        • Chris Schmucker

          Giggity

          • jboogie1289

            Shiggity

        • LiterofCola

          Let it get used to it!

  • DanWazz

    When I design my own phone, can I choose what version of Android gets put on it?

    • needa

      doubt it.

    • T4rd

      Cupcake FTW!

      • Sirx

        Now that’s OG Droid!

        • C-Law

          Nope

        • ToddAwesome

          It’s funny cuz it was Eclair FTW.

  • Fresh360

    I am so glad that my contract with VZW isn’t up until Nov, so many options on the horizon…Lets go Moto, HTC, Sony, Nexus et al.

  • Col_Angus

    Still haven’t received my notification on the Galaxy Nexus after signing up for more information…. maybe soon?

    • sc0rch3d

      gah! you beat me to it +1

    • Joseph Pojunis

      Google sent out emails last week saying they were having issues shipping the e-mails.

    • Butters619

      I got the Nexus 4 on sale information about a week after the phone went on sale and was sold out everywhere.

    • NexusMan

      I got mine…albeit AFTER I got the phone…but I still got it.

      • ToddAwesome

        yeah, that’s why I don’t sign up for these things, I get all the news I need from DROID LIFE! boom.

    • possomcrast1

      Google was originally going to send them out at the same time as every other carrier but Verizon has extra verification and “testing” issues.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joeyklatzko Joseph Klatzko

    I hate these things. I usually read news on here days before the email gets to me

    • Fresh360

      I do too, but i just can’t not sign up :(

      • needa

        indeed. you gotta show support so they will hurry the hell up.

    • jboogie1289

      Just goes to show how strong and important “Droid-Life” is!!

    • MK17

      I usually receive the email the day after my mother tells me about it

  • Stephen

    So guys, what do you think the percentage chance is that this new phone won’t come to verizon? I’m going with 95%.

    • Shane Redman

      Initially or at all?

      • Stephen

        I was going with at all to be honest. Verizon never initially gets nice phones anymore. I don’t understand why they always get everything late. Oh well.

    • Butters619

      We saw the same spec’d phone go through the FCC so you’ll either get the X or it will be re-branded as an Ultra M.

      • Stephen

        that’s a shock. I forgot about the FCC listing.

      • needa

        three times in thirty seconds… dennis woodside said it will be called the moto x.

        • Bionic

          when i was 14 and had my first……..experience…….i went 3 times in 30 seconds too

          • needa

            now i know why you call yourself bionic.

    • Bionic

      i guarantee its on verizon

      • Joseph Pojunis

        A guarantee from Bionic is no better than a guarantee from a first grader.

      • Col_Angus

        You heard it here first folks, GUARANTEED! yay!!!

      • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

        I would also put my money on this device hitting all four carriers. Google and Moto together have plenty of pull to make it happen.

  • Warwick

    Going in!

  • Naga Appani

    Sold!

  • T4rd

    Just show us the damn specs/pics!

    • LiterofCola

      This!

    • Sarge

      Just you wait. Your mind is going to be blown.

      • jboogie1289

        Is that HIM??????

        • needa

          judging by his history i am inclined to think it is. maybe he will answer my questions and clarify a few things.

      • T4rd

        Mind bown = 4.3-4.5″ 720p or 1080p display, Snapdragon 800 or higher, 2+ GBs RAM, removable 3300+ mAh battery and SD card + 32 GBs of internal storage or more, dedicated camera button, 13+ MP camera, front facing speakers, and headphone jack on the bottom with the USB port.

        If it’s not close, my mind will remain intact. =p

        • Albert Reyna

          I like the size, not a fan of huge phones

          • michael arazan

            I like to watch a lot of media on my phone, if a tablet for the US was ever made with a dedicated phone on it, I would buy it.

        • Sarge

          Better get your helmet ready.

          • maratu

            I’ve seen your name thrown around here for so long, and suddenly your making these comments, and you’re making me excited. Stop it.

        • Josh Shaw

          Headphone jack on the bottom is stupid.

      • needa

        so two cross-carrier devices from moto in the next three months? the first one coming soon and NOT the hero? with the hero to follow shortly thereafter? with the phone that has been passing through the fcc not being the hero?

        these are the questions i have from bionic running around here saying ‘per sarge’. they dont make sense and i dont find them plausible. can you elaborate a bit on them?

        • Sarge

          Without divulging too much detail. Pretty Much.

          • needa

            i guess its going to be one hell of a ride. :)

      • Marsg

        It better be, if its intact , I’m going to give Motorola a piece of it

      • Elliot Kotis

        720p 4″ screen, quad core, standard processor, it is standard, just the first moto/google phone, the second MOTO X will be brilliant though. X marks the spot of the return, nothing more.

    • chucklehead322

      Spec-wise I thought it was reported to be a mid-range phone.

      Thought the software is what was supposed to “revolutionary.”

      I’d prefer a higher spec-rated phone with the newer software so maybe the X Phone would be the one to stay away from and look to future phones which might be better WITH the software.

    • NexusPhan69

      We’ve already seen the phone and know the specs. It’s only a matter of a release date.

    • Elliot Kotis

      Already have!

  • Prizmatik

    GET’R DONE!!!

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    I was first to sign up!

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      No way! I was first! :P

      • Sirx

        “First!” comment or it didn’t happen.

    • UndergroundWire

      I signed up before signing up was cool. xHipster

  • Shane Redman

    WOOT!