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Motorola Hosting Event in London on January 14, Job Listing Suggests MotoMaker and Moto X

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A press event invite went out to European blogs earlier this week from Motorola, asking that they join Moto on January 14 as they “welcome a new addition to the European Motorola family of products.” No specific products were mentioned, but the Moto X seems like an ideal candidate for the move. 

We sat down with Motorola for a quick meeting here at CES and asked for more details. What we were told is that there is indeed an event on January 14, they have a “bit of an announcement” and that they have “ambitions to broaden our geographic footprint.” Obviously, they wouldn’t divulge any specifics, but a job listing on Motorola’s UK site certainly suggests MotoMaker is coming, along with the Moto X.

The listing is for a “Program Manager Moto Maker.” Since only the Moto X currently utilizes MotoMaker, what else could it be, right? And with the event happening in the UK, and a mention of Europe, I’d say you could pencil in the Moto X for Europe. It’s not clear if MotoMaker will be available outside of the UK, though, or where the phones will be assembled. With that said, the job listing does say that the job will be responsible for “national and international integration of Moto Maker.”

We’ll know for sure come January 14, but if you are in Europe and were getting impatient over the limited North American (and Latin American) exclusivity of the Moto X, things are about to change.

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Cheers Matt!
  • DJ SPY

    I’m curious, couldn’t they have bought the unlocked version and used it overseas?

  • John Bing

    But this says something else about Motorola bit.ly/19Zx692

  • Tyrian

    They need to work on their customer service. I’ve had nothing bad terrible experiences – multiple (multiple) phone calls, emails, and useless online chats

    • AbbyZFresh

      This. Their customer service is very lacking.

    • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 MrFrodo24

      Idk. I’ve gotten pretty good help from their online chats.

    • shooter50

      Agreed. Their customer service is horrible.

    • FritoDorito

      There are anecdotes like this for EVERY electronic company’s customer service. Generally, every electronic company’s customer service is going to have mixed effectiveness, and most of the time, customer service is more worried about getting you off the phone than actually solving your problem. Probably the only exception would be Apple, but you definitely pay a premium for it.

  • AbbyZFresh

    Gook luck to our overseas neighbors on hopefully the Moto X being announced.

    Trust me, the moment you have the X, those Moto Gs will be instantly be thrown out in the trash. Big improvement.

  • Alfredo Jimenez Chataing

    ..”North American (and Latin American)… ” America is a one CONTINENT, you can say the “exclusivity in AMERICA”

    • MK17

      Did you have geography class? While it is one technically one body of land (well, really not because of the panama canal) most would consider america the United States. “The Americas” would likely be the best way, or “North and South America”, or “them fellas across the pond”

      • Alfredo Jimenez Chataing

        Thanks for the clarification mr racist xenophobic…

        • Adam Marr

          While technically “America” can be used to refer to North South and Latin America as a whole, almost no one would use it that way, especially on a site hosted in the US by US residents. Unless you are from the 1600’s. Are you from the 1600’s?

        • master94

          Technically he is correct.

  • Steve

    It is still odd to me that Google’s Moto isn’t prepping for a Moto Maker tablet with the X almost being out six months now. I would think they would release a new tablet and phone once a year, and stagger those every six months. This would enable them to keep workers on hand, to meet the need for demand on new products as the older product demand lessens. This was always my thought as I heard what Moto was starting to do with the X. I still hope I am correct in my vision of where they company will go.

    • AbbyZFresh

      Why would we need a Moto Maker tablet? They aren’t as used the same way in real time the way we value our phones.

      • Steve

        Because not everyone feels the same way you do.

  • samosa queen

    Started from the bottom now we here. Moto X here I come.

  • dannyWHITE

    I dunno if its the camera you used but that bamboo on ur moto x is looks very washed out kellen….definitely not like when you first got it.

    • Gus

      Bamboo is the cheapest crappiest wood you can use next to particle board. And technically, it’s not wood but a type of grass.

      Teak would have been the best because it is naturally water resistant and very durable. Bamboo is going to split and fracture and crack the older it gets.

  • sc0rch3d

    working in project management for many years, it’s sad to see a program management role be listed publicly (unless it’s just company policy). those jobs should stay in house as it usually requires a pretty deep knowledge of the company and the projects that would fall under the program.

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      Times are tough, people need jobs. Especially if its a higher up one.

    • Kevin

      google fired a bunch of em.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Jobs can’t always stay in house ESPECIALLY project management positions.

      • sc0rch3d

        agreed on PM jobs but PgM jobs are a different animal altogether. rarely see these come about publicly without some sort of head hunting (or maybe in this case, a desperate need of new blood). it’s a highly specialized role based on the requirements especially when you get into integration with channel partners.

  • WCM3

    Alright already, bring on the Moto X 2 :)

    • AbbyZFresh

      It’s gonna be awhile before we see that, the X is only just getting started to expand worldwide. I don’t see a new model of the X until early 2015 or at least a winter 2014 announcement.

      • WCM3

        Here’s to hoping. Didn’t realize the Moto X was only released in August 2013. Wow, seems like a long 4.5 months. I’d say we see something August 2014.. :)

    • http://theblemish.com The Blemish

      You mean the Moto X+1?

      • Adam Marr

        Moto Y?

  • Patrick Flanigan

    It would be nice if to celebrate they released the rest of the wood backs they promised way back in August…

    • Adrynalyne

      Termite infestation :D

    • 4n1m4L

      anything other than bamboo would do.

      • Patrick Flanigan

        Seriously, I may jump ship if rosewood doesn’t arrive soon. Been waiting since early November…