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Keep the Commentary Coming, Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside Reads Droid Life to Get Feedback on Products

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When we tell you (wonderful member of the DL community) regularly that you are as important to this site as any writer will ever be, we aren’t kidding. It’s not grandstanding – we actually mean it. Call Droid Life a blog or news outlet or hypebeast machine, we will always think of ourselves as a community filled with the most passionate and brilliant Android minds on the planet. Together, we have done some amazing things over the years, especially when we all use our voices collectively.

To prove to you that your voice is actually being heard, that we’re not just blowing hot air, and your comment isn’t just disappearing into an internet black hole whenever you click “post,” look no further than an interview that Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside did over the weekend with Forbes. When asked what he does to get a good sense of the “consumer appetite,” Woodside said he takes to a certain site you may be familiar with. More specifically, he called out the comment section for both its brutality, and yet often times complimentary nature. Yes, he was talking about your contributions to Droid Life. 

“Droid Life is a good site,” he told Forbes, “The comments there… People can be brutal and they can be complimentary.”

Pretty cool, right? Because of your feisty, no-holding-back approach to Android and general love of technology, you have grabbed the attention of the CEO of a company who gave us the top Android phone of the year. Keep it coming, folks. Keep being you. Keep being entertaining, brutal, complimentary, hilarious, and honest.

Woodside also mentioned that he reads through Amazon reviews to get a feel for what his company could do better and work on.

Via:  Forbes
  • Godzilla

    Hi Dennis. See ya tomorrow.

  • danlunatic

    i think you should let those of us who are hoping against hope that a droid 5 is coming, if it is or not. If you say no droid 5 I will go ahead and order my moto x. As of right now I feel like we are getting the run around and I wanna try a different brand my last 3 phones were motos and I feel like a little customer appreciation is in order. Give it to me straight.

  • Kailua

    Job well done Moto….really like to touchless control and active display…great to have a company with a great innovation history back in the forefront of its product line. One thing I didn’t like about Android spectrum of phones is the number of variations which end up being too many for the average consumer to decide on. If you look at the success of the Apple products, making one really terrific product that does everything very good/excellent is the best way to go. Don’t dilute your product line.

  • Orion

    Keep up the good work moto. Mr. Woodside, I would love a phone that competes with the Note series. A 5.5-6.0 inch phone would be awesome! You still can have the 4.7 inch moto x successor to make people happy. So therefore you have the budget friendly moto g, the moto x and a moto ”phablet”. That way you’ll have phones that appeal to all masses. Do that and I’ll be a customer for life. Thank you.

    • Abgar Musayelyan

      I personally wouldn’t want one but it looks like there’s demand out there for it. Moto x and g form factors are perfect. They now need to add a phablet and two tablets.

  • Kareem Ayman

    please consider bringing the moto g to global markets, were it to have been selling in Egypt, I’m 100% sure it would sell like hotcakes, the 150-200$ range is just lacking here.

    • Dennis Woodside

      Soon

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    Truley some of the best content out there, I’m sure that’s why he stops by. Keep up the great work

  • Brando21

    All I want to hear about are the bootloaders being unlocked across the board for Motorola

  • Trevor

    This is awesome! Is it awkward to say congratulations? I feel like this is a big deal for DL! Not to mention it’s extra super awesome that Mr. Woodside takes the time to really try to find out what his customers want, despite the fact that the readers of Droid-Life tend to be the phone/technology-obsessed type customers.

  • Ted

    If he reads droid life then how about this.

    Treat your people better that represent your company on the road. Being a moto agent used to be fun and exciting but has now turned into a stressful job. People were lured into this job told it was nothing like retail , having weekends off and not have to worry about sales or commission by getting a steady salary. Boy how things have changed… Lower our salaries by 15% and move us to commission base to battle it out in retail stores that are hard enough for the carriers sales reps to sell and hit their goals yet alone concern themselves with making sure we get our pitch in so we can attempt to make money.

    Love the products through and through, but whoever is in control with the moto agent program has no grasp on the challenges in stores. We have been providing feedback since august and not a single thing has come from it.

    And if you read comments so much you would know how much consumers want a bigger moto x and a tablet. Hell, bigger moto x was being asked for before the actual x was released.

    Sorry to blast on here in the droid life community but hey, need to vent anonymously.

    • kixofmyg0t

      Hey, gotta pay the french hipsters that are OBSESSED with fighting the engineers to make everything as thin as possible!

  • chris125

    That is smart. Why waste money on focus groups when you can visit the host of android sites and see what people really want. Yeah you will get the trolls and some of the same unreasonable comments, but I am sure there is a recurring item that even if they only added one of those into their next model would make people somewhat happier.

  • MikeSaver

    Dear Dennis Woodside,

    Because this posts means you’re definitely reading this, one thing you could do that no one’s talking about is make Android easily beautiful by default!
    What I mean, is have stock launcher come with a lot of great widgets, so its easy for the average user to make their android phone as great looking as the ones you find on sites like mycolorscreen.com

    • Hothfox

      No. That is what the Play Store is for – so you can put these customization apps on yourself, and so that the phone does not come bloated with junk.

  • djdsf

    Slightly bigger screen please!

  • dizel123

    Dennis, please stick with 16GB. I want the phone to stay affordable and I don’t want to pay extra for storage I will never need. Also, please keep the display at 720p.. There’s no need to sacrifice battery life for extra pixels that the human eye can’t detect. Nobody can tell the difference unless they put a 1080p display right next to it.The X8 system was brilliant. I doubted it when it was first announced, I thought it was just a gimmick, but after using it for a few months I really appreciate it. No need for MOAR SPECS on your phone. Just keep on optimizing software and bringing me more features.I saw Google just bought Nest. I’d love to be able to tell my X(using touchless controls of course) to turn up the heat and have it happen.
    Keep up the good work.

    • joejoe5709

      16GB is only appropriate if the phone is very cheap or if there’s an SD card slot. Otherwise, 32GB is the minimum for a flagship launched at $199.00. And for $199.00 I’d also expect a 1080p screen. 720p in 2013 is only appropriate at 4.3″ or below. Otherwise, I can easily tell the difference even without a 1080p phone nearby. So for 2014 I will expect a better battery with better software optimization (KitKat is a good step) to support some better specs all around and for the same price. They can do it. We know they can.

      • dizel123

        My phone has 16GB, with over 7GB free. 32GB is overkill for anyone with a clue about how to use technology. SD slots are so 2012, no need at all for them any more.720p is fine for anyone without bionic eyes. If no one told you a phone was 720p you would never know, so quit acting like you have special eyes that can tell the difference. You may be able to see a difference based ob type of screen(ie AMOLED vs LCD) but not based on resolution. And no one who understand what the future of phones is cares about MOAR SPECS. If you want to ride the spec train, stick with Samsung and get left behind by those of us riding with Moto.

        • lookatmyfunnyusername

          You’re stupid phones only come with 2 gb since I barely use any space no one should need anymore than that./s

  • Ralph Bretz

    I got to say that I think Motorola has made a complete 180 and is going in the right direction. The Moto X was a major step in the right direction. It’s the best phone that I ever owned. While other OEM’s load up and bloat down their flagship devices with heavy skins and gimmicky features Motorola developed two extremely unique and useful features, Active Display and Touchless Control. Plus Motorola is running almost Vanilla Android. Also the fact that Motorola completely optimized every aspect of the Moto X and the X8 chipset.

    Now for the next flagship device. Increase the battery size and if possible the screen size.

    • needa

      screen is perfect. battery is even pretty good. but could always improve. they need to work on what sucks the most. and that is the camera.

  • cmorty72

    Bootloaders. Unlock them and keep them unlocked.

    • MicroNix

      Maybe DL readers can lobby congress to get them to start turning the screws on the carriers so they are more of a “dumb” pipe. Give me the data I pay for and I’ll use whatever device I want with it and that device will be mine to do with just a like a PC. If I want to flash it with something different, all the more power to me. Just give me my data.

  • Tyler

    Dennis, please resist the urge to make your phones larger…or at least maintain a 4.7″ screen option. However, please add a bigger battery. As much as I would like to move to the Moto X, I’m not leaving my HD RAZR MAXX and it’s 2 days of battery life.

    • Abgar Musayelyan

      I’ve owned both phones. You wouldn’t be as disappointed with the x as you think you will. Battery life is pretty pronominal for the size of the battery. My HD maxx would only last maybe a couple of hours more on average. X gets me through 24 hours if I ever need it to.

  • geeq

    QWERTY.

    • needa

      i sure would hate for them to spend time on a qwerty when they could be spending time on something else.

    • Nikuliai

      hell no! too much of a waste of space, if you want phisical keys buy a mini bluetooth keyboard :B

  • AndroidUser00110001

    Dear Motorola,
    Please make a device like the Moto X but with latest hardware, larger screen and bigger battery. While you are at it please add a physical keyboard. I love your build quality and the feel of quality from your former products and waiting for the Motorola phone I really want.

    My last Moto product was the Droid 2 and have been wanting to go back to Moto. The X almost got me but I need a bigger screen.

    Thank you!

    • Ian

      Lol, “please make a phone like the moto x, but have it include all of these things that would make it nothing like the moto x. sincerely, Confused”

  • Tim242

    I want to own a Moto phone, I really do. But…they need to give me a choice of a bigger screen size, and work on the camera. If they do this, I will stop buying Samsung phones twice per year.

    • Dennis Woodside

      Noted

      • Nikuliai

        dude stop… nobody is buying it

  • Cowboydroid

    Read this Dennis:

    BRING BACK KEYBOARDS!

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      He’s JK’ing Dennis. Please Ignore.

      • geeq

        Keyboard haters, suck on our spacebars.

      • bigdav1178

        Pinocchio, your nose is growing! ;-)

  • Lee Winkler

    Mr. Woodside. Great interview with Marques :) How about bringing some stock android love to legacy phones? Like the original Maxx?

  • Fermin

    I just tried my droid maxx with a T-Mobile micro Sim and it works I even get 4g LTE although it is a bit spotty but it jumps between that and HSPA+ (4g on tmo isn’t that good yet)

  • trainplane3

    Awesome! And a couple of those emails to him were mine! He really cares about his customers enough to have a one on one conversation with them (I would know), which is alot to say since you don’t see anything about Samsung or HTC being as friendly and open as he is…

    • needa

      i sent him an email. it got forwarded to punit soni. one of my points of interest was not voiding the warranty on those of us who root and then break the screen. especially when i have paid for the extended warranty. the response from punit was… “Patrick,
      My name is Punit Soni and I am the VP of SW Product here at Motorola. Just wanted to respond to your email to Dennis.
      We have fixed the warranty situation a few weeks ago. We no longer void your warranty if you unlock your bootloader.”

      i have to assume he meant the gpe. but i am keeping the email for when i decide to root.

      • trainplane3

        I’ve spoken to Dennis, Punit, and a few other Moto Execs. You can tell how much they care about their customers. Also, you may have missed it, but Moto no longer voids warranties for unlocking you phone.Check it out here :http://motorola-blog.blogspot.com/2013/11/you-asked-we-listened-announcing.html

        • needa

          i said gpe… should have said de. i dont have a dev edition phone, i have a motomaker att from back when it was full price. so the new rules do not apply to me.

          i specified root and bootloader in my email:

          “your warranty policies concerning root: i think they are old and antiquated. right now i want nothing more than getting my bootloader unlocked, rooting my phone, and slapping on the 4.2.2 firmware. but i cannot do that without voiding my warranty. and also the motocare warranty i spent $85 bucks on. i ask that ya’ll figure out a way to still provide warranty for those that have rooted. if i root and my screen cracks… it is not the fault of the rooting. if i root and brick my phone… then its on me. but it should not be ‘on me’ for physical damage. at least… not when i specifically paid for physical damage insurance.

          at the end of the day the question is… will i buy another phone from moto? i gotta say… i do miss feeling as if i ‘own’ my device. rather than renting the thing from motorola/at&t for $800 plus.”

          pretty much. my email was skimmed and ignored.

  • Philip J. Fry

    A moto nexus would be a dream come true. :)

  • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

    WOW. he just exposed himself as Bionic/Sarge!

    • Tim242

      Nah…Bionic said he bought an S4.

    • joejoe5709

      Lol. Mind. Blown.

  • joejoe5709

    Nice! I bet that just made your year, Kellen! I know Moto is probably your favorite OEM right now so it’s all the more special. Congrats on the recognition!

    Motorola – I love you to death and the Moto X is awesome, but I am a specs guy and no amount of “specs don’t matter” is going to sway me unless your phone is half the price of other flagships. Sorry but it’s the brutal truth. For the Moto X sequel I’d like to see a 1080p screen and a Snapgragon 800 or 805 (which still supports touchless control and such). Keep everything else the same and profit.

    • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

      What specifically is your motox having trouble doing?

      • joejoe5709

        Oh no I’ve got a G2. Sorry forgot to mention that. And I’m sure the Moto X performs just fine. But buyers like myself see the Moto X, compare it to the G2 and purchase the G2 due to the higher specs. I know that’s not everyone, but I wish Moto offered a spec beast for those type of consumers.

        • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

          Gotcha. Well, spec wars killed the PC industry. Moto is wise not to follow that path.

          • joejoe5709

            Then they need to reclass all flagship phones according to screen size and relative specs. That way the Moto X isn’t a part of the same class as the G2 and the Nexus 5. Not that it’s a bad thing – some people want an ergonomic phone that fits easily in one hand but still has a relatively larger screen. Same goes for the Note 3 vs the G2. Similar specs and performance, but the screen size is what determines the class and generally what type of consumer it attracts and so therefore it’s not really relevant to compare the two.

            HTC One Max, Galaxy Note 3 = Phablets (5.4+” Screens with a variety of niche features. The Note 3 dominates due to its specs.)
            LG G2, Galaxy S4, Nexus 5, and Droid Maxx = Full-Size Flagships (4.9″-5.3″ Screens+top-of-the-line Specs)
            HTC One & Moto X = Mid-Size Flagships (4.5″-4.8″ Screens with very good, but not necessarily bleeding edge specs)
            Droid Mini, S4 Mini, iPhone5C/S, etc. = Comfort/Small Flagships (4.0″-4.4″ Screens with a variety of niche features. Specs are still important or these are then classed into “budget phones”.)

  • Sciaid

    I love my Moto X. Just want to know when we will see Photosphere. A great stock Android feature that is missing from the X. I have to take my Nexus 7 with me to take photosphere photos and would like my Moto X as the only thing that I should have to carry around.

    • http://www.ashevilletechnologyservices.com Dan Brown

      It really doesn’t have photosphere? Didn’t know that (Note3 user here)… strange ommission.

      • needa

        is there a phone that isnt a nexus that has photosphere? cept for those that sideload?

        • http://www.ashevilletechnologyservices.com Dan Brown

          True dat. But the Moto X is pretty close to a Nexus with almost stock Android. Just never heard of the lack of sphere before.

          Maybe when Google updates and releases the camera app to the play store, we’ll all have it.

  • http://transcendingturmoil.tumblr.com/ gaajiwaaih

    I’ve come to this place almost everyday for years (literally since its inception). It has been great to see it rise from a humble blog to the site that it is today.

    • cns2007

      ^^^Very much this!!! Came here with the OG Droid.

  • Brandon Golway

    If I can get a removable battery and/or a huge batter (3,500+ mAH), large internal storage, available on T-Mobile and Moto’s legendary build quality my next device will definitely be a Moto phone. Haven’t had one since the OG droid back in 09.

  • anon

    I will snap buy the next Motorola with a removable battery and and SD card!

  • Brandon Golway

    You guys must be pretty damn proud that the CEO of Motorola reads your blog!

  • Green

    Cool. Smart man.
    I love Moto. I love Droid. I love Google. Work together to produce the best ever.

  • Brandon Golway

    You guys must feel pretty damn good that the CEO of Motorola reads your blog to get a feel for how his products are being received! Great job guys.

  • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

    No wonder their updates are pushed out so fast, but then again it might have to do with a little company called Google… glad they’re reading our comments. Moto, we love you more now than we did a couple years ago, please don’t backtrack.

  • Jared Tau

    Dennis, since you are reading this, would you happen to have a spare Moto X you’d like to send my way?

  • http://petervideos.com/ Peter Mansour

    Dear Mr. Woodside, destroy apple

    • Scott

      I approve of this plan.

    • AbbyZFresh

      Naw. Apple is good at what they do and i respect them for that. The only issue is their premium prices.

      The real problem here is Samsung.

  • Dre

    That’s great that motorola actually cares about consumers’ opinions. Now only if they put sd card slots in their phones…

  • dannyWHITE

    Proud to be a part of the DL community and a Moto X owner!

  • EvanTheGamer

    Pretty cool, right? Uhh..yes! That’s freakin’ fantastic! Wow.

  • Brian Rosman

    OK, Mr. Woodside, I’ll take you up on this opportunity.

    My Droid Ultra just got it’s Kit Kat today. Can you do something about the blue in the now-transparent notification pane? It looks horrible. I can’t imagine any reason why you and Verizon would want to keep it blue, against the design wishes of Google and customer.

    (otherwise, I really like the phone, a lot.)

    Also, next time a micro-SD card slot would be very, very nice.

    Thanks.

    • DJ SPY

      The Droid is a Verizon brand. Verizon wanted the blue on THEIR phones.

  • SeanPlunk

    Motorola, great job in 2013. Almost every step you guys took was in the right direction; almost stock Android with useful enhancement, quick updates and MotoMaker are all great.

    With that said I’d love to see the Moto X2 look something like this:

    -4.9″ AMOLED 1080p screen
    -Krait 400 based Snapdragon Dual-Core CPU/X8
    -Adreno 330 GPU
    -32GB standard memory
    -2GB RAM
    -13MP OIS Camera
    -2500mah battery
    -Launch for $99 on contract and $399 off contract

    Keep the form factor similar to the X and you would have a homerun I think. I would say the biggest weakness of the Moto X is the camera and that’s something that’s very important to “iPhone” demographic you’re trying to win over. Do yourself a favor and copy the G2 camera :)

    • Cesar

      I agree that the camera could do with some improvement. Especially the burst shot mode.

    • zurginator

      I too would like all the specs without the cost… But it’s not even remotely realistic (unless they want to sell at a loss, and I’m fine with that)

    • scastro87

      All those specs and $399 off contract seems very unlikely.

      • SeanPlunk

        If the Moto X2 launches in the same time frame that the Moto X did, I think it’s possible. With the exception of the camera none of those parts are brand new or anything. It seems like a fair guess at the evolution of the X line. I guess time will tell.

    • joejoe5709

      You know what? Props to you, sir. This is a reasonable request for 2014. Personally I think keeping the screen at 4.7″ is fine unless they want to have a Moto X2 Plus with a larger 5″ screen similar to the Droids. 4.7″ is really a great size and the bezels are already pretty small. 2500-2600 mAh is probably perfect even with a slightly larger and higher resolution screen. They’d at least match 2013’s Galaxy S4 and that’s a good thing.

      If I were Moto, I’d ditch the X8 stuff and just stick with one of the newer Snapdragons (800 or 805). They have the ability for low power cores and can do touchless controls out of the box. The Nexus 5 takes advantage of this (somewhat) and I’m hoping LG will figure it out with the KitKat update to the G2.

      • needa

        i think if the 800/805 could do the always on thing without sucking the life out of the battery… all of the oems with that chip in it would happily do so. i could be completely wrong…. but it does make sense.

      • SeanPlunk

        I admit to not knowing much about supply chain costs, and you very well may be right about the price.

        My rational for the components:
        1) 1080p screens should come down in price now that 2k screens are coming. If they stay at 4.7″ it’s not a huge deal and even 720p would be fine. If they stay at 720p it’d be nice to have a brighter screen with more neutral calibration

        2) A dual-core Krait 400 is the logical upgrade from the dual-core Krait 300 of the current Moto X. It’ll provide more than enough horsepower for 99% of users.

        3) Ditto for the Adreno 330. An upgrade from the 320, not as expensive as the 420 and more than enough power for most people.

        4) 2GB RAM is enough, especially with almost stock Android

        5) 32GB of memory is basically the de facto standard now for Android phones

        The 13MP camera is probably the biggest stretch. The MP count isn’t so important, but I think OIS is a must this time around. If I were actually a betting man I think what we’ll get is an upgraded version of the current 10MP clearpixel unit with OIS.

        Regardless, I’m excited to see what they come out with. Motorola is doing it right.

      • nhizzat

        Ditch the X8? There’s more to it than touchless controls.

        http://www.motorola.com/us/X8-Mobile-Computing-System/x8-mobile-computing-system.html

        • onDroid

          The X8 is also needed for Assist. The background processing core is needed to determine if you are driving without input from the user. X8 also helps with battery life since it shifts some of the background processing to a low power core. Fetching emails and notifications does not need a powerful high power draw processor.

          • Nikuliai

            yeah but some people (lots of whom would ‘like the moto x to have better specs’) doesn’t get it, they think it’s just a little costless addition which doesn’t reflect on the phone performance at all :/

    • kixofmyg0t

      That’s doable.

      BTW LG wants too much for the camera module. They wanted $30 per unit. Not even the 13MP one…the 8MP one on the N5.

    • Al-Burrit0

      Think a quad core x8 custom chip can be possible?

      • Abgar Musayelyan

        Motomaker featured add on just like 32gb was for the current x?

  • ferrari187

    keep the quality stuff coming dennis! the moto g blew me away i cant beleive that a budget phone can have such a good screen and be so fast. my nexus 4 looks like a piece of crap compared to it.

  • droidrazredge

    Dennis If you’re reading this. I’ve been saying this for a while on this site. You guys deserve the award for best OEM of the year for 2013. All the things you guys said you would do to shake up the mobile industry have come to fruition. From low priced phones to innovative features, keep up the good work. I know your envisions and goals for the mobile and tech industry are just starting to show. Motorola Innovation of the past is back and better than ever. I love the direction Motorola is moving in!

    • Dennis Woodside

      Thanks! More ahead….

  • mcdonsco

    Dennis, assuming you are contractually obligated for some time still to produce Droid’s for Verizon, my suggestion is stick with two phones, there’s no need for 4 models at the same time:

    Verizon Droid (whatever – maybe the below suggestion just Droid branded for Verizon?)

    Something along the lines of the moto x and available on all 4 major carriers:
    -Vanilla android with fast “nexi” style updates to latest version; only add things that are useful regardless of your friends / families phones (droid “zap” is
    stupid)…Active notifications, touch less controls etc
    -Doesn’t have to be the fastest CPU, but close, most users would prefer better battery life than 1-3 frames faster in a game
    -4GB’s ram (stay 1GB ahead of others, even on today’s laptops it amazes me manufacturers still skimp on this, 4gb for Win8 or OS X – Seriously not enough)
    -32gb minimum storage (64gb is what I wish; but…)
    -5″ 1080p (max!) screen…no need to go 4k, on a 5″ screen no human eye can tell the difference; though yes, I realize its a nice marketing gimmick, but really thats
    all it is (along with battery hog)
    -3000 mah battery MINIMUM
    -Wireless charging
    -On screen buttons

    -Last but not least, for shlt’s sake get the camera right for once! Hint: If any camera on a phone that you can currently buy from best buy takes better pictures
    than your prototype –> FAIL; try again!
    -Another suggestion that I think you’re sort of already working on (???); removable FRONT and rear (screen/bezel and all) – so we can go caseless and if we happen to drop it and ding the crap out of it, we can just buy a replacement front/back for $20 (and add’s to moto maker customizations). Know your going to be doing activities that could result in dropped/dinged/scratched phone?Just put the front/back on that you already dinged for that trip, then back to new afterward.

  • EC8CH

    Please add more functionality to the active notifications. Best feature and it could be made better if the user had more control instead of just having access to the most recent message somehow.

    • mcdonsco

      Do you mean being able to select what notifications/apps can use it? If so, you already can do that in it’s options.

      • EC8CH

        No, some way of managing multiple notifications from the active notification screen instead of merely the most recent.

        • mcdonsco

          Ahh…I could swear mine already does this? though I think the most I’ve ever seen is three (gmail, text and battery).

          • EC8CH

            you can see that you have multiple notifications but you can only directly access the most recent.

          • needa

            yeppers. i would much rather go straight into hangouts rather than email on those times.

  • Seth Merritt

    Kudos to you Kellen and Co. Keep up the great work.

  • Daniel

    If he’s reading this, why doesn’t Motorola release the Droid 5 please? ;-)

    • geeq

      Yes please. Some of us have a desire for physical keyboard, others have a real need. It’s time to put mini-laptops back in pockets!

    • onDroid

      Sorry, but the physical keyboard crowd is too much of a niche market. Moto would lose money developing the device manufacturing it and then marketing it. The sales would be too low to offset the cost. There’s a reason no one is making physical keyboard phones. Then again, no one has made one with decent specs since the OG Droid so maybe the market is ready for the one keyboard phone to rule them all.

  • Freddy Franco

    Motorola should try to reduce the cost of its handsets here in Mexico. I would like to buy the Moto X but unfortunately I can’t.

    1. – There is only the 16 Gb version available.
    2. – The cost of the handset is almost $700 USD (8999.99 MXP)
    3. – There’s no customization, only white and black models.

    To wrap up, paying $700 USD for the 16Gb (white or black) model is not a good deal.

    Hope someone at Motorola reads this and reduce the cost of this great phone so it is affordable.

  • Nayners

    Dennis, one Motorola Nexus, please? Same prices.. Just try it… I bet it sells like hotcakes. Hell, I’ll buy two.

    • dazz1996

      I just got my Moto X but if a Moto Nexus came out on Verizon I guess I’ll be upgrading hell I might buy two.

    • Abgar Musayelyan

      What’s the point? You would lose all the awesome features that they have developed.
      X is just as good as a nexus if you ask me.

  • Blair Ginley

    John Legere, you rock! Please don’t ever leave T-Mobile, and don’t let Sprint buy you guys, please!