Why is Moto X exclusive to the US?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by jimbo1mcm, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

    Mar 21, 2010
    Is it some hardware feature? Or production capacity? Any ideas ?
  2. Pompiliu macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2012
    Because Europeans/Asians are smart and won't buy an overpriced phone with crappy specs just because it's made in US.

    They will buy S4,One, etc.

  3. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    The thing is with the Moto it's main selling point over everything else on the market is the customisation (which makes the AT&T thing a bit of an oxymoron) and I imagine it is simply a case that Moto just doesn't have the ability to offer the customisation feature outside of the USA.

    Take away all the customisation and you are left with an expensive (albeit attractive) handset - but one that doesn't quite cut muster spec wise with the competition. I imagine therefore European & Global carriers would find it a hard sell to their customers, especially given it's launch window co-inciding with the likes of the Note 3 and the iPhone 5C & 5S.

    Moto have said they have 'lesser' versions planned for other territories. I am betting they mean 'emerging markets' (China / Eastern Europe / India) rather than targeting low-mid range hardware to the like of Germany, France, UK etc.

    So yeah - it's the 'assembled in USA' that will undoubtably be the reason why it is not going to be released in Europe.

    The question I would ask is .... Is 'assembled in the USA' such a big selling point to US consumers - that they would restrict their potential market so much ? I have no doubt the fact that it is assembled in the USA (with all the extra costs therefore involved) is the prime contributor to the fact they are charging $199 on a 2 year contract and potentially $600 unlocked.
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    B.c they are trying to take on the iPhone which does sell amazing in the US
  5. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601


    Jun 21, 2010
    Lol, so true.
  6. egoistaxx9 macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2013
    they don't have enough factories outside US to meet orders' deadlines.

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