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Moto X sales disappointments overshadow upcoming Moto G launch

News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday November 12, 2013.

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Motorola tomorrow will launch the Moto G, an international version of the Moto X that has less powerful specs. Motorola will surely hope that expanding to more countries leads to success because the Moto X so far has been a disappointment, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics.

Google has declined to publicly state how many units of the Moto X it has sold, but the number is not very high considering that Motorola reported a loss last quarter and its headline phone has only been available in the United States. Strategy Analytics estimates that Motorola sold about 500,000 units of the Moto X. By comparison, Samsung sold 10 million Galaxy S4 units in a month and Apple sold a combined 9 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c smartphones in three days.

Motorola never expected its smartphone to sell as well as phones from the Apple and Samsung duopoly, but the company did hope to at least make waves with the phone that has garnered favorable reviews. The Moto G might have a better chance of connecting with consumers because of its low price and increased availability. It won't do iPhone or Galaxy S4 numbers, but Motorola hopes it at least does better than Moto X numbers.

source: Wall Street Journal

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