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Motorola X To Be Manufactured In The USA - Does It Matter?

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Poll: Motorola X To Be Manufactured In The USA - Does It Matter? (6 member(s) have cast votes)

The Moto X is the first smartphone to be manufactured in the USA. Does this influence your level of interest?

  1. Yes (2 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. No (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  3. Somewhat (3 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

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Cory Streater #1

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Posted May 31 '13 @ 5:58 PM

When Motorola's CEO, Dennis Woodside, announced the Moto X, he also broke news that the X would be the first smartphone to be manufactured in the United States.

 

Motorola's manufacturing facility will be housed in a 500,000 square foot factory in Fort Worth, Texas, and will employ up to 2,000 people. The factory was previously occupied by Nokia over 10 years ago. 

 

Does Motorola's decision, to manufacture the Moto X in the U.S.,  influence your purchasing decision and/or raise your level of interest?



C Sab #2

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Posted May 31 '13 @ 6:22 PM

No, and I don't see the big deal.



Cory Streater #3

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Posted May 31 '13 @ 6:40 PM

I like the fact that it will give 2,000 people jobs. They also added that there is a lot of benefit from having their engineers so close to their manufactures where they can collaborate more effectively. That makes a lot of sense to me.

 

Ultimately, it's the end result I'll care about most.



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Posted May 31 '13 @ 7:27 PM

Yes.  I have recently re-invested in the American economy, and I like that manufacturers are realizing the benefit of having things "made in America."


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Posted May 31 '13 @ 7:37 PM

According to Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside... some of his reasons were:
-We’ll be able to iterate on design much faster
-Create a leaner supply chain
-Respond much more quickly to purchasing trends and demands
-and deliver devices to people here much more quickly

I like the fact that this will create more jobs in the U.S.. parts will still be manufactured in China but the devices will be assembled here in the U.S.. Now does any of what he said really matter? Idk.. But now that Google owns them.. If the supply of Moto X is anything like the Nexus 4,7 or 10, having a closer supply chain might be a good thing :P

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