After looking at the price tags of Verizon’s new Motorola Droid devices, many folks figured that the Moto X would be priced much higher than what was originally expected. And that’s exactly what happened, with the 16GB Moto X costing $199 on contract and the 32GB model available for $249.
Disappointed by the cost of the Moto X? The company’s CEO Dennis Woodside is trying to keep our spirits high with the following words:
“Moto X is the brand that we are most focused on. And there is more to come. You will see additional products within months“.
Woodside is saying that the company has plans to bring out a cheaper version of the Moto X intended for US’ prepaid market and developing markets around the world where people usually don’t have access to carrier subsidized devices. For these markets, its cost should be quite low.
Of course the cheaper Moto X should cost below $200 if Motorola wants the device to sell like hot cakes like the $144 Lumia 521 on T-Mobile ($99 on MetroPCS and the same price for AT&T’s Nokia Lumia 520 GoPhone). But then what about the quality, you ask? Woodside is saying that he wants the company to offer cutting edge technology at an affordable price point.
Hopefully we will know a lot more about this upcoming cheaper Moto X sometime in the near future, and certainly it’s going to be quite a showdown between low cost devices in the future. As you already might know, Apple is rumored to be working on a cheap iPhone said to be called the iPhone 5C which might cost as low as $99.