Just the other day, Motorola announced that they’d be shutting down their North Texas assembly facility for the Moto X, not quite a year after it opened with a big party. Selling a phone that was assembled in the United States – even if most of the parts were sourced from overseas – was a big selling point for Motorola. While plenty of cell phones are designed and modeled in the US, the Moto X was the only phone to be assembled here. Slumping sales of the custom-designed Moto-X were likely to blame. While the Moto X is a well-designed phone with decent specs, it never took off like I’m sure Motorola would have wanted.
It’s been awhile since we reviewed the Moto 360 Sport smartwatch, but we were pretty impressed with it even at its full $299 price tag. It’s been on sale a couple times recently, and now Amazon has it on sale for $199 ($100 off retail) for the white or red versions, and $161.32 ($138.67 off). … Read more