O Dennis Woodside, CEO της Motorola Mobility, ανακοίνωσε το νέο smartphone-ναυαρχίδα της εταιρείας Moto X που θα κυκλοφορήσει κατά τα τέλη του καλοκαιριού.

 Σε αντίθεση με όλες σχεδόν τις high-end συσκευές που για οικονομικούς λόγους κατασκευάζονται στην Ασία, έκπληξη προκαλεί το γεγονός ότι η Motorola επέλεξε να κατασκευάσει το Moto X στο Τέξας -στις ίδιες εγκαταστάσεις που παλιότερα κατασκευάζονταν τα τηλέφωνα της Nokia- απασχολώντας 2.000 ανθρώπους.

Σύμφωνα με τη Motorola, το τηλέφωνο θα είναι πολύ πιο έξυπνο από τα όσα έχουμε δει μέχρι σήμερα, ώντας σε θέση να γνωρίζει κάθε στιγμή αν βρίσκεται στην τσέπη του κατόχου του ή αν αυτός περπατά ή οδηγεί. Για να γίνει κάτι τέτοιο θα κάνει χρήση μιας σειράς αισθητήρων που θα είναι ενεργοί συνεχώς δίχως όμως να επιβαρύνουν τη μπαταρία.

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Moto X: The First Smartphone Assembled in the USA

There are more than 130 million smartphones in use in the USA today and not one of them was assembled here...until now.

May 28, 2013 Danielle McNally

Today at the AllThingsD conference Dennis Woodside revealed how we are reinventing Motorola through a portfolio of products starting with Moto X, a new flagship smartphone that will be designed, engineered and assembled in the USA. We're not talking about just a handful of units either -- available this summer, every Moto X sold in the USA will be assembled in Fort Worth, Texas, making it the first smartphone ever assembled domestically.

There were a few reasons why we decided to do this. There are several business advantages to having our Illinois and California-based designers and engineers much closer to our factory. For instance, 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. And as a part of Google we're being encouraged to take big bets on things that make a difference.

We still have a network of global operations, and that won't change. Our global manufacturing partner remains Flextronics and we'll continue to assemble devices locally in China and Brazil. But Flextronics is busy looking for people for the new Fort Worth facility now. If you're interested, we encourage you to check the available positions and apply.

This is an incredibly exciting time to be in the mobile device industry. Our role in inventing the mobile phone is well known. We're happy to be shaping its future as well.