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Pundits are declaring Motorola Mobility's (GOOG) phone launch a dud. Though Motorola made...

Pundits are declaring Motorola Mobility's (GOOG) phone launch a dud. Though Motorola made impressive battery life claims for its devices, observers generally see little in the feature set for Apple or Samsung to worry about, and view the launch as proof Google has a ways to go before Motorola is remade in its image. Qualcomm (QCOM) can take comfort in the fact all 3 phones use its MSM8960 Snapdragon CPU, though interestingly, the UK version of the Droid M will use an Intel (INTC) processor.
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  • Herr Hansa
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    Brand recognition and coolness factor are more likely to get consumers to buy one smartphone over another, than any set of features. Just loading a bunch of features into a smartphone will only appeal to geeks and engineers, who are a small percentage of the purchasing demographic.
    5 Sep 2012, 05:51 PM Reply Like
  • Whitehawk
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    Comparing the Mot releases to Nokia Lumia 920 is a bit disingenuous. Likely the latter has a much higher end price point and features. Yet we still don't know when Nokia will launch, carriers or price(s). The Mot phones use an older version of Android OS. Not well orchestrated "releases," on either side. Here's a good comparison: http://vrge.co/OYehr5
    5 Sep 2012, 06:12 PM Reply Like
  • Herr Hansa
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    Form factor: Slab

     

    That about says it all with smartphones. What prompts anyone to buy one slab over another? A cool logo? A name? Colour?

     

    It's interesting the Nokia Lumia 920 is the heaviest. Sometimes weight can impart an idea of quality, unless it is perceived to be too heavy. Bright yellow would definitely get the attention of other people, though quite a few smartphone owners load up their devices with a cover.
    5 Sep 2012, 06:28 PM Reply Like
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