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    Default Dennis Woodside leaving Motorola

    Well the news just keeps getting worse for us. He is leaving to be the COO of DropBox. He was one of the main reasons I bought this phone after listening to his interview with Marquess Brownlee. He sounded like someone who cared what people thought about the company and was willing to listen. I hope this doesn't affect the future plans of Motorola especially since now we don't know who will be leading them forward.
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    Hopefully it doesn't mean anything. However the only thing that can be said about Moto is that 'Times are a changing.' For better or for worse, they are changing.

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    No comment on whether this is good or bad. But it IS essentially proof that Lenovo will be--and already is--making changes at Motorola. So all those who said it would just be business as usual would appear to be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phositadc View Post
    No comment on whether this is good or bad. But it IS essentially proof that Lenovo will be--and already is--making changes at Motorola. So all those who said it would just be business as usual would appear to be wrong.

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    I'm guessing this decision was not made by Lenovo as the deal isn't done yet. My guess is Dennis wasn't optimistic about working for Lenovo and began looking elsewhere.
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    He didn't want to work for a Chinese company. I wouldn't do it either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinity View Post
    I'm guessing this decision was not made by Lenovo as the deal isn't done yet. My guess is Dennis wasn't optimistic about working for Lenovo and began looking elsewhere.
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    I just got this phone last month and I love it to death. It's easily the best phone I've had in the past 2 years. I really hope Lenovo doesn't screw the Moto X or Motorola up, as a lot of faithful Motorola customers will feel spurned and look elsewhere. Lenovo has an amazing opportunity to comfort users with quick updates and not touching the Moto X line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mustbepbs View Post
    Lenovo has an amazing opportunity to comfort users with quick updates and not touching the Moto X line.
    yes, they do. I hope their execs aren't dumbasses and they don't screw this up.
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    I recommended this phone to everyone I know. My wife is on the fence about getting it because of the corporate shake up. It's hard to recommend now because of the uncertainties. I really hope the press conference will clear the questions up.
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    A 720p screen and no SD card kept me from buying this phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jphillips1963 View Post
    A 720p screen and no SD card kept me from buying this phone.

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    I had the Droid DNA before this phone with a 1080p screen and side by side I honestly could not tell the difference. This phone also flies, even with the "mid range specs". Easily the nicest phone I've ever used and owned. That's why I'm so sad about this news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jphillips1963 View Post
    A 720p screen and no SD card kept me from buying this phone.
    On a 4.7" screen 720p isn't as much of an issue as it would be on a 5" screen like the Droid Maxx has. Take a look at one in Verizon stores to compare.

    The no SD card, well, that is a Google thing because they want you on Google Drive, so Lenovo may "cure" that issue.
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    Is it common for the previous CEO to stick around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    Is it common for the previous CEO to stick around?
    No but the reasons they leave are different. If they leave to take a new position, it is because they are marketable. If they just leave and have no where to go and say some bs like they left for family reasons, well then, they knew they would be fired and "left" to save face. They just think the rest of us are too stupid to figure that out. And many of the rest of us are too stupid to figure that out.
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    He suddenly had a brand new job with a lot of unknowns. It would be a lost opportunity to skip comparing to other new jobs. Sounds like he found one with a lot fewer unknowns.

    Oh, and my phone is just a good as when I got it. Probably better. This phone will be good until it's easy to see if things went well with Lenovo or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollster View Post
    He suddenly had a brand new job with a lot of unknowns. It would be a lost opportunity to skip comparing to other new jobs. Sounds like he found one with a lot fewer unknowns.

    Oh, and my phone is just a good as when I got it. Probably better. This phone will be good until it's easy to see if things went well with Lenovo or not.
    Fewer unknowns? He's going to Dropbox to be the very first COO. How many more unknowns could there be?

    I wouldn't necessarily take this as a bad sign for Moto. Remember Palm? Their CEO stayed.
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    I'm not crazy about Google giving up on Motorola Mobility because to me that seemed like a Dream merger, but I think people are being a little hard on Lenovo.

    This is a company that came out of nowhere 20 years ago, wasn't even known by most of the world until 10 years ago, and has made some very successful acquisitions and turned product lines around. All this to say, they MUST have some smart people working for them somewhere along the line. Their success is not "stupid luck". So my hope is that these executives are smart enough to see a good thing right in front of them and not overrun Motorola's daily operations.
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    I'm wondering if he would have had to relocate. That's really the only reason I can think of why he wouldn't stay, except if it was for less money, if Lenovo were going to keep Motorola on basically the same track. But since Motorola were losing money Lenovo are bound to make a lot of changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinity View Post
    I'm guessing this decision was not made by Lenovo as the deal isn't done yet. My guess is Dennis wasn't optimistic about working for Lenovo and began looking elsewhere.
    Good point. That's even worse news then--an insider like Dennis is so skeptical about it that he doesn't even hang around and give it a chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phositadc View Post
    Good point. That's even worse news then--an insider like Dennis is so skeptical about it that he doesn't even hang around and give it a chance?

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    Or maybe dropbox had been courting him for a while, and he put them off, but this was the final push that led him to jump. Maybe he doesn't like flying to China. We really don't know his reasons.

    I'm not a huge fan of Motorola, and bought the x reluctantly. I am quite happy with the phone, though, and don't expect the phone in my hand right now to get any worse when the deal goes through.

    Looking at it from that perspective, this deal makes loads of sense. Google is no longer competing with its hardware partners, and kept those patents it needed. Lenovo has a platform to break into the US market.

    Lenovo is a strong, creditable company that has made some good stuff. They may use the Motorola patents (which I assume they bought licenses for) and infrastructure to make great phones going forward. And hey, Motorola phones may get removable sd cards again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzlegal View Post
    Looking at it from that perspective, this deal makes loads of sense. Google is no longer competing with its hardware partners, and kept those patents it needed. Lenovo has a platform to break into the US market.
    Totally agree with you that from Google's perspective the deal made tons of sense. Not so sure that a consumer like us shares that perspective though. I guess time will tell.

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    I guess my feeling us that it makes so much sense from Google's perspective that they were bound to sell chunks of Moto within a few years, and this is a pretty good option, among the potential buyers.
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    I think it's the fact that he was working for "Google" while at Motorola. Now they are going to be part of Lenovo there were a lot of unforseen stuff coming down the pike so it made sense to jump.
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    Its very common for CEO to leave when acquisition happens ..this was expected

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    Its very common for CEO to leave when acquisition happens ..this was expected

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