1. Ry's Avatar
    Motorola Looks to Defend Its Tweener Position With New Moto X, Moto G | Re/code

    While some see the midrange of the smartphone market disappearing, Motorola argues it is Apple and Samsung that should be worried.

    “The days of the $600-$700 smartphone are numbered,” Motorola President Rick Osterloh told*Re/code*on Thursday. “People are realizing they don’t need to pay that much money.”
    Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
    09-24-2014 07:28 PM
  2. Bigballer's Avatar
    I agree. Carriers are removing carrier subsidies. Who wants to pay 600-700 every 2 years?

    only reason oneplus/nexus are selling like hot cakes is simply the price: $300-350.
    Feldon likes this.
    09-25-2014 08:08 AM
  3. Ry's Avatar
    I agree. Carriers are removing carrier subsidies. Who wants to pay 600-700 every 2 years?

    only reason oneplus/nexus are selling like hot cakes is simply the price: $300-350.
    Hot cakes in relation to the S5 - doubt it.

    I really wish they'd announce units sold but I don't think even combine the OnePlus One and Nexus 5 are even making a dent in market share.

    Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
    09-25-2014 12:08 PM
  4. Bigballer's Avatar
    Hot cakes in relation to the S5 - doubt it.

    I really wish they'd announce units sold but I don't think even combine the OnePlus One and Nexus 5 are even making a dent in market share.

    Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
    Carriers dont market nexus (wonder why cough cough) (and obviously not oneplus) to the same degree as gs5 and google doesnt market it to that level either.

    We can all agree there's a huge profit loss for carriers and manufacturers in selling cheaper phones, especially samsung which doesnt even have any "300 dollar phones".

    But we're slowly seeing the end of carrier subsidies so in the next few years, yeah that 600-700 dollar phone market will go down no doubt.
    09-25-2014 12:15 PM
  5. someguy01234's Avatar
    They'll keep that contract business type rolling as long as possible, I think American are so sewn into it, they wouldn't be able to let go, infact I don't even think most of them want non-contract plans. They like the "stability". I think prepay can pick up more if it offer the same service as post paid, such as roaming support.
    09-25-2014 12:49 PM

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