CORRECTED-Motorola's new "Moto X" phone to be made in Texas

Wed May 29, 2013 7:57pm EDT

(Corrects square-footage of facility in second paragraph to 500,000 from 5,500)

RANCHO PALOS VERDES May 29 (Reuters) - Motorola plans to launch a new, made-in-the-USA "Moto X" smartphone, CEO Dennis Woodside said on Wednesday, confirming speculation the once-dominant cellphone maker intends to make a comeback in the hotly competitive mobile market.

Motorola, which Google Inc bought for $12.5 billion in 2012, has steadily ceded market share to Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, with its latest phones garnering a relatively lukewarm reception. The "Moto X", details of which are not yet available, will be built at a 500,000 square-feet facility in Texas that will employ 2,000 people by August.

Woodside told the AllThingsD conference in Palos Verdes that he was "pretty confident in the products we're going to be shipping in the fall." (Reporting by Alexei Oreskovic. Editing by Andre Grenon)

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H0rn3d0n3 wrote:
It is about time that technology comes back home to the USA. My entire family has been using Motorola phones for the last 10 years (after trying a couple other manufacturers such as Nokia, and Blackberry) and the only equipment failure any of us have ever had was when we were camping in 2006 and one of the phones accidently got dropped into a deep puddle shorting it out, and even THAT was covered by the insurance plan from our carrier.

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