Business/Economy
4:46 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Moto X Makes Its Big Debut: First Smartphone Assembled In U.S.

Motorola has finally introduced the Moto X, its high-end, Fort-Worth-produced smartphone -- the first ever built in the U.S. 

You’ll be able to buy the Moto X in about a month at all four national wireless carriers — Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile — starting at $200, according to the Associated Press.

The most unusual feature of the Moto X, apart from the customization option, is that it's always listening for its owner's voice. When it hears the phrase, "Ok, Google Now..." followed by a command like "call Bob," it will wake up from standby and execute the command —provided it understands it. Most smartphones offer voice control, but it's usually activated by pressing a button.

A few other cool features:

Long battery life: the phone’s battery is supposed to last 24 hours.

Voice recognition chip: The chip should be able to pick up the owner's voice even in the noise of a car, according to Rick Osterloh, head of product management at Motorola., said t

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