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Motorola Moto G India availability possibly not straightforward

Under: Mobile Phones, Motorola
By:Gary | January 21st, 2014

Ever since the Motorola Moto G was first launched late last year the anticipation for the handsets release in markets around the world has been huge among fans of the Android platform, but the handsets availability in India may possibly not be straightforward.

Last week we heard how Motorola promised that the release of the Moto G for consumers in India would come during the last week in January, which could easily mean this week. The device is also hitting other markets this week but consumers in India looking to pick up the device may not be able to just walk into a shop to pick up a Moto G.

According to BGR India Motorola isn’t going to set up its own retail and distribution network in the country and will instead partner with online resellers with Flipkart confirmed to be one such partner, but it’s unclear if this is an exclusive deal.

Sources are claiming that Motorola tired to set up a deal with Ingram Micro and Redington to get the device out to retail stores, but for some reason no deal was agreed, which could be down to the fact that Motorola currently has no representatives in the country.

This may change later in the year as sources claim that both India and Brazil are important markets for Motorola going forward, and the Moto G has certainly changed the market with regards with lower cost devices with a good standard of specifications. Currently there is no pricing for the device although rumours suggest the 8GB version will be around the Rs. 15,000 mark.

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  • MOTO G FANBOY

    In Malaysia, the lowest price offering by some dealer is 755 Malaysian Currency which is exactly 14k for 16gb Dual SIM………..

    1) Now what the heck is going on here(India)……..
    I think the price will be 14k, these websites like GSMArena and all are just roughly estimating it as 15k for single sim 8GB. Motorola is not a fool. They have global vision. They will not do such a silly mistake.
    Another thing, FLIPKART is in the game…….SO even if Motorola price it higher……No one will even visit the flipkart page…..eventually there will be price drop…..may be huge price drop.
    Then our dream comes true.

    2) If by any reason if not happened then???
    Then my friends don’t lose hope.
    Asus is another big player going to launch ZenFone series from just 6k!!!
    ZenFone 5 is great device at just 9K….Google it!
    Its gonna launch in late Q1 though :-(

  • IronHeart

    8GB version version for Rs. 15,000???? You will get a 16GB version for a cheaper rate in US market. Why Google doing this??

  • IronHeart

    Moto G priced at around 13K(8GB) and 15k(16GB) in Malaysia.
    In Dubai it is around 15k for 8GB model and 18k for 16GB model. Price differs with market.

    • MOTO G FANBOY

      Exactly!

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