Motorola to use Nokia’s former US factory for smartphone production

Motorola to use Nokia's former US factory for smartphone production

Motorola Mobility is taking over a former Nokia handset factory in the US with the idea to manufacture its next smartphones in the country.

The Fort Worth, Texas-based facility will be used to make the upcoming Moto X smartphone, which will apparently be released in October.

Moto’s boss Dennis Woodside said that this would be the first smartphone to be manufactured in the USA, though components will be sourced from Asian suppliers.

Some 2,000 people will work at the factory, making it easier for Motorola to innovate and speed up development.

As for the expected feature set, the Moto X will likely come with plain-vanilla Android UI, dual-core processor, and some “contextually aware” technology. Yeah, we hope to be among the first ones to try it out the second the Moto X is announced…

  • Attila

    Only Dual Core? :O

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