According to PhoneArena, the DVX will launch next month on Republic Wireless in the US. The Moto X isn't going on sale here in the UK, so we'll have to wait and see if us Brits get a look in for the DVX. The DVX looks pretty plasticky, and it reportedly won't be anywhere near as customisable as the Moto X. Using Google's Moto Maker online tool, you can tweak the Moto X to your heart's content, with loads of options for colours and materials. You can even have a wooden phone if you like. Not that the DVX is completely non-customisable. It'll apparently have interchangeable backplates, though they're limited to four colour options. So it's a similar proposition to the iPhone 5C.
These limitations all help bring the price down, of course, Motorola's CEO Dennis Woodside told CNET last month that Moto X is a new brand, in the company's eyes, and that we'll see "additional products within paws! iphone case months." Maybe this will be the member of the Moto X family that makes it to these shores, After it shunned us Brits with the Moto X, Motorola said on its UK Facebook page that it was "working on something new." So I think we can expect a new device from Motorola before Christmas, whether it's the DVX, or another handset..
How much would you pay for a budget Motorola mobile? Is Nexus 4 territory the sweet spot? Or should Google stop worrying about Motorola and focus on the Nexus 5? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook page. A follow-up to the Moto X has been spotted online, and it looks like it'll be cheaper than its predecessor. Google is rumoured to be readying a budget follow-up to its Moto X customisable handset. It's named the Motorola DVX, and as you can see, it looks pretty colourful. This leaked pic came from Weibo, the Chinese equivalent to Twitter, The Verge reports.
Following the lead of Android tablet makers and Apple, Microsoft will be enticing its hardware partners to produce smaller Windows tablets, particularly as it has left them an opening by keeping its own Surface tablets above 10 inches, We have already seen Acer jump in with the Iconia W3, along with a recent model announced paws! iphone case by Toshiba, The pricing waterfall among small tablets has challenges aplenty for virtually any competitor, For Microsoft, it's particularly challenging because much of what the company has put behind its tablet strategy becomes even less relevant on an 8-inch device, These include features such as support for external USB devices, keyboard docks, and Office, While Microsoft has allowed the latter to be bundled on smaller tablets, it has less appeal on a smaller tablet than on the current crop of hard-luck Windows tablets..
In short, the smaller the tablet, the less it conforms to notions of what a "PC" is and, indeed, how it's used; this throws off the company's central tablet marketing spin. Nonetheless, small Windows tablets offer two advantages for Microsoft. First, smaller tablets tend to be less expensive than larger ones. Although Windows tablets still won't go toe-to-toe with sub-$100 tablets at Walmart, going smaller would at least put them into iPad Mini territory. Second, without the contrivances of keyboards and other peripherals, smaller tablets are more likely to be pure slates. Because of this, there is a stronger incentive for Windows developers to support the Modern UI to reach customers using these devices. It's the flip side of the PC identity correlation.