Motorola Moto E officially announced and now available for $130

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Motorola is continuing to fill in the entry-level smartphone sector with some pretty impressive devices. The latest is the Moto E, which was announced in Europe earlier this morning. This smartphone is “priced for all,” says Motorola, and its 89 euro price tag certainly seems to stay true to that promise.

So what does that attractive price bring you under the hood? Take a look at the Moto E’s specs:

  • 4.3-inch 960 x 560 qHD display
  • 1.2Ghz Qualcomm dual-core Snapdragon 200 w/ Adreno 302 graphics
  • 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage w/ microSD card slot up to 32GB
  • 5 megapixel rear camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • 1,980mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 KitKat w/ one guaranteed upgrade

You’ll be able to grab this thing in quite a few markets, with Motorola committing to launches in over 40 markets through 80 different carrier partners. The launch will be rather staggered over the course of the next few weeks, though those in America can order a GSM model (3G only) as early as this morning for just $130 from Motorola’s website.

It’s being billed as a pre-sale for now so we’re not exactly sure when it’ll ship, but do note that you’ll be charged for the order immediately. Will you be springing for one of these or has the Moto G been fine enough for you? Let us know with a comment below!

[via Motorola]

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  • TrixzD

    the moto g has been great the only thing im thinking of replacing my moto g with is the 4G Moto G they announced :) Also in the second picture with the two hands whats the white thing in the background it appears to have what maybe the moto dimple in the center.

    • ChristianMcC

      My wife has definitely loved hers too! That is one of Motorola’s power packs, though it is probably less worth the price than any other well rated brand as they come in pretty low capacities with a hefty price tag, 40-80 for 2-4Ah.

  • William D.

    EDIT: Nevermind

  • Evan Galatz

    Date is right in the FAQ

    PRE-ORDER INFORMATION FOR MOTO E – US VERSION

    1. When will my pre-order Moto E US Version be delivered?

    If you place a pre-order for Moto E US Version, it will be delivered between June 3 and June 6, 2014.

    2. When will any additional accessories I added to my pre-order be shipped?

    All items in your order, including additional accessories, will ship together and be delivered between June 3 and June 6, 2014.

    3. When will my credit card be billed for all items in my Moto E – US Version pre-order?

    Your credit card will be charged for the full amount of the order at the time the order is placed.

  • TalkingMoose

    Smart move. By selling an entry level Android at a very affordable price point Android market saturation will explode. No, this isn’t for everyone any more than a clock radio is a sound system for an audiophile, but there are a heck of a lot of clock radios out in the world. For some, it’s all the phone they’ll ever need. For others, it’s a first step. In any case, it’s a market niche that cries out to be filled, and one Apple won’t touch: it’s doubtful they would ever be able to match this pricing.

  • J Cav the Great

    turn on Airplane Mode (to save more power). add a 32GB card…..pretty impressive MP3 player….

  • Roaduardo

    You see that’s a nice advert, very neat and not overproduced. It’s a great balance of creativity and practicality. It showed off a few of the devices’ practical features. HTC, take notes. This is how you showcase your devices, flagship or entry.

    Scratch resistant? Is it Gorilla Glass or would that have driven up the cost too much?

    • Chad Vincent

      The official specs say Gorilla Glass 3.

      • Roaduardo

        For that price that’s pretty impressive.

        • Sean Royce

          You have no idea how cheap manufacturers get things.

          • Roaduardo

            Na, I’m fully aware. I’m just impressed Moto didn’t decide to charge more BECAUSE of it. Good stuff. I like that.

  • BronzeLincolns

    burn phone on steroids.

  • spicymeatball

    If only 1 camera then they should have chosen a front facing camera to appeal to kids who will ultimately get many of these. At least provide the option. If you can’t take a selfie or put yourself into the picture these ego driven kids don’t care. If you give many of them the option they’ll take the front facing camera over the rear.

    • Carl Rood

      Actually, I disagree. My kids have a tablet with only a front facing camera and would prefer rear so the could take pictures of where they are and what they’re doing.

  • domatau

    if only the price was $99, that’d be more attractive then $129

    • Wozn2

      It’ll be down to $99 within a month. Mark my words.

      • InfDaMarvel

        Your definitely right. it will no doubt receive a price cut. I thinking more like 2months for the on contract price to go down.

    • Carl Rood

      …and if it were $49, it would be even more attractive that $99. What’s your point?

      • domatau

        just saying $99 is a much better price to push volumes and a better “price for all”

        • CerealFTW

          That’s ridiculous, they have to make money somewhere. And if you don’t like the price, you can buy something else… Have fun finding a better deal for such a great device

          • domatau

            unless you or i know exactly what the cost is for moto e, i don’t think you can make the claim that moto is losing money if they sell the phone for $99.

          • TalkingMoose

            You can make a really good guess that it does, though. Mobiles have never had big margins. They make money on volume, not on per unit markup. To assume that a ~25% price cut will still leave them a profit margin is, frankly, ludicrous and belies a lack of understanding of how the industry works.

          • JointhePredacons

            With it not even being released yet i doubt he could even make the claim that is a “great device” As ive said repeatedly. cheap price=cheap product.

  • erikiksaz

    Dual front-facing speakers, yay or nay? Not a single blog has commented on it.

  • Wozn2

    They’ve got a winner on their hands here. This is really going to mess up Micronok’s attempts to own the low end.

  • JBrowne1012

    You can’t charge for a product that hasn’t shipped they can hold the info but the actually charge can’t be placed until it ships otherwise I’m sure that would be against the law and ethics

  • JBrowne1012

    Huh, no ffc? since when did we travel back in time? is this the year 2007?

    • Aaron Peromsik

      No, it’s the year $129. If you need an ffc you’ll have to wait for the year $179 and get a G instead.

    • Bob B

      I agree completely. Adding a 1.3MP camera has to be somewhere in the single digit dollars. Terrible omission.

  • JointhePredacons

    Ill stick with HTC thank you. ill be paying $20 a month till i trade up to the M9. Outright owning a phone is old, especially when the next big thing is always on the horizon.

    • Sean Royce

      Why would you even comment then? This is an extreme budget phone. Not an $800 flagship.