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Why hasn't motorola made a bigger point in the TV Ads about being Assembled in the US

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By blackhand1001, Senior Member on 20th March 2014, 05:56 PM
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24th March 2014, 10:50 AM |#11  
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It was a big deal when the phone was being launched that it was made in America. They even went to the assembly plant to show the phone.

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24th March 2014, 11:11 AM |#12  
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It was a big deal when the phone was being launched that it was made in America. They even went to the assembly plant to show the phone.

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Assembled. Not made.

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24th March 2014, 11:21 AM |#13  
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It was a big deal when the phone was being launched that it was MADE in America.

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As my previous post stated. It was MADE in America.

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I did state that it was MADE in America.

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Assembled. Not made.

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My previous post indicated that it was made in America.

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24th March 2014, 11:23 AM |#14  
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It was assembled in america not made. Big difference. Even says so on the phone.

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They had those commercials of that hippie guy as a phone but I thought that wasn't a good enough commercial to promote the phone.

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The back of my Dev edition says "Designed & assembled in the USA" in extremely faint, almost invisible lettering. However I couldn't care less. All the silicon is made in Asia anyway. At least it's less pretentious than Apple's "Designed by Apple in California" on the backs of all their devices.

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The back of my Dev edition says "Designed & assembled in the USA" in extremely faint, almost invisible lettering. However I couldn't care less. All the silicon is made in Asia anyway. At least it's less pretentious than Apple's "Designed by Apple in California" on the backs of all their devices.

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I applaud you for writing "couldn't" instead of "could", but I fail to see how either inscription is pretentious.


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It was assembled in america not made. Big difference. Even says so on the phone.

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It most definitely a big difference, but that would depend on your world view of resources. It's inevitable that most parts are made in China because HEFA holds the supply for 90% of the world's supply of rare-earths that power our smartphones. It makes no economical sense to ship the minerals to America to build when they have fab-facilities in China that are close to the resources. Molycorp(another supplier) just reopened their mine in Mountain Pass, CA to become a world supplier then. If you look at it from that perspective of the market: 'made in' is not as important as 'assembled in' when it comes to the American-jobs bandwagon. You can't magically wish rare-earth minerals in America, but you can wish assembly jobs for Americans.

And c'mon: Samsung makes the best OLED panels and it shows in our Moto X. The guys who made the speakers should get called back in as well. Best quality in the business.
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