When we reviewed the Moto G, we said that it would change the landscape of sub-Rs 15,000 smartphones. Motorola's rivals are still coming to terms with it and here Motorola has changed the rules of the game yet again. Priced at Rs 6,999, the Moto E is here to prove that entry-level smartphones need not be a frustrating experience. With a punchline like "Made to last. Priced for all," the Moto E promises a lot. But does it deliver? Let's find out.
Motorola India today announced it has started rolling out the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update for the Moto E, Moto G and Moto X users in India. This is in line with Motorola's philosophy of sending out faster Android updates for its Moto branded smartphones, much ahead of its competition. Motorola achieves this by using an almost stock Android software with minor tweaks of its own. More →
Motorola seems to have sold 20,000 units of the Moto E in under one hour as the phone went on sale again on Flipkart. The bizarre thing about the Moto E selling out today is that Flipkart was down for most of the duration since the phone went on sale at 11AM. Last time, it took Motorola less than 16 hours to sell its first lot, which BGR India estimates to be about 80,000-85,000 units. Flipkart had announced it was putting up 20,000 units on sale today. UPDATE: After putting up a notice that the Moto E is out of stock, Flipkart has clarified on Twitter that the phone is not out of stock and their website has hit a glitch that they are trying to fix. More →
Flipkart's website has gone down moments after the Moto E went on sale on the online retailer for the second time. Flipkart had announced that it had just 20,000 units of the Moto E that would go on sale at 11AM today. It seems the announcement led to people rushing to the site to book their unit. More →
The Moto E will go back on sale on Flipkart starting today at 11AM but we don't expect the smartphone to be in stock for long. In what is a clear departure from past practices, Flipkart has revealed it will put up 20,000 units of the Moto E on sale today. Companies usually keep inventory numbers close to their chest to keep the competition guessing. More →
It is time to get ready with your credit cards and order the Motorola Moto E before Flipkart runs out of stock again. The e-commerce site has announced that new stocks of the Moto E will be arriving at 11:00AM tomorrow. Last week, Motorola thanked users for the highly positive response and also promised that new stock would soon be available. More →
Flipkart has finally started selling Moto Shells for Motorola’s Moto E in India. Almost a week after the phone was launched for Rs 6,999 in the country, the online retailer has put the shells on sale in nine color options including lemon, turquoise, raspberry, violet, chaulk, royal blue, spearmint, cherry and licorice. One can buy these covers for Rs 899. Those who bought the phone on the launch day itself, are eligible for the launch day promo offer that includes a discount of 50 percent on purchase of original Moto E back covers, and Transcend 8GB Class 4 memory card on Flipkart. The company has mentioned that this is offer is valid till May 31, 2014. More →
Bullish on the sub-Rs 12,000 smartphone category, international brands as well as homegrown players are geared up to flood the domestic market with more affordable devices as they try to cash in on the Rs 2,800 crore opportunity in India. In the past week alone, brands like Motorola, Nokia and Intex launched their devices, Moto E, Lumia 630 and Aqua i5HD, all priced below Rs 12,000. Interestingly, the Moto E and Lumia 630 feature the latest operating systems, Android KitKat and Windows Phone 8.1, a move analysts feel is an attempt by handset makers to offer enhanced experience to woo price-conscious Indians. More →