In order to expand its presence in India, Motorola is reportedly in talks with other online retailers who are willing on selling the Moto G and Moto X smartphones in India. The company currently sells its phone exclusively through Flipkart in India. According to a report on ET, Magnus Ahlqvist, corporate vice-president, EMEA and APAC at Motorola Mobility said that a lot of retailers are taking interest in selling Motorola phones, the Moto X and Moto G, through their retail networks. Also Read - Motorola Moto E40 budget smartphone launched in India with a price under Rs 10,000
“I have an open dialogue with many of the key players in the industry on the large format retail side and also with the operators. All of them are showing a lot of interest because they’re all seeing that Motorola is a highly relevant brand for Indian consumers,” Ahlqvist said.
Ahlqvist added that the company might consider the options to go to other retailers in India. The company would however continue to sell the phones online in India. Motorola s Moto G has been a bit hit in India, and managed to sold off within a few hours of its launch in India, and even Moto X has been getting high traction from users in India.
The Moto G 8GB is priced at Rs 12,499 and the 16GB variant is available Rs 13,999. The Motorola Moto X is priced at Rs 24,999.
The company left the mobile market in August 2012, after Google acquired Motorola’s mobility business for $12.5 billion, and re-entered the market in late 2013. It made a comeback in India with the Moto G through Flipkart.
On their market plans in India, Ahlqvist told the publication that “It required tough decisions in terms of reducing the number of products and business to a small number of markets but the forced change has helped it build business for the long term.