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BRIEF: Motorola launches new Moto E smartphone

May 13, 2014

Chicago Tribune



May 13--Motorola on Tuesday unveiled its new Moto E smartphone, an Android phone with a 4.3-inch display priced at $129 without a contract, $50 cheaper than the popular Moto G.

Lower-priced smartphones are in high demand in emerging countries like India and China, allowing more customers to access the latest in hand-held computing. Apple launched the iPhone 5C, designed for those markets, late last year.

The Moto E features a built in FM radio, microSD slot to expand memory, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor with dual-core CPU and 1GB RAM.

The Moto E's look can be changed with interchangeable backs -- called Motorola Shells -- allowing a user to access more than 20 color and design combinations.

Moto E will be available in 40 countries over the next few weeks.

Motorola also introduced Tuesday an upgraded version of its Moto G featuring 4G LTE. That new version is priced at $219. The original Moto G is still available for $179 without a contract.

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