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Motorola Atrix HD to skip KitKat, customers getting $100 discount on the 2014 Moto X

Motorola Atrix HD

Motorola and AT&T have officially given up on the Atrix HD handset which was launched just under three years ago. Although the smartphone was said to be getting Android 4.4 initially, the company backtracked on that promise and has now mentioned that users will not be seeing that update after all, meaning that the smartphone will be stuck on Jelly Bean till the end of its days.

However to make up for this, the company has cleverly decided to offer a $100 discount on the 2014 Moto X smartphone or the Motorola Whisper Bluetooth headset. The Atrix HD belongs to the generation of Motorola smartphones where software customization was still being considered. But after briefly going under Google’s wing, Motorola decided to go stock Android instead and it has reaped great rewards for the company.

The company is offering this $100 discount only on the Pure Edition Moto X, which starts at $499. This means that Atrix HD users can get the Pure Edition Moto X for as little as $399, which is an excellent deal considering that they own a nearly outdated handset. The Motorola Whisper on the other hand can be had for as little as $49.99 as it usually retails for $149.99. The discounts will be offered to the customers in the form of a coupon code.

Note that the Developer Edition Atrix HD is exempt from this promotion.

Any takers?

Source: Motorola

Via: Droid Life

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  1. This isn’t an “apology”…this is a scam…Motorola’s version of Apple’s “Antenna-gate”. Just as Apple knew, well in advance (this has already been proven, via documents leaked to the public by the engineer who discovered, and reported, the problem during the late phases of the development stage), and consulted their own attorneys before proceeding, chances are, Motorola did a similar thing. It’s all about the “almighty dollar”, and tech companies ideas as to how to ‘force’ customers into purchasing new products. This reminds me of several years ago, when HTC had promised that the latest Android upgrade (I no longer remember the version number) would be made available for the HTC Hero. Shorty before the previously-scheduled release date, they stepped back, claiming that the latest version of Android had minimum requirements that exceeded the abilities of the Hero. This was, as many discovered, a lie, as CyanogenMod released an update that was not only not stock, but which included many additions, which, obviously, increased the minimum requirements…and the HTC Hero ran just fine. Motorola is doing the exact same thing here.

    I’m not picking on any one company here – Apple & Samsung have been doing this for several years, through the annual releases of their iPhones, iPads, Galaxy S & Note handsets, and Galaxy tablets. It’s sad to see what’s become of companies. This is not to say that companies haven’t always been a bit “greedy”…it’s just that, since the early-to-mid 1980s, these companies (especially tech companies, and, to an even greater degree, certain tech companies) have become increasingly more greedy. Using just one company as a perfect example, look at Apple, and the stockpile of cash they have. They could easily afford to buy several small countries…not companies, but actual countries.

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