Motorola plans lower-cost phone amid weak sales of Moto X - WSJ

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Nov 11 (Reuters) - Google Inc's Motorola unit isexpected to unveil a relatively low-cost phone on Wednesday,amid weak sales of its flagship Moto X model, the Wall StreetJournal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Details of the new, cheaper Moto G leaked out over theweekend, when a version appeared on Amazon.com's UK website at aprice of 160 pounds ($260), without a contract from a cellphonecarrier. In the United States, the phone would be cheaper, thejournal reported.

The Moto G, which will be formally introduced at an event inBrazil on Wednesday, arrives amid disappointing early sales datafor the Moto X, the newspaper said. (http://link.reuters.com/fud64v)

Meanwhile, Motorola on Monday cut the U.S. price of itshigh-end Moto X with a two-year carrier contract to $100 from$200, as sales of that device have proven disappointing, thejournal said.

Motorola could not immediately be reached for comment byReuters outside of regular U.S. business hours.($1 = 0.6261 British pounds) (Reporting by Varun Aggarwal in Bangalore; Editing by SupriyaKurane)

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