Moto X

Dennis Woodside: custom orders are "substantial"

From an interview with Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside, Reuters reports that 100,000 Moto X devices are being shipped out of the company's Texas facility. Woodside says that this is only the beginning, and things are going according to plan.

When you set up to ramp a factory you need a plan, and we have shipment targets we need to make with our carrier partners, and where we need to be right now is 100,000 units and that's where we are.

While this number is a good bit lower than what we would see from Samsung or Apple, it's quite a number for an American assembly plant where workers are paid between $12 and $14 per hour.

Woodside wouldn't say how many phones were destined for carriers and how many were customer-direct orders from Moto Maker, but he said the number of custom orders was "substantial."

It's sounding like Motorola under Google's guidance just may become profitable again.

Source: Reuters