For what it's worth, Motorola is an American company that made its phones in suburban Chicago long after other phone makers were having their made by political prisoners and children in Communist China. I knew a guy, a customer of my best friend, who worked at the Motorola plant, making those iconic flip-phones. I suppose it means a lot more when you know someone, hear the stories, and when you drive by the factory you say to yourself "that's where my phone came from!" (Sadly, that's no longer the case.) I like ASUS too. My primary workstation and a number of servers were built on ASUS motherboards. My secondary (Windows) workstation is a store bought ASUS tower PC. My laptop, netbook and tablet are all ASUS machines. I didn't set out to buy ASUS when I bought any of these; they beat the competition fair and square. But as a US citizen who doesn't have the kind of money it takes to move to another country, I'd rather invest in domestic industry in the hope that the US might turn around in time to give me a life worth living as I get older and less able to fend for myself alone. I have to have faith that Google and Motorola can come up with products that are at least as attractive as those designed by our free Chinese (Taiwanese) friends because I don't have much choice.