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  1. BigRedNole

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    OK, I am 100% for anything made in the USA and willing to pay a little more for it. However, I am not sure that this phone really is made in the USA or is it just partially assembled in the USA?

    1. The US does not have the manufacturing infrastructure of Taiwan, China, and others.
    2. The chips, boards, processors etc. are all made overseas

    So, my question is whether this is a truly "Made in the USA" product or if pallets of pre-assembled parts come from China and someone in the US just sticks the colored back plate and buttons on it?
     

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    Reporters are using "made in the USA" in their interviews. Googarola clearly states that these are "Assembled in the USA". All this means is there are a bunch of people making minimum wage to snap colors on the phones that are made with nearly slave labor in China.
     
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    We don't know where the main chips are being made.

    Samsung is producing this class of processor for their phones in Texas.

    And I've been to the major semiconductor fabs.

    A lot of these parts come from Taiwan - and the conditions are not slave labor at all.

    I believe that there's a legal requirement for percentage of parts and assembly to qualify for the Made in the USA label.

    And - we manufacturer a lot right here in the USA, our chip foundries are going very strong and growing.
     
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    There was a special on the news about the manufacturing of the x and many of the parts are made here in the US.
     
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    Wished I'd have seen that!
     
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    Gorilla Glass is made by Corning and their manufacturing plant is about 1-2 hour drive from me.
     
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    I could really go for a Moto video, the making of the X right about now.
     
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    I am looking for a video or article to post from the news broadcast.

    Still looking
     
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    I'd love to see more American-made (or at least American-assembled) products. Every little bit helps :)
     
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    so you are still finding a negative to bringing 2000 jobs back stateside and more to come in the future?

    we have enough jobs in the USA that are NOT minimum wage, what this country NEEDS is THIS type of job to employee the homeless and those who are not qualified for higher pay grades. this is a FANTASTIC move for motorola and I am going to %100 support its price. its a GREAT device for the same price as other GREAT to good devices...

    and its not just colors its all parts, I think i read back when moto announced this plant in ft worth that they were saying works were assembling up to 100 pieces per device, some made stateside some made over seas.
     
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    Exactly, not everyone can work for Microsoft, Google, Boeing, Lockheed Martin or General Dynamics or whatever. :)

    It's probably no worse than serving in McDonald's, I'm sure enough Americans already do that.

    Even if it is a crappy minimum wage assembly job, they're still paying taxes and buying things in the US, and thus contributing to the US economy rather than China.
     
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    I heard pay at the factory was in the $10-11 dollar range. So nearly 50% better than minimum in Tx
     
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