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Motorola A Hit In India With 1 Million Smartphones Sold This Year

by Jacob Kleinman | July 10, 2014July 10, 2014 9:00 pm PST

Moto G, Motorola Logo, Closeup

Motorola struggled to find success with its flagship Moto X, but the company may have found a hit with its cheaper Moto E and Moto G smartphones. According to a new report from The Times of India, the phone-maker has already sold 1 million handsets since re-launching in India five months ago.

Even more impressive, those one million smartphones were all sold by one Indian company, Flipkart. Motorola may have even surpassed Nokia, which controlled four percent of the country’s market earlier this year. “We believe these sales figures should put Motorola among the top five mobile brands in the country,” said Flipkart co-founder and CEO Sachin Bansal.

Motorola took a fresh run at the quickly growing Indian mobile market earlier this year after entering into an exclusive relationship with Flipkart, and clearly the decision has paid off. The Moto G was Motorola’s first smartphone to launch in the country, quickly selling more than 20,000 units in just 15 minutes. There’s no word on how well the Moto X and Moto E each fared, though we’re guessing the cheaper Moto E may have been a hit as well.

Times of India

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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