Bell places the Motorola MOTOLUXE on “end of life status,” lived a short 6-months

Ian Hardy

November 17, 2012 12:37 pm


Bell Motorola MOTOLUXE:
Canadian birth: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
End of life: November 14, 2012

The smartphone lifecycle is getting shorter and shorter. Bell has officially placed the entry-level MOTOLUXE on EOL. You could possibly still find some in stores, but if not Bell is suggesting you opt for the Galaxy X 4G.

(Thanks tipster!)

  • COB

    Terrible phone.

  • Jonathan

    Terrible device. I’m a wireless retailer (The Mobile Shop) and whenever I sold one of these I felt bad. It’s laggy and slow. 8mp camera is pretty underwhelming.

  • Brad F(anboy)

    I find the timing pretty funny considering some of the sub-carriers just started holiday promotions featuring the MOTOLUXE, promotions that probably had to be approved by Bell.

  • XR999

    The fact Motorola released this utter Gingerbread fail when the HTC One V was already out with superior specs, Ice Cream Sandwich and a similar price point really shows why they have been so bad at Android over the past few years.

    Plus this phone has absolutely no future since it will never see Ice Cream Sandwich, let alone Jelly Bean whether official or CM, it’s downright slow and can’t even text consistently without an update that seems to break Wi-Fi.

  • mauricio

    was already obsolete the day it came out

  • Kid.Canada

    @Brad F – That’s probably to get rid of the remaining inventory asap.

  • Rich

    Rofl “Suggested Hardware Alternatives”
    As if someone comes in specifically asking for the “Motorola MOTOLUXE” and you need to steer them in another direction.

  • Bray

    Worst phone ever.

  • 2c

    RIP RIM!!!

  • Is this Bb10?

    Garbage phone. I don’t know why they bothered.

  • whut

    I wonder how many they sold…

  • VMobGuy

    I sold a ton of those terrible phones but hey it was great commission!

  • James

    good thing I didn’t get this phone

  • YY

    Voice Only $0, what’s your expectation?

    It is Waaaaayyyyyyy better than the Galaxy W that’s for sure

  • loom star

    told you Motorola and bell are suck in regard the android upgrade follow up ….so don’t get Motorola any more even its own by Google , doesn’t mean anything but money taker that’s all

  • loom star

    this is not hardware issue , by study that shitty the 1st gen tablet from motorola ….that Shitty Xoom…it can enroll ICS then Jelly Bean. What on earth another its own brand other phones those come after Xoom couldn’t powerful enough for the Jelly Bean upgrade. This is definitely a huge bull s**t like a liar and money taker.

  • Deranged Kitsune

    Having supported these phone for Bell, I have to agree with the chorus from above; Utterly TERRIBLE phones. I can’t say how happy I am to see them gone. What XR999 said about their failures is totally accurate.

  • OMG BASEDGOD TYBG #taskforce

    Why anyone would want this thing is beyond me.