Motorola’s May 13 launch event: a rugged Moto G with LTE?

Motorola’s May 13 launch event: a rugged Moto G with LTE?There’s plenty going on in the world of mobile this month, with the LG G3's six-city launch event on May 27/28 inevitably setting pulses racing at the high-end of the smartphone market. QHD, baby! (Sorry.)

At the opposite end of the scale, Motorola is promising a phone that’s “Priced for all”, and it’s touching down in London on May 13. Could it be…?

Motorola’s May 13 launch invite is typically vague, but reading between the lines, this could be incredibly interesting.

“Connect more people to the world’s information and each other, and they can do great things,” suggests Motorola.

“Introducing the next smartphone from Motorola to make these connections happen. Made to last. Priced for all.”

Made to last, you say? That immediately brings to mind Motorola’s Defy series, with the first entrant laughing off dust and water way back in 2010, long before your Sony Xperia Z2 and your Samsung Galaxy S5.

We’d hoped to meet a ruggedised Moto G back in April, but the Moto G Forte turned out to be a plain old Moto G with a Grip Shell. Uhm, how is that a new phone?

As for this new thingy being “Priced for all”, the existing Moto G has had a pretty major impact on the smartphone world, offering an entirely decent handset for just £100 – a saving of more than £400 over many current flagships.

As the old saying goes: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, and really the only shortfall with the Moto G is the lack of LTE compatibility. Heck, while we’re at it, why not throw in a microSD slot?

Full story a week on Tuesday. I'm off to confirm rumours of Martin's attendance. Rumours that I just made up, right enough, but rumours nonetheless.

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