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Motorola May Reveal Moto E on May 13

If you've been on the edge of your seat for Motorola to announce its Moto E smartphone, you may be able to breathe a sigh of relief. A teaser from the company's Indian Twitter feed suggests that big news is in store for May 13, and the recently leaked Moto E phone seems a likely contender for the subject of the reveal.

Motorola's Indian Twitter account (@MotorolaIndia, unsurprisingly enough) is less than a day old. "The big reveal is just one night away," it promises, appending the #GoodByeOldPhone and #May13 hashtags. The appearance of multiple colored backs makes us wonder if Motorola will make this smartphone customizable along the lines of the Moto X.

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Other tweets display photos of a feature phone kicking back in an old-fashioned recliner, and a rocket ship lifting off. The account is also in close cooperation with Indian tech store Flipkart, which promises a "new smartphone" and a "new Moto" interchangeably tomorrow.

Between leaks on Motorola's Mexican Facebook page and Brazilian retailer Fast Shop, consumers already know that a smartphone called the Moto E is on its way to shelves soon. This device will be slightly more conservative than the bestselling Moto G and Moto X phones. The Android-powered Moto E will sport a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch screen and only 4GB internal storage. Few other specs are currently known.

Fans hoping for a more substantial reveal at Motorola's May 13 event in London may be disappointed, but wowing technophiles with the latest advancement in smartphone tech doesn't seem to be Motorola's goal this time around. An ad for the event promises a device to "make [connections] happen. Made to last. Priced for all." A budget smartphone with an Indian demographic in mind sounds like a perfect fit for the description.

There's no word on if this smartphone will be coming to the states. And since we already have the Moto G for a budget model, that may be for the best.

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