Motorola is selling a cheap smartphone in the U.S. more than a month early

Motorola will start selling a cheap smartphone in the U.S. more than a month ahead of schedule.

The company says it was able to produce the Moto G phones faster than expected.  The U.S. launch was initially planned for January but it's going on sale the first week of December.

The phone starts at $179 without a contract.  That compares with $600 or more that typically costs for high-end phones without traditional two-year service agreements.

With the Moto G, Motorola is trying to offer a device that is closer to what's currently available on leading high-end phones, although it won't work on the faster 4G LTE networks.

Motorola is owned by Google Inc.

The Moto G has already launched in Brazil and parts of Europe.

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