It seems that some 1,000 contest winners in India who thought that they managed to win the latest Nexus 7 (2013 model) thanks to KitKat India were disappointed, especially after they were on the receiving end of the regular Nexus 7 – sans 2013, of course. Needless to say, there was plenty of winner rage if you ever saw one, and Nestle claimed that the Nexus 7 (2013) was not available during the time when the contest ended, which was a pretty fair explanation, actually.
After all, it is not as though the folks over at Nestle are involved in making consumer electronics, but rather, they are a confectionary company. This is definitely an oversight of sorts on their part, although legally speaking, they are correct in saying that the Nexus 7 (2013) was unavailable at the time when the contest period was over. Good thing that Nestle has a far bigger heart, and the company has decided to replace the older Nexus 7 with the Nexus 7 (2013) model, even giving out instructions to those who have already collected the Nexus 7. That is definitely a nice public relations coup, and I am quite sure that the winners would continue to snack on some delicious KitKat for many more years to come, don’t you think so? [Facebook Page]
Sometimes, nature likes to throw a spanner in the works, and despite all of the technological achievements that we have made so far, any one of them would still pale in comparison to the kind of fury that nature can kick up. Having said that, there are certain quarters who claim that the Moto X as well as Moto G orders of theirs have not yet shipped or are delayed, not to mention the Moto Maker website pointing to a shipping time of 13 days. Is there a very good reason for this seemingly unprecedented delay? Motorola has been approached about this matter, and apparently, the blame lies solely due to Winter Storm Dion that has caused more than its fair share of trouble in Texas.
It seems that Motorola’s manufacturing/shipping facility happens to be located in Fort Worth, Texas, which fell under the tempest of Winter Storm Dion over the weekend. Motorola mentioned this about the storm, “Unfortunately a winter storm is causing hazardous conditions in Fort Worth, where our factory is located. Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our team members, as well as providing the highest level of service to our customers. We are taking steps to make up any lost time, but we anticipate some delays.”
It would have been nice to see Motorola update their customers ASAP once the storm hit and they made such a decision though.