Eight months after initial release, Motorola Moto X finally lands in Australia
The Moto X further changed the landscape in how customers could order a customized device from Motorola through “Moto Maker” which is a service that enables the user to pick the type and color of back plate, to a custom message in the splash screen when it is turned on.
Parts of Europe just started getting the Moto X a couple months ago, sans Moto Maker. In technology terms, that is a long time too. Australia is next in line to get the device, also without Moto Maker. For AU$549 ($501), the Moto X will be available in black or white.
Also, users down under will only be able to buy the device in the store, not online. Given the number of devices that have been introduced and launched since the Moto X hit the scene, it is reasonable to think that some of the hype over the device has cooled a bit.
One good thing that is the Motorola Moto X runs a mostly stock Android interface which is widely popular. It also has great battery life. Those that have been reading a lot about Nexus 5 battery life may find the Moto X an attractive alternative.
Motorola Moto X
1. mr.techdude (Posts: 543; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
What took you so long, well hmmmmm.....no one ain't buying you that's for sure. In Australia apple Sammy and HTC are the most popular, moto is very bad.
5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2625; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Available in India on online stores just last week for around $400.
2. nobrainer (Posts: 16; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)
still better than Sony's android update cycle
3. Jason2k13 (Posts: 642; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
$549? people will not buy this when the S4, HTC ONE, G2 and Z1 are already near that price.
4. surethom (Posts: 257; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)
Yes but what version the very small 16gb version or the useful 32gb version.
Motorola does not want to sell many Moto X's or make more money because they only released the 16gb in the UK, & I so wanted to give them my money for the 32gb version.
6. Lt.Green (Posts: 371; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Its a year old phone, price should've depreciated by now.
9. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1379; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
I take it you didn't read the article. The X was released last August, that's 7 months or just over half of a year.
7. troutsy (Posts: 258; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
The pictures show all the beautiful color options that the moto X comes in, but the article says AU has the option of only black or white. Nice work.
8. aditya.k (Posts: 459; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
Australia is next in line? Launched in India at $400! You guys missed it?