The Motorola X
has captured much attention, but the latest speculation doesn't have the phone breaking new ground specs-wise. While Motorola fans might have been hoping for specs that would blow the Samsung Galaxy S4
away, the talk around the water cooler is that we are now looking at a phone that will compete with the HTC One
. Look, the HTC flagship is no 98 pound weakling to be sure, but based on these rumors, don't expect 3GB of RAM or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 aboard. And while there has been some contention about when the phone would be launched, we could see the Motorola X launch as an online exclusive in July (delayed one month from June) followed by a wider, carrier-led distribution of the phone in November. Even if the July launch is online only, we should still see the phone unveiled at Google I/O in May
As we've already reported, the Motorola X will not be customizable
although this could still be a feature for other phones before the end of the year. If there is customization at all, it could be limited to choosing from plastic
or carbon fiber
for the phone's casing along with the typical native storage and color options. Similar to HTC Get Started, purchasers of the Motorola X will be able to select ringtones, wallpapers and pre-installed apps from their computer before the phone arrives. The Motorola logo on the back is said to double as a touch-sensitive button that will start up certain commands.
Everything about this phone is in flux at this point, but we should mention that Google's smartwatch could be introduced and launched at the same time as the Motorola X.