Leaked document confirms that Verizon will launch the Motorola Moto X on August 23rd
The 16GB model will be priced at $199.99 with a signed two-year contract. The version of the phone available from carriers (other than AT&T) will not be the customized model that those purchasing the phone using the Moto Maker website can build themselves, selecting a personalized color scheme for the handset. The color of the back cover, the trim and accents of the device can be selected as well as the amount of native storage on the phone. There are 2 front colors, 18 back colors, as well as 7 accent colors to choose from.
The standardized version of the phone available from Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and U.S. Cellular will be available in Woven White or Woven Black. While AT&T customers can now choose from the same customized options available from the Moto Maker, Verizon customers will also get that opportunity later this year.
1. roldefol (Posts: 3181; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
$199 for the 16 GB version, no mention of the 32 GB? Looks to me like Verizon is forcing people into the more expensive Droid Maxx. Not that that's a bad thing, but it would be nice to have the higher storage option. The two phones may function identically, but the X is a nice, manageable size.
3. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6736; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
blame AT&T for the 32GB. as long AT&T with their greedy pockets paid too Motorola it won't be a hit if the 32GB going too be on one carrier it will never sell that's the truth. FK AT&T. And does verizon have the X PHONE? Don't they have their own line up of DROIDS with their greedy big battery pack? they don't need the X phone they have the RAZR
4. roldefol (Posts: 3181; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I'd rather have both, but Motorola seems ready to shoot itself in the foot with limited memory on all but AT&T. Offer Moto Maker and the 32 gigger on ALL carriers at launch. If they want the X to sell in huge numbers, they shouldn't have any exclusive deals. Period.
13. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)
I understand that most of the Nexus models don't have expandable memory BUT why take that same path with this phone? Smh...when will they learn? Guess that's what Google Drive is for...
2. PootisMan (Posts: 204; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)
I really hope that they release at around this same time, a Google play edition variant. That would be awesome. If it can hit the $299 to $399 price point then I am sold and will definitely be picking one up.
5. roldefol (Posts: 3181; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
If it's priced at $200 subsidized, I expect the Google Play edition at $500-600. It's simple math unfortunately.
9. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
I can't believe people are STILL holding out hope for a subsidized price...
Look at the price of the HTC One and Galaxy S4 Google editions... use logic. Done.
6. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1009; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
THIS is the phone that Verizon has been waited for. The Moto X could be the "Galaxy S3" of Motorola. I could be wrong, but the variety of colors and customization makes this phone quite popular not only within Verizon, but all of the carriers that the Moto X is going to
10. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)
But these colors and customization is only available to AT&T at launch.... Smh. They shot them selves I'm the foot with that. Exclusivity is a thing of the past for phone carriers. When will OEMs learn...
15. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1009; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
Verizon will have the same feature that AT&T has towards the end of the year..........at least that what the rumors are saying.
8. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 4167; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
$199 is far too much to charge for a phone with mid range specs.
11. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)
I know right?! And yet people will still drop that for an iPhone with out batting an eye. I'm as baffled by it as you by it.
12. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)
Lol "by it as you by it" don't know how that second "by it" made its way in there.
14. roldefol (Posts: 3181; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
"mid range specs"... so that answers my question of "what will Mxy crow about now that the Moto X exists?" And yet the X follows the iPhone hardware ethic of small size, great screen, fast GPU more than any Android to date.
16. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1009; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
which is why i compared it to the S3 when it first came out. We all know that phones shouldnt be over $200 at launch, but thats their way of getting people to buy them. I dont like it either, but i tihnk thats been their tactic for a while now