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Moto X dev edition and other carrier options coming "in days"

Moto X dev edition and other carrier options coming
Today, the Motorola Moto X launched on AT&T along with the Moto Maker customization tool. Moto Maker isn't expected to be released from its AT&T exclusivity until November; but, the word from Motorola's Vice President of Product Management Punit Soni is that the device will be released on other carriers in just days.

Soni sent out the word on Google+, even though the message was definitely Twitter-length. It was a short message saying, "Step 1 of rollout. Dev editions, other carrier versions rolling out in days." Although we haven't had official announcements from any other carriers, the assumption has been that the Moto X would hit Verizon and Sprint before the end of August. 

It's unclear if the "dev edition" that Soni mentions is the version that will be sold directly through the Google Play Store. We know that the Moto X will be sold in the Play Store, and that it won't be a Google Edition device. All devices sold through Google Play are sold carrier unlocked, but not necessarily bootloader unlocked as you'd want in a developer device. 

source: +Punit Soni

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posted on 23 Aug 2013, 13:13

1. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Will it be reduced price or still $600?

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 13:18

2. PootisMan (Posts: 204; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Some people are saying that the price might be in the $299 to $399 price point because of the specs it has, but I wouldn't be surprised if it costs $600.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 13:48

3. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2686; Member since: 26 May 2011)


It will most likely be $600 or so, because this is a Motorola device, not a Google device. They are being very careful about keeping that separate and not pushing any anti-competitive buttons.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 15:00 1

5. PootisMan (Posts: 204; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Yeah that's true. Oh well, I guess I'll be waiting for the next Nexus phone then :)

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 15:06

6. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


I hope the Nexus 5 is made by Motorala not LG.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 16:01

7. giggity_giggity (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


You know it is so crazy to read your comment...I totally agree, but as recently as a month or two ago I would have totally disagreed. I'm glad Motorola is doing something other than DROOOOOOOIDS and showing they can build nice hardware again.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 16:06

8. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4103; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Yeah, then people complaining about Motorola not having good specs can be quiet. Google will push Motorola to put the best specs possible in the Nexus, as Nexus devices are typically top of the line at the time of release.

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 22:57

9. forzanetti (Posts: 9; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


For $600 I'd just get HTC One GPE

posted on 23 Aug 2013, 13:51

4. roldefol (Posts: 3106; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I wouldn't expect anything below $500. Google isn't subsidizing the Moto X like it does the Nexus line.

posted on 24 Aug 2013, 03:19

10. poping (unregistered)


pls make the moto x international version a quad core with 3000mAh...

thanks...

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