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Moto X may offer fabric, wood, and ceramic backplate options

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Moto X may offer fabric, wood, and ceramic backplate options
The potential customization options for the Motorola Moto X are starting to grow again as rumors take over. We all know that when there is too much time between releases of actual information, rumors start to get more and more absurd, so we're not too sure how much stock to put into this one. But, it may be that the Moto X will offer various materials for the backplate, including wood, fabric, and ceramic.

We have been reporting for a while now that there would be a large selection of colors available for the Moto X, and recent reports on the customization options have confirmed our earlier reports while also adding in the possibility of laser engraving options for the backplate. Now, Android and Me founder Taylor Wimberly is claiming that while plastic is the default option for the backplate, there will be other choices. 

According to Wimberly, wooden backplates will also be available when the device launches, which Wimberly says will be August 23rd. After the launch, other options for metals, ceramics, and fabrics will also supposedly become available. Wimberly also says that AT&T will be getting some sort of exclusive regarding the device, but he doesn't know what that is. 

While various materials would certainly add to the customization options, we're still in the camp of believe-it-when-we-see-it on this one. That said, a fleece backplate for the winter might not be so bad.

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posted on 12 Jul 2013, 11:19 1

1. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1627; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


That is VERY interesting....OMG I could her a teak decked phone! Awesome!

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 11:23 3

2. sniper1087 (Posts: 378; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


what? sorry I will give you the benefit of the doubt and was autocorrects fault hehe, but
i am not sure what you meant by "could her a teak decked phone".

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 11:28 5

4. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1627; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Hi love PAC ROM but the keyboard is atrocious! I meant * I could buy a teak decked phone!
Hahaha thanks for pointing out dude!

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 11:25 2

3. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6581; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I love how Motorola shows its signature sheets & teaser. Can't wait so excited.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 11:29 1

5. roldefol (Posts: 2984; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I'll take mine in hematite.

No, scratch that, too magnetic. Malachite.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 11:37

6. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1627; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Hahaha yeah you could get it in a magnetic metal so every time you want a stand for your phone or a grip just stick it to your fridge or even better a long rod of metal for better zooming!

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 11:42 1

7. roldefol (Posts: 2984; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Ooo, now there's an idea. Velcro. Just stick it to the clothing item of your choosing.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 11:43

8. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1627; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Hahaha do out with a 10inch tablet and your your very own walking talking billboard!

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 11:58

9. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


why are you adding hahaha in every comment?wats so funny?

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 12:04

10. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1627; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Just the idea of a bloke walking round with a tablet stuck to home and besides I'm in a happy mood!

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 12:09

11. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Will you still hahaha when you're in a bad mood? Hahaha just asking. :D

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 13:06

12. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1627; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


LOL...its habit so probably!

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 13:07 1

13. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


If I'm my own walking billboard, can I charge companies for ads?.... I think I found the perfect job haha

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 13:24 1

14. roldefol (Posts: 2984; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Daaamn I should've patented the Velcro thing. Now there's prior art.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 18:35

19. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6581; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Me would love carbon fiber body with a red hot Ferrari colors.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 20:48

20. apple4never (Posts: 964; Member since: 08 May 2013)


now your talking

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 13:39 2

15. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


OMG I WANT MINE TO COME IN POTATO! xD

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 13:40

16. Epicness1o1 (Posts: 211; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Full customizable like it very much

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 15:13

18. dashing123 (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Looking forward to seeing it

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 02:31

21. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2693; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Fabric and wood can burn easily, so they should come up with the prevention.

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