We've know about Motorola's plan to release a cheaper version of its customizable Moto X for emerging and prepaid markets for a while now. Lately, indications that the launch of the devices will take place soon are many and coming from each and every direction. For example, we already have some indication of the price that we can expect the Motorola DVX to cost off-contract, and we even know that Republic Wireless will be offering it as soon as October.
The Motorola DVX, while bearing a visual resemblance to the Moto X, differs from it in more regards than just price. For starters, the design is similar, but also slightly different, in the sense that it's flatter (and cheaper-looking) and features some re-arrangements. Moreover, while the Moto X can easily be crowned as the current champion of customization, the lower-cost Motorola DVX will likely not feature the same berth of customization options, with one exception – interchangeable backplates. Until now we've only seen two color options for those – pink and green – but this has changed today. A new snap, showing a black and a white option, has been posted on the Weibo (China's Twitter-equivalent) profile of the same Motorola enthusiast that leaked the initial two plates.
Interchangeable backplates are, obviously, nothing innovative or new, though it's nice to see that Motorola is looking into ways to differentiate itself, and so what if it's taking a page from phone's history.
Motorola DVX's swappable panels