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Motorola Moto X and DROID MAXX Dev Editions available today for $649

Motorola Moto X and DROID MAXX Dev Editions available today for $649
A bit less than one month ago, Motorola's VP of Product Management Punit Soni said that the Developer Edition of the Motorola Moto X would be made available "in days". Obviously Soni was working with bad intel, because Motorola didn't release the Developer Edition of the Moto X until today. Motorola also released the Dev Edition of the DROID MAXX as well.

Both developer edition devices will cost $649 and come with a very easily unlockable bootloader. The Moto X will come in two different models. There is the Verizon model, which is available for purchase today. And, there is the GSM variant that will be compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile which will be put on sale this Friday. Motorola notes that the version of the Moto X sold through Sprint already has an easily unlockable bootloader. 

All of the developer edition devices come with 32GB of storage and all of the features and specs you would expect from each of the phones. The Moto X is also a special edition that doesn't give you a choice of color. Instead it gives you two: woven white on the rear, and a black front plate; it also carries the Developer Edition branding on the back. 

source: Moto X Dev Edition Verizon & GSM and DROID MAXX Dev Edition

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posted on 18 Sep 2013, 18:50 1

1. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


If they wanted to sell a dev phone wouldn't it be better to have it prerooted and unlocked?

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 18:56 1

2. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


$50 more for double the memory, tempting.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 19:24

4. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


Actually! Lusting after MotoX since release. Just hoping price would drop a bit down the line, or Xperia Z1 mini comes soon! +1

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 20:11 1

6. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Exactly, I'm keeping an eye on the pricing as well. Should be some good holiday sales coming up.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 19:15 3

3. papss (Posts: 3429; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


The moto x at that price is just silly. Moto needs smacked for thinking this will sell well at that price.

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 19:29 1

5. RoyalPayne (banned) (Posts: 458; Member since: 07 Aug 2013)


I think it's just a strategy so people look at it as a premium product. It should come down considerably in 4-5 months. Also consider the fact that this phone offers customization, though not much, so prices have to be higher (consider the replacements too).

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 22:20

7. kabel (Posts: 38; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


The GSM developer edition is not available yet. I'm not sure why are they announcing it, when is not available. They look stupid now ...

posted on 18 Sep 2013, 22:45 1

8. trustory (Posts: 102; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


reread the story

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 09:30

10. kabel (Posts: 38; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


The story says that both developer editions will be available today. GSM one is not available. It says coming soon. English is not my primary language, but i know what "available today" means :)

posted on 19 Sep 2013, 00:24 2

9. projektorboy (Posts: 10; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


I plan on buying this phone. It's definitely a phone that I know I'll enjoy, and I like its performance capabilities. It's battery life will probably be the best I've ever had.

But the main reason I plan on buying this phone is the principle. Verizon needs to be told (with money, which is the only way that they'll listen) under no uncertain terms that the unlocking/dev community is a worthwhile part of their customer base. Buying these phones sends a much more direct message than idle whining on the comments of a website.

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