Motorola Moto X and DROID MAXX Dev Editions available today for $649
0. phoneArena 18 Sep 2013, 18:45 posted on
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...
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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?
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
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.
3. papss (Posts: 2922; 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.
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).
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 ...
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 :)
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.