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Motorola Moto X announcement set for August 1st with "No Stage. No Crowds."

0. phoneArena 19 Jul 2013, 15:37 posted on

We finally have an official date for the announcement of the hotly expected Motorola Moto X. Motorola has sent out press invites for a private event that will be held in New York City on August 1st. But, here's the interesting bit: this won't be a big public spectacle like we've seen for Samsung, Apple, and even Google Nexus device announcements. Instead, Motorola is promising "No Stage. No Crowds."...

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posted on 19 Jul 2013, 15:44 12

1. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


ugh the samsung one was so painful...

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 20:38 3

21. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6389; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


not too mention that AWFUL BRODWAY CRAP they put on.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 20:42 1

23. MistB (Posts: 571; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Awful, but not as awful as this is starting to sound as a product with such a weak battery and just in general the entire Motorola lineup.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 20:50 2

44. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6389; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Not going too hear anything bout the battery life till Aug 1st for FULL CONFIRM SPECS.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 16:46

45. vandroid (Posts: 262; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Some people just don't take rumors with a grain of salt.. Morons

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 15:45

2. apple4never (Posts: 944; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Sweet hope the specs are what we wanted cant wait for the customize able options too

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 15:46

3. Altair (Posts: 324; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Well, who cares about googlerolla moto anyway? Last thing they showed us, was covered with a snake skin, a washing machine and other ugly things. Not to mention another row of icons.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 15:58 3

4. Shatter (Posts: 2019; Member since: 29 May 2013)


It might be a worthwhile nexus 4 upgrade if they sell it on the google store.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 20:16 4

20. Peter98 (Posts: 119; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Actually don't you guys see the Moto X at bottom-right corner?

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 20:50

24. Daftama (Posts: 563; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Haha don't like the headset jack looks like a sweet design

posted on 24 Jul 2013, 00:57

46. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2592; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Don't you see its also in LHS center?

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 15:59 12

5. roldefol (Posts: 2859; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


How is anyone supposed to take your comment seriously when we can't even make out what you're referring to? Snakeskin? A washing machine? I'm thoroughly confused.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 16:55 5

8. smallworld (Posts: 438; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Was going to upvote and then I saw that WP profile picture of yours...

Can't. Endorse. WP.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 16:35 1

6. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6389; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I'm very excited for the X phone. Love the fact that you can customize your own phone luster it's made in America not China. Will buy one when it launches. And I'll choose either fire red or a orange color.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 16:40

7. HASHTAG (unregistered)


Well it's not made in America either.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 17:03 1

9. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


Are you referring to the Moto X? Because it is made in America. That's one of the "big hooks" of the Moto X.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 17:46

11. HASHTAG (unregistered)


It's assembled in America, not made. Two different meanings.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 19:45

16. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


Dude... What kind of bullsh!t are you talking about? I can refer you to a dozen sites that state the phone is "MADE IN AMERICA". And fyi... "If something is "made" somewhere or "assembled", it's the same thing.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 19:55

17. 8logic (Posts: 130; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


hes right, in that the internal parts are probably made over sea since we don't have the plants here at the "moment"; but any part or assembly here in the us is a big help!

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 20:39

22. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6389; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


ok Assemble in America not MADE IN AMERICA.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 07:02

35. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


Motorola Mobility
Motorola Motorola Mobility 18 Jul
Yep. This guy is building exactly what you think he is. Designed by you. Assembled in the USA. pic.twitter.com/U9fhJRDmmM

So you mean to tell me that this picture Tweeted by @Motorola of a guy in their Texas facility BUILDING the Moto X is not in America?

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 21:22

27. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3997; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Motorola's official statements say "assembled in the USA."

Assembled and made are two different things. The parts of the device can be made over seas, be shipped to the USA, and be assembled there.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 05:18

34. boosook (Posts: 983; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


That's better than "designed in California" used by Apple, at least it is assembled in the us, and find me another manufacturer who can say the same. Keep in mind that assembling is the only thing they can do, since the components are manufactured in Asia and US does not have the factories to build those high tech components anymore, so they have no chance. They did what they could, and it's still better than what the others do.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 07:04

36. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


Motorola Mobility
Motorola Motorola Mobility 18 Jul
Yep. This guy is building exactly what you think he is. Designed by you. Assembled in the USA. pic.twitter.com/U9fhJRDmmM

So you mean to tell me that this Tweet sent out by @Motorola of a guy in their Texas facility BUILDING the Moto X is not in America?

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 13:17

39. HASHTAG (unregistered)


DigitalJedi, just stop. You don't get the point.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 17:21 1

40. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3997; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


You don't get it. They are assembling the Moto X in the USA, that's true. But I can bet that most of the parts they are assembling together were manufactured over seas. There is a difference between "made" and "assembled."

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 17:17 2

10. sarge77 (Posts: 202; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


You know moto is the only company going backwards they take forever making new phones everyones going quad but they sport duallies.. This new phone is only a fraction faster than the moto droid MAXX HD which sport a 1.5ghz dual core. I do admit build quality is there great antenna on my photon but man your making me go to HTC which is another great phone for build quality and better antenna like moto.. Not impressed

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 18:55

12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5589; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


you really think you know what you're talking about huh?

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 19:06

14. dynamo.one (Posts: 62; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)


Exactly, they should put a quad core at least. i'm really excited about the moto x but the ultra is going to be a step behind the competition.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 19:58

19. 8logic (Posts: 130; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


well, true that its running a dual core, but according to another post, they went with the dual core because its optimize for clear pixel. i personally dont mind, since my nexus running dual core feels slicker than my htc one

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 21:19 1

26. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3997; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The Moto X is a LOT faster than the Maxx HD. Not because of the higher clocked CPU, but because the Adreno 320 is the best GPU on a phone today, and can only be replaced by the Adreno 330 in the Snapdragon 800.

CPU power has become negligible now in daily performance. All we need are powerful GPUs to support intensive mobile gaming on high resolution displays because any current processor, dual or quad core, can handle anything we throw at them with a proper GPU.

Also, this isn't even Motorola's flagship. The Droid Ultra is rumored to have a Snapdragon 800, which will undoubtedly be the most powerful SoC to be released this year along with the new Exynos 5 Octa that will be announced soon.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 18:58

13. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5589; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


oh yessss! this is the event i'm excited about!
i got me a little $180 Razr M today for me to use tempoarily (it was brand new too, like still in the plastic and everything) so i can give the Note II to my dad. when i get something else though i'll give this Razr M to my gf. i may decide to do the Edge program but i'm still thinking about it.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 19:22

15. omarr (banned) (Posts: 149; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


The girls are holding a white and black Moto X

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 19:57

18. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5589; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


huh...didn't even notice that. o:

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 21:12

25. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3997; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The black version doesn't look all that great to be honest. The white one that Eric Schmidt was caught with looked a lot better than the leaked black versions.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 21:27

28. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5589; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


mmm, i'll have to take better looks at them.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 11:23

38. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5589; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


the black presser looks pretty damn good actually. o:

i'll probably get black with a different color spine.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 18:00

41. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3997; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The press render does look nice, a lot better than the earlier leaked pics like this;

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Fully-assembled-Motorola-Moto-X-leaks-all-black_id45184

If I were to get the Moto X, I would probably get the black version with a metal or Kevlar back plate and a white spine. Or maybe white with a gray spine? I hope Motorola gives us a lot of choice with this

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 18:38

42. NexusPhan (Posts: 463; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Thats the international dual-SIM variant that will be released later and only in international markets. I've pointed that out many, many times in the comments. Droid-Life was the only website that actually listed to me. PA just kept on churning the incorrect rumors.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 19:07

43. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3997; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Ok? That doesn't change the fact that it doesn't look good.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 22:43

29. Sup3r (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


I wonder if the MAXX battery will be an option

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 22:55 1

30. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5589; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


probably. it'll need a lot of power for the always on mode. that'll probably be a very Motorola specific advantage.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 23:14

31. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


I'm excited, will most likely be getting this when it comes out. I hate my S4. The white one looks very appealing.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 23:42

32. persikon (Posts: 29; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


I thought it was an "Urban Outfitters" poster... XP

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 00:32 1

33. gust3r3u (Posts: 80; Member since: 11 Apr 2013)


3 girls and 1/3 guy in the picture apparently the phone is for chicks , to no surprise because the phone always listens to you like no guy does , no manual focus just tap to take picture like no geek does , the perfect girl phone , i expect it to come in many colours and textures , where is my honami ...

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 07:09

37. troutsy (Posts: 257; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


What I take from this picture--It's a phone for girls.

I. am. disappointed.

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