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Motorola X to launch July 8th for $299?

0. phoneArena 21 Jan 2013, 18:37 posted on

The eagerly awaited Motorola X is now rumored to be introduced in May at Google I/O and will actually launch on July 8th for $299 on contract; the phone will also be made available at the Google Play Store priced without a contract similar to the how the Google Nexus 4 is sold; the Motorola X is expected to launch with Key Lime Pie installed...

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posted on 21 Jan 2013, 18:37 1

1. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

"This could be the first Motorola model to debut a new Android OS build since the original Motorola DROID launched Android 2.0"

what about the motorola xoom and honeycomb?

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 18:59 6

9. T.R.O.L.L (banned) (Posts: 51; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)

This is KeyLimePie, this should be much smoother than WP8, cause the framerates on JB are on par with iOS, so I'm thinking will KLP be above 100 FPS, cause WP8 rates are at 90FPS.....?

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 19:10 1

10. bucky (Posts: 3031; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

Frame rates on par luls

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 19:14 2

13. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

The quote uses motorola phone not model.
Xoom obviously isnt a phone.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 19:19

15. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Unless the quote got changed...it does say phone. But you are right about the Xoom and Honeycomb.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 20:03 1

53. T.R.O.L.L (banned) (Posts: 51; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)

Yea cool, it's sometimes fun, I agree, true ™®©

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 19:33 2

22. papss (unregistered)

So because you say "should" then it must be true.. You would have to go three updates from now to be that smooth

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 19:35

25. T.R.O.L.L (banned) (Posts: 51; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


posted on 21 Jan 2013, 19:37

28. papss (unregistered)

Hey I'm just playing your game man

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 19:39 2

31. half_21 (Posts: 44; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)

Yes frames rate of jb are 'almost' on par, but still occasional lags are still present way more than what ios has...As much as i want my JB devices to be better than apple's i'm afraid it is still not..yes my android devices are much cooler than ios...but u got to give it to apple when it comes to OS, their UI sucks though

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 19:45

37. T.R.O.L.L (banned) (Posts: 51; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)

I think or is it the way its been written, Java?

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 19:55 2

47. T.R.O.L.L (banned) (Posts: 51; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)

Where's chaoticrazor PAPSS?

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 19:59 1

51. papss (unregistered)

I have no idea.. Never met or know him.. I'd rather mess with you.. Far more fun don't you think? I don't get quite as worked up

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 22:58 1

78. shnibz (Posts: 370; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)

It says "Motorola Phone" dude.the xoom isn't a phone

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 18:41 9

2. datsyuk (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)

"The phone will come with a locked bootloader via Big Red, although you can get it unlocked at a price of $15 a month."

Uhhhh what? Lmao what a joke if that's true. Watch Google offer it for $300 off contract through the Play Store too haha.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 20:03 2

54. theo14461 (unregistered)

Right, what a joke that Verizon would charge an ongoing $15/month. Greedy Verizon!! What a rip-off company.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 21:22 1

74. 14545 (Posts: 1667; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

No kidding. I mean WTF? 15 dollars a month for the "luxury" of a small bit of code to unlock my phone one time, which then kills my warranty? Then I have to pay 300 dollars and sign my life away for two years? Damn, that's some crap right there. I'm done with big sleezy red. And I'm not even one of those people who gets mad at a company for making money. But seriously? Who in the fonk would buy that? Oh, and then on top of all that, they would be allowed to kick us off our unlimited data.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 18:41 1

3. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

This is very interesting... if the phone is going to be offered on Google Play, does that mean it could be a GSM device also?

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 18:44 6

4. ckoch125 (Posts: 192; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Ill buy through google. $15 a month for Verizon to unlock it and $300 on contract. No thanks Verizon

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 20:04 2

57. theo14461 (unregistered)

No Thanks is Right!! Verizon would do anything to get your money!!

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 18:48 6

5. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

And once again, if this is true, Verizon seeks to completely f**k up a good thing. I'll buy mine unlocked through Google if it's available that way. Maybe I can talk to the powers that be about getting Best Buy to flip the bird to the carriers and ink a deal to offer the unlocked X. It's been frustrating not being able to offer the Nexus line in store.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 20:03

55. HTCOE (Posts: 635; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)

this will be one of those phone where you would say' "should've been a Nexus"

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 20:08

60. T.R.O.L.L (banned) (Posts: 51; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


posted on 21 Jan 2013, 20:34 3

65. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

I don't think it's that huge of a deal Sniggly. Verizon isn't forcing you to use their services.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 20:35 1

66. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

I think Google should open Google Play retail stores for the Nexus line when it expands a bit, along with some Motorola devices. I would apply there, it would be nice to work for Google.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 20:43

68. T.R.O.L.L (banned) (Posts: 51; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)

Wow Mxyzptlk with 2 greens, thumbs up....!™

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 20:44

70. T.R.O.L.L (banned) (Posts: 51; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)

Mxyzptlk which phones did you own, and use know?

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 22:47

76. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)

Sniggly, I usually agree with you bro, but here I'll have to disagree. If this phone isn't a Nexus, then what will be the big deal about it? The specs will have to be monstrous to charge the $299 on contract, and if that is what the contract price is, I wouldn't expect this phone to sell for less than $600 off, probably more, especially with an unlocked bootloader.

I think some people on here look for reasons to go out of their way to bash Verizon. As of now, all of this is simply speculation, so no reason for anyone to get their panties in a bunch. Verizon isn't perfect, but what carrier is?

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 23:50

80. MikeG77 (Posts: 414; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)

You are correct in your statement that no carrier is perfect but Sniggly has a point. Verizon consistently goes out of there way to screw us over.

For example no new every 2, 1 yr pricing is gone, no unlimited data unless you buy at retail/eBay, bootloaders are all locked down, stupid amounts of bloatware, slow as dirt update process, $30 upgrade fee, horrible branding of there devices ie galaxy note 2 home button, family share plans......I can keep going.

Now they have the nerve to possibly charge someone $15 a month for the bootloader to be unlocked. If i buy my phone straight up i shouldn't have to pay an additional $360. I'm all for Verizon making money but we as consumers have to draw a line and say "enough is enough".

Yes you are right all of is this is a rumor but Verizon has established a very good track record of making very poor decisions that supposedly benefit the customer but it really only benefits them.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 02:42

81. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

oh gosh, i would too! i wish i could just get a job at Verizon or T-Mobile or something. i usually have more phone knowledge than like everybody in the stores. i just can't get my foot through the door. T.T

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