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Sprint announces Moto X coming this summer for $199

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Sprint announces Moto X coming this summer for $199
We have known for a while that the Motorola Moto X would be launching on all four major carriers in the U.S. as well as some of the larger regional carriers like U.S. Cellular. With today's announcement, Motorola did mention that the device would cost $199 on contract through carriers, but left it up to the carriers themselves to announce when the device would launch.

So far, no carrier has given a specific date, and Sprint doesn't seem to want to jump the gun in that regard either. In its official announcement for the X, Sprint simply says that the device will launch "this summer". And since Motorola already said the device would be launching later this month or possibly in early September on some carriers, a frame of "this summer" doesn't help to narrow down the window at all. 

The device will run on Sprint's growing LTE network, which currently only reaches 151 markets around the U.S. If you want more info on the Sprint release, you can sign up on the carrier's info page for the X. 

source: Sprint Moto X via Sprint

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posted on 01 Aug 2013, 14:48 4

1. HASHTAG (unregistered)


I hate Sprint! That's all I gotta say.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 14:50 1

2. Commentator (Posts: 2433; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


+1 for utilizing your right to free speech! 'Murrica!

Man, I'm all over the place today...

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 19:50

13. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6575; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


well at least their getting the X PHONE just be happy MOTOROLA will be available for every carrier

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 07:13

16. HASHTAG (unregistered)


True, but when Sprint says "coming this summer" it literally means very later in the summer. Samsung Ativ S Neo, Blackberry Q10?

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 13:12

17. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Well, doesn't summer only span from June-August? Which means it will launch within the month.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 15:11

22. roldefol (Posts: 2971; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Summer ends Sept. 22 in my hemisphere.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 15:36

25. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Well I was talking about the U.S since Sprint is a carrier based in the U.S.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 16:00

26. roldefol (Posts: 2971; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I was trying to be clever; I live in the US. :) Summer is 21 June - 22 Sept.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 16:21

27. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Those are astronomical seasons, I was referencing meteorological seasons. I'm a very literal person, cleverness usually goes past me :)

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 14:51 5

3. Birds (Posts: 1001; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


200$? For that mess? I can see if it was an iPhone...watered down specs for a premium price is acceptable for Apple but no an android OEM...-_-

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 14:53 2

4. Commentator (Posts: 2433; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


It probably has something to do with being manufactured in the 'States, combined with the sheer amount of customization. the 500+ possibilities have got to take a major toll on Motorola's logistics.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 14:59 2

6. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


'Murica doesn't have that cheap labor like China does.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 19:04

12. GeekMovement (Posts: 1505; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Sheer amount of customization for AT&T.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 14:59 3

7. jdoee100 (Posts: 305; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


What happened to $300~350 off contract price?? I thought Moto X would be a huge hit for them, but with price like that it has no chance of competing against Samsung. None. Very disappointing price. Non-competitive hardware and non-competitive price. That's two strikes already.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 15:08 2

10. jdoee100 (Posts: 305; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Motorola should have told us about low price rumor being false before this, it's a big disappointment for many people.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 14:58 3

5. JEverettnow (Posts: 202; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


I thought this phone was going to be under $300 off contract

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 15:03

8. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


If off contract price is more than $350-400 then it is a flop !! ....then customers will simply by S4 or One ...its simple as that ...

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 04:58

29. Angelface77 (Posts: 32; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)


Moto will win this battle this year. No one is doing what they are doing. Learn about tech.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 15:03

9. Johnnokia (Posts: 523; Member since: 27 May 2012)


With that price .... Epic fail.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 15:18

11. roldefol (Posts: 2971; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Pricing does matter. $200 is too high for the standard, non-customized (Sprint-Verizon-TMo) version. For that price or less, you can get an HTC One with 1080 display and double the storage. I know that "Assembled in the USA" adds to the cost, but unless the full price is $700, that shouldn't make a difference. $100-150 at most.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 13:16

18. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Apparently T-Mo will get the customized version, as long as you buy it through Motorola's website. This is what I was hoping for, that AT&T will be the only "carrier" exclusive, as in you can only customize it through AT&T's stores, but you can still customize it through Motorola's website for different carriers. If you saw the Moto Maker demo PA did, at the very end it asks you to choose your carrier, meaning multiple carriers are supported for Moto Maker.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 15:05

19. roldefol (Posts: 2971; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


That would be good, but that's not how it was presented. I don't think you can customize anywhere in-store, but they could put up a kiosk for it. And it sounds like the Moto Maker web site will be an AT&T exclusive for some time (3-ish months) and then they'll add the carrier drop-down. And in that intervening time, Verizon will sell you a Droid, T-Mo will try to sell you an Xperia Z, and Sprint... well, they've a ton of iPhones to move or they're in trouble.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 15:08

20. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


T-Mobile already stated that it will not sell the Moto X in their own stores, but you will have to go through Motorola to buy it, which means through Moto Maker. T-Mobile will have the Moto X with all the other carriers, they just won't sell it themselves until later, but it will be available for sale through Motorola.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/T-Mobile-We-wont-sell-the-Motorola-Moto-X-in-our-stores-at-first_id46014

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 15:13

23. roldefol (Posts: 2971; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I guess we'll have to see on launch day. It sounded to me like Moto Maker would be AT&T only, but you could order a "standard" X through motorola.com on other carriers.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 15:36

24. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


That's what Motorola made it sound like, but apparently T-Mobile (through PA) said otherwise.

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 19:51

14. papss (unregistered)


I would buy it just because its not made in china

posted on 01 Aug 2013, 23:18

15. threeline (Posts: 257; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


I got no problem paying or paying extra for a product made in good ole "Murrica!! Because I know I am paying some American an honest wage for him or her to feed and clothe their families with dignity! No one wants hand outs or to depend on some other service for food/shelter! Americans like to work but will not work for less than they deserve and we should not support companies that outsource their labor just make all of their profit of their US sales.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 15:10

21. roldefol (Posts: 2971; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Unfortunately, not a lot of 'Murricans are willing to pay more for competitive goods. Witness the success of Wal-Mart, Kohl's, etc... all on overseas-made goods.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 04:55

28. Angelface77 (Posts: 32; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)


This device is the best ever. It will feel better on the hands, fast and pretty cool features.

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