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T-Mobile: We won't sell the Motorola Moto X in our stores at first

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T-Mobile: We won't sell the Motorola Moto X in our stores at first
T-Mobile customers dream of the day when the Motorola Moto X is launched so that they can go into the store and pick up a standardized version of the phone. Might as well go back to sleep, because this can only be a dream anyway, at least for now. Published reports on Friday have a T-Mobile executive saying that the carrier will not directly sell Motorola's new handset at its stores, even though the device is compatible with the carrier's network.

T-Mobile's Chief Marketing Officer Mike Sievert said that customers of the nation's fourth largest carrier looking to buy the Moto X will have to do so "through Motorola's channels," which means using the Moto Maker web site and ordering a customized version of the phone. Sievert said that any information about the Moto X being offered directly by T-Mobile at its retail locations will come at a future date.

While those ordering the phone from the Moto Maker site will be able to customize the color of the rear cover, trim and accents for the phone, those buying the model directly from a carrier will have the choice of purchasing a standardized model in black or white. And while the phone will not immediately be available at T-Mobile stores. Sievert did leave the door open for the Moto X to be available directly from the carrier at a later date.

"The Moto X optimized for T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network will initially be available through Motorola’s channels. We do not plan to stock Moto X devices immediately in our stores but are working closely with Motorola to make the Moto X a great experience for T-Mobile customers. Any news about distribution in our stores would come at a later date."-Mike Sievert,CMO, T-Mobile

source: AllThingsD

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posted on 02 Aug 2013, 09:42 9

1. avasponge (Posts: 40; Member since: 03 May 2012)


At least T-Mobile gets the customizable versions

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 09:52 3

2. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3935; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Yes! We have Moto Maker!

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 10:14 3

3. louisnvrr (Posts: 5; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Really considering returning my HTC One to get the Motorola X. Decisions decisions decisions

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 10:47 5

4. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2116; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


The Moto X sounds to me like a solid device that like everyone has mentioned, may be a little overpriced for what you're getting. I wouldn't call it hugely overpriced though. I've already decided on the Note 3, but I will be giving Moto Maker a try when it's up & running just to see what my Moto X would look like.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 12:11 1

5. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3935; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Well, I think we all knew that being made in the U.S would increase costs, but something good about it is that they guarantee it to be at your door within 4 days of placing the order (if the certain colors you picked are in stock). Even so, I think it is a little overpriced, it would be better off at $100-150 on contract and $450-525 unlocked.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 13:16 2

6. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2116; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


That sounds in line with what I was thinking. There are definitely a lot of premium things about this phone. Just not enough for it to be getting full flagship pricing.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 13:27 2

7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3935; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Agreed. The near stock experience, customization, fast delivery, and quick updates are nice, but not quite enough for that price. If the new camera tech is all it's hyped up to be and the battery life is excellent, it will help to justify the cost.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 15:07 2

8. Shatter (Posts: 1979; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Its on par/beating the s4 in a lot of benchmarks.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 17:09 2

9. quakan (Posts: 1156; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


It isn't made in the US, it's ASSEMBLED in the US. They're trying to get into the pockets of patriots.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 17:14 3

10. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3935; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I've been through that argument a lot. I know it's assembled in the U.S, but my point still stands, being assembled in the U.S is more expensive than being assembled in China.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 18:48 2

13. dorianb (Posts: 352; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


And some Fords are ASSEMBLED in Mexico from USA parts. Iphone are ASSEMBLED in China while DESIGNED in Cupertino. I don't see the point. American are getting jobs is the MOST important part.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 05:13

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


you are a tool and clueless.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 05:11

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


The price for this device is right.They put new technology in this devce.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 18:35 2

11. PootisMan (Posts: 199; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


I just really hope they release a Google Play edtion of this device for at least $299 to $349 for the 16gb version. The hardware is defenitly appropriate for my needs and I don't mind that it doesn't have a 1080p display or the best processor because it all comes down to user experience and how properly the devices software is optimized for the available hardware. A very good example would the Nexus 4.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 18:37

12. PootisMan (Posts: 199; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Would be the Nexus 4*

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