Telstra source calls Motorola X Phone (or Key Lime Pie) a "game-changer"
0. phoneArena 13 Feb 2013, 08:59 posted on
This is one of those rumors that we are extra wary about, because the information in it is so vague that it sounds less like a rumor and more like a marketing leak. We're all eager to hear more about the Motorola X Phone, but if you're looking for hard information, that's not what we have here. This morning we have a report that a source inside Telstra, an Australian telecom/media company, says that the Motorola X Phone (or perhaps Key Lime Pie) is a "game-changer"...
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28. antmiu2 (Posts: 295; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)
imagine these specs for the Motorola X:
- 5" 1080p IPS+ edge to edge display (like the razr M) for compact profile
- separate mHDMI port (like most motorolas)
- 3300mah/+ non removable battery (like the razr maxxes for slimer profile)
- 2.0Ghz quad core cpu with 2GB of ram (mali-800/tegra 4 ish gpu performance)
- Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie (with all the new features and goodies)
-12-13MP camera / 2.0MP front facing (with improvements and new features) with dedicated camera button (customizable of course)
- gorilla glass 3
- quad GSM & UMTS + LTE
- 16gb/32gb internal storage + micro sd slot
- water proof resistant (like defys or like sonys xperia z)
- **** good price like the lg nexus 4 *****
and I hope key lime has a desktop-ish interface enabled when connected through mhdmi to replace my computer or laptop and bring back lapdocks at affordable prices and last but not least Dev friendly (unlocked bootloaders, etc..)
sound all very dreamy huh? but why settle for less? ... all of this has been done before but not in one phone.. i know Motorola & Google can make this happen
40. o0Exia0o (Posts: 890; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)
I doubt that Motorola would use a Tegra 4 in the X phone (epically since Nvidia has said that will be powering tablets) given their relationship with Qualcomm and the Snapdragon processors. I thank that is more likely that you will see a Snapdragon 800 with an Adrino 330.
30. MartyK (Posts: 755; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)
I just hope it will be 99.9% pure V-Android, whereas, we get update directly from Google ( I know it's not Nexus), but the carrier can add their .1% and be happy....hahaha
32. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Once I get it, I'll name mine "God" phone.
33. shnibz (Posts: 276; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)
Can't wait to see this phone!! I love Motorola and being a former Nexus owner, Stock Android is the way to go! Best of both worlds for my money
38. aahmed215 (Posts: 163; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)
Other than the price, Nexus devices have fallen just short for me on the hardware side. Please add expandable storage.
42. o0Exia0o (Posts: 890; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)
I cannot wait for this phone. Just take my money already!
43. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
The term "game changer" has been used by Obama so many times when asked a question I now know it means nothing. The person hearing it assumes things, but nothing that the person who said it can be held responsible to. It's all smoke, pretty much what the writer says. Or like Apple's "over 200 improvements".
44. half_21 (Posts: 44; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)
i have an old galaxy s2 phone which still does what i need, and still is waiting for the right phone..something with good hardware, good software support and most importantly a phone which is packed with a big battery to last a heavy usage which could probably this phone, google with their software support and motorola with their maxx phones combined... Hoping this would be the phone i've been waiting for(fingers cross)..
47. rodpe (Posts: 11; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
Snapdragon 800 - 2gb ram
3300 mAh or more
FHD 5inch display
32/64 gb storage
Key Lime Pie with stock android OR the possibility of switch between stock and motoblur
66. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4270; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
That's actually a very good possibility. The S800 is sampling now and is supposed to be in commercial devices by mid year (as per Qualcomm), which lines up nicely with the June or July launch of the X phone (with the announcement in May). I don't think Motorola will shoot for the top and get the S800, though it would be amazing, the chances of using the S600 or Tegra 4 are more likely than the S800.
As for the rest of the speculation, that's just what to expect from Motorola. A FHD 4.7+" display is mandatory for any self respecting flagship of 2013, as is 2 GB of RAM, if they don't offer a 32 or 64 GB model it'll most likely have a Micro SD slot, no bezels is a good possibility, and a nice build is just casual for Motorola.
As for the dual booting (if that's the right term) of stock and a custom skin, that's kind of iffy.
74. half_21 (Posts: 44; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)
Would like to have physical buttons..for full screen experience all the time, just my personal preference...though it has a possibility for the phone to be like whqt you said but at a higher price..im guessing the motorola phones of google would be the expensive ones which would stand as a flagship device...and the nexus would be a step behind to every release of motorola phones yearly and would be the cheaper one...
80. rodpe (Posts: 11; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
Search for "Nexus 4 - (Tweak) - Tutorial - Remove the softkeys/navbar WITHOUT losing Statusbar" in youtube.
Its a great idea for full screen and on screen buttons.
The best of two worlds!
70. GhostBear (Posts: 25; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)
Always had moto phones from the start, beginning with the V60i. Still using my Motorola Atrix 4G, I love the hardware: great battery life, reception, call quality, tough as nails. Only problem the updates were abysmal, promised Ice Cream Sandwich twice officially on Moto website and they never followed through. Atrix was the supposed flagship and had all kinds of hardware accessories. Updated myself with Cyanogenmod and it runs great but I lost all the docking programs for the extensive line of hardware. I prefer updates to come from manufacturer. Hopefully this changes with Google acquiring Moto mobile division, I was about to give up but I may give them on them and was considering a Note 3 for my next phone. I may give them one last chance on this device, I would be extremely pleased if this gets nexus like updates.
75. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)
I'm more interested in seeing KLP vs. hardware. I'd expect the same clunky shell that has become associated w/Motorola.
76. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)
Game changer that's doubtful.
79. funnyguy (banned) (Posts: 244; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)
I still think the Galaxy s4 will be better ...
And it will sell far better.
Sorry but android is now synonymous with Samsung ....not Motorola ...
There will be some interest about the x phone from the geek comunities but the average buyer will not take the risk and switch from Samsung to Motorola.
The same thing happened with the nexus 4, even though it was half of the price of the s3 the galaxy sold far better...