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Verizon Moto X now available in woven white or black

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Verizon Moto X now available in woven white or black
Today was said to be the day, and it is true: the Motorola Moto X is now available on Verizon Wireless. Verizon had said on Twitter that the Moto X would be made available for online purchases on August 29th, and while it isn't even August 29th in all of the continental United States, the device is available for purchase.

Of course, the Moto Maker customization tool is still exclusive to AT&T, so the only options right now for Verizon customers are the woven black and woven white colors. The rumor is that Moto Maker will be opened up to other carriers sometime in November, but we don't have confirmation of that. In the meantime, you can purchase a Moto X on Verizon for $199 with a two-year contract, or for $599 off-contract, which is $20 more than AT&T's off-contract pricing. 

Last week, Motorola's Vice President of Product Management Punit Soni had said that the Moto X for other carriers and the Moto X developer edition would be rolling out soon. We still don't have word on the Sprint variant, but maybe this means the unlocked Moto X will be going on sale soon. 

source: Verizon

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posted on 29 Aug 2013, 01:09

1. zachattack (Posts: 590; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


i wouldnt pay 100$ for this off contract

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 20:17

9. evarod48 (Posts: 147; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


that's cool it runs as smooth as the top tier devices.

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 01:10 2

2. jskates420 (Posts: 40; Member since: 29 Jun 2013)


Can't wait to upgrade from my gayphone 4 :)

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 01:40

3. Soluxx (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Aug 2013)


After the whole Atrix 4G event, I'm not going near Motorola. I'll purchase the pretty import I found instead.

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 08:31

4. ProblemSolver15 (Posts: 179; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)


Verizon never releases anything this quickly. Way to go, Red. I'll give it a play, but I'm still rocking with my Note 2. Still great to have options nonetheless.

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 09:46

5. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)


I'm definitely waiting on Moto Maker to be available before I consider purchasing one of these.

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 13:52

7. israinwet (Posts: 47; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


I kind of want to as well but I'm getting impatient lol

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 13:51

6. israinwet (Posts: 47; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


Just played with this phone and the new droids in the store and it was actually refreshing. It's also worth mentioning that the UI is really smooth (smoother than a GSIII rocking a stable version of CM 10.1). Seriously considering it. Specs are definitely not everything.

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 15:02

8. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1876; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


The way I'd compare the Moto X to phone to the likes of the S4 or the One, would be (yes, I know, a car analogy) like the musclecar's of the late 60s/early 70s to those of today. The greatest performers of the past used engines in the 400 cu in + range, they gave great straight line acceleration, but were lacking in handling, braking, interior comfort, & fuel mileage. The musclecars of today still offer straightline acceleration (better in some cases) with engines under 400 cu in, but also have improved in the areas where the older models were lacking. That was done through research, development, & optimization. Anyone can get good acceleration by simply putting a powerful engine in the right vehicle, but to get it to handle, brake, ride comfortable, while keeping good fuel mileage takes time and effort.

Technically the 8x chip could be considered a quad core, 2 main cores + 2 low power specific purpose cores. That's why even quad cores don't currently work well with touchless controls, because of the lack of specific purpose low power cores. They will work, but only with a drastic reduction in battery life.

Myself I'll give them a try. I've tried HTC & Samsung smartphones, but miss the build quality and signal reception I had with previous Moto phones. Didn't care for the new Sense & at this point my S3 seems to be having lots of little issues the longer I own it. Maybe time for another switch. I'll reserve judgement until I get one in hand though.

posted on 29 Aug 2013, 22:44

10. 9thWonderful (Posts: 232; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


i'm waiting for the wood back options to come to Moto Maker to order this phone. Kinda liking the new line up of Moto. too bad i have to wait until Nov. :*(

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