Exclusive: Motorola Moto X to be released "somewhat simultaneously" with new DROIDs

Exclusive: Motorola Moto X to be released
Verizon just announced the new lineup of Motorola DROIDs that will be coming to the carrier, including the DROID MAXX, DROID Ultra, and DROID Mini. Our source close to Motorola has been pretty well spot on for us throughout this Moto X saga, and their new information is that the Moto X will be released "somewhat simultaneously" with the new DROIDs.

This is the same source who gave us early insight into the expected specs (which have been confirmed), release window, and color options for the Moto X, as well as the one that tipped us about the DROIDs in the pipeline in the first place, so they have proven themselves reliable. This time around, our source is saying that the off-contract price will be very cheap, which seems to confirm the $299 rumor we heard earlier today. And, our source is saying that the Moto X will be released "somewhat simultaneously" with the new DROIDs, meaning a few days at most between the releases. 

Since Verizon has said the new DROID lineup will launch on August 20th, that gives us a pretty good idea of when to expect the Moto X as well. This confirms what we've seen as far as the August 23rd release date for the Moto X on Verizon. 

We'll be getting the official word next Thursday, but the picture just keeps getting clearer as we get closer to the announcement.

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Moto X
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2200 mAh

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11 Comments

1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Well I could care less bout the DROID moto. I just want the 32GB REAL MOTOROLA X PHONE.

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'll probably get the Moto X to begin with then maybe a new Droid later if i decide i must have one.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Droid MAXX! Everyone knows how much you want insanely huge battery life.

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeaaah, it's true. xD

5. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Given what we're seeing with Android 4.3, Google seems to know how to get battery life without a huge mAh capacity.

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, i saw that article and it made me think of the battery life possibilities for the X but Android 4.3 shifts the battery life magnitude for Android devices as a whole so if 4.3 brings battery life for the X closer to something we'd expect now from a MAXX imagine 4.3 on a MAXX...

8. Charlie_boy

Posts: 71; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

count me in.. MAXX for more juice!

6. g2a5b0e unregistered

"Somewhat simultaneously" That's an oxymoron if I ever heard one.

7. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Oh FFS! The "moto X" IS nothing more than a re-designed Droid ultra. I have no doubt whatsoever that google is planning to dump the nexus range and replace it with "X" branding

10. google-apple

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

Do you people think it will be Google which will be selling MotoX like Nexus, or Motorola itself???

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

New Droids copied or got features from Moto X. :)

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