Leaked pic shows wooden backs that are coming to the Moto X "very soon"

Leaked pic shows wooden backs that are coming to the Moto X "very soon"
The general talk regarding the wooden options for the backplate of the Moto X has been that the choices would be coming to Moto Maker by the end of the year. In his interview with Marques Brownlee earlier today, Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside said that new material options would be "very soon"; and now, Evleaks has a new picture for us.

Evleaks tweet simply says "THEY ARE STILL COMING", which of course we knew. The interesting part was a new picture that shows the wooden backs brandishing the Verizon logo. We assumed that once the new materials came that they would be available for all carriers. The silly exclusivity options should be done at this point. 

Unfortunately, "very soon" could mean just about anything. Though, if we had to guess, we would say that the wooden backs will be added to the Moto Maker no earlier than December 17th. The reason we would guess that is because Motorola is running another Holiday Deal promotion on Monday, and the users who get that promo will have one week to order a Moto X with the $150 off. That would mean the last day those could possibly be ordered is December 16th, and we doubt that Motorola would add the wooden backs before that deal is done. 


source: @evleaks via Droid Life

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Moto X
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 10 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 2200 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop

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14 Comments

14. moolotovzz

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

COME TO EUROPE GOD DAMN IT!

12. greenmunky

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

I'll just wait for them to come available on Ebay and swap mine out.

10. joeyhalls

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

Actually, as one who has used Moto Maker, it says on the final screen that actual product shipped will have carrier logo on the back. So in other words minus the Dev units (and possibly t-mobile units) all backs pretty much have a logo. This is Simply the largest network in the US so it makes sense to put their logo front and center.

13. KillgoreTrout

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I wish we as Verizon or (insert other company here) users could vote on the whole logo thing. Has anyone in the history of cellphones looked at the back of one and immediatly been impressed about what company sold the damn thing. We need to make a "life without logos" petition.

9. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Ironically they are a paperless company

11. joeyhalls

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

Funny comment, although in all truth they are only using reclaimed and recycled wood :-)

7. taikucing unregistered

is it made from original wood?

6. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

After the phone reached its peak Moto cannot seriously hope this will give it a second wind

4. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Nothing quite like a classy rosewood back to be marred by a telephone company logo. Thanks carriers! Screw that, I'll get a Moto G.

3. KillgoreTrout

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I ended up geting an LG G2. I just couldn't wait 3+ months for these to come out. If they end up being successfull, I will definately consider a wooden backed phone as my next one. I think they look great and they probably would feel great to. A part wooden phone sounds like a great idea to me.

2. GeekMovement unregistered

"The silly exclusivity options should be done at this point." Thank you, Michael. The wooden back looks beautiful. I really hope it comes to all carriers too.

1. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I just can not imagine owning a phone with a wooden back. Scratces, rain will probably fare better with ABS and a metal frame....in my opinion.

5. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

I would imagine the wood has some type of coat on it to make it water resistant and feel like plastic.

8. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

i HOPE SO, BECAUSE THE WOOD DOES LOOK NICE!

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