Moto X Dev Edition and T-Mobile model get $100 price drops

Moto X Dev Edition and T-Mobile model get $100 price drops
The on-contract Moto X has gotten price drops all around, and now the off-contract models are finally getting price drops as well. All of the Moto X models that are sold directly from Motorola are getting price drops, meaning the T-Mobile variant and both Developer Editions of the Moto X are now $100 less than before.

So, the T-Mobile version which had cost $599 is now $499; and, both the GSM and Verizon models of the Developer Edition are now listed at $549 rather than the previous $649 price tag. These price drops are coming at something of a potential turning point for the Moto X. The device has had a relatively slow adoption rate since its release, and the next couple weeks could prove to be a shot in the arm for Motorola. 

The general rumors point to the idea that the other three major carriers in the U.S. are going to get access to the Moto Maker customization tools. Motorola will soon be able to start marketing its main feature - the customization - to customers on all four major carriers. Combine that with an attractive lower price point all around, and it will be interesting to see if Motorola can make any waves this holiday season.

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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(13h talk time)

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10 Comments

1. frayo unregistered

This phone has no business being priced any higher than a nexus phone

2. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Moto missed its chance. Better camera, 1080p and a snap 800 would of made their price tag valid.

10. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I think a six core processor would have been a real battery downer. So that would have been a negative IMO. However, a 1080p screen was a must, and expandable memory w/ a larger battery would have made me sale my S4 for it. That's my only 3 issues. MInimum of a 2500 mah battery and SD card slot would have gained my business. Oh, and better pricing. It should have been no more than 500 off contract. And the Moto maker tool should have been available at release.

3. LordCaedus

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

The AT&T exclusive Moto-Maker didn't help either. I know I would have gotten one sooner if it was on Verizon at launch.

4. dspkblympkbl

Posts: 52; Member since: May 23, 2013

When are manufacturers going to realize that carrier exclusivity is automatic fail. Is it not their purpose sell as many units as possible? Idk smh #ifIranacellphonecompany

5. Android4Ever

Posts: 89; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

This phone should cost no more than $299.00-$350.00 unlocked...Moto/Google must have lost their mind trying to sell this 720p/small battery phone for damn near $700.00...

6. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It's always entertaining to see fools expecting low prices for devices whose value they clearly don't comprehend.

7. funnyguy

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

I thought Motorola had gone bankrupt because of their crappy line of IPhones When did this phone come out? I haven't seen it in my local apple store.

8. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Your name is truly the funniest thing about your post, because it's so ironic.

9. daveydog

Posts: 69; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

Droid ultra is 450, so the x should at least be at that price point. Maxx is 499.... X has to be lower than that. Sep point, g2 is 450 now? Nice! This is where they should all be headed....

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