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Moto X custom engraving won't be available at launch

Moto X custom engraving won't be available at launch
One of the biggest selling points of the upcoming Motorola Moto X is the Moto Maker tool, which allows you to customize your device by choosing colors for the back plate, front plate, and accents, as well as wallpapers, and custom engravings. But, that last one is in a bit of trouble right now, and it apparently won't be made available for the device launch.

According to ComputerWorld's J.R. Raphael:
Custom engraving won't be available on the Moto X at launch. During beta testing, the company determined the quality of the printing wasn't meeting its standards and decided to pull the plug on it for now.

So far, there is no word on when the engraving will make a comeback, but Motorola apparently hopes it will be "soon". There is also no word on whether or not this has anything to do with the list of banned words in the Moto Maker blacklist. If you hadn't heard, early testers have reported that the Moto Maker tool will not allow you to use words like "Apple", "Samsung", "Google", or "DROID". But, the tool had no problems with words like "iOS", "iPhone", or "Facebook". 

Curious, indeed. We'll let you know more when we find out. 

source: +JR Raphael
reference: The Verge

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posted on 19 Aug 2013, 17:31

1. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)

Don't know if this would matter to me. The colors are already great.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 17:37

2. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Wonder how this would look...

I am aware,..
You should beware.

Interesting manufacturer mod though.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 17:41

3. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I Am, Beware.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 18:01

4. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Now this kinda sucks. was hoping too try Moto Maker engraving

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 19:12

5. threeline (Posts: 267; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)

Whats the point of promoting Moto Maker if it's not available to everyone at launch, so if I want one with different colors I have to wait three months until it's avaible at my carrier? Who the hell is gonna want this phone in three months? I don't get it, this exclusivity thing is ridiculous especially when your releasing the phone to all carriers at launch, why not make Moto Maker available as well? If I was in the market for a new phone and getting one in specific colors peaked my interest this would piss me off because I wouldn't want to leave my carrier to get one. I would not wait, I would most likely get a LG G2, Note III or Nexus 5 that will be out by November. I think Moto screwed up on this one, didn't they learn from HTC by giving all their good phones to VZWs Droid line and then wonder why no ones buys their products on other carriers.

posted on 19 Aug 2013, 19:50

6. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2195; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)

what?!...im jumping ship!

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 14:03

7. fernman (Posts: 4; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)

Threeline colors are available to pick at launch I ordered mine on Sunday. If you don't like it then don't order it. Simple as that no need for a paragraph with explanations on why your so torn by moto maker.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 16:01

8. Blazers (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

He does make a point. By telling everyone else they have to wait three months for the Moto Maker features, this will hurt their bottom line in the long run. People will not wait, especially with the new phones coming down the pipeline. This phone needs to strike while its hot. The Motorola X won't be as popular as the new iPhone (as much as they would like to think they will be), and will become insignificant by the end of the year. They also won't have international sales for this phone to back them up too.

It's all about the her and now with this phone.

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