Moto X may offer fabric, wood, and ceramic backplate options

Moto X may offer fabric, wood, and ceramic backplate options
The potential customization options for the Motorola Moto X are starting to grow again as rumors take over. We all know that when there is too much time between releases of actual information, rumors start to get more and more absurd, so we're not too sure how much stock to put into this one. But, it may be that the Moto X will offer various materials for the backplate, including wood, fabric, and ceramic.

We have been reporting for a while now that there would be a large selection of colors available for the Moto X, and recent reports on the customization options have confirmed our earlier reports while also adding in the possibility of laser engraving options for the backplate. Now, Android and Me founder Taylor Wimberly is claiming that while plastic is the default option for the backplate, there will be other choices. 

According to Wimberly, wooden backplates will also be available when the device launches, which Wimberly says will be August 23rd. After the launch, other options for metals, ceramics, and fabrics will also supposedly become available. Wimberly also says that AT&T will be getting some sort of exclusive regarding the device, but he doesn't know what that is. 

While various materials would certainly add to the customization options, we're still in the camp of believe-it-when-we-see-it on this one. That said, a fleece backplate for the winter might not be so bad.

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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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20 Comments

1. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

That is VERY interesting....OMG I could her a teak decked phone! Awesome!

2. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

what? sorry I will give you the benefit of the doubt and was autocorrects fault hehe, but i am not sure what you meant by "could her a teak decked phone".

4. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Hi love PAC ROM but the keyboard is atrocious! I meant * I could buy a teak decked phone! Hahaha thanks for pointing out dude!

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I love how Motorola shows its signature sheets & teaser. Can't wait so excited.

5. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I'll take mine in hematite. No, scratch that, too magnetic. Malachite.

6. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Hahaha yeah you could get it in a magnetic metal so every time you want a stand for your phone or a grip just stick it to your fridge or even better a long rod of metal for better zooming!

7. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Ooo, now there's an idea. Velcro. Just stick it to the clothing item of your choosing.

8. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Hahaha do out with a 10inch tablet and your your very own walking talking billboard!

9. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

why are you adding hahaha in every comment?wats so funny?

10. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Just the idea of a bloke walking round with a tablet stuck to home and besides I'm in a happy mood!

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Will you still hahaha when you're in a bad mood? Hahaha just asking. :D

12. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

LOL...its habit so probably!

13. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

If I'm my own walking billboard, can I charge companies for ads?.... I think I found the perfect job haha

14. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Daaamn I should've patented the Velcro thing. Now there's prior art.

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Me would love carbon fiber body with a red hot Ferrari colors.

20. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

now your talking

15. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

OMG I WANT MINE TO COME IN POTATO! xD

16. Epicness1o1

Posts: 298; Member since: May 30, 2013

Full customizable like it very much

18. dashing123

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

Looking forward to seeing it

21. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Fabric and wood can burn easily, so they should come up with the prevention.

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