Motorola X to launch July 8th for $299?

Motorola X to launch July 8th for $299?
The eagerly awaited Motorola X has been rumored to appear at Google I/O and the latest speculation continues to have the handset getting introduced during Google's developer conference in May. The phone would then launch on July 8th via Verizon for $299 on contract. Similar to the way that the Google Play Store offers the Google Nexus 4 for an off-contract price, the Motorola X will be available from Google. The phone will come with a locked bootloader via Big Red, although you can get it unlocked at a price of $15 a month. If you buy the phone from the Google Play Store, the bootloader will come unlocked.

The Motorola X is not a Nexus handset which means that it will contain some bloatware that can be removed once the phone is unlocked, and it is still expected to be available from multiple carriers. Pricing for the Motorola X from other carriers is unknown although we would expect it to be not far from Verizon's price. This is the first Motorola handset to feature input from Google since the latter acquired the OEM in 2011. The device is supposed to offer a 5 inch edge-to-edge screen, like the Motorola DROID RAZR M, and have Android 5.0, Key Lime Pie, pre-installed out of the box.

Keep in mind that this is still speculation, coming from someone who apparently has leaked some Motorola news before. Still, May can't get here fast enough.

source: DroidLife

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100 Comments

90. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Definitely buying from the Google Play Store if at all.

82. amirata_xman

Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

Just wait for it:((

75. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

My specs 3,500 mah battery, non removable 32 GB storage, 2 GB ram 5 inch edge to edge 1080 p slcd 3 screen kevlar and aluminum construction gorilla glass 3 Android 5.0 Snapdragon 800, adreno 330 13 mp rear camera by Sony, 1080 p video 2 mp wide angle front Cam by sony 720 p video

73. Wasserman

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

I'm convinced, the only people who hate Verizon are the people who can't afford their service, and their employees.

67. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Why in the hell would i pay verizon 15 dollars a month to have MY phone like i want it to? WTH is that

61. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

"The phone will come with a locked bootloader via Big Red, although you can get it unlocked at a price of $15 a month" is most likely a misprint. Verizon offers no such service as unlocking devices for a monthly fee. PA might have meant that you can get it unlocked for a flat fee of $15.

56. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

Google needs to open up a retail store with their products

52. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

i will be somewhat disappointed if this is not a Nexus...even tho im sure it will be a great handset i will still stick to waiting on the next Nexus device

42. joey18

Posts: 694; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

old school

41. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

so this isnt a nexus phone. just another moto phone from moto.

46. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Exactly.

49. T.R.O.L.L

Posts: 51; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

That's right™

38. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

As long as there is NO VERIZON EXCLUSIVE DEAL this will offer choice to people on all carriers. As for Motorola not even Google will be able to help them sur plant Samsung and there products. I plan on purchasing the Galaxy S4 early in 2013 then the Galaxy Note 3 later this year in Oct or Nov. I doubt very seriously anything Motorola makes will top Samsung. Placing it on all carriers is a great idea just don't let anyone destroy your brand especially NO carrier. .

44. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Why does it have to stop or top Samsung or anybody? What is it with this me against the world mentality some of you fanboys have?? Over the past few years you have went from a Sprint, EVO fanboy to whoever will take your money fanboy. At some point....I would think you would realize all the fanboyism is a waste of time.

84. troutsy

Posts: 384; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Just a scrub that wants everyone to know he has a GS3 and it makes him a better person than everyone else. Just like the scrubs that have iPhones and think that makes them a better person than everyone else. Just like the scrubs that have Verizon and think that makes them a better person than everyone else.

97. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I have Verizon...but I dont think its makes me better....lol. Its just better for me right now. Actually...AT&T might have better reception where I live n work now. Sprint and T Mo suck for me tho.

33. HouTexan

Posts: 462; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Looks like someone is going on a thumb-down spree

35. T.R.O.L.L

Posts: 51; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Who could that be....?

21. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Ok....interesting news....if its edge to edge....hopefully they can keep the shell of the phone arund the size of the GS3. I dont think I can get used to these bigger phones...

20. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I'll worry about it when it's actually announced. All speculation at this point anyway lol. It's gonna take a helluva device to pry my NoteII out of my hands.

30. HouTexan

Posts: 462; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

No lie

18. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

well i know one thing for sure, i'll be buying it through Google. selling my MAXX HD should still cover most of the cost of buying it outright by then if Google decides to sell it for a lot which i doubt they will because Google won't expect much to begin with and will likely continue with the trend of selling inexpensively.

36. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I wouldn't mind paying $700-800 outright as long as it brought the new generation of specs, or even if it had last years quad S4 Pro (which is still a pretty badass chip). But, if Google did hold true to their usual pricing, I would just consider it a double win.

40. T.R.O.L.L

Posts: 51; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

I would love to own a, or this phone cause of the keyboard, the last Moto I still have is the RAZR, which I bought for cheap from a guy who needed cash badly, and sold it for £100, what a bargain, but really like the phone™

48. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

well damn, you sir will probably be the proud owner of a Motorola X as soon as it's available huh? xD i'd at least expect it to have a S4 Pro, they've got to justify it's place in Verizon's line-up which already has the Droid Razr MAXX HD which is just 1 step away from S4 Pro with it's S4 and the $200 Droid DNA which already has a S4 Pro. this is the very LEAST that i would expect from the X. S4 Pro w/ 2GB of RAM 5.0" 720p edge-to-edge display being either SA+ or a new Colorboost display (perhaps 1080p resolution for the latter variant) aluminum kevlar & water repellent nano coating are naturally along for the ride. 3300mAh+ battery improved 8MP camera that's the least i expect. now as far as availability i would imagine there will be a Pentaband version for international markets and an LTE variant for all major US carriers including T-Mobile.

64. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Day one, man. If it's everything I expect it to be, I will have this as soon as it's available (I might wait to see if there are any big software bugs though). My GS2 is getting old, and Nova Launcher can only do so much. I had to go back to stock software since CM10 kinda killed my phone a month back, just one day I woke up and it was off, and it never turned back on. Got it replaced and didn't try to get CM10 back. Motorola needs to put in the S4 Pro at least. With the DNA at $200 on Verizon, selling the Razr X (that's what I want it to be called) at $300 with any less than an S4 Pro would be very difficult. I haven't heard of a Colorboost display for a while. They only put it on 2 devices to my knowledge, the Photon Q and Atrix HD. I've never actually seen one before either, though I heard good things about it. However, if they went with S-AMOLED, I'd doubt it would be 1080p since Samsung wants to save that for its GS4. I would rather have a 5" 1080p S-LCD3 or Colorboost than a 720p AMOLED, since 720p at that size brings it below that 300 ppi mark. About the camera, Sniggly said he has Motorola rep who told him that since the Apple/Sony camera deal is over, Sony's camera tech might be in the Razr X. But he wasn't sure how valid it was, so take it with a grain of salt. I imagine the version sold at Google Play would be pentaband, and have support for T-Mobile's upcoming LTE network (like the Nexus 4). This is so exciting! I haven't been this interested in the release of a phone ever lol, and with the possibility that a Nexus 10 with a beefed up GPU would be announced along with it just makes it even better. Google I/O can't come soon enough.

72. T.R.O.L.L

Posts: 51; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

AOKP is much better than CM10, using it on S3, must say its the best JB 4.1.2 out there, even let's you over clock the GPU to max 700ghz and CPU to 1.8Ghz, and the American version is a immense at 2.1Ghz! But if you're S2 switched of, you are ment to use Odin, and flash back to stock recovery, then flash. There's ROM manager that I use, and Linux commands and emulators. ™

89. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I just love every word you're saying about this new device. As long as I could use it on T-Mo, I think I might be parting with my One X sooner than I think.

92. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

According to the rumor it will be sold on multiple carriers (T-Mo probably included), and be sold in the Play store. So even if T-Mo isn't included in the carriers that get it, you can always get it unlocked and it will work on T-Mo since it will of course be pentaband.

93. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

See... now that's music to my ears....

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