Pre-orders for Motorola Moto X and Moto Hint to start on Tuesday; more Moto 360 watches coming

Pre-orders for Motorola Moto X and Moto Hint to start on Tuesday; more Moto 360 watches coming
If you've been wondering when you might be able to pre-order the Motorola Moto X, wonder no more. Motrorola announced today that it will start accepting pre-orders for the phone this Tuesday, September 16th. The Motorola.com site will be open for pre-orders starting at 11am CT. At that time, consumers will be able to reserve the AT&T version of the Motorola Moto X, and the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition. This model, available for $499.99, is SIM unlocked, comes with an unlockable bootloader, and can be purchased off-contract.

On Tuesday, you will also be able to pre-order the Motorola Hint for $149.99., This is a wireless earbud that allows users to control their handset using voice control. Also available for pre-order is the Motorola Turbo Charger. Using this charger with one of the latest Motorola phones, will allow you to get up to 8 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes. The Turbo Charger is priced at $34.99.

The Moto Maker site is also getting a few changes on Tuesday. A new rendering engine will show you a more realistic look at the phone you've designed. And you will be able to compare several of your designs side-by-side. Or, compare your handiwork with several  options designed by Motorola. There will also be some new leather and wood finishes available.

Motorola also announced that more stock of the sold out Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch will also be available at Motorola.com starting on Tuesday.

source: Motorola via AndroidandMe

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Moto X (2014)
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh

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35 Comments

1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Already ordered my Moto X (2013). Couldn't just let such a great device be discontinued :)...

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I love my Moto X, I know you will love yours. But I just don't see how you could not wait and get the 2014 model... Unless you prefer the smaller display.

10. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Lower price, smaller display, compact body, and better battery life. I was looking for a phone with easy one-handed usage and a good feel in the hand, so the Moto X (2013) is perfect...

15. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

You'll love it.

24. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, I've heard conflicting reports about weather the batter life is better or worse than the 2013 model, I just assume it's about the same, but yeah, if price and size is what does it for you then, go with the 2013. You're going to love it. Especially the fast OS updates!

27. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Cool, thanks!

2. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

That bamboo looks sexy as hell.

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I kept thinking it looked ugly with the leaked images.... but what do you know, the final product looks great.

5. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

I'm going to wait for the Maxx edition of this year's Moto series...

6. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

This.

7. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Can anybody with the moto x confirm that a different camera app will let you choose a different resolution for both stills and video?

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

There'd be plenty of them available. I don't see the point of preorder.

12. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

We're just going to rename you Negative Nancy. You never have anything nice to say.

14. AnTuTu

Posts: 1622; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

He is so frustrated with his life so he takes out all his frustration here at PA. Good luck with life mate...

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're absolutely right AnTuTu. I have so much time on my hands that I absolutely have to sacrifice

22. AnTuTu

Posts: 1622; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Hence proved....

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Blind to sarcasm perhaps?

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

There was nothing negative about that comment.

35. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

(S)he is an Apple BOT!

13. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

By that way of thinking, there should never be any preorders. Apple has had the iPhone 5s for a while so why preorder it in the very beginning when there will be plenty of them available? Same goes for Samsung and the Note 4, etc., etc.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It took several months after launch for the iPhone to be fully instock. Don't be ignorant.

25. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Perhaps. Perhaps the new Moto X will be popular. I can only cross my fingers and hope.

26. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I doubt it. There's too many factors going against it - price, awful battery life, being released at the same time as the new iPhone and Galaxy Note to name a few.

28. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Wait a minute. The price is about where you wanted the original Moto X to be at launch last year, and this one is more comparable to this year's flagships specs wise than last year's was to its respective flagship cousins. Furthermore, battery life is being listed as average to good-just not as good as phones with far bigger batteries. Most reviews say that even with heavy use you'll still get through a day with it. Most people who are going to buy an iPhone wouldn't buy the Moto X at any time of the year anyway. So just how full of shiznit are you today, Mxy? Just about 100 percent.

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The ON CONTRACT price is. The msrp is still too high. $499 off contract is asking a lot when you compare it to some of the other flagships. Most reviewers aren't consumers. They're just reviewing for like a day. The battery should've been better. I'd expect them to do so with the Maxx being their phone and all. Most people not buying buying the X has nothing to do with the comment I just made. Well it sees I touched a nerve as you're using potty language again.

30. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It's a hundred bucks LESS than other flagships with most of the same specs (and you could argue more expensive materials). How is that too high? Most reviewers have actually used the phone for a week or so. Android Headlines waited 2 weeks to publish their reviews. And reviewers (who use their phones a lot more than most people) have said the battery life is fine, just not stellar. And you clearly haven't grown up, since you still call out swearing on the Internet as if it's shocking or bad.

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's specs are in line of what was released a year ago. The specs are what the X should have been from the start. Fine isn't good enough. My comment still stands as consumers use their many times more than most reviewers with a review unit. I didn't say swearing was shocking or bad. I pointed it it saying how childish it read.

32. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Lol, no they are not. 2 gigs of RAM, 1080p screen and Snapdragon 801 are EXACTLY what the HTC One M8 and Galaxy S5 have, both of which were released this year. "Fine" is good enough, in these reviewers' eyes. They deliberately use the phone more heavily than the average user is going to. The average user isn't going to play with their phone constantly throughout the day. For you to act like reviewers use the phone far less than the average consumer does flies in the face of everything reviewers write. They will test the limits of products to see how they turn out. In other words, for the sake of arguing with me you're ignoring reality. And you, and only you, considers the occasional use of a word like "shiznit" to be childish. I know what you're doing; you're just using the discussion of profanity to distract from the fact that you're oh, so deliciously wrong.

33. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Both which were released nearly half a year ago. I stand correct. The first Moto x showed its age later on despite running stock android. So no, again I stand correct. You're still not getting it. The battery may be a moderate improvement over the first X but that isn't saying much. The battery life is still not what it could be. Lol don't hold your breath. It takes a little bit longer than a standard review to get an overall feel of a phone. Why else do you think Erica the technology nerd who likes to film stuff is highly credible when it comes to a more indepth phone review? Nope, I'm simply pointing out how childish your comment looked by doing that.

34. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Oh, so in six months Motorola should have put...what into the Moto X? What in your opinion would have made it a flagship phone when its current specs put it in line with other 2014 flagships? Who's Erica? Bottom line: you have this pattern of naysaying everything Motorola does, even things that others consider huge positives. Motorola could have released the new Maxx for all carriers with Moto X-like design at 300 bucks unlocked and you'd still bash it.

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