Rumored leather back version of the Motorola Moto X makes the phone look like a football

Imagine this. You're playing a game of touch football with your friends, and you go back to pass. In your hand, you can feel the pigskin as you get a grip on it. At the last second, as the pocket collapses, you heave a long Hail Mary pass, the kind that Daryle Lamonica was famous for throwing (Google him!) to Fred Biletnikoff (Google him, too). And then it hits you. That wasn't a ball you threw, it was your Motorola Moto X!

A nightmare scenario to be sure, but one that could happen if a recent rumor pans out. According to a tipster, during the third week of this month when the NFL is gearing up for its Thanksgiving Day games, a special leather edition of the Motorola Moto X will be offered from the MotoMaker web site. The leather back will have the look and feel of a genuine NFL football. And to make it more authentic, the material is sourced from the Horween Leather Company, which is the exclusive supplier of the stuff to the NFL.

There is no word on carrier availability for this special edition of the Moto X, but leaked images show the device adorned with the Verizon name and logo on back. For the football fan on your holiday shopping list, this would be a sure touchdown.

source: Phandroid

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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



1. xperian

Posts: 420; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Doesn't look like a football, more like handegg

2. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

but but.. then all will want to kick it..........

3. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011


4. scarface21173

Posts: 700; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Moto are definatley in the zone at the minute

5. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

my only wish! customized nexus 6es!

6. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

RUMORED makes it FEEL like a football. Can I borrow your time machine PA?

7. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Different is cool...

8. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

I would prefer the soft touch woven backing from the first gen Moto X.

9. YourNickname

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

This is an awesome idea, they really need tomarket this to take advantage. Put in NFL broadcast spots. Random mentions of football moto x. Or have leather sample posters at sports bars like hooters. Millions of americans will want this.

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

this is one of the cooler special edition smartphone ideas i've heard so far...

11. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

Awww heck, should I get this or the Nexus 6?

12. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Nexus 6.

13. ryanlockovich

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

I want one with a gray leather back

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