Motorola Says Custom Moto X Orders May Not Arrive in 4 Days
The Motorola Moto X became available at AT&T stores today, as well as online via the Moto Maker web site. Moto Maker allows AT&T customers to custom-design their own Moto X. When first announced earlier this month, Motorola said that custom Moto X orders would arrive within four days. Now, however, Motorola has changed its tune a bit. The company took to its blog to state that high demand may delay orders. "We'll be working hard to get your customized Moto X to you as quickly as possible. We expect that because of high demand, initial shipping times may vary. But we will get that down to 4 days or less as soon as we possibly can." Phone Scoop ordered a custom Moto X and waited a full week before it was delivered. Motorola also said that the Skip, its NFC-based tap-to-unlock accessory, will be included free with the initial batch of Moto X orders. Last, Motorola said that it is doing its best to bring back the engraving feature, which it had to drop due to quality issues. The Moto X costs $199 and $249 for the 16GB and 32GB variants, respectively. It will also soon be sold by Sprint and other carriers in the U.S.
Motorola Debuts Digital Tattoo for Unlocking Moto X
Motorola today announced the availability of a digital tattoo that can be used to unlock the Moto X. The tattoo is actually an adhesive based on VivaLnk’s eSkin technology.
Motorola Debuts 64GB Moto X
Motorola today made a new version of the Moto X available with more internal storage. The Moto X can now be purchased with 64GB ($449), 32GB ($399), or 16GB ($349).
Motorola to Close Texas Assembly Plant
Motorola today indicated it will close the Ft. Worth factory used to assemble custom-designed Moto X handsets by the end of the year.
Moto X, Moto G, and Moto E to Get Android 4.4.3 from Motorola
Motorola today announced that the Moto X, G, and E handsets can all expect to receive the Android 4.4.3 KitKat update in the days ahead. According to Motorola, the update brings a new dialer, several new theme colors, as well as stability, framework, security fixes, and enhancements to the power profile capabilities.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
Motorola Moto X (GSM, 1st gen.)
4.7" display 720 x 1280 pixels
Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960 processor 2 GB RAM
2,200 mAh battery
NFC, Headphone Jack (3.5mm)
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2 weeks till delivery...
What if it is the phone of your dreams? What if it turns out that this could be the best phone you've ever used?
Obviously Motorola is havin...
It stinks that Verizon isn't getting the customization option at this point. That may hurt sales for Motorola as non-AT&T customers may forgo purchasing the device and purchase a competing one instead.