Motorola Moto X Smartphone Debuts at AT&T Aug. 23
By Chloe Albanesius for Ziff Davis
The Motorola Moto X will hit AT&T on Aug. 23, at which point smartphone buyers can opt to color customize their gadget via Moto Maker.
The black, white, and customizable Moto X will be in stores next Friday. But starting Aug. 19, AT&T will pick a few people who pre-register at att.com/MotoX to design and receive their Moto X before its general release.
The 16GB Moto X will be $199.99 while the 32GB will set you back $249.99, both with a two-year contract.
Initially, AT&T will be the only carrier offering the Moto Maker experience with the Moto X. The service lets buyers choose from various color customizations, as well as engravings and home-screen greetings. Eventually, it will be available on other carriers, but AT&T is the launch partner. For more, check out PCMag’s Hands On With Motorola’s Moto Maker.
For a limited time, meanwhile, AT&T customers can also get a free Motorola Skip, a wearable accessory that lets Moto X users more easily unlock their device.
The Moto X sports a 4 .7-inch, 1,280-by-720 display with 316 pixels per inch. The device will run Android 4.2.2 at launch. On the inside, the Moto X sports the new Motorola X8 mobile computing system that includes several chips: a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, as well as a natural language processor and a contextual computing processor that handles the sensors, both developed by Motorola.
For more, check out PCMag’s review of the Moto X, as well as our Q&A with Rick Osterloh, senior vice president of product at Motorola Mobility.