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Report: Motorola and Google are Designing the “X Phone”

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According to a new report out of the Wall Street Journal, Google and Motorola are finally working on their first big project, a “marquee” product known internally as the “X Phone.” The major goal of this phone, clearly, is to create something that can finally rival products from Samsung and Apple, but also try to help bring Motorola back from the dead. With an increasingly shrinking market share, Moto is in desperate need of a big hit. 

Little is known about the phone, but this report suggests that it may have hit some supply chain obstacles already. Moto was potentially looking at flexible displays for this device, along with ceramic materials that would allow the phone to be more stress-resistant, offer different shapes, and new colors. They may have to re-think that strategy a bit.

Other potential focuses include making the camera top notch, taking advantage of Viewdle (a recent acquisition of Motorola’s), and getting the phone out to the world in 2013.

We’ve talked about this in the past, but Google has put together a special team at Motorola whose only goal is to create something mind-blowingly good, new, and never seen before. We would assume that this team is working on the X Phone.

This report also mentioned that Motorola would create an “X Tablet” after the phone is done.

And yep, we’re dying to hear your thoughts.

Via:  WSJ

  • Wolfies

    I will be pissed as hell if they make it GSM only.

  • Migamix

    yeah, burn me with the DroidX and now consider making another “X” phone, hell no

  • heathercoxABC

    More hype, lets give it a mysterious “codename” to build on it. If it truly is a superphone the device will not be a Nexus and be widely available on MULTIPLE carriers like the Galaxy S3.

  • I don’t see why people are hating on Moto’s OEM skin (not-blur?). It’s the closes to stock and I actually appreciate the mods they made to it, such as Smart Actions, and the quick settings on the left-most screen, etc. I wouldn’t be heartbroken if they released the “X” with their skin. Hopefully, since they are working with google directly, the skin won’t hinder update speeds.

  • jrabin

    I don’t understand why the new Droid family (Razr M, Razr HD, and Razr Maxx HD) aren’t selling like hotcakes. They are great phones. At least on par with the Galaxy SIII. Is it the design (which is more industrial than the SIII)? It’s such a solid phone.

  • Jane Fonda

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  • Grand Master CoolWhip

    Verizon Wireless, Too Big to Care…
    Keep it away from Verizon because they will just screw it up.

  • Daistaar

    They could call it………… wait for it………… The Droid X! ………..Booommm…Mind…Blown!

  • TheTruthSquad

    Big mistake if they only give it to Verizon. They will put all of their wacky software on it and lock it down. Google has to lay down the law to Verizon like Apple did. Samsung came close but it is time to tell Verizon to stick it. If all of the manufacturers would stick together Verizon would have to get their phones from China.

  • Bring it to the carriers and unlocked! Unlocked is the key! We can’t sit around for months while VZdub horses around with the updates…

  • HortonHEAT

    Not sure how the RAZR phones and their excellent build quality and battery life have not rivaled Samsung. Dead seems a bit unfair.

  • Christopher Riner

    Agreed, they’re gonna have a hard time rivaling Sammy and apple if they’re locked down to Verizon, but we’ve seen them do it before. I think that if they are actually serious about putting out a show stopper, they won’t have any problems as long as they don’t hinder themselves by worrying about Google “giving Motorola an unfair advantage”. The fact that Motorola is owned by Google is exactly the advantage they need right now.