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Moto X Phone Will Arrive Late Summer

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Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside surprised the world today, when he confirmed at D11 that his company is indeed working on a phone called Moto X that is their “hero” device for 2013. He also mentioned that from now through October, we would see a handful of devices from them that they would consider to be their new portfolio. But there was some early confusion on when this device would launch – would it be their pre-holiday device and show up closer to October? According to a press release sent out shortly after Woodside’s chat, the Moto X will be “available this summer.” To confirm that this was correct, we reached out to Motorola who replied back with “late summer.” So what could potentially be your dream Motorola device, will be available within the next few months. 

But continuing on, now that the video of Woodside’s chat is live, we’re getting extra bits of goodies. For example, during his talk he mentions that phones priced at $650 (full retail) are not going to persist. He mentions that his company doesn’t have to make a 50% mark-up on devices, so that they will be able to create high-quality phones at lower prices. They also see a major opportunity to dive into the lower-end phone market (could be the XFON).

Here is his quote confirming that the Moto X is real. The rest of his interview is live here.

Press release from this afternoon:

Moto X: The First Smartphone Assembled in the USA

There are more than 130 million smartphones in use in the USA today and not one of them was assembled here…until now.

May 28, 2013 

Today at the AllThingsD conference Dennis Woodside revealed how we are reinventing Motorola through a portfolio of products starting with Moto X, a new flagship smartphone that will be designed, engineered and assembled in the USA. We’re not talking about just a handful of units either — available this summer, every Moto X sold in the USA will be assembled in Fort Worth, Texas, making it the first smartphone ever assembled domestically.

There were a few reasons why we decided to do this. There are several business advantages to having our Illinois and California-based designers and engineers much closer to our factory. For instance, we’ll be able to iterate on design much faster, create a leaner supply chain, respond much more quickly to purchasing trends and demands, and deliver devices to people here much more quickly. And as a part of Google we’re being encouraged to take big bets on things that make a difference.

We still have a network of global operations, and that won’t change. Our global manufacturing partner remains Flextronics and we’ll continue to assemble devices locally in China and Brazil. But Flextronics is busy looking for people for the new Fort Worth facility now. If you’re interested, we encourage you to check the available positions and apply.

This is an incredibly exciting time to be in the mobile device industry. Our role in inventing the mobile phone is well known. We’re happy to be shaping its future as well.

  • Scott

    interesting they would name it the Moto X when Moto X is already a thing….moto-cross anyone?

  • FWGuy

    buying a USA built Smart Phone has been by #1 tech priority, I am buying this phone at full retail when its released.

  • Chad Persaud

    Er hmmm
    Moto Razar (the old flip one) > LG Rumor > Iphone 4S > Galaxy Nexus > Sony Xperia S > Lumia 920 > Black Berry Z10
    Pros and cons

    Iphone 4S was good until i jailbroken it then it couldnt handle my programs. Stutters and crashed a lot.

    G-Nex Probably one of the best phones still out there but no 4g But I think it still rivals Sammy S3 and 4 as many apps are not yet made 4 quad core and 8 core + I hate touch wiz and carrier Bloatware.

    Xperia S Sexy and powerful. Had the best screen on the market b4 S4 and HTC One caught up. yes it had 441ppi for years now. Too bad its 13mp camera is bad and it has some software shortcomings. I tried to flash stock android but only got as far as unlocking the boot loader.

    Lumia 920 is a beast. Unfortunately I took its durability too literal and it can take falls etc but lets just say gorilla glass cant beat sand and stones. Replacing the glass panel cost more than what i paid for the phone so i passed it on. Windows app store isnt the best and WP8 software still is not ready though but it can get you by.

    BB Z10 is wonderful but the App Store is lacking. It natively runs flash which i love because i can go to youtube watch a vid and i can use downloader sites to download it straight to my sd card for later viewing. (SD and removable battery should be essential on all phones) too bad G Nex lacked SD

    Hope moto gives us SD and replaceable batteries.

  • bombhills

    Aww, I want the specs so that I can decide between this and the Htc One. Eagerly waiting for a leak.

  • TC Infantino

    Shut up and take my money! And my timeline is – – – OG Droid – – – > Rezound – – – > Droid Increadible 4G – – – > Droid RAZR, was about to get the Droid RAZR Maxx HD, but I will wait for the Moto X.

  • Khary Anderson

    Why do people want this phone so bad?

  • Sporttster

    Late summer is when my deal is up with Verizon. Guess it doesn’t really matter because I’m going to buy the phone outright to keep unlimited anyway. But this is the phone I’m waiting for…..

  • DroidSinceDay1

    is there ever ONE post that nvitone23 isnt a complete doushbag?

  • Foosa Noble

    I have my dream device a galaxy note 2. will NEVER EVER go back to Motorola.

  • chris420o

    lessss goooooo….my droid razr hd(got for free through asurion over my gnex which was a super win) will last me until this bad boy comes out and i dont even care throwing it on the cc and rockin the ish out of this…i want a nexus like device made by moto is that so much to ask for?…but with a better camera/flash then current gen motos pictures come out pretty much useless with the flash on my phone but without they come out great

    • chris420o

      OG Droid–>Droid Bionic(for a week)–>Droid Razr—>Galaxy Nexus–>Droid Razr HD–>Moto seX Phone

  • WWW

    Droid 2—–>Droid 4—–>DNA—->Moto X

  • meijin3

    Droid X—>Nexus 4—>Moto X.

  • JaredCarlson

    *with a tear shed*

  • imns

    Coming late summer to all carriers..except Verizon which will get it in January

  • JoshGroff

    Sensation – Atrix 4G – LG G2X – Bionic – Rezound – T-bolt (Needed cash, wasn’t my finest hour >.>) – G-Nex (Picked up for the same price I sold my T-Bolt for, best buy ever) – DNA – Xphone.

  • Raj Bhatt

    But… It is a mid to low end device. From the FCC specs, it doesn’t hold a candle to other current gen phones.

    • PowersUSA

      XFON does not equal Moto X

      • Raj Bhatt

        Oh, I didn’t know they were two different devices.

  • EC8CH


  • Itchy_Robot

    Moto and Googs deserve a lot of praise for bringing work back to their home base.

  • jamie stevens

    more importantly what will be the first phone to be released w/ the sd800?

  • Michael

    So this is the xPhone right? Not the xfon?

  • Shaggy723

    Sounds really cool. But I only want it if it runs stock.

  • MKader17

    <$650, made in Texas, Moto radios? SOLD!

  • AndrewScottRox

    I’ve been following this and everything I keep seeing states that it’s a mid- to low-end device. While I don’t necessarily care about that right now, I applaud Motorola for acknowledging that full retail isn’t a reasonable price for most people and are taking steps to tackle that issue.

    • Daniel Clifford

      Two different phones is what is being said.
      One mid-low, the other coming after is the Galaxy & iPhone level.

      • Bionic

        iphone isnt on the Galaxy level at all, what are you smoking? LOL.

        • Daniel Clifford


        • DanSan

          this. my moms dumb phone is on the iphone level.

        • Steve Benson

          Yeah, I’d have to agree here.

          1. GS4 and HTC One are top tier. X-Phone will be here as well.
          2. Nexus 4 and Iphone on second tier. XFON may be here, but probably down another tier.
          3. Everything else is crap.

          • Talksick shock syndrome

            Note 2 is far from crap…I actually like it better than my girlfriends GS4..the screen size and s-pen…

        • Ian

          Sounds like he got into your stash.

  • yummy

    Dream product of year x, released
    to the public when year x is almost
    over. Why didnt I think of that?

  • bukowski

    looks like i’ll be limping (painfully) along with my thunderbolt until late summer. i was very nearly ready to pull the trigger on a gs4, too.

    i got this sorry excuse for a phone at launch… it’s been a loooonnnngggg road. i’m betting it’ll be worth the wait, though!

    • Jason Bittner

      Upgraded my bolt for a note 2 and couldn’t be happier.

  • This article is brilliant. It has really made me think and that’s the kind of writing I enjoy reading the most. Thank you for this well written material and information.

  • Ned Danov

    Common MOTO 🙂

    Bring it ASAP out 🙂

    I am already out of contract and waiting for it 🙂

  • James

    Has anyone thought of that maybe the X was never actually planned but after so many rumors they made it for the free hpye/marketing?

    • Bionic


      • James

        K thx dick

    • Steve Benson

      Dumb comment of the day. Congrats.

      • James

        Hey steve, your a faggot 🙂

  • Skittlez

    Vanilla, or bust

  • Josh Shaw

    Damn, made in the USA, I just got my HTC One I may buy this phone solely because it’s made in the USA

  • gokusimpson

    C’mon Droid X! Hang on for a few more months!

    • droidrazredge

      🙁 Does that mean you’re still account is still on Verizons CMDA 3G? I just upgraded from Droid X last year.

      • gokusimpson

        Yeppers! I was damn close to getting a S4 soon, but this gives me a glimmer of hope that I won’t have to deal with that home button. Ever.

        • droidrazredge

          How will you settle your unlimited data ? Does the switch accounts still work even though you’re on 3G ? or will the SIM card make you submit ? That’s what I was worried about last July when I upgraded to the Droid Razr Maxx from the Droid X. I did not really want the phone because I knew Motorola would release the HD versions in October but I did not want to risk it because I was already on thin ice. I was worried about keeping it for 4G than keeping it on 3G.

          • gokusimpson

            I have no idea. I just started my new engineering job so if I have to pay full price for a phone to keep unlimited, it’s not a big deal. I’m not a huge user anyways, but I predict that I would pull in a little over 2.5 gb per month due to the increase in data speed.

            If they absolutely can’t let me keep unlimited then I’ll be stuck with Verizon since they’re the only one with service in my area (and much of socal). I usually go to the more shady Chinese phone shops who give out phones and extra stuff like crazy. Got my Droid X for free in August shortly after it came out in 2010.

          • droidrazredge

            Yeah I feel ya on that ugly home button. I had to choose between the Razr Maxx or Galaxy S3. I was like Motorola might not have the most up to date specs but the build quality and the radios are second to none. I knew that the radios in the Samsung were not as good as Motorola. I actually just remembered and forgot to add in the last post. That switching from 3G – 4G does indeed still work. I did it for my friend a couple of weeks ago. As long as you have an extra dummy line with a feature phone and an upgrade eligibility. You’ll be able to switch that bad boy over to your current account with the 3G. They upgraded from their Iphone 4 to Galaxy S3. If you want to know the steps I can explain them to you.

          • gokusimpson

            I have an upgrade on my line and the 4 other phones on my family plan don’t. I heard I can transfer the upgrade to another phone and do a switcheroo by activating the phone on my line.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle, Bionic was actually right. I think hell just froze over, dogs started talking, and pigs started flying(I see one flying to my grill right now). Wow. Wow. Wow.

    • hkklife

      I never really doubted him. His information was consistent, plausible, and he seemed genuine about it. I am glad to see him (and Sarge) vindicated. His little tidbits did more to keep me optimistic for a future Moto product than anything they have said prior to now or what the current Jha remnants in their lineup do. The X may still end up being crap but at least we know Bionic and Sarge are legit.

      • Ian

        Vindicated? Maybe. Still no excuse for the arrogant trolling.

        • Shawn

          Then stop your trolling.

          • Schwan

            Get a real account!

          • Shawn


  • rob

    Tim JUNK

  • EC8CH

    Please Motorola… Please finally release a worthy follow up to the OG Droid.

    We’ve been waiting almost 4 years now.

  • EC8CH

    Sounds like Google is planning to back door subsidize motos phones just like they did with the nexus 4. Sweet.

    • Bionic

      Maybe, but the CEO was right in that they dont need a 50 percent profit margin. They could drop the price to $400 and still make 20-40 percent depending on cost.

  • My wife. {{^_^}}

  • justin

    The press release just gives me the feeling that the high end one is the Moto X and it’s coming this summer. But that’s just me!

    • Larizard

      I have that feeling too, because I don’t think Google would want Moto X to compete with the next Nexus device, which is usually released around the Holidays.

  • justin

    ANYONE else notice that @EVLEAKS on Twitter said tomorrow (today depending where you are), he will have info on HTC’s T6??

  • JonathonFlores

    Being that I live in Fort Worth and own my own business, I think I just might apply…infiltrate, snap a couple pics, get fired and be on my way. The Moto facilities here are pretty secure. But it’s a win win. Wish me luck DL fans haha

    • droidrazredge

      take one for the team.

      • JonathonFlores

        haha dude I’m dead serious. I already looked up Flextronics in Fort Worth. Sh*t ton of openings.

        • droidrazredge

          What are some of the requirements for the openings ? What are the different types of positions ?

          • ERIFNOMI

            Probably loads of tedious assembly line positions if I had to guess. I’m glad they’re being made here though, and apparently it’s going to sell for less than typical smartphones.

          • JonathonFlores

            There are some assembly poistions but looks like more picking/ pulling orders, an inventory lead position and a few manager positions. Some needing a bachelor’s degree and/or eq. exp.

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          Good luck getting a camera past security. Clean facilities are ridiculously difficult to get recording devices of any kind into.

          That said, if you want to work in manufacturing, by all means, go for it 🙂

          • JonathonFlores

            worked for moto in college. air tight security. but people found a way to get phones in and out.

    • LanesLanes

      Keep in mind that you won’t just get fired, you’re going to get sued.

      • ERIFNOMI

        Shhhhh. I want to see this thing…

      • JonathonFlores

        When I was in college, I worked for Motorola. The security was extra tight. Metal detectors on your way out, take off your shoes type of thing but people found a way. It was also run by temp services and you never saw the same person for a full week. They may have signed NDA’s but as a temp, you never thought you’d go back. And if you worked there for one day, you didn’t want to.

        • gabe

          I like how you’re under the assumption that people that work for Motorola (which I do) dont read this website. Especially when you use your full name and picture as your username.

          I’ve sent your name to the HR department for flextronics to make sure they look for you if you apply. Thanks


          • JonathonFlores

            Thanks Gabe 🙂 but.. I’m a hispanic.. We use fake names and IDs all the time. one up on ya.

    • Oxy-Moron

      Own your own lawn mowing business??

      • JonathonFlores

        ….haha gardening. so if you ever need some poison ivy planted in your yard, give me a shout.

    • Bionic

      its called an NDA dude, and you’ll go to jail for that

      • JonathonFlores

        Mr. Bionic.. I’m sure there are all sorts of NDAs signed around the info you’ve been dropping here on DL.

  • kane

    Its made in Texas and its shaped like a rifle and wants to succed from the union of ocarriers

    • droidrazredge

      Another reason why the X phone will be huge. It’s made in Texas. Everything is Texas is HUGE and a big deal.

    • F22

      secede … 🙂

  • CGull

    I can’t wait for this!

  • Kisuk3

    Best News Ever!

    OG Droid—->Gnex—->Moto X

    • justin

      Me, and likely so many others, are with you. Got the OG Droid as BOGO when my brother got his, got my GNex Dec 2011, and now waiting for this. YESSSSS

      • droidrazredge

        Likewise I have a similar track. BB Curve 8350(2008) —-> Droid X (2010) —> Droid Razr Maxx( 2012) —> and now waiting for the X Phone ( In Progress). OG Droid is what made me jump ships from Blackberry to Android.

        • Tyler Cameron

          iPhone 3G -> OG Droid -> Droid Incredible -> Droid X -> Thunderbolt -> Rezound -> Galaxy Nexus -> RAZR M -> Nexus 4 -> Note II.

          • Chris Hannan

            My turn…

            iPhone 3G -> iPhone 3GS -> Nexus One -> iPhone 4 -> ThunderBolt -> Galaxy Nexus -> Nexus 4

          • Samsung i760 -> HTC Touch Pro 2 -> Droid 2 -> Thunderbolt -> Stratosphere -> Droid 4 -> Note II

        • normmcgarry

          This says BB Curve to Droid X. Droid X was not the OG, dude.

        • mcdonsco

          OG droid > droid x > droid x2 > Bionic > razr > razr maxx > razr maxx hd > galaxy s4

          Want to want another moto phone but I need mobile hot spot and on everyone of the previously mentioned phones that were supposedely capable of it it would only work about 25% of the time (devices could connect but wouldnt transfer data)…works flawlessly on my current s4 though, so apparently it was a motorola flaw.

          Now, keep the s4 or briefly stay on razr maxx hd until the note 3 hits?

          • MisterFrancisco

            Might as well join the party.

            Samsung flip phone->Sidekick 2->Sidekick LX->Blackberry Storm (oh god why)->Droid X->Droid Razr Maxx

          • Alex Farra

            Oh god where do I start 😀 LOL I guess here
            Moto Droid 2
            Moto Droid X
            Moto Droid 3
            HTC Thunderbolt
            Verizon Galaxy Nexus
            HTC One S
            Marble White Tmo Galaxy S III
            White 32GB International S-Off One X
            Pebble Blue Verizon Galaxy S III
            Titanium Grey Verizon Galaxy Note II
            Nexus 4 16GB
            HTC DROID DNA
            Sapphire Black Galaxy S3 Verizon 16GB

            Black Verizon GS4

          • Warwick

            Mine is so plain,

            Motorola RAZR v3
            Samsung Blackjack (2nd Fave phone to the OG)
            LG Versa
            OG DROID
            DROID RAZR
            DROID RAZR MAXX
            DROID RAZR HD

          • SamsungFTW

            Dude, you change phones a lot. I got a long ass list too, but mine doesn’t start 3 years ago! You must either drop them a lot or just have millions of dollars so buying out of contract is now big deal.

          • Alex Farra

            haha I sell them all the time.

        • SamsungFTW

          Am I really that old…? I’m not even 30 yet :'(

          Motorola 5200 >
          Nokia 5160 >
          Nokia 5165 >
          Nokia 3310 >
          Nokia 8310 >
          Motorola T720 >
          Motoroloa >
          Motorola RAZR >
          Motorola KRZR >
          UTStarcom PPC6700 >
          HTC PPC6800 >
          HTC Touch Pro Diamond >
          ANOTHER Motorola RAZR >
          Samsung Fascinate >
          Samsung Galaxy S3 >
          Samsung Galaxy S4 >

    • EC8CH

      That is how its done.

    • tyguy829

      as it stands right now, that is going to be my upgrade path exactly!

    • EvanTheGamer

      Droid X—->G-Nex—->SGS4(Maybe)—->unless—->Verizon HTC One—->and if not then—->Motorola X-Phone!

      • Skittlez

        Verizon isn’t getting the One

        • Justin Barrett

          And the X phone isn’t real.

          • EvanTheGamer


      • sc4fpse

        That is one screwy timeline.

      • KleenDroid

        I am good with the S4.

        Droid 1, Droid 2, Droid X, Thunderbolt, Gnex, and now S4. Maybe ill get my wife an X phone.

      • sunday39

        your timeline goes back and forth through time

    • calculatorwatch

      Same here!
      Actually the two flip phones I owned before I got my OG Droid were an old Motorola one and then a Samsung Alias. The cycle must continue!

      • cmonnats

        Samsung Alias ftw! What a dope phone.


      I want to do that same, except you’d have to throw in the abomination that was the Tbolt into that mix. I also had a Rezound for a few weeks before I found someone to buy it so I could get my Gnex. Now I have a shattered screen on my Nexus and I’m really ready for an upgrade.

      • GuidZilla

        Cracked screen here as well. Dropped on concrete twice since release day and was fine, but one damn drop on my ceramic kitchen tile and it throws in the towel.

        • El_Big_CHRIS

          Ha ha I feel ya. Same happened to mine. Mine is unusable so I had to buy a sgs3 to compensate. Not a bad phone but I miss on screen buttons

          • KleenDroid

            I also miss the onscreen buttons of my Gnex now that im on my S4. I’m getting used to the S4 home button but I think all phones should go to onscreen buttons.

          • drooooooooid

            on screen buttons. how do those work in the rain? or when the screen breaks or is dirty? Honest question. I was so glad I had real buttons when I had a Droid 2 G on a rainy day once. and I love my GS III home button. I just don’t understand the fascination with onscreen buttons. I think the majority of the public probably prefers real buttons, and the manufacturers know this. Not sure, but that is just my guess.

          • El_Big_CHRIS

            For me it’s personal preference, but stock Android has moved in that direction. And rain? I’ve never used any phone in it, I’m afraid of water damage, but I’m sure the on screen buttons would work just as good. The physical home button is ok though, but Sammy should use multitask rather than menu

          • Higher_Ground

            I wouldn’t use my phone in the rain but I do use it while running and it works just fine despite the sweaty fingers. I do worry about the screen breaking, but at that point I’m going to be looking for a replacement.
            I think if there’s a drawback it’s that you need a naked finger to operate it and that can be a pain in winter or if you’re otherwise wearing gloves. I think I’ve answered my phone with my nose a few times..

          • GuidZilla

            I actually had pretty good luck with the Isotoner version of gloves useable on touch screens this past winter. Still awkward but doable.

          • Higher_Ground

            Nice, I’ve got a light pair with the capacitive finger tips that I’m contemplating transferring over to the gloves I actually use.

          • ERIFNOMI

            They work exactly as well as your screen works. Have you ever had problems with your touchscreen not working? Or capacitive buttons? I don’t want physical buttons on my phone. If I must, I prefer capacitive over mechanical buttons.

            On screen buttons have the advantage of being customized or changed in the future, or even going away entirely if the circumstances permit (fullscreen video).

          • GuidZilla

            I ALMOST bought a GS3 as well. My wife has one and it has been a great phone since she got it(VZN release day). But I keep telling myself to hold out for this Moto news, especially since i’ll have to buy retail to keep my unlimited.

        • ERIFNOMI

          I missed my hoodie pocket and it fell on its bottom corner on a concrete floor. There are a few cracks running from the bottom right corner across to the left side about 2 inches up, then back to the right side again about 3-4 inches up. It’s a bit interesting to see how the stresses traveled, but my phone is cracked…

      • icedrop

        My Gnex fell an entire 3 feet after some inconsiderate knocked out of my hands at the bar. Small crack now screen won’t turn on at all. Back on my super awesome DInc until the X-Phone it looks like. Real question is to use my upgrade or not??? Always afraid I won’t use the upgrade and VZ will still pull the plug on our unlimited data anyways. Wouldn’t be surprised…

        • ERIFNOMI

          I’m buying my phones outright for more reasons than just keeping my unlimited data. I’d happily jump ship if there was service that even touched VZW’s around here. AT&T isn’t too far behind, but it costs as much or more than Verizon and I’d lose my unlimited data. I’ll probably be around until Verizon finds a way out of offering me unlimited data, then I’ll find a GSM carrier who will just give me service while I buy my phones from Google.

    • flyinggerbil

      heeeeey, we’re phone eskimo brothers.

    • nate

      But but but….. What if… It doesn’t come to Verizon? :O

    • PhillipCun

      OG DROID -> Thundercrap -> GNEX -> MOTO X???? YTEEE

    • Brendan Small

      This mirrors my smartphone timeline exactly.

    • MauriceGriffin

      Word! Except NexusOne->Genx->Moto X

  • Capt. Crunch

    So it will also be affordable, sounds like a great device to look into when i go prepaid.

  • sonicemerald

    i was this close to getting the s4 tomorrow…. I think I still will, if the full retail price for the Moto X isn’t going to be $700…

  • TheDrunkenClam

    Pure unadulterated bone stock AOSP and then I’ll call it my “dream phone”.
    Any element of Blur and it becomes a nightmare.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      Then you want a Nexus, plain and simple. The UI will likely be stock with a few widgets and apps (SmartActions and Circles widget). Other than that, the only tweaks will be optimization/battery life/sensor/kernel/driver stuff. That said, I love the UI on my Razr with JB, and as far as I’m concerned, it is actually stock+, like CM, AOKP, or PA. It is absolutely not the inconsistent mess that is TW and Sense.

  • umiwonder

    I dont want a disabled/safe phone when I’m riding shotgun in my buddy’s car. But everything else sounds good

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      They said it will act differently, not that it won’t work. I’m guessing it will auto-activate drive mode, switch to the voice type keyboard, auto-announce text messages, etc. I’m certain that it will have a way of knowing if you are just goofing off in the passenger seat or actually driving.

  • Stevedub40

    Damn it! Why did they wait so long to make this sort of announcement? I just got the S4 not long ago, there is no way I will be able to convince the wife that I need to get another new phone. Damn you!

    • GoatChode

      The $4 will still be better than this phone…moto phones are all hype…had the og droid that..for some reason these guys like so much..that thing was so scratched and boring…hype..hype hype

      • ERIFNOMI

        If you had an OG Droid and it wasn’t the absolute best thing at the time, you got it too late. I had one. No one else had anything out that could compare.

      • Franklin Ramsey

        And Samsung isn’t hype? They spent over half a billion on Marketing last year. Yes, they have nice phones, but half the features are gimmicks that work maybe 70% of the time.

        Keep in mind, I own Samsung everything and I love their stuff, but they are still hype.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      You could always sell your S4 on eBay when this comes out. I’d hazard a guess those will still be going for 300 bucks at that time. It sounds like these won’t be much more than that.

  • Chicostyles

    the Xphone i saw looked more Square edged then the rounded edge mid range phone coming out

  • Butters619

    Smart move Moto! Clears up the confusion with the mid-level devices clearly on their way. Smart move.

  • Bionic

    Guys calm down, they can easily be talking about the POS ghost here. WE can hope and pray they are talking about the hero 5 inch version but that is just a hope.

    • Ian

      “his company is indeed working on a phone called Moto X that is their “hero” device for 2013″…. sounds like a flagship to me

    • mec

      exactly, I’m trying to figure out how Moto X and XFON are decidely two seperate phones. XFON could just be a sku, Moto X could be the branding. What motorola classifies as a “hero” we dont really know….

  • The Moto X Forum is now open at http://MotoXforum.net

    • Ian Smith


    • Bionic

      ill sign up and join

  • Chicostyles

    I saw the verizon version in full effect at a CUBS Game today all the rep sporting the device said was it was a Verizon Moto X Phone & boy did it look good he shortly left the game afterwards couldnt get more outa of him!!!

  • Uncle Paul

    If you watched the video, they kept hammering away at made in USA. And unlocked, over and over. This is awesome!

    • droidrazredge

      What is the link to the video?, I’ve only read the conversation post.

    • Larizard

      I think there’s that one part during the Q&A that really got me excited:

      “I’m pretty confident in the products that we’re gonna be shipping throughout the fall. The experiences are unlike other experiences that are out there. The ability of the consumer to actually engage in how the device is designed, is very different than what competitors are offering.” – Dennis Woodside

      So it looks like customization on hardware really is coming.

      • EC8CH

        Maybe that’s the reason behind them building these things in Texas instead of China… to allow for building to order because of the options customer’s will have?

  • NorCalGuy

    Now please just come to Verizon…and be unlock and rootable please

    • Bionic

      its on verizon

      • NorCalGuy

        Any word on how tightly locked down the new moto phone line up will be? Will they also be offering dev versions like Samsung and HTC?

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          Likely direct-purchase dev versions for anyone who won’t allow an unlock. But that’s not a big deal when they are talking about offering it at an affordable (sub-$650) price.

    • Anon

      Please just come to ALL carriers, to build the Moto brand strength. And hopefully be multiband.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        The XFON versions that have run through the FCC already are pentaband HSPA+ and LTE compatible with several bands. Even the Verizon version is HSPA+, so odds are good for multiband in the Moto X. Hopefully, they can do duodecaband LTE for global capability, but that’s a serious pipe dream 🙂

        • rk

          My guess is the tmobile version will be sold through google play since tmobile phones are unsubsidized.

  • David Suarez

    Want to know unlocked price of the low and high end phones

    • DainLaguna

      Want to know how i got these scars?

      • Introduce a little chaos.

        • droidrazredge

          Upset the established order

          • Ian

            Why so serious!?!

  • Dillon Brown

    Summer seems too soon if they are looking for people. I hope that the lower spec phone we’ve been seeing are not their “halo flagship,” because while they may be great phones with innovation, I would prefer some specs with longevity. If the rumored higher end X phone gets announced or released this summer, then I better start saving my pennies.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      He said they would be releasing a few devices under the new line. Their flagship is unlikely to be the class of devices that went through the FCC last week. But, we shall see. Sounds like they are trying to make a hardware version of Google Now. If they succeed even half-way…and open those abilities to developers…oh, the sweet sweet possibilities.

  • Awesome, can’t wait to see the high end model, may have to retire my trusty old Bionic 🙂

  • Mark

    Just when I was set on buying the GS4 on July 1 and looking forward to not having to wait several months for a phone like I did with the GN…damn

    • Mike

      I couldn’t wait any longer and went with the S4, too little too late Moto. Besides, after 2 years with a droid 3 Moto might have already seen the last of my cash.

      • MikeSaver

        You realize they are under completely new (Google) management now, right?

        • Mike

          Yeah, maybe in a couple of years when I’m ready for a new phone they’ll have something. Couldn’t wait forever.

  • Thomas

    Somebody get Bionic a napkin 😉

    • Hungry Hamburger

      Somebody get me a mop!

      • Eric

        Somebody get me a diaper!

        • SamsungFTW

          Somebody get me a parachute, some dry ice and a donkey.

    • Bionic

      fap fap fap fap fap fap

      • Hungry Hamburger

        Don’t you mean schlick schlick?

    • droidrazredge

      somebody get me some lotion!

      • Hungry Hamburger

        I have some petroleum jelly

        • droidrazredge

          thx! fap fap fap fap fap fap

    • radiohead14

      Sarge’s got it

  • itsgonnalast

    late summer … September 21 … 10 days before October? lol

  • Christopher Young

    I’m a bit confused: Will there be two different devices – a midrange device, and a high deveice?

    • I believe so, but we definitely do not know for sure.

      • Bionic

        sadly no we dont, im trying to get info but its hard right now

        • radiohead14

          that’s what she said

        • GoatChode

          Its hard to email your other loser buddy who lives in his moms basement and goes on sites throwing guesses around like some moto nostradomus?

          • LiterofCola

            you’re an idiot

      • There has to be. The Ghost is nowhere near high end or close to a hero device

        • mec

          hero is subjective. this might be a hero device to motorola…. but not you, specifically. nothing has been stated that clearly says Moto X cant be XFON…

    • Ian Smith

      i don’t see any clarification on that but the term “hero phone” leads me to believe that it’ll be competing w/ gs4, htc one, etc.

      • droidrazredge

        The term “Hero” makes me think of the song by Ella Mae Bowen – Holding Out for a Hero

        Motorola: ” I need a Hero Baby”

    • nvitone23

      yes there will, per sarge (if you chose to believe him)

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Well he stated there will be several products released this summer and fall, so I would assume yes.

  • TheWenger

    That’s great and all, but I still want a kick-ass high end phone with top of the line specs from Moto.

    • The phone Woodside references, we’re pretty sure is a high-end phone. The XFON that has been at the FCC, is likely a mid-range phone. But he clearly states that the Moto X is going to compete with the big boys.

      • Christopher Young

        So you think there’s going to be two seperate devices. That’s good – the specs we’re seeing for the XFON might be great for my dad, but I want something a little more bleeding edge for my next device.

        • I would seriously hope there will be two phones, but there is no confirmation on this, just me speculating heh.

          • Bionic

            havent i been saying 2 phones?

          • droidrazredge

            Yes you have!

          • Ian

            Probably but there’s a faction of readers who avoid your “information” like the plague.

    • DainLaguna

      Im pretty sure moto is over the specs war. They want you to realize that a kick ass high end phone isnt about kick ass specs…. Its about the user experience.

      Im all for it. If thats the approach, then the leaked specs mean nothing.

      • Totally wrong.

        • DainLaguna

          Totally wrong or just not what YOU want?

          • zionlion02

            He’s just pushing your buttons, dude.

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        I get what ur saying, but spec wars bring innovation. More power, more possibilities. Everybody has time for that.

        • DainLaguna

          No, spec wars do NOT bring innovation. What android feature relies so much on raw horsepower (thats truly innovative) that made you say ‘oh man, there is no way my current phone will handle that, ill def HAVE to upgrade!’ after you saw it? Lockscreen widgets? Lol. Dont blame the gnex’s occasional lag on 4.2 2 into this either…. The specs on that phone werent bleeding edge when it came out and yet it still manages to run with much newer devices.

          Optimization and user experience bros. Ill take that over cores anyday.

          • Daeshaun Griffiths

            I agree with you, the user experience is very important. But you can’t run holograms on dual cores. If companies don’t push for high end specs, then will we ever get to holograms and projectors in our phones?

            android features? couldn’t name any. today anyway….

          • Qwerty

            I actually do believe “spec wars” bring innovation but not always. Doesn’t Samsung’s Exynos 5 processor include architecture that divides the cpu into sectors where one deals with more demanding tasks and the other is executed for the less significant ones in order to preserve battery life? If you care to be more generic, if you build powerful hardware, someone may indeed utilize it and present a practical and innovative application for it, but it isn’t always so.

        • lew

          I agree that it brings innovation. Pushes the envelope.

      • chris125

        Specs more than anything make devices more future proof which is why moto never went super high end because they had another variant coming out a few months later.

        • DainLaguna

          With the exception of some ram, motos latest offerings on vzw were absolutely meant to be flagships with specs that equaled mostly the gs3 and oneX.

          Ill agree they certainly help futureproof certain devices, but optimization and user experience take precedent over cores and ghz if those cores and ghz and oem skins still manage to slow the phone down.

          • hkklife

            If the last round of Moto devices on VZW had arrived PRIOR to the Galaxy S3, they would have easily ruled the roost. Look at the RAZR Maxx back in early 2012–it had a worse screen than the GNex and the Rezound but was clearly positioned as VZW’s flagship device.

            But the GS3 was such a massive success last summer that nearly everything came afterwards was a day late and a dollar short (RAZR HD had only 1Gb RAM and a lousy camera, DNA had gimped battery & storage). Moto’s delay in bringing the M, HD & HD Maxx to market really cost them a lot IMHO. That said, I still think they have basically given up on the spec game and are going to be content producing midrange and upper-midrange handsets with uniquely differentiating features (nearly stock Android, customization, guaranteed/frequent updates, huge battery life).

  • DainLaguna

    This is really happening…. Awesome 🙂

    • nvitone23

      yes, like we’ve said for months now…

      • DainLaguna

        Official news is always more exciting than leaks, imo.

        • Bionic

          i totally agree

          • derek connolly

            not sure why you have 6 down votes for agreeing with something.?

        • nvitone23

          true 🙂

        • michael arazan

          But leaks are fun. Fun to speculate on our dream devices, kind of like dreaming about winning the lottery, except this is way more obtainable.

          And thanks to Bionic for all the information, please keep it coming if you ever get new Rumors

          • Geoff Johnson

            Yeah but what we want is never what we get.

      • Nobody cares what people say until it’s real.

        • Bionic

          you mad bro? you mad that ive been right this whole time?

          • It’s sad that you think you’re special because of it. Hey I hear on the grapevine that Google owns Motorola. Mind blown.

          • SamsungFTW

            I loved you in Fight Club.

          • Dylan Patel

            Well so far you have said this thing has a Tegra 4 until you found out it consumed too much power then you told us it had a S600 then you told us 800 then you told us S4 Prime. So you war wrong 3 times atleast.

          • Bionic

            I never said that you asss

          • Dylan Patel

            You kinda did. The first rumor you said it was a Tegra 4. The next time you said S600 or S800 then you ruled out S600 later and said S800. Then you finnaly said S4 Pro for the mini-X-Phone which turned out false and S4 Prime for the main X-Phoene.

          • SomeDooD123


          • XphoneTroll

            You sure didn’t say any of that!

          • Dylan Patel

            Yeah you did, in the first post about X-Phone you said that and then you said per sarge.

          • Jeremy Martin

            I am still waiting on that Nexus 4 LTE you said was coming 🙂

          • EvanTheGamer


          • Bionicman

            i dont think it has been a secret that Moto is working on something new for a long time. the leaked photos and documentation obviously showed that its real. the speculation has always been, is it going to be awesome. a lot of us hope so. but the leaked specs so far dont paint a nice picture for many of us.

          • James

            The man is finally right! Why so many downvotes? Cant you give him this one day? Haaha

          • Geoff Johnson

            It’s called MOTO X, not X-Phone, so you were wrong there

          • Bionic

            seriously? i mean……seriously?

          • chaoslimits

            Bionic, why do you continue to engage these people? They don’t contribute anything worthwhile anyway.
            Also, keep up the good work man.

          • Bionic

            Haha, truth. I dunno, im getting ready to go to work and simply have nothing better to do for a few minutes, LOL.

          • EvanTheGamer

            That’s actually what I was going to say, but decided against it since no phone in the history of phones would ever be simply called “X(name) Phone”.

        • nvitone23

          What we are saying was always real…maybe not for you. so now that you know that we have been speaking the truth, you wouldn’t want inside info on the next flagship device and you’d rather just wait until motorola says it months from now?

        • EvanTheGamer

          Well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle, Bionic was actually right. I think hell just froze over, dogs started talking, and pigs started flying(I see one flying right to my grill right now). Wow. Wow. Wow.

          Bionic was right. I still can’t believe it. It almost seems impossible that the X Phone actually exists after months of speculation and lots of rumors.

          We will speak of this day to our kids. This day will go down in the history books as Bionic Was Right Day.

          Okay, I’m done. I’m getting outta here before my head explodes.

    • droidrazredge

      Mayans knew about the X phone that’s why they ended their calender in 2012 and said that a new era is coming in 2013. That new era being the X phone.

      • michael arazan

        Actual interpretation from accredited Anthropologist said that the end of the Bactun Calendar on Dec 21st would be an age of Enlightenment

        This is what Motorola should of been doing after the D1, too bad it took 3 years, an almost collapse of a company, and a Google buyout to stear them back on course.

        • sc4fpse

          Hey, but we got rid of Sanjay along the way, so I’m going to consider that a net positive.

    • James

      Has anyone thought of that maybe the X was never actually planned but after so many rumors they decided to actually make it for the free hpye/marketing?

      • Franklin Ramsey

        I was actually wondering this too.

        • James


    • Geoff Johnson

      Let’s hope that the retail price stays low, and the carriers don’t raise it up anyways

      • Tyler Cameron

        Let’s also hope Google sells it… and for $400 or under.
        And pentaband HSPA+ with AWS LTE. I’d buy it so fast.
        I LOVE Motorola’s design lately. Hated the RAZR. But I loved the RAZR M and HD.

        • Geoff Johnson

          I want it on Verizon 🙁

      • KleenDroid

        If they keep the price low I will probably buy a couple of them for the wife and daughter. When I bought 2 of the S4’s at full retail the salesgirl said not many are paying full price. I hope a lower price helps change this.

    • LiterofCola

      Did you ever have a doubt?

    • I’d say the real news here is that they will be manufactured in the USA, that’s a huge precedent.