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Guy Kawasaki Posts Pictures From Motorola Campus Party, Neon Green Moto X Makes Appearance

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A couple of weeks ago, moments after Motorola took out a full page ad in a variety of newspapers to do a somewhat formal announcement of the Moto X and the idea of it being the first customizable phone, pictures of its potential custom color choices surfaced. Those colors, assuming the images were legit, included a light blue, red, purple, and an incredibly bright green. So far, these have been the only images of colored Moto X parts outside of the white and black versions that have been pictured left and right. So while we loved the idea of the Moto X being customizable, we had yet to see much proof outside of those original back plate pics. Well, thanks to Moto evangelist Guy Kawasaki, who posted up pictures of a little Moto party at corporate headquarters last week, we now know that the green color from those pictures exists and is already in use by what we would assume to be a Moto employee. 

As you can see in the picture above, we have three guys sitting on an outdoor couch, enjoying a pint, some Motorola branded pillows, and the sun in Libertyville. But if you look close enough, you’ll notice a green beacon of light presenting itself as the true star. Yes, that is indeed a Moto X in the same green color we saw back on July 3. You can see the centered batwing “M” logo, camera lens, and flash, along with a speaker grill set to the right of the camera.

Also, the other two gentlemen seated next to Mr. Green, may have Moto X phones as well, in both black and white. But it’s too hard to tell from this picture.

green moto x

So, there you have it. The green back we saw a few weeks ago was real. Since it was coupled with pictures of red, purple, and blue backs, there is probably a pretty good chance that those will be color options as well. Now, to find out the details of how this customization will go. If we don’t know before Thursday, we’ll definitely know on Thursday.

Update:  And just like that, Guy has since pulled the photo.

Via:  +Guy Kawasaki

Cheers Lucas!

  • James Hill

    Just confirmed by sarge, the moto x will come in neon green.

  • NemaCystX

    Thats the color I WANT!

  • n900mixalot

    This phone is clearly just a Nexus “competitor” for Android purists. “Just” may be the wrong word, but there are going to be a lot of disappointed people on Thursday–hopefully that isn’t the case though.

  • Justtyn Hutcheson

    Am I the only one more interested in why he’s doing the Vulcan hand signal?

    That is a spectacular shade of green though…

  • Rithvik Rao

    Looks like he’s taking a selfie.

    WAYYY too much hype for this phone…but nevertheless, I’m excited. :)

    EDIT: Should try zooming in at the laps of the other two, they certainly DO look like black and white Moto X devices from what I can see…

  • kidtronic

    What are the chances this was taken with a Moto X?

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      It wasn’t. EXIF data showed “FUJIFILM” listed.

      • kidtronic

        Well that’s no fun. lol

        • needa

          the pic is so bad, i am glad it wasnt.

          • kidtronic

            True

  • Blue Sun

    Are you sure that’s not mutagen green?

  • bratliff

    I hope the pillows in one of the other photos are a sneaky tease for color options. I want an orange or dark blue phone!

  • Ruel

    If the rumors are right on the specs then for the first time I AM GOING TO HATE GOOGLE. I mean, OH-MY-GOD, Google what have you done to Motorola??!! Motorola is so great in engineering both in tech and in form factor (Yes! Remember StarTAC? Remember RAZR? Even the Maxx HD is amazing!). They are one of the pioneering and innovating leaders in telecommunications. And this is the best that Google can offer?? This is an insult to the legacy of Motorola! It felt like Motorola is being trampled to trash. If I’m an engineer in Motorola – I’D WALK OUT!!

    And even without mentioning Motorola, the fantasy that we built on Moto X for the past year where we set its standard so high has just been dampened so bad that a lot of people will be angry and frustrated. I AM ANGRY!

    • Joshua Bailey

      Sense the tone…lol. Well done, sir.

  • Joshua Bailey

    This may be the first device I buy and don’t immediately flash a custom rom on lol. Well done thus far, Moto.

  • Phil

    Think we will be able to buy this phone on the Play Store or will we have to get thru our carrier?

  • calum wilper

    is it just me or does it look like he’s posing the phone for this picture?

  • ahhh yes

    where is the leather or bubble wrap customized version

  • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

    is anyone else concerned with pricing? I’m trying to buy off contact on VZW to preserve unlimited data but im not going past $300

    • turdbogls

      i have seen prices rumored anywhere from $200 up to $400. lets be real here, this is a mid range phone with last years specs. that coupled with all the Hype, i have a feeling this will land right in the middle. $300 for 16GB non expandable.

      • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

        i hope 300 is where it lands.

        • turdbogls

          i hope it lands at $200. that would be low enough for me to ditch my Gnex and not feel bad about it :) but I have a feeling $300 is the number

          • EC8CH

            I say $300-$400

      • EC8CH

        Especially since Google has proven with the N4 that they can sell similar devices for around that price.

        • turdbogls

          motorola is still a hardware company…they need to make Money on their hardware. the N4 was sold by google at a break even/loss. it was an unbelievable deal and still is to this day.
          this should be interesting though. if they hit the price point right, this will be a huge success if they advertise the phone properly.

          • EC8CH

            Just breaking even would be a step up for Motorola.

            I suspect if the X does have a lower retail price it will be more than the N4, but based on the comments made by Woodside at All Things Digital they have to be planning on setting the retail price lower than we’ve typically seen. Otherwise they are planning some extremely expensive feature phones.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      I’m not going to lie – I’m not worried about pricing. After seeing Verizon and Motorola price the new DROIDs as if they are flagships, I’d imagine this phone will be similar.

      • EC8CH

        Woodside on All Things Digital:

        “Feature phones sell for $30; high-end smartphones cost $650. That gap won’t persist, Woodside said.”

        http://allthingsd.com/20130529/live-motorolas-dennis-woodside-and-regina-dugan-at-d11/

        If the Moto X sells for the same retail price as the new Droid phones, then I will wonder what exactly he was talking about.

        • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

          Only thing I wonder about with his comments, is if he was speaking for the future or right now. Did he mean it won’t persist in 2 years or in 2 months?

          I’d imagine they can sell a phone for cheap, but with all of the engineering they are claiming to have put into this, it almost makes sense for this one to not be that cheap.

          I’m a skeptic, can’t help myself. I certainly hope I’m wrong though. :P

          • EC8CH

            If he meant two years he shouldn’t have trolled us poor unlimited data Verizon Galaxy Nexus users so hard with those comments then…. that’s not nice.

          • Tim

            What I’m worried about is how is Verizon going to be able to explain to the general public why if the Droid Ultra and Mini are priced they way they are…how can the Moto-X go for $300…off contract. They will lose sales big time on their precious Droids. Not something that I would think Verizon would want to explain all the time.

          • needa

            seemed pretty legit in its context:
            guy on verge forums said that he knows a guy that went to the event. phone will not be sold through play store and is not priced for off contract users.

  • Terrormaster

    Any word yet on whether it’s just the backs that are customizable or can we choose front plates too? At this point I’m not sure front is gonna happen considering that whole “magic glass” thing that just leaked – customizable fronts seems like it would be a manufacturing headache with such a feature. Hope I’m wrong though. Would like to be able to mix up front/back colors.

    • turdbogls

      yeah, Front color is probably going to be the same from day 1…wont be able to change the glass. but i am assuming the back just kinda pops off and you can replace it with any color you want. i would go black front, and that teal/blue back.

      • Kyle Gregory

        Would that mean removable battery if the back plate just pops on and off to switch colors?

        • turdbogls

          no, from the explosion diagram posted last week, looks like the battery plugs right into the board. so non (easily) removeable.
          I am just assuming this back cover pops on and off fairly easily. kinda similar to what those dual sim HTC one (or was it butterfly) phones did.

          here’s a good pic for you.
          http://www.droid-life.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/moto-x-dlte-650×245.jpg

          • Kyle Gregory

            wonder if there would be any way for someone to pack a bigger battery in there if they knew what they’re doing

  • zachos

    Live long and prosper, Moto X.

  • Butters619

    I am down for customization, but god that color is awful lol.

    • kidtronic

      I haven’t really liked any of the leaked colors so far. Good thing it looks great in black and white though.

  • yummy

    Got to be pink, whats the
    use otherwise?

  • Deylune

    Like this comment if you are getting the Moto X.

    • dtraini30

      Oh you like-whore.

      /s

    • zwade

      Keep scrolling if you like cancer.

      • Deylune

        wtf?

        • zwade

          It’s a joke against Facebook… relax

          • Deylune

            yeah well keep the joke on Facebook. Don’t spread it around different sites because it isn’t funny.

          • zwade

            Calm down

          • Deylune

            lol Facebook-whore

          • ToddAwesome

            relax.

          • LiterofCola

            You’re an idiot

          • Deylune

            it’s a stupid joke

        • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

          It’s a joke on the Facebook posts along the lines of, “Like if you love Jesus, ignore if you love Satan.” Point being that everyone should like, and only bad people should ignore it. It’s funny.

          • http://Twitter.com/ContestsAccount bigrob60

            Except he didn’t list a second choice.

          • zwade

            It was the second choice, first choice being, “Like this comment if you are getting the Moto X.”

          • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

            It WAS the second choice.

      • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

        *I* got the joke. Some people need to chill.

        • zwade

          Insert Fry meme: Not sure if down votes are towards cancer… or my comment.

          • BenderBendingRodriguez0101001

            Your comment.

      • Project Mayhem

        Stupid joke that isn’t funny. Nice try.

  • Kevin

    I hate to post again about looking into a Moto X picture but…anyone notice the blue, burnt orange, and purple pillows?
    Also, what’s in the right hand of the guy in the middle? Looks like the same burnt orange as the pillow. Don’t tell me it’s a beer, his hand is too tightly closed or he’d be crushing the cup.

    • Mitch Joa

      The guy in the middle is holding a Coca-Cola can. You can see the curly ‘C’

  • cocamoxb

    So is there still another “Super” Moto X phone coming later this year?

    Bionic?

    Kellex?

    Is this thing on?

    • dtraini30

      I would like to know too. Right now I am looking at this Moto X and the LG G2 (rumored coming to VZW).

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      I’ll let Bionic and Sarge handle those stories. :P

      Not sure I can see Moto going all out on the Moto X only to turn around and release another phone a couple of months later.

      • Jason Downing

        Since when has ANY of the Droid-Life crew shied away from the opportunity to ‘hypebeast’? haha

        • col3rsc

          Moto XXX

          • Verizon

            Comes with MiKandi pre-installed.

      • EC8CH

        Only thing that would make sense is if the “Super” Moto X is actually a Galaxy Note sized device. Anything smaller would be too close to the 4.7″ size of the Moto X we already know about.

      • cocamoxb

        From a business perspective, I agree. The trouble is that Motorola hasn’t always made business sense to many people with product release cycles.

        The rumors since spring have pointed toward another Moto X style super phone around the fallholiday season with specs that were more “flagship” quality.

        I’ve always loved HTC products, even though many here have extremely varied opinions. I’m considering the One but I just really don’t care for the Flipboard style interface as I’m a far more business user than anything socialpersonal.

        Truth revealed: Kellex moonlighting as Sarge! No hypebeasting!?! isn’t hypebeasting.com redirected to DL.com?!? ;)

      • Malcolm Love

        Moto has thrown out phones like crazy before lol

      • n900mixalot

        I really don’t understand how they are going all out on this device …

        :(

    • Sarge

      Motorola really wants the moto x to succeed so don’t expect a better device till at least nearing the holiday season.

      • sc4fpse

        Rumors are saying the X won’t even be available until October. That’s honestly not that far from the holiday season. To spend $500M on advertising on the X, and then to turn around and bring out another better device just before the holidays… good grief. I don’t think I could come up with a better way to drive my own marketing staff crazy.

        • Ted

          What kind of rumors are you reading this phone will be out toward the end of august.

        • PhillipCun

          You’re not reading the right rumors then.

          • Blue Sun

            Maybe sc4fpse is thinking about the VZW variant?

          • sc4fpse

            I recalled Motorola’s CEO saying it was launching in October. But upon reviewing the articles from which I got this information, it seems a number of them were updated to clarify that the phone was launching this summer, and not in October, as initially indicated. My bad! :)

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    If this was any movie you could say “enhance”… “enhance again” and have a crystal clear photo of all three phones.

    • 00111

      Now rotate around the vertical.

  • hfoster52

    Screw the phone they get to drink at work!!! :)

    • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

      I’m sure that’s non-alocoholic beer

      • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

        Aka bootloader-locked beer.

        • William_Morris

          How does one unlock the bootloader on bootloader locked beer? Is there a root exploit I’m missing or something?

          • silver_arrow

            Fastbrew OEM Unlock

          • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

            Hah!

          • cns2007

            Boilermaker Unlock

      • Butters619

        I guarantee it’s real beer.

    • Butters619

      Summer family picnic.

  • Kevin

    i’m hoping they immediately release rather than wait til the end of the month. i’m ready to part ways with my bionic.

    • MacNificent

      same. i just switched back to my bionic from horrible gs3. IMO its a far better phone than the gs3. But I need something younger with a little more energy!

  • http://www.unexpectedparameters.com Aaron Hurt

    Zoom in and enhance!

    • Ian

      enhance……enhance…..enhance

      • Bi0nic

        release……release……release

        • Verizon

          the hounds……the hounds…….the hounds

  • donny

    Do we know if it’s a one time customization, or will we be able to buy a bunch a different shells and switch them out?

  • sparta

    Anyone think there is any truth to the rumors that it is shipping to carriers today and will be available right after the announcement on Thursday?

    • Ian

      If true, i’m sure there will be leaked pics of them arriving at retail.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Seems way too soon to me. Press briefings are Thursday. They tend to give press at least a week or so to review them. I sort of doubt they are going to let the press see the phone for an hour and then just push it to stores the next day, which is a Friday. They’ll hype it up for a couple of weeks.

      • Paul Hansen

        What. The leakfest/hypebeast isn’t enough marketing? Judging by the chromecast I’m pretty sure they can sell it out without your help ;) Of course I think you’re right. Just playing devil’s advocate.

        • Ian

          It is for us, sadly the general public is not attune to our shenanigans.

        • EC8CH

          I bought a chromecast just based on the google event stream… no 3rd party blogger hype needed.

          • Paul Hansen

            Exactly. I believe that if the device is sound and that the price is right you don’t necessarily need all the press/marketing to move a product.

      • EC8CH

        Screw the carrier availability… just has the factory in Texas ready to accept orders right after the announcement. Use the hype to push the way phones should be purchased in the first place and let the carriers sit for a couple weeks until they get their shipments.

    • violator702

      I just want Verizon to get this phone the same day as the other carriers. Maybe that’s too much to ask for though.

      • Verizon

        I’ll probably get it at soon as it comes out. When YOU get it is another story.

        • Chris Schmucker

          I thought we had this discussion, you never break character! Think evil thoughts!

          • Franklin Ramsey

            He didn’t break character. Verizon will have it from day one, when they release it to the rest of us is a different story.

  • Sean Plantz

    Add in all day battery and this phone is mine immediately.

  • jh123416

    dat camera.

  • bkosh84

    I am genuinely excited for this phone.. First time I’ve been excited for a phone since my Eris back in the day.. Yes, even over the Galaxy line..

    • dtraini30

      You’re not alone!

      • Papa Snarf Snarf

        Excited about the Droid Eris?!? That had to be hard to admit. I am proud of you though for your admission.

        • joseph barrientos

          lol i was excited for it when i got it jan.21 2010.now, heck no lol

        • michael arazan

          Seriously the eris, that was the one with the funky track ball that made navigation and games impossible right?

    • Deylune

      me too. i have wanted a Stock Android device for ever and never got one but hopefully they make a 32GB model of this. i hope this phone gets fast updates like a nexus would.

      • MikeCiggy

        With all of the gimmicky ‘screen notifications’ I don’t think this will be stock Android.

        • Deylune

          well they said it will have a “near stock” version of android.

        • Project Mayhem

          As long as it isn’t bloated like touchwiz then it’s all good.

        • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

          It’s very, very close to stock Android. Close enough to allow fast release cycles, especially now with the rebranding as a Google company, and minor enough that the appearance and feel is identical. It’s Stock+.

          • MikeCiggy

            I agree! I just don’t think AOSP will be on the device.

          • SparkysShocker

            At least not from the factory -.o

        • kidtronic

          What’s gimmicky about information dense notifications while the device is idle? That seems like a genuinely useful addition. It’s not waving your hand over the screen for the sake of not having to touch it.

          • Fozzybare

            didnt you know that everything that isnt on stock android is a gimmick?

  • samosa king

    He is obviously samosafooding. I mean dogfooding.

  • dtraini30

    I kinda want one in that highlighter yellow / volt color that Nike is putting on their merchandise, just to be that guy.

  • Tyler Durden

    Well that’s gonna be hard to have that and sneak pics of hot girls at the mall

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Keep it in your pants, man.

      • Verizon

        Then the pictures will just be of the inside of his pocket.

        • Franklin Ramsey

          That’s the better option for those hots girls at the mall.

      • Tyler Durden

        Do you have ED or something?

        • Franklin Ramsey

          I don’t know how that would be relevant, but nope, I don’t. Thanks for asking.

  • Ray Gray

    Who holds their phone like that looks kind of awkward!

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      It’s almost like he is trying to show it off.

      • Ray Gray

        Exactly as if to say look at my unreleased phone I’m cool!

        • LiterofCola

          Don’t be jealous ;p

        • Paul Hansen

          it’s more like “be jealous of my unreleased phone” :P Mission accomplished

        • http://www.techmantis.net/ Minja Miketa

          Green with envy?

      • EC8CH

        or maybe it’s a smart gesture we haven’t heard about yet.

        ohhhhhhhhh!

    • wheezer

      He could be taking a video….

      • Weber

        Who takes a video in potrait mode?

        • Verizon

          Everyone who takes a video that eventually shows up on the news.

          • Weber

            *BOOM*
            *drops mic*

    • turdbogls

      looks like he is taking a video to me….who knows though. i would be showing it off like crazy if i had an unreleased phone :)

  • BigWormBigPerm

    I like the beer colored one, I wonder if verizon will push updates to it so it’s always full

    • Verizon

      Only if you sign up for our new keg orator plan,

      • BigWormBigPerm

        Luckily I still have unlimited ounces for now

      • Franklin Ramsey

        Now that I might sign up for. Would be a plan from Verizon I could be ok with.

        • Verizon

          The overages are messy and expensive.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            What else is new.

          • Verizon

            It comes with a free red solo cup.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Crap, only red? I prefer Blue solo cups.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Crap, only red? I prefer Blue solo cups.

          • Verizon

            There is a custom solo cup color option, but it costs extra and takes longer to deliver.

          • Verizon

            There is a custom solo cup color option, but it costs extra and takes longer to deliver.

          • Verizon

            There is a custom solo cup color option, but it costs extra and takes longer to deliver.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Crap, only red? I prefer Blue solo cups.

  • Tyler Casilio

    I want to see if you can do that engraving thing like it was said a few weeks ago

  • Zach B.

    Can we get it in Droid Life Pink?

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      That would be awesome.

    • Tyler Durden

      Real men wear pink

      • ManBearPig

        Too bad you’re just a boy.

        • Chris Schmucker

          Too bad your just a man….bear….pig?

          • Project Mayhem

            you’re*

        • Tyler Durden

          Trolls are back

          • 0.o

            “speaking” the truth is not trolling.

          • Jonathan Reid

            You keep using that word…

      • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

        For lack of a more politically correct way of saying it…

        Gay guys who think their tough wear pink

        • normmcgarry

          they’re*

          • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

            It’s Monday :)

        • Tyler Durden

          So you wear pink? ;)

      • Omar

        real men lick the pink

        • ToddAwesome

          as long as the bezel is tiny.

          • Omar

            my brother from another mother. :D

  • ChuckG73

    dark blue back and a black face….please Verizon

    • Chris Szczesniak

      black face??? Das Rascist!

      • ToddAwesome

        Black bottom, white face, boom! Wait, that’s still racist, ah well…

    • Verizon

      I’ll see what I can do.

  • Joshua Bailey

    I want mine in unicorn ivory white.

  • Jason Downing

    Pretty cool, but I’ll be happy with a white or black one on Verizon. Hopefully soon!

    • Bi0nic

      Verizon will be happy to take your money no matter the color.

      • Jason Downing

        Being that my screen on my Gnex is almost completely shattered, I just want what’s available the soonest.

        • isuckatlinux

          I know that feel, bro.

          • Jason Downing

            However; this is the first white phone I’m remotely interested in so hopefully it is available at launch as well

      • Ej McCarty

        I like your comments much better than that fake Bionic account lol

        • Bi0nic

          Thank you :)

          • Jason Downing

            You know the for sure date or approximate?

      • Verizon

        Always.