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Get Yourself a Verizon Moto X Today on ebay, Prototype in White Available for $800

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The Moto X may have officially been unveiled this past Thursday, but we have yet to hear an official launch date. We were told by Motorola that the device would start to arrive in late August or early September, and that they were leaving specific dates up to their carrier partners. If you can’t wait for those announcements to come or for the end of the month to arrive, ebay is your friend. Listed today, we have a Moto X “prototype” with a “Buy It Now” price of $799.95. Should you choose to fork out the substantially increased-over-retail price, you could have the phone by Tuesday. 

The seller has a pretty stellar ebay record with over 2200 ratings and a 99.1% positive feedback score, so it looks like this may be legit. They claim that this phone is unlocked, and that it will work on just about any carrier’s network (both CDMA and GSM). However, if you want LTE, you’ll have to use this phone with a Verizon SIM. You won’t complain about that though, will  you?

Clearly this was a test device, as you can see the “Motorola Confidential Property” and “Not For Sale” branding all over the front. You can even see the serial number listed in the top right corner, so whoever gave this phone up, is not afraid of the wrath that Motorola could potentially bring down upon them.

This model has a two-toned color scheme with a white back and black front.

Any takers?

Via:  ebay

Cheers Saul!

  • Mike Hilal

    So….who bought it? Come on…fess up!

  • Tran Nguyen

    That’s crazy! Even $400 I wouldn’t buy too. People who buy this phone they should think about another phones : HTC One, Galaxy S4, LG G2 or Iphone 5s (or 6) is coming.

  • socalrailroader
  • Cipher Zero

    $800? For a phone that screams “mid-range?” Hahahahaha…….hell no.

  • hackthis02

    It’s not Verizon. It clearly says GSM in the title!?

  • Hatyrei

    i rather buy a realistic bildo :P

    • socalrailroader

      Bildo? :D

  • iamme

    hope they realized that each moto symbol on the device is a unique serial number type code

  • Hunter Stephenson

    Haha. It’s sold. I wonder who bought it…

    • Godzilla

      Someone stupid because Motorola technically has the right to demand it back, leaving whoever purchased it without their money or the phone itself.

      • WickedToby741

        Or remote wipe it. Wouldn’t that be a fun way to troll someone. Randomly wipe the phone every week.

  • SymonDT

    Why don’t I burn $800 in my home :P

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    Kellen promoting his own eBay listing :P

  • zoyaaa

    $85 an
    hour! Seriously I don’t know why more people haven’t tried this, I work two
    shifts, 2 hours in the day and 2 in the evening…And whats awesome is Im
    working from home so I get more time with my kids. Heres where I
    went,www.Pro67.ℂom

  • gp126904

    And….. Its gone….

  • skzion

    I’d rather get a prostatectomy.

  • Jared Denman

    I know the guy that is selling/sold this. There is a reason he is selling this although I can’t discuss the motive. He will NOT be getting in trouble for this.

    • Godzilla

      Woopy doo. No one cares.

    • SFOUR

      Yeah. No one cares.

    • Godzilla

      what you’ve just said;… is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul…

      • Cipher Zero

        Billy Madison. Funny movie.

  • EvanTheGamer

    SOLD to the person over there in the corner wearing a hoodie and shades!

    Wow, that was quick. Enjoy it Stranger!

  • EvanTheGamer

    I’d rather swim with blood-thirsty sharks before ever paying $800 on a prototype device, especially one that is of the Moto X variety. lol

  • Keith Sumner

    The person selling this is VERY stupid, if inf act they are actually selling it. Not only is the serial on the outside of the phone traceable to person, so is the ESN.

  • C-Law

    So this phone will work on any network and Verizon LTE? Why isn’t this the phone that was announced? Maybe it will come to the play store and still work with Verizon? I can dream

    • Tyler Durden

      Once voLTE comes, it will be much easier to get cheap off contract phones on Verizon

      • hkklife

        I can assure you that Verizon will do *something* to prevent this from being possible/easy/affordable (or all of the above)

        • Character0

          I thought the provisions of their LTE network spectrum was they had to allow any LTE device with the proper radios. This is the reason Google can sell a LTE Nexus 7 straight from their website without Verizon in the middle. Until VoLTE comes around, voice still falls back to CDMA.

          • WickedToby741

            Correct, but as of now Verizon is still using the CDMA network for voice and authentication. Until Verizon rolls out LTE-only devices of their own, don’t expect an LTE unlocked phone to be compatible with Verizon. The Nexus 5 (or new 4?) could launch with hardware support and simply be updated through software once Verizon officially supports LTE-only devices. I wouldn’t put it past Verizon to find some sort of loophole through the requirement though.

    • WickedToby741

      This is basically just a Verizon version with unlocked GSM capabilities, including for US GSM companies like T-Mobile and AT&T. It likely only has official support for AT&T bands and no LTE support for any other carrier but Verizon. This very well could be how the Verizon version will be sold as I believe both the DNA and iPhone 5 were sold SIM-unlocked for GSM and were compatible with AT&T/T-Mobile (although both lacked support for the full range of T-Mobile’s bands).

    • sc4fpse

      This *is* the Verizon version that was announced. It has global GSM radios, although I will say, it’s likely the retail version will prevent AT&T or T-Mobile SIM cards from being used like this prototype.

  • yummy

    That’s a lot of broccoli.

  • Radgatt

    And just like that, it has SOLD!!!

  • PuttsMoBilesiCit

    I would buy this phone if I had the money. Well I do have some saved away, but this is tempting. I feel that buying this it would get the newest updates before they where launched with the phone. But since the serials are on there, they might just deactivate it from their internal network lol

    EDIT: SOLD!

  • Gnex

    What a Steal!

  • NorCalGuy

    There is a huge dent in one of the pictures I hope the final phone is a little stronger. The dent looks like it left a shockwave on the corner were it hit denting both front and back case.

    • needa

      the good news is it can take a drop. that is a plus.

  • Apostrafee

    $800?? I’ll take 6!!

  • rick

    Moto X is a overrated pos. I will stay with my htc one

    • kelly

      I think you should watch this and see why its better than your HTC One. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZX8graseUQ

      • Tyler Durden

        Yeah the Droid Maxx and Ultra have the same

        • blix247

          Plus they have the added benefit of looking disgusting.

          • LiterofCola

            Maxx looks better than the X imo

          • kelly

            Can’t get any sexier than a Rosewood Moto X. imo

          • LiterofCola

            For those that like the wood motif yeah. If I was in the market for this phone, I’d rather get a black front and black with silver accents.

          • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

            I hope T-Mobile gets the Motomaker stuff. I need some of that wood.

          • Tyler Durden

            that’s what she said

          • WickedToby741

            I honestly wouldn’t care if they pulled an Apple for next year’s Moto X and kept the body the same and upped the display and the internals. If they keep adding materials they won’t really need to refresh the body and it would cut down on development costs.

          • LiterofCola

            Now you’re sounding like an Apple fan

          • Tyler Durden

            but the Maxx also has 32gb and wireless charging

          • LiterofCola

            and a bigger battery

          • Tyler Durden

            How could I forget that lol

      • rick

        I disagree i think my phone is the best.

        • Godzilla

          I disagree. Mortal Kombat is a very good game, but I think Donkey Kong is the best game ever.

      • rick

        who cares about talking into a phone . what about when your in the movies or in a quiet place ? all the talking into a phone with be annoying

        • rick

          who cares about talking into a phone . what about when your in the
          movies or in a quiet place ? all the talking into a phone will be
          annoying

      • skzion

        I guess that video is part of the $500 advertising, no?

        It’s a really stupid video, in my view. OK, let’s grant that the phone was not made for phone geeks (though I expect that such geeks are more numerous on Android–by far–than on iWhatever). Why then is Droid Life trying to sell the phone to us, who are phone geeks?

        Terrific, the phone wasn’t made for us. So, how about trashing the phone for our use?

        I don’t appreciate the attempt at manipulation.

        • Render

          I disagree completely, there is a lot more “geek” in this phone than a GS4…last I checked, its more difficult and requires more smarts to design an architecture versus take a COTS S600 out of the box and drop it on a circuit board.

          For the record, an S600 costs $20:
          http://photos.appleinsider.com/isuppli-130509.jpg

          You know what that means? Since the X8 is a modular architecture, Motorola can easily drop an S600 (if deemed necessary) into their next device (and its not going to cost another couple hundred dollars!) while also reaping the benefits of the two additional low power processors, whereas Samsung, HTC, will have to wait for Qualcomm to catch up.

          I am almost willing to bet that Motorola will be marketing the X8 to other OEMs and that the Nexus 5 will contain the X8 architecture.

          • skzion

            Interesting. But that’s not Motorola’s spin or the one I reacted to here.

        • calum wilper

          i would like to see where droid-life is “selling,” us this phone. Not really feeling any pressure on this end

          • Weber

            I don’t either, especially since they complain about the price and exclusivity as well. At this point, those are my only issues as well. I need a replacement for my GNex, and since my upgrade date has passed, I’m looking for something other than the s4. This phone has good battery life and useable features? Sign me up….a few months later on VZW,,,

          • calum wilper

            yeah i need to replace my GNex as well, but i’m not sure this is the phone to do it, i’ve gotten used to getting the latest version of android almost as soon as it comes out, and the locked bootloader of the moto x worries me simply because verizon sucks at updating anything…. ever. but it just looks like such a nice phooonee…. also i’ve replaced almost every single part in my gnex… several times…..

          • Liderc

            What have you done to your Gnex that requires the parts to be replaced lol. I’ve had my Gnex since day one with no case and it’s still perfect, with not a scratch or a ding. Did yours just have hardware failures or something? Seems unlikely to have separate hardware failures in the same device.

          • calum wilper

            well originally it was just a couple of screens…. then i had to replace the charging port, and then lately my phone is doing this weird thing where it connects to LTE but refuses to connect to 3G and therefore won’t send texts or make phone calls. in attempt to fix this i’ve replaced the radios, both components, and the sim card tray…. all attempts no avail… last resort i’m replacing the main logic board.

          • WickedToby741

            Dude, at that point isn’t it just time to get a new phone? I would think at the rate you’re going you could have picked up a couple non-defective GNex’s online or at the very least switched to another phone and ran a custom ROM.

          • calum wilper

            well instead of figuring i could’ve bought a whole new phone by now with the money i’ve spent on repairs, figure the cost if i’d bought a new phone every time a broke it, and i’ve still spent less on the repairs for the antenna than a new phone. Also i’m looking to get a new phone at this point but there’s really nothing out there right now that’s catching my eye. I was hoping the moto x would be it but i’m not really feeling it, so i’m going to hold on

        • WickedToby741

          Manipulation. LOL.

      • ranlil

        Great video

    • wizteknet

      Spec aren’t much better then my S3 other then 4.7-inch AMOLED (RGB) 1280×720, 2GB ram blah..

      • WickedToby741

        They’re pretty close to the S3, but arguably with more useful features and better optimization. The important thing is it’s better than or at the very least on par with the iPhone 5. iPhone customers are their main target here. They’re not selling this on specs.

  • Justin W

    There IS a reason it says not for sale.

  • deadpenguins

    Sweet! A prototype device with an identifying serial number on it, writing all over the face, and you say it costs more than the retail value of a fully operational version?????

    Let me go grab my credit card!

    • Tyler Durden

      You can send me your credit card number via western union and I’ll pay you $500. Don’t worry. I am Nigerian Prince.

    • sc4fpse

      Well, I have a feeling that Verizon’s off-contract price for the X won’t be too far from this $800 figure…

      • trixnkix637

        let’s be realistic..

        • sc4fpse

          I am being realistic, that’s the scary thing. :|

          • Eric

            I can tell you it won’t be $800…..

          • ericerk

            That’s true, only $799.99!!

          • Daniel

            It’s $699.99 for everyone on the Best Buy website!

          • iamme

            its $575

          • UNCNYY04

            Seems legit. I especially find interest in this Nigerian prince. You’ve got lots of money so inbox me and I’ll give you my checking account number. Do you also need my social?

          • iamme

            iamme = i am me

    • juanyoung3

      just before I saw the draft for $9186, I accept …that…my mom in-law was actualey receiving money in their spare time at there labtop.. there sisters neighbour has done this 4 only 19 months and just paid for the morgage on there house and got a top of the range Mercedes-Benz S-class. read more at, http://www.pro67.com

    • tyguy829

      Honestly though, $800 might be worth it for an unlocked model that works on Verizon LTE. OK, maybe not that much, but I’d pay a lot for one

    • brendasmith3

      I cant believe that people able to make $1590 in 3 weeks on the internet. have you read this web link http://www.Pro67.com

  • Sean Plantz

    hmm, overpay for not final hardware. PASS.

  • Mario

    Who wants to bet that the listing will be taken down in the next 3 or 4 hours? :)

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

      Maybe less. :P

    • Tyler Durden

      Shhh I’m trying to sell this mawfuka!

      • Guest

        Teach me the secret of voting up your own comment. LOL

        • Tyler Durden

          somebody made an account and has the same icon and name
          Trust me. I wondered the same thing when I first saw it hahaha

          • Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth

            I accidentally deleted my comment somehow :(
            LOL that is funny.

          • XphoneTroll

            Holy cow! Do you EVER DO OTHER THINGS?

          • Tyler Durden

            Yeah, women. Try it sometime.

          • XphoneTroll

            Married here and I love my wife.. One question for you, why do you have a picture of Brad Pitt as your avatar? hmmm

          • Tyler Durden

            Nice. The American dream.

            That’s Tyler Durden. Who’s this Brad Pitt guy?

          • Tyler Durden

            Clearly the guy is a troll or incredibly stupid.

      • LiterofCola

        lol, I offered the seller $200, he declined :D

    • michael arazan

      I’m Guessing It Will Be Remotely Wiped soon after the buyer gets it.

  • Eric

    Why would anyone want that?