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Moto X Arriving August 23 on AT&T and Sprint, August 29 on Verizon

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Verizon is juggling launch dates again. Don’t act surprised though, for how many years now have we seen target launch dates moved within days, if not hours before we expected them to be made official. Look at the Galaxy Nexus or the Thunderbolt as prime examples. So what’s new on Verizon’s current timeline of device launches? When it comes to the Moto X (for Sprint and AT&T too), new DROIDs, and HTC One, this is what we know as of this past weekend, from at least one retailer. 


  • Moto X – August 29
  • HTC One – August 23 (also heard August 29 as a possibility)
  • DROID ULTRA – August 20 (in Verizon stores
  • DROID MAXX – August 20 (in Verizon stores)
  • Convoy 3 (flip phone) – August 15


  • Moto X – August 23


  • Moto X – August 23

If I were you, it would be hard to bet on any of these dates just yet. Well, the AT&T and Sprint dates for the Moto X could very well hold up, but after seeing Verizon move the HTC One from August 1 to August 15 to either August 23 or 29, it’s tough to decide what to expect. We do know that Best Buy also thinks August 29 is the date for Verizon’s Moto X, though.

The next couple of weeks should be fun.

  • XvierX

    Camera seems to be the only con I can find with the Moto X in terms of what I’m looking for in my next phone. I wish there was an apk that offered a good replacement camera. If be willing to pay for it if it was solid. Any recommendations?

  • willatjett

    @Loise, you make $27h…good for you! I make up to $85h working from home. My story is that I quit working at shoprite to work online and with a little effort I easily bring in around $45h to $85h…heres a good example of what i’m doing, http://www.Pro67.com

  • chris420o

    Once motomaker is on verizon….ima have to cop an X…as much as im disappointed with the price they wanna charge for a lesser screen and what not…its the closest thing verizon will get to a nexus in more then likely the foreseeable future…plus i like the small form factor

  • ulike2ridemotoweiner

    Could we please have a few more feature stories on the moto x? I mean really there hasn’t been enough, i need more comparisons and spec defense arguments.

  • cheeto0

    What about T-Mobile. Why can’t any of them give out an official date.

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    I guess I’ll have to wait for the play store version if I want this on tmo. I’m kinda hoping moto maker will be available through the play store pretty soon after launch. That may be the only silver lining

  • Gnex

    Looks like AT&T has a 6 day exclusive on the Moto X.

  • middlehead

    Convoy 3? My brother just got a boner and he doesn’t know why.

  • Sean Bello

    Moto rep came into my store the other day and I got to play around with it a little (and I mean a little) bit. I loved the experience (I didn’t notice much speed difference from my N4) and I liked the screen a little more than my N4. didn’t have a Google account signed in though, so I couldn’t do much. it’d be my temp placeholder for the N5 if the price wasn’t gonna be so high

  • cgmartin33

    Six days late…just enough time to make sure its locked up tighter than sh!t and equipped with VZ Navigator…way to go Verizon…I f’ing hate you…

    • tomn1ce

      I just wonder if people actually use vz navigator -_-

    • DP16052

      I wish the company I work for didn’t limit our cell service to Verizon. Equipment release dates are slow, software updates are slow, and now even my cell coverage is starting to suck in this area. Hope they enjoy #1 will they have it because it will slip at the rate they are going.

      The 29th f’ing sucks because even if order that day it won’t arrive via Fedex in our area until after Labor Day. No Saturday service from Fedex in our area. You have me rooting for your failure as a company.

  • n11

    Any news on when it might come to rogers?

  • boybert

    Thanks for pointing out the Best Buy availability, Kellex. I still have that $50 rebate waiting from earlier this year so was hoping to put that towards either a DROID Mini or Moto X.

  • trixnkix637

    Verizon’s new tagline should be: Sticking it to customers since 2010. Always late for releases since forever.

    • LiterofCola

      Not always

  • Sirx

    It’s so strange that Verizon has done exactly jack-sh*t all year, releasing exactly one phone up until now.
    It’s funny that now when they finally have phones to release, they can’t get their sh*t together long enough to actually bring any of them to consumers. Everything is always “another week out”.
    It’s sad that all of these devices–that each have their own merits and compelling reasons to own–now all look like nothing more than a sh*tpile of practically the same device over and over. Because they all just look like one big cell phone quagmire at this point, it has also become more obvious: There’s something wrong with all of them! NONE of them are truly great phones. Each ever only amounts to “Eh, I wish it had the [insert deficiency here] of [insert other samey device here]” Except now we have the option to go pick up [other samey device] and compare its deficiency in real time! We used to have to wait a few months before we could do that, and it helped cushion the blow.
    The end result is you can’t get excited about any of this sh*t. I honestly don’t care about any of the devices in this great Verizon phone dump, and someone within the upper echelons should be having the sh*t fired out of himself or herself for this debacle!
    F**king Verizon…

    • Tim

      Expected for the MotoX…sorry but I think it will be all Moto pushing this phone…Verizon will probably treat it like the redheaded stepchild like they did with the Gnex. But they can’t even get their precious Droids right either…wtf Verizon!?

    • aQuickBit


      j/k 😛

  • Mike Hilal

    No surprises here.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    who’s waitin for wood?

    • MacNificent

      this is a set up!
      but i sure am

    • Tim

      From what I’ve seen they look really nice with the wood back…very tempting!

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        they look so clean. Bamboo and white or a darker wood on black with black buttons & trim would be a tempting buy.

  • Tim

    Doesn’t really matter what the release date is for me…MotoMaker is a must have. Damn you Att…smh!

    • Larizard

      Yup, waiting for the Verizon Moto-Maker availability. By that time, the Nexus (and KLP) will have been unveiled, along with the Moto X GPE, the Note 3, and the iPhone 5S and 5C.

      Not that I will ever want to buy the latter 3..

  • tlspatt

    Is there a date yet for the G2 on VZ so I can go see all three phones together?

    Kellen, looking forward to hearing how the X, MAXX, and G2 do in real-life battery tests in relation to each other, and possibly also how they stand up considering the S4 and One. Cheers!

  • EvanTheGamer

    Forget the Moto X, it’s now all about the Note 3! That’s right.

    • SparkysShocker

      Unless a GPE edition comes to Verizon…no thanks

  • Bootleg Zani

    How can Verizon be so unreliable in anything other than coverage?

    • NexusPhan69


      • Bootleg Zani


  • NexusPhan69


    • jbdan

      +1 🙂

    • Pedro

      They collect thirty of my bucks every month.

  • chris125

    Verizon is still mad at HTC for the thunderbolt hence why they keep pushing the launch back.

  • Jeff

    I spoke with a Verizon employee who still expects the MAXX in stores on 8/20 even though website now says shipping by 8/27.

    • Godzilla

      Their employees often hear news last

  • Godzilla

    I hear the convoy 3 is a beast.

    • hkklife

      Hey, at least it’s got a microSD slot….something all of these pricier phones don’t have!

    • Dave

      It’s Spanish for Nexus 5.

  • beat it kook

    I stopped caring about Verizon’s launch dates when I dumped them for T-Mo

    • Sirx

      Good job! And not even sarcastically. Seriously: Good for you. Hoping I’ll join you soon.

      • beat it kook

        yea i tested it out in my area (San Diego) and with the N4 and LTE enabled i average about 12-15 down and 8-10 up with occasional 25+ down and 15 up. IF the coverage is available in your area it’s fantastic

    • ROB

      Im thinking of ATT prepaid for $60 and unlimited talk and text with 2gb of LTE.

  • DanielP

    I’m not really sure what to get anymore. I don’t want a 5.5″ screen (note 3/ HTC one max)

    I don’t really want a dual core, 720p that shows pink instead of white colors, and a bad camera (droid maxx/ultra/x)

    and I don’t want laggy touchwiz/sense/LG g2 awful UI.

    I also dont want a phone that is only a spec-bump (no new features) and half a year old (s4)

    I just don’t know what phone to get!

    I just want a good 4.6-5.1″ screen, S600/S800/tegra 4, decent camera, good battery, and new features that my current galaxy nexus can’t do.

    Help me!

    • MacNificent

      the X is the better choice out of everything that is being offered that 1 handable and pocketable. No jank, almost stock, motorola’s build quality, support from developers and google… cant go wrong

      • DanielP

        I was thinking about the maxx really, the X and maxx are pretty close spec wise, the maxx has double the memory/3500mah battery and I found it for $199 instead of 299 for pre order..

        But I saw the droid life comparison of the HTC One GS4 and X in one video and the screen looked pink when the other two showed white.

        Also every review I’ve seen for it says the camera does wayy too much overprocessing and ruins half the shots (the verge, droidlife, youtube)

        I honestly wouldn’t be bothered TOO much by the only dual core, but I think that screen AND camera AND SoC is a bit too much, esp for $199.

        • Tyler Durden

          Get the Maxx. Has double the storage, bigger battery, wireless charging, and a bigger screen.

          • LiterofCola

            a bigger SAMOLED screen

        • MacNificent

          I have seen so many different reviews on the camera. and I am stuck as far as my opinion goes. but all the reviews (droid-life, google+, youtube) all have different views.

          I have seen some wonderful photos and horrible photos. i have seen some wonderful videos and horrible video captured from the phone itself.

          BUt i believe the phone hasnt fully been optimized yet and that it may even be released with 4.3. but no one knows.

          My best suggestion to you is to wait til you can go and test out each device and make your own opinion.

          As for me. Im going with the X because Its motorola (best build quality I know of). i feel that the droid line is a dying brand in my opinion and I dont want anything that verizon loves. the moto x is also beautiful

          • Tim

            I agree…I have read that some of the camera issues could get resolved in a software update…

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            Verizon’s new tagline should be: Sticking it to customers since 2010. Always late for releases since forever.

          • Mickey A Valentine

            How would you compare the camera to a GNex? Mine takes great photos and seeing how some reviews bring down the Moto X camera I wonder if its just due to other cameras on other phones being slightly better and the Moto X probably actually has a great camera for the average user.

          • MacNificent

            i believe the gnex photos were ok. from what i can tell the camera on the moto x is better. when I get mine. the first thing i will download is the 4.3 apk

          • Mickey A Valentine

            Interesting. Yeah I keep hearing that software upgrades will help the moto X camera. After seeing it on best buy for 699.99 off contract I’d rather opt for the Ubuntu Edge.

        • SeanPlunk

          Out of curiosity, where did you find it for $199?

          • cmonnats23

            I would like to know thihs as well.

          • zwieblekopf


          • SeanPlunk

            Thanks 🙂

          • Stevedub40

            Be careful with Wirefly. I had a pretty horrible experience with my S4. My S4 had a dead spot on the screen (not responsive to touch) and I had to get it replaced.

            They first directed me to Samsung for help, but Samsung makes you send in your phone for repairs, no replacements. I then bitched on the phone and finally got them to send me a new one, although they had to put a $400 hold on my debit card to do so. On top of that, since I didn’t include a couple manuals, they were going to charge me the deposit! I had to bitch some more and eventually got it cleared, but I will never shop there again no matter how good the deal is.

          • ROB

            Upgrade to Family Share plan only….

          • Mickey A Valentine

            Its 199.99 at best buy with a contract

      • WickedToby741

        The best way I can think to describe the Moto X is the Galaxy Nexus 2. It’s not quite accurate, but it’s close.

        • MacNificent

          I guess we’ll find out on August 23, 29, or whenever (insert your company here((funny I said that cause verizon has been inserting us for years))(((anyway. back to real life)))) lets us have the phone for real.

    • Godzilla

      My S4 isn’t laggy at all

    • sdny8

      ^THIS. its all any toro user wants only viable option appears to be HTC one. But its like 6 months old already. Shesss

      • jstew182

        If the HTC One had software navigation keys I would get it without thinking twice but I really dont like their button setup. The Moto X is still at the top of the list for me but damn I dont want to sign another contract with Verizon and i also dont want to lose my unlimited data.

        • sski66

          Only 1 option left for you then, & me, hope you saved up a few $$$.

          • jstew182

            Unfortunately very true…I just want them to release what it is going to cost off contract so I can decide how much longer I am going to keep hanging on to my Gnex…she is fading…slowly…but fading…

          • Robert Goddard

            You must be talking about the screen…. fading pixels like mine is….

          • sski66

            It’s the same deal for me too, & yeah I have a GNEX also, & mine is faaading too, I’ll miss her but I’m ready for something new. Here’s what I’m gonna do, 95% sure anyway, I’f the One comes out with 4.2 or up I”m buying it, if not, then it’s Motox time…

    • Kyle Miller

      You just don’t want a phone by the specs floating around in your head. Your best decision will come from actually using a phone for a day or so with heavy use. Most of the phone companies will let you test drive a phone for a couple of days. Do that!

      • Sean Bello

        no kidding. if that was the case, the G2 would be amazing, but it’s gonna run like garbage

        • Ibrick

          Unless you’re like me and won’t purchase a phone unless it’s able to be rooted.
          Since it’ll be running various/custom UI’s, specs are really the main selling point IMO..

    • Jeff C

      heard there’s a new iphone coming out….jkjkjk

      • aQuickBit

        I see Ron has another Disqus account….

    • RaptorOO7

      How is the S4 a half year old. It didn’t ship until May and it’s only early August.

    • EraserXIV

      Yeah it seems like all the companies sat down at a table and drew straws for which feature they were going to skimp on for their phone. That way there isn’t a clear winner and the consumer is forced to not choose the best phone, but the least worst phone.

    • James

      I’m strongly considering the Moto X (the crappy camera can be fixed via a software update and the screen doesn’t sound half bad considering no reviewer has complained about it) or the (hope this doesn’t start a flame war) iPhone 5s. I watched videos of iOS7 overviews last night and they did a damn good job of integrating all the features they stole (and i would have missed) from android. The only thing holding me back is the smallish screen size and the lack of a google music app.

      I’m gonna try both out and then make a decision.

      • I upvoted you for the honest comment and actually recognizing that the iPhone is actually a very solid contender. That said, your assertion that the camera can be fixed by a software update is just a rumor. Further, if we look at past phones, we can see the same rumor being spread when there’s a sup-par camera involved. In most cases, it those phones still have a sup-par camera. If you think about it, companies know that cameras are a big selling point, so why would they not put their best effort in to release the camera in the most optimized state possible?

        • Franklin Ramsey

          Well in the case of this camera, the whole rumor the camera could be fixed with a software update could actually hold true. Clearpixel technology relies on algorithms to fill in green color. Those could be tweaked too much or too little. So in reality, this is the first camera that I think that rumor might hold true on. At the same time, I wouldn’t hold out hoping that is the case.

          • Sean

            Thanks for the input guys. I also have little faith Motorola will update the photo processing software…
            I sincerely doubt I’ll hear anything of substance, but I’ll shoot Moto an email and ask.

          • DanielP

            Tell us what they say!

          • Interesting, I didn’t know that – thank you for the info. I guess I’ll just wait for an update or two to roll-out and see what happens.

        • Mickey A Valentine

          So I should just buy a real DSLR then? (Humor)

          • What, you don’t already own a Hasselblad H4D-200MS? Psh. Peasant.

          • Mickey A Valentine

            I’m Mexican so of course not.

      • jenn

        Moto always makes poor cameras and noone has experienced any improvement from an update. I know it’s google this time but if it were as easy as an update over the last 3 years they would have worked *something* out and *some* time and they haven’t. :(. Sorry man.

      • Justin Larmay

        im in the same boat as this cat.. if one of these phones had a stellar battery like the note 2 or maxx they would be my clear pick. even if the 5s had a 2000 mAh battery the battery life would be right up there.

    • mustbepbs

      Neither Sense 5 nor TouchWiz are “laggy”. Sense 5 is super fast and really pleasing to look at, at least. Haven’t used the S4 much, but my wife’s S3 is super fast and fluid.

      • SparkysShocker

        to me the fact that you can’t disable or remove the features of sense ot touchwiz is just as bad as bloatware if not worse because no matter how many times I hear it from some one else every time I play with a device with either of those I see the lag. Sense was great when they first developed it…for Windows Mobile 6 (aka TouchFLO)

      • LiterofCola

        The wife’s old S3 was super laggy and she barely had it a year.

    • Every time a phone is released with a sub-par camera, everyone always starts saying it’ll be fixed with a software update. In reality, this rarely happens. Phone manufacturers know that the camera is a big selling point and they’re probably giving it the best they’ve got out of the gates. Chances are that if a camera is poorly reviewed in the first set of reviews, it’s going to stay that way because it’s most likely just inferior hardware or hardware that hasn’t and won’t be properly optimized.

      • Ron

        Someone wasn’t around for the OG Droid

    • Bionicman

      i know i couldn’t go back to a phone with a standard/regular battery after having a Note 2. A smaller phone/screen yes I can live with that but i guess i use my phone too much. It would feel like a downgrade even with the new features. Now the Droid Ultra Maxx on the other hand…

  • MacNificent

    if i hadnt been on verizon since 94 & didnt get 25% off & unlimited data I would’ve left with the bionic nonsense or galaxy nexus nonsense. my first verizon phone was a moto timeport. my Xit may be a moto x..

  • Jordan Webb


    I want a new phone already. Stop pushing everything back. >.>

    • jbegs

      Why does Verizon bring it’s users to the top of the cliff-side?
      Because the users push back!
      (Ye old Scotish farmer and sheep joke)

  • Ethan Besbris

    Thinking of ditching my One for the X on Sprint, thoughts?

    • brkshr

      Lose Sprint

      • Ethan Besbris

        Contract, or I would. I don’t really mind the slow 3g, I live in an LTE area and get decent coverage. It may not be 50+mbps down like AT&T, but at least it’s unlimited.

      • LiterofCola

        I lol’d

    • Derek Duncan

      I’m thinking about ditching mine as well. But I have to see and hold the X in hand before I make that decision.

      • Ethan Besbris

        Same. I’m not sure if I want to replace it entirely or just add a new line and give this one to my kid sister.

        • Derek Duncan

          the active notifications are reason enough for me really. Not happy about the camera quality, but the rest is gold.

          • Ethan Besbris

            Agreed! That’s what I’m really looking forward to. That said, I have become accustomed to using my phone as a remote, haha.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      If it is more appealing and fits your needs better, absolutely!
      Handy shortcut:
      One – (+) Aluminum body, BoomSound, 1080p screen, excellent low light/front camera (-) Sense, (very) slow updates,

      Moto X – (+) Small body, extra functions, battery life, near-stock Android (-) updates unknown (All models still on 4.1, no word on when/if they’ll be updated), so-so camera

      • Ethan Besbris

        The Moto X runs 4.2.2, not 4.1.x.

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          The Moto X hasn’t been released yet, so I didn’t count it. Also, the fact that they haven’t even discussed their plans for updating any devices to 4.2/4.3 give me slight pause. I applaud them for getting their entire lineup of the last 2 years to 4.1.2, but while I understand they don’t want to leapfrog their software on their new flagship, now that it’s been announced they could at least say which devices they’ll be updating and to what version (were I them, I’d just skip everything straight to 4.3 at this point).

      • UpdatesFromHTCAreAJoke

        > (very) slow updates

        What updates? This is HTC you’re talking about, right?