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Verizon Still Showing August 29 as Target Moto X Launch Date

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Here we are a full day after the Moto X officially launched on AT&T, yet we’re still without official, specific dates from other carriers, Verizon being one of the most important. Back in early August, we received word from sources suggesting that August 29 was the current target. As of yesterday, the 29th still appears to be Big Red’s goal, according to multiple sources of ours. But as much as I’d love for you all to pencil in next Friday, this is the mobile industry we’re talking about. We have seen launch dates change hours before we are expecting phones to arrive in stores (Galaxy Nexus, anyone?). But no matter what, we are 5 days away from the 29th, so the chances of seeing the Moto X in Verizon stores by then seems to be getting stronger. If anything, we should know for sure before long.  

As a reminder, the Moto X will be available on Verizon as a 16GB model in woven black and woven white at launch, with MotoMaker customization coming some time later down the road. It could be November or it could be September for all we know – everything at this point on that front is nothing but rumor.

We should point out that some third party Verizon retailers are labeling this launch as having “constrained inventory” and only being fulfilled through direct fill. That means they would have to order the phone for you, and may only have limited amounts in stock. As far as corporate stores are concerned, there may not be any inventory issues. Should the phone launch on August 29, you may want to call ahead to see what the status is with your local shop.

Be sure to check out our Moto X review if you haven’t already.

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  • chris420o

    I still dont understand how people can live with 16gb without sd card support

    • bkosh84

      The cloud for one? I use “The Cloud” for almost everything and I don’t “Game” on my phone, so that helps.. Most people use their phone for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine, not their primary gaming device/media device.. I can’t believe people don’t understand that.. lol.

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  • skaterjosh98

    I messed with a demo unit, I hope its different than the finished product because I was unimpressed with it.

    • chris420o

      demos arent a good basis…i feel like all demos i picked up were plastic replicas…i wish they could just have the actual device n stop being cheap and scared of people stealing them

  • The question is, is it smarter to buy now or wait until 5.0 to drop?

    • bkosh84

      If you wait for the next best tech you will never buy anything..

      • That’s true, but I feel like August is a weird time to buy a phone. Most phones come out in either March or December. Plus I’m on Verizon and that wood Moto X looks pretty awesome.

  • Ryan N

    I called a verizon wireless store yesterday to ask about the release date for the moto x. The guy that answered the phone assured me that I meant the droid maxx. I was like nope, moto x, been hyped all summer. He said that in the two months that he has talked to the motorola rep that he had never heard of it… and that I probably meant the droid maxx. ha. these are the people verizon employs.

    But then i got to thinking, what if all this moto x hype was a dream. And it literally didnt exist. ha. Just my out of body experience for the day.

    • emoney

      i tried to ask about upcoming phones and a VZ employee tried to sell me a blackberry phone. I laughed and walked out.

      • Ryan N

        It’s quite pathetic. It would be one thing if the guy just honestly never heard of the phone. But he was actually acting quite condescending like I was the one who was in the wrong.

        Thats pretty funny that they are pushing blackberry phones… I thought the blackberries were just on display as placeholders for the recently released flagships that Verizon will be getting 4-6 months later.

        • guest

          I’ve called 2 verizon stores… one had no idea about the new droids or the moto x…the other was unaware of the moto x but asked the inventory specialist and was told they would arrive today.

      • jh123416

        Was the employee nuts or nuts?

      • master94

        lol thank you, You made my day

  • PuttsMoBilesiCit

    Sorry, I jumped ship and got the Droid MAXX.

    Also, your review is wrong. the MAXX doesnt also have a shiney back. Its the plain kevlar like on the Droid Razr Maxx HD.

    • DJ SPY

      The DROID review was one of the most blatantly “eh, I don’t like this phone but I HAVE to review it” review. If you want good, honest reviews for it check out Phone Dog’s review or JR Raphael’s review. I also bought the Maxx.

    • aDROIDfreeworld

      Would you like you’re DROID ULTRA MAXX ULTRA HD RAZR EXTRA EXTRA with a side of bloat sir?

      • Anon

        I’d like to see this ancient tired no-longer-funny joke retired.

        And I love my MAXX.

        • blackjaguar25

          Seriously. People think they’re funny when they through a bunch of words together for a Droid phone. It’s so stupid.

          • aDROIDfreeworld

            If you remember, the last generation of DROID phones had these stupid long titles: VERIZON DROID RAZR HD MAXX. Call me an idiot ask day long, but you can’t deny the facts bro! Anybody who buys a DROID if a willing marketing tool for Verizon. They’re volunteering freely to use them selves as waking advertising board by purchasing a phone which is loaded to the gills with Verizon boat ware, Verizon proprietary ringtones, Verizon branding, and Verizon’s network in general. You guys can buy all the DROID you want, but i will gladly skip this round and move on to Motorola’s next generation of technology and branding.

      • PuttsMoBilesiCit

        Disable the bloat apps.

    • ObviousNinja2

      He was talking about the ultra….not the maxx

  • Mario

    nice phone seen it at at&t store but really i would say give it till the next generation should be a lot better and worth it then, reminds me of the nexus phones feels like them to till then i am sticking with my
    Humongous Tinfoil Catamaran

  • C-Law

    The developer edition looks awesome. Like the nexus s and gnex white editions. I like white but prefer black on front for that infinity look. Only thing I was gonna do different if I designed my own was blue trim but I’m pretty sure we have to get Dev edition if we wanna rom. Moto bootloaders don’t usually get unlocked

  • Despite707

    Does the moto x support lte-aws?

  • Ryan N


    Do you have any info on the release for people who have ordered through best buy? As much as I would like to get it at launch at a verizon store, best buy’s insurance has been very good to me.


  • thedonxr

    Developer Edition FTW

  • VATO

    Got my HTC ONE today!!! So happy…

    • Tim242

      I’m sorry.

      • VATO

        It’s a really nice phone, I have yet to find a flaw in it other than its size.

        • Tim242

          I’m sure it’s OK. I don’t like the screen size to bezel ratio. The camera is the biggest drawback. But, glad you like it

    • aDROIDfreeworld

      What you mean you’re HTC Boat One ?

      • Anon

        Spelling and grammar are conducive to an intelligent post.

        I guess that explains why neither were necessary for you.

        • aDROIDfreeworld

          fixed for you grammar nazi!

  • LameCarrot

    Costco is also showing Verizon’s Moto X to be available on August 29.


  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    I cant wait any longer. I have an upgrade im willing to use but i want the unlocked bootloader too.

  • Steven Cornea
  • How’s Your Wife And My Kids?

    I really wish that someone would make THE Android phone that I have been waiting on for so long. So many of them come close, but they never put it all in one package. This phone seemed so promising, but before we found out what it actually was. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure that this phone will be a very enjoyable phone to use, but with a dual-core that is already outdated and will definitely be outdated in 2 years (although, maybe the M8 thing or whatever it’s called makes up for it, but I don’t know), and a camera that is pretty bad, we are yet again given a phone with some good stuff but which also falls short in some areas. Someone out there PLEASE make a phone that comes up short NOWHERE! Stock Android, minimum quad core, TOP NOTCH Hardware (no shortcuts at all: little or no plastic, headphone jack on bottom), 1080p screen with high ppi density, 4G (sadly we have to even say that, I’m looking at you N4), a Camera that is S4 or iPhone good, a freaking battery that will really, literally, actually, factually get through a whole freaking day in real world use…period, minimum 32gb storage with expandable storage, and I’m sure that I’m forgetting a few things, but for the love this would be a great place to start.

    • Ben

      Sounds a lot like HTC One Google Edition to me.

      • How’s Your Wife And My Kids?

        4 Ultrapixel camera?

        • Tyler Durden

          that doesn’t mix well with stock android

      • Tim242

        Awful camera, half a day battery?

      • M3D1T8R

        Dumb buttons…

    • Tim242

      S4. Flash stock. Done. If a plastic battery cover is the only issue, you are too picky.

      • chris420o

        id use an s4…if i got it for free…id never pay for that cheap korean garbage

        • Tim242

          You’ve lost all credibility. The S4 has top notch specs, best camera on the market, Gorilla Glass 3, 1080p 441 PPI display, removable battery, expandable storage, and smallest bezel of any phone on the market. If you call that cheap Korean garbage because of a durable plastic battery cover, you are a complete moron.

          • chris420o

            Not a fan

    • Jess

      Nobody here wants to hear that crap!!!! get an S4 and make it the way you want done…. . this annoying comments are getting worse and worse by the day.

    • chris420o

      not sure how you got a single upvote if you cant even name the proper processor architecture used…smh

  • Xinterest

    I’m surprised no one has mentioned that the Dev Unlocked edition has appeared to have been revealed on the Moto site. Looks to be black front, white back. I like it.

  • Ralph Bretz

    Developer Edition

    Techies behold. Moto X Developer Edition will have a look all its own, 32 gigs, and of course—an unlockable bootloader.*

    Coming Soon


    I’m hoping that means all Developer Editions.

    • imnotmikal

      Ew will it have that gross DEVELOPER EDITION branding on the back? blegh

      • I liked it actually.

        • sc4fpse

          I’m with you on this. You know that’s something that would raise a few eyebrows. It could definitely be worse… say, “✓4GLTE.”

          • and it’s two lines. You can’t build one like that on motomaker, and this was the same design I was going for. Developer Edition is just icing on the cake assuming it has the proper bands for T-Mobile, and I might even switch for it.

        • imnotmikal

          After looking at it again, I do quite like it.

          The color scheme is okay to me, but I would love it if I could use Moto Maker to design my own Developer Edition. Alas, it is just a dream.

      • Tyler Durden

        Gotta show it off homes

    • tyguy829

      Black front, white back too. interesting….

    • Tyler Durden

      I’m hoping for a $400 price or no go bro.

      • C-Law

        Won’t be close, especially with it being 32gb

        • Tyler Durden

          Then it ain’t worth it

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    Well, I already got my One, so, I’m good.

  • gpid

    Does anyone know the space available after Verizon bloatware?

    • 129 KB

      • umbrellacorp

        Seems legit.

  • jbdan

    Why is Vzw “one of the most important”. Meaning user base? Tmo needs this too (:

  • Moto Fanboy

    ATT still won’t sell it to me off contract.

  • Stevedub40

    I was on the fence with this phone, but after playing with it at the att store I think I’m sold. The weird thing was the screen didn’t have the warm pink tint to it. I even compared against my S4 and the screen looked good. In fact, the screen looked a lot more vibrant as well. I hope it’s not a crap shoot like the gnex was. That screen had all different sorts of hues lol.

    • Crysmic

      how did the Moto X feel in the hand? is there a phone that feels similar to it?

      • Stevedub40

        Man, it actually felt really good in hand. It had a nice weight to it and it didn’t feel as flimsy as my S4. I know Kellen touched on this, but it’s surprisingly nice holding a phone in one hand, yet there is plenty of screen. I can’t really say there is a phone out there that has the same kind of feel. If you get a chance, definitely head to an att store and check one out.

        • Crysmic

          how good is the Camera on the S4?

          • Dave

            My wife is a pro photographer and android enthusiast, and says it’s incredible with “great” but not perfect in extremely low light

          • Crysmic

            thanks man, that really helped me out a lot to decide on what to get. I like taking pictures so im probably getting the S4.

          • Stevedub40

            I will agree the camera is really good on the S4. It’s also really fast, which is great for kids. The moto x wasn’t too bad and will probably get you by, but if you’re going for optics, the S4 is tops.

          • KH

            I’m no pro photographer, but I was in the VZW Corp. store where I live and was playing w/ the Droid Ultra Camera (which is supposed to be the same as the X) and its pretty damn good. I left it in HDR Mode and was taking better than good pictures. I would’t say they are great, but they are definitely more than good but unfortunately not near iphone quality (I hate the iphone as much as the next android guy, but let’s be honest, the camera tech is great). The pictures do take an extra second or two to generate, but it works well enough. It seems like really bright light and really dark areas produce some grain but its probably correctable w/ some slight editing. Hopefully any of the current issues w/ the camera can be worked out in future software upgrades.

          • Tim242

            The S4 camera is much better than the *phone.

          • ApplesNAndroids

            In what sense? I have to strongly disagree. Also, check out FPS during rapid shoot on ANY android hardware (even third party app) vs iPhone and SnappyCam. Can’t be done.

          • KH

            Haven’t played w/ the SG4, yet, but I hear good things.

          • Tim242


    • Andi

      I honestly felt the same way you did. Really did fall in love with the phone upon touching it and all other phones looked and felt like crap. Then I picked up the unit from the middle of the store with the Moto Maker setup and it was abused to heck and then I immediately put a screen protector on my mental list.

      • Stevedub40

        Lol, much agreed. There was something weird going on with the one at the att store. I couldn’t test out the notification feature because it kept flashing back to the home screen. People aren’t very nice at the store 🙂

  • Ryan Phelos


  • duoexo

    Wanted to get the X in white front and black back. But when seeing the Moto X at an AT&T store it looks like it’ll get dirty quick. So i might screw the customization since that was my only look i wanted. Like my old Incredible. Hopefully it’s $579 like at AT&T off contract too.

    • Stevedub40

      I checked one out today as well, and I think you might be right. I thought the back was going to have a rubbery feel to it, but it’s almost like got a paper feel to it, which means it will pick up lint and dirt.

      • duoexo

        There’s one person that can answer this question as he’s had the phone for a while and how’s it’s held up… *cough* Kellen *cough*…

        They only had a white display unit and it had a few dirt smudges & chips. So now my final draw is with the HTC One & Black MotoX.

        • jbdan

          Yes. K, care to give some input?

        • Stevedub40

          I would like to see what the black version looks like in person. The white looks so sharp, but I just don’t want it to look dirty after a month.

  • ApplesNAndroids

    The Droid Maxx is a much better choice. I wanted the X all along until playing with one at an AT&T store and a Maxx at a Verizon store. The Maxx just has so much more to offer in a great package. (Note: I do believe the Ultra shouldn’t even exist as the X takes the spot between the Mini and the Maxx

    • jbdan

      DROID Design = Noooooo!

      • Tyler Durden

        get over it. Maxx is a better phone all around.

        • jbdan

          No way José. Well unless you like the “extravagantly bright or showy, typically so as to be tasteless” look :p

          • Tyler Durden

            May not have the best design, but it beats it in specs

          • jbdan

            Ugh…..spec war junky!

          • Tyler Durden

            gotta have that 48 hour battery and wireless charging 😉

          • jbdan

            Okay—I’ll give you that 😀

      • ApplesNAndroids

        The Ma x just doesn’t feel as “bold” and square as the ultra. The Maxx feels like a great device. The design is actually pretty decent especially when comparing it with an S4.

    • King Lo

      Go to AT&T and hold a Moto X. I went yesterday to see what the fuss is about. It is a beautiful phone.

      • Ian Case

        I haven’t felt a real one, but I felt the dummy one @ Best Buy last week. I agree. It’s weighty, it feels good in your hand, its not wide. It feels like an iPhone 5 but less fragile because of the rubber grip and properly balanced weight of it. Can’t wait till mine comes in.

    • antinorm

      So ‘X marks the spot’?

  • Daniel Ogilvie

    Any info about the dev edition at VZW?

  • oinkinator

    Is the 32gb model an AT&T exclusive?

    • Stevedub40

      It’s a moto maker exclusive, so once that is available to all you will have the option.