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Some Moto X With Bamboo Orders Shipping Earlier Than Expected

Yesterday, Motorola finally made their first wood option available for the Moto X through MotoMaker. While we would have loved to see Ebony, Teak, and Rosewood also make the cut, we’re fine with Bamboo for now and even ordered a 32GB model. At the time of purchase, we were told not to expect the device until January 6 or “early January.” We made sure you were aware as well, that “Natural” backs likely require more time for assembly, so should you have opted for Bamboo, it wouldn’t arrive in time for X-mas.

In what can only be perceived as good news, we just received an update on our order saying that Motorola was able to “work some magic” and plans to have ours delivered on or before 12/27. So there is a chance! For us, we really just care that it arrives before the original date, which would have meant we were in Vegas for CES and not able to receive the package. But for the rest of you, assuming the magic is happening for more than just our order, you may have a wonderful X-mas surprise after all. 

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If you ordered one, is yours shipping early as well?

  • LionStone

    Oh yea! That looks tight!

  • FknTwizted

    That looks banging! need it in cherry though to match my ride!

  • blix247

    Yep, I got the notification too. I was gearing up for nearly three weeks, so this is a welcome surprise.

  • Eric Blackman

    I ordered my moto x with the cyber Monday coupon code. It arrived along with three extra phones, including one with someone else’s name personalized on it. I called them and they sent a shipping label and a new Motorola headset.

  • ZeeX1

    Maybe they should start shipping the Moto X and accessories that I ordered 10 days ago!! Been calling to check the status for days and all I get is apologies and nothing gets done… Horrible fulfillment to say the least!

  • 213ninja

    these guys love wood….

  • Bryan Burch

    You’ve got wood.

  • Heath Miller

    mines shipping early!

  • sean carey

    well thats nice….but my accessories that were in stock when i ordered on 12/9 wont be in stock until January….sometime in January. So while others are happy with Moto, i am on the far opposite side of fence.

  • jbegs

    They’re getting them shipped earlier than they expected because the “want” for this for the extra $100 wasn’t what they expected.

  • LP @ThisisEther

    Got the same email when I ordered my X Saturday…. Original ship date was 27th, arrived yesterday….

    And now I’m sending it back for another color…I need a white front…love the phone but I can’t have it looking like my galaxy nexus at all…I could barely tell the difference between the two… Make sure you guys get exotic with your colors….

    • Hothfox

      I waffled between the white and black front, but then also decided I didn’t want it to look like my Galaxy Nexus. I was so sick of plain black phones.

  • jimt

    Better late than never? I like the pink

  • how many moto x’s you got again? how isn’t this the best phone of the year again?

  • martyjones100

    I’d just love to see an ivory. Or perhaps a fine dolphin or whale skin. More choices = >

    • calculatorwatch

      For $100 extra that’s pretty much what I would expect.

      • zurginator

        The additional machinery needed is what drove the cost up, as there is a limited user pool to distribute it over. Once it’s paid for there will probably be a price cut.

    • Cael

      Not before they do precious metals. They’re pulling a Pokemon here.

      • JoshGroff

        So the Moto X5 will only come in black and white?

        • Fozzybare

          and then another black and white one and then the next gen will be named the Moto X(again) and Moto Y

          • Cael

            with the flagship Moto Z completing the trio.

  • droidify

    Damn Kellen, how many Moto X’s do you need. Isn’t this #3?

    • monkey082506

      Motorola has said “thousands of varieties” and Kellex is going to prove it!

    • tyguy829

      I think it’s number 4 actually. if i’m not mistaken, he has the 2 he customized from motomaker (the green one and the yellow one) plus the white verizon one he got at the event. Eric has one, and I think Tim may have a black one. So altogether, the team may have like 5 or 6…

    • Jason Brown

      lol who care?! i just hope he gives away any extras that he has laying around. that would be dope.

  • MichaelFranz

    oooh…and how about…..another DL giveaway?

  • MichaelFranz

    Not gonna lie, that pink with white and wood is kinda sexy..

  • EricMayBell

    I love you moto.

  • Radgatt

    This is great news! Can’t wait for a hands on droid life wooden moto x video.

    • AbbyZFresh

      Why wait for the droid life video when you can purchase the wooden one for yourself right now?

      • Radgatt

        Because I already have a Moto X and would like to see what droid life would come up with a customized wooden phone design wise.

  • AbbyZFresh

    That bamboo with the custom accent looks great. If only it wasn’t over $100 extra.