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Moto X Arrives in the UK, France, and Germany on February 1

Motorola has officially announced its 2013 flagship, Moto X, for parts of Europe with a release date of February 1. An event to make the announcement was teased during CES, which we all assumed had to be for this device, even though Motorola execs would only leave us to speculate when asked during an interview. So yes, everything is official now.

The phone – our 2013 phone of the year – will arrive in the UK, France, and Germany at the beginning of next month for £380 or 399 Euros. It’s the exact same Moto X that we have been enjoying stateside since August, only this version will have support for European LTE networks. Potential buyers will be able to buy the phone in either black or white, with some sellers nabbing an exclusive on the white version. 

MotoMaker won’t be available initially, but could arrive in the future. Since we have already seen a job posting for MotoMaker in Europe, I can’t imagine it’ll be too far out. If anything, Motorola could be targeting MotoMaker rollout for their next flagship device.

As far as features go, the Euro Moto X still has Touchless Control, Active Display, and the wrist-twisting quick camera action.

Euro friends, be sure to read our review if you have not done so.

Via:  CNET
  • bolox

    “The phone – our 2013 phone of the year – will arrive in the UK, France,
    and Germany at the beginning of next month for £380 or 399 Euros.” Sorry Kellex but it’s wrong! The price for the 16gb version without motomaker in France and Germany will be 428€ ($586) and not 399 Euros.


    • simplifying

      no they are all wrong, it’s still 399euro.

      Some wrote 429 but edited.

  • HotwingCindy

    um late as hell not worth it

  • Scott

    I have mine coming Saturday. I hope it’s amazing. I’m worried about ATT’s coverage though…

  • Olay

    Still really considering getting this phone. At this point should i wait for something that comes out in 2014 or get it now?

    • Scott

      Better and shinier is the American way. If you wait, then sure….something “new & improved” will come along. If you’re budget minded, now is a great time to get it as most carriers are selling it for $50 with contract. If you don’t mind shelling out $200+ for a phone on contract, then wait it out a little longer.

  • Scott

    So I’m a little confused now. I was told by several different Vzw reps (always a scary way to start a sentence) that I could use my Moto X overseas with international sim cards. Is that not the case?

    • kali bred

      As far as I know you can’t but they can make your moto x Sim an international Sim so you can use it overseas but you’ll probably get charged a butt load

      • Adrynalyne

        Verizon global LTE phones are sim unlocked.

    • Adrynalyne

      They told you the truth. Data may be hit and miss though. I am not familiar with bands overseas.

    • Scott

      My wife went to Mozambique and Cambodia last year with her iPhone. Verizon unlocked before she left and she just bought sim cards there and it worked fine with no absurd charges. What I spent on Skype was another story 🙂

    • radioactive2008

      I used the Verizon version in india recently. It worked flawless including 3G and HSPA connections. The biggest problem for me was to find a Nano sim. For which, I cut the SIM… So Yes it is already unlocked out of the box for non US GSM networks.

  • Jeremy Wray

    I read its supposed to ship with 4.4.2 so maybe we will have it in the next few weeks. Then all I need is them to update my Chromecast so I can cast my screen.

    • Kevin

      You can’t cast your screen to Chromecast, at least not yet. You have to buy a Miracast adapter so you can cast your screen. Chromecast works by your phone, tablet, or PC sending links to your TV and displaying the content and it supports Gingerbread and up.

      • Jeremy Wray

        Glad I had you to explain how what I bought worked……

        Anyway 4.4.1 added support for casting your screen. So now we are just waiting for the update on Chromecast side.

  • Droid Ronin

    Sense clock widget on the Moto X pic?

    • MK17

      Probably Beautiful Widgets or HD Widgets.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Yea, what MK17 said

    • trixnkix637

      I believe that’s FlatSense. DL has showed it a bunch of times on their widget/icon showcases.

  • Philip J. Fry

    I hope moto learns there lesson with the x2 or whatever the name will be. They need to launch globally and no carrier exclusive BS. With that said, I got my dad a moto x for Christmas and he absolutely loves it especially coming from a galaxy s2.

    • Adrynalyne

      Honestly, I think this was an experiment. They were testing the waters more than anything else to see if the market is there for it. Now that they know, I would suspect a larger market target next round.

      • Philip J. Fry

        I was kind of thinking the same thing after I typed that reply. But, like you said, now that they know that the demand is there for a customized phone maybe the next launch will be better.

      • trixnkix637

        Glad to see I’m not the only one who realizes this. People have to realize nothing like what Moto was doing with the X & Motomaker had ever been done before really. There was a ton of moving parts that all needed to work for it to be a success. Can’t fault them for wanting to be cautious in the initial rollout.

      • Nikuliai

        Yup, to me that’s the smart approach, take a huge risk, if it’s working expand it to other markets and if possible manufactor the phones there so your next year’s product can be launched worldwide without that much effort, I’m really a sucker for Moto at this point, imho they are becoming one of the best smartphone’s company around (which most likely won’t reflect on sales just yet), but the innovation they are doing is freaking amazing 🙂

  • Mario Lovato

    Time to bring on Moto x 2

    • John Legere

      With the phones coming out, i hope they can compete

      • John Legere’s Mom

        I hope they fail miserably and Google implodes.

        • John Legere

          Look, an imature troll has appeared.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    “….for their next flagship device.”
    Can’t wait.

  • Adrynalyne

    A bit late…I don’t see this going well.