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Motorola May be Giving Away Moto Xs With Natural Backs Tonight at 10PM ET (Updated: With Contest Rules)

Tonight at 10PM ET, Motorola has something “natural” planned that could involve a contest . To be exact, they sent out a Tweet moments ago that said, “Tonight we’re giving away Natural makeovers of a different kind. *Wink* See you at 10 P.M. ET.” That sounds to me like you will have a chance to win a free Moto X or two or three with a natural material attached to its back.

As you know from our coverage earlier today, Motorola announced that three new “Natural” options are available while customizing a Moto X through MotoMaker. They also announced a price drop, making the option only $25, whereas they previously carried a $100 price tag. The new materials are Teak, Ebony, and Walnut. 

Details of this makeover giveaway have not been shared, so you’ll have to follow them on Twitter. We’ll also try to update you as we have more.

Update:  Here are the official rules according to a Motorola Facebook page. It looks like Motorola is giving away three Moto X 16GB devices. Once the contest goes live, you will have to enter by  Tweeting “a selfie of the [yourself] reenacting a scene from a movie, tagging @Motorola, as well as the hashtags #plcfestival2014 and #MotoXNatural.”

Via:  @Motorola
  • Higher_Ground

    Hmm, is it worth embarassing myself for the .001% chance that I could win?
    Not today at least.

  • antinorm

    I see an arbitration clause in the contest rules. No thanks.

  • hyperbeatser

    if you read the full official rules, it notes that the ARV for the phones is $249…possible hint at future pricing?

  • HotwingCindy

    oh hell no thats too much work for a phone

  • jacob lewis

    DATES: This sweepstakes begins January 19, 2014 at 10 PM EST and ends January 20, 2014 at 3:00 AM EST (“Sweepstakes Period”).

  • Rob Schoenfeld

    Umm yea fail.

  • to those who don’t read the official rules linked above and downvote those who do. and then I share my thoughts in a simple attempt to actually help people follow the rules and have more fun!!!

    There will be 2 contests as there are 2 sets of rules with different dates.
    tonight’s Part 1: https://www.facebook.com/notes/motorola/motoxnatural-twitter-giveaway-part-1/10152124903913279
    and originally linked Part 2: https://www.facebook.com/notes/motorola/motoxnatural-twitter-giveaway-part-2/10152124909078279

    Good luck to all! 🙂 i’m only trying to help!

  • Michael Suriel

    As much as I love the Moto X, I just had to go with the Note 3. I love how Moto went back to near stock android and how minimal of a phone it is. But coming from the GNex is basically what drove me to the Note 3. By the end of my usage with the GNex, the battery lasted 6 hours max with about an hour of screen on time and I was constantly trying to have as little power consumption as possible. The GNex was also just 4.65″. I constantly use my phone to watch shows on Netflix. Screen size and battery is what made the Note 3 such an easy choice over the Moto X. While I’m 100% sure the Moto X has way better battery than the GNex, I knew that a power user such as myself would need something bigger.

    With all of that said, if Motorola can come up with a maxxed out version of the X with a 5″-5.2″ screen and at least 3000 mAh battery, I’ll sell my Note 3 this instant.

    • Patmw123

      Seems like you’re exactly describing the Maxx to me.

    • kixofmyg0t

      “if Motorola can come up with a maxxed out version of the X with a
      5″-5.2″ screen and at least 3000 mAh battery, I’ll sell my Note 3 this

      Welp, looks like you need to fire up swappa.com because you totally missed this http://www.motorola.com/us/shop-all-mobile-phones-1/Droid-Maxx/m-droid-maxx.html

      But with the money you’ll make from selling the Note 3 I’d suggest you get the unlocked version http://www.motorola.com/us/shop-all-mobile-phones-1/Droid-Maxx-Developer-Edition/m-Droid-Maxx-Developer-Edition.html

      Having one myself, it’s awesome to have a bootloader unlocked MAXX. We just piggy back off X development because everything that works for X works for us.

      • Michael Suriel

        By having the Note 3, I’ve realized that I really hate capacitive and physical buttons though. I need soft keys so I can use PIE.

        • kixofmyg0t

          You don’t need softkeys to use PIE. I can enable them on my DROID MAXX.

          • Michael Suriel

            Obviously but it always seemed weird to have PIE or softkeys enabled while also having physical keys

  • Ry Sav

    so is there a time limit or anything? really not looking to make a 2-3 minute video… now, like a 7 second vine/10 second insta would be enough to humiliate myself

    • Ry Sav

      Nevermind….its a selfie…. “Ryan, go home you’re drunk”

  • dazz1996

    Dam twitter I don’t know how to use it please don’t lol at me I only use Google plus

  • Patrick Flanigan

    It looks like according to the rules this thing doesn’t start until the 19th at 10pm. Typo? False start?

  • Chris

    android users watch movies?

  • guys, I love a good contest as much as the next guy but don’t be early. the contest dates are: not tonight

    DATES: This sweepstakes begins January 19, 2014 at 10 PM EST and ends January 20, 2014 at 3:00 AM EST (“Sweepstakes Period”).

    • Dave Whyte

      umm.. It starts tonight and ends at 3AM. Good way to weed out the competition though!

      Motorola Mobility [email protected]

      For a chance to win a Natural wood finish #MotoX, tweet us a #selfie of you re-enacting your fav film before 3AM ET Jan 18. #MotoXNatural

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    What a contest

  • selfies huh? selfies don’t include 6 second vine videos do they?

  • Silver Veloz

    I don’t Tweet and I don’t want to….Leaves me out. Oh well, already have a Moto X (that I love).

    • Nikuliai

      I’ve been waiting for mine 3 weeks 🙁 (friend went to the USA and I bought the phone and sent it to him, but now this guy just doesn’t wanna come back to my country :/ ROFL)

  • wade_county

    Did anyone catch this? $249 At Retail Value?

    PRIZES: Three (3) winners will receive one (1) of the following prizes: one (1) code redeemable on Motorola.com for a 16GB Moto X (ARV $249). The total ARV of all available prizes in the Promotion is $747.

    So another price drop? Maybe?

  • hyperbeatser

    oh god, I’m just hoping that cyber monday isn’t repeated….

    • Godzilla

      At first, when I read your name, I thought it says “hyperbeater”

      • Marikel

        I take it people still hate you for no reason? Seeing as how all you get are downvotes on your comments…

  • Godzilla

    Id rather have a girl with a small handful than a girl with big huge fake ugly ones. That being said “all natural” big ones are best.

  • Chris

    thats 10pm EASTERN kids. Learn your time zones so you wont be late.

    • Chris

      Clearly no one read the post.

      • John Legere

        Clearly you didn’t, because it’s not today.

        • Chris

          Where did I say it was today?

          • Matthew

            The twitter post says tonight but the rules say the 19th. Go figure.

          • John Legere

            It was implied. Because whe would be late to something 48 hours from now?

        • Adrynalyne


          • John Legere

            Here too @Adrynalyne

  • Droidjava
    • TheOgler

      Aw man…we gotta play dress-up.

  • XvierX

    How awesome would it be to win the Nexus 5 from DroidLife & Cruzerlite AND the Moto X from Moto? *Sigh* I can dream, can’t I?

  • ANON

    By giving away Moto X phones, dropping the wood back price, having multiple $150 off codes then just dropping the price makes me think that its not selling to well. I know when I go to cell phone stores people only want Samsung and feel the Moto X screen is to small. Without using it people dismiss by the small screen size. As someone that works for a competitor I applaud Motorola for going out of the box and trying new things. I hope in the future people will have a little more knowledge of phones then blindly buying to be “cool” or what friends have.

    • Alex

      I bought a moto x for the ui. I hate the setup on Samsung and LG and being an owner of multiple nexus 7s it made things almost uniform for me. I think the biggest problem the X has is the screen. With how small it is I actually get a cramp in my had at times typing. If it were a little bigger then it might be better.

    • Jonathan Berry

      I bought the Moto X because I specifically wanted the smaller screen/phone. I can almost comfortably use it with one hand (reaching the notification shade still takes some work with one hand).

      • funnyfarm299

        As much as I like the Droid MAXX and it’s huge battery, I enjoyed using my GNEX far too much with one hand to go to a larger phone. That’s why I chose the Moto X.

        • Stevennnnnnnnn

          Just checked my battery on my Maxx: 34%. With the Moto X it’d be dead.

      • Big_EZ

        I don’t even have a hard time using my Note 2 with one hand (except for the top far left notification bar, but I rarely need to reach there).

        • drparty

          Literally holding the note 2 in one hand, typing this entire comment. I use my note 2 one handed every day, with a sling grip.

        • Jonathan Berry

          I’m glad you can and it works for you. That’s what so great about Android: There are options.

      • Marikel

        I definitely like the size of the Moto X. It’s so comfortable to hold. But I do like larger screens, so I’m going for the DROID MAXX. The smaller screen isn’t a deal breaker for me, but the huge battery in the MAXX is what’s driving me there. The larger screen in the MAXX is just a plus.

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    • Dominic Powell

      Motorola is trying to reignite their image… The Moto X and G for that fact are basically marketing vehicles for them in a long term turn around… They will continue to do great things, and I am very convinced that they have their eyes on the ball.

    • TheOgler

      TIL 4.7″ is now small.

    • John Legere

      This. All i hear is, “ive got a galaxy!” Which really means. “I wanted to be hipster and not buy an iphone, but deep down, i know this piece of plastic sucks.”

    • cjohn4043

      I went into a Verizon store and the lady helping me said that they haven’t sold one Moto X since they got them. She recommended the Droid Maxx (of course they would, it’s a Verizon store), but that didn’t persuade me from getting my Moto X.

      • Big_EZ

        I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t sell many. The store I just went to had them towards the back with BlackBerry and cheap phones. They were far away from the front were they showcase the top phones (although this is where they still have 2 year old Droids also).

        • MKader17

          Of the ATT stores I went to one had it front right and the other had its own little “bat” area with 2 phones and different color backs.

      • JoeBlow

        One of the main draws of the X is Motomaker. The stores only have white/black. Obviously the website is pretty popular given what happened to it for the Cyber Monday deal.

        • Higher_Ground

          yeah i haven’t stepped foot in a vzw store in over a year, but when I was at best buy not too long ago, the colorful motomaker display definitely caught my eye. Then again, BB isn’t necessarily trying to sell you all the crap phones that have been sitting in the store for 18 months like vzw.

    • Mario II Valenzuela

      I bought the moto x because I love motorola phones…. and I am on verizon and didn’t want to get stuck in upgrade hell with a Droid.

    • dennis laska

      “you will have to enter by Tweeting “a selfie of the [yourself]
      reenacting a scene from a movie, tagging @Motorola, as well as the
      hashtags #plcfestival2014 and #MotoXNatural”

      This is as lame as it gets. Motorola is coming up with all these scams to create buzz. To each his own.

    • Jason B

      They’re only 16GB ones, so it doesn’t reek of desperation. They’re just fighting an uphill battle against the likes of Samsung and brainwashed spec whores.

      I have to admit that based on specs alone, I didn’t think the Moto X would be this good. I’m happy Moto proved me wrong.

    • Riz Virani

      Bought mine on a whim and I really wanted to see that X8 processor go out (yes, I splurged $500). I’m so glad I got it, eventually sold that one, bought one for T-Mobile and now I’m uncarriered. 😀

    • Justin Larmay

      Motorola needs to merge their moto x with the nexus 5 and they will have the perfect phone. Nexus 5 screen and the gel from the nexus 5 and everything else moto x. Then I would gladly pay the little extra to get an unlocked bamboo moto x instead of the nexus 5. Fingers crossed for the x2.

  • George264

    I’ll be furiously refreshing @motorola at 10PM, let’s hope we don’t crash twitter this time guys


    • don’t be early. contest begins 10PM on Sunday January 19. not tonight. see rules under DATES.

      • matthew

        or see the twitter post.

        kids these days.

        • clearly Moto marketing didn’t check with Moto rule makers before Tweeting.

  • Balthazar_B

    Sounds to me like they’ll let you purchase one with a free upgrade to a wood back.