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Reported Motorola XT1096 Mystery Box Shows Up for Testing on Verizon

A mystery box has been pictured, reported to be holding a new device for Verizon from Motorola. Motorola Mobility model number XT1096 is stickered on the side, as well as a notice that the device is highly confidential and not connectible to employee or consumer wireless lines.

Whatever it is, Motorola doesn’t want you to see it. 

For those concerned about model numbers, the Moto-made DROID MAXX features model number XT1080, while the Moto X on Big Red features number XT1060.

So, what could the XT1096 be? The Moto Maxx? The Moto X+1? At this point, the model number has not been seen before, so there are no exact indications as to what it could be.

We are open to speculation. Let’s hear your thoughts down below.


Via: Android Central
  • Higher_Ground

    latest moto x sale ends at midnight on the 7th – here’s to hoping for a Moto X+1 announcement on Friday.

  • Patrick Crumpler

    Moto Maxx is done. My guess is their will first be a larger replacement to the X and then later release a smaller version

  • disastrousrainbow

    Like what’s been beaten over and over before, it’s either the new Droid or Moto X. I’m hoping this time they keep the models simplified. A Mini, Moto X, and Maxx model and that’s it. If Motorola and Verizon treat these next Droids like they did their 2013 models (i.e. fast updates, solid build quality, stock software) it’s a done deal for me.

  • Tony Spencer

    It’s an even smaller secret box!

  • Nolemiwi Witawemat

    Nobody must know the secret of the box!

  • Guest


    • Fred

      Points for you good sir

  • iamwolf

    “Not connectible to employee or consumer lines.”

    Moto 360 maybe?

  • Iskandar

    Moto X+1… Ready to get a new phone to replace Moto X. I am debating between M8 or X+1

  • ckeegan

    All I know is that Verizon takes WAY too long to test their phones, so hopefully this picture was taken months ago.

  • Tony Spencer

    The sticker is only there to fool you.

    • Droid 1967

      i believe you have my stapler!

    • cns2007

      Uh yeah, I’m gonna just go ahead and take this.

  • EricaGChunn

    For those concerned about model numbers, the Moto-made DROID MAXX features model number XT1080, while the Moto X on Big Red features number XT1060. http://surl.bz/R4kYC

  • Jprime

    Verizon nexus 5

  • CaptM

    Wow, for everyone to be arguing about a box….. is it that hot outside, has everyone’s brains melted?

  • yummy

    The artist formerly known as Prince, yup, purple and gold.

  • Andy Taylor
    • Andy Taylor

      XT1069 is rumored to be new Moto G2

  • jbegs

    We could get the boat. But the box could have anything in it. It might even have a boat!

  • Godzilla


    • Under the bridge downtown

      …Even a boat.

      • MistaButters

        You know how much we’ve always wanted one of those!

  • Sequence of Sound…

    based on past events, how long can we expect for the actual device to be announced, as well as, how long before it arrives in stores?

    • Godzilla

      End of the month probably

  • Godzilla

  • Caveman

    Pan out and you will see the title on the office door, Motorola Marketing Director.

  • TheKaz1969

    it is every phone until it is observed! 🙂

  • dannyWHITE

  • Al-Burrit0

    finally some rumors on a new moto device

  • Cameron Carey

    It’s probably just the Motorola X3 with updated blur or the Bionic 2.

  • 213ninja

    is the box made out of wood????

    • Guest


      • Guest

  • Godzilla

    Let’s just hope they price it correctly. Had the X been priced better from the get go, it would have sold a ton more. Sales didnt pick up untl the off contract price dropped a lot. I think if X+1 is priced say $450 or less from the get go with moto’s payment plan, it’ll sell very well. I would buy one when my contract is up next june.

    And seriously, still some of you hating on me after so long? I find it sad that I have to still defend my intentions.

    • droidrazredge

      I don’t hate you!!! I still welcome your insightful comments.

    • chris_johns

      i like you…as long as youve had a snickers recently

    • MistaButters

      I know this is asking WAY too much, but if it comes out at $200 on contract with a Snapdragon 800 and a 1080p display, I see the same issues they had last year.

      I know that is what is going to happen 🙁

  • Alexander Garcia

    What’s in the BOX!?!?!?

  • Shane Redman

    Another box inside a box containing a strapless Moto 360

  • Michael Bassett

    The Android “L” version of the Droid X with a bigger battery, The Droid X LAXX

  • Dave

    C’mon already!

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      it’s because they want to launch with L.

      • Justin Kos

        Lets hope OEM’s do that, instead of launching with 4.3 and getting 4.4.2 6 months later

  • droidrazredge

    I feel this is that secret 2014 project that we heard Google was testing with Verizon. I’m thinking this is the Nexus 6 that will finally be compatible with Verizon’s CDMA/LTE Network again

    • Godzilla

      The only thing that would make me buy a 6 inch phone would be a nexus on verizon. haha

  • Dave


    • Lucky Armpit

      Was waiting for that… thanks!

  • Jeremy Gross

    uch, that guy who took the pic couldnt open it….

  • Arty McBert

    I’m tired of waiting. Just announce a press conference for the new Moto devices and the Moto 360 already. It’s already been one year since the Moto X official unveiling and it’s been a slow July/August.

  • Jesse Wisener

    Nexus 6. But it’s probably not coming to Verizon. I keep telling myself that so that when it does I’ll pee myself with joy.

  • mcdonsco

    Moto X MAXX

  • Qbancelli

    Whatever it is, I don’t want it.

    • Godzilla

      idiotic statement

      • droidrazredge

        You’re back!!! People said you had changed your name to Razr down below. What are your thoughts regarding what this device is ? Nexus device making it’s return on Verizon or the X + 1 variant of the Nexus phablet ?

        • Godzilla

          I never changed my name to Razr, Godzilla yes, not Razr

        • Godzilla

          I think much like last year there will be the X+1 and also a droid line of variants. Bigger battery, etc.

  • Defenestratus

    This is just my friend Spaz’s new phone.

    • Spaz


      In all seriousness, I am stoked that my package awaiting for me on my front porch will be updated to Android L.


  • Plot twist: It’s a Moto 360 inside.

    • Cael

      Rumor that it got bigger is true? :O

      • RiceCake

        Moto pipboy 3000

    • Sequence of Sound…

      extra plot twist: it’s the moto x+1 with the moto 360 included! *o* I can dreeeeaaam!

  • Cael

    Here’s the options (names obv subject to change):
    New Droid (Droid Mini 2, Droid Ultra 2, Droid Maxx 2, Droid Quantum, Droid Phablet, mythicalDroid5) = 3/5 (maybe 4/6)
    Moto G+1 w/LTE (1/5 or 1/6)
    Moto X+1 (1/5 or 1/6)

  • crazed_z06

    DROID Bionic 2

  • Garrett Sechelski

    Probably the new version of the Droid Ultra, or whatever it was called, that no one paid attention to last year because it was the exact same as the Maxx without the massive battery.

    Verizon is stupid.

    • Cael

      The Droid Ultra was glossy. SOOO different from the Kevlar Maxx lol

      • Garrett Sechelski

        Ahh yes, how could I forget?

        “Make it shiny, and put in a smaller battery. That’ll really bring in the customers.” – Verizon

        • Cael

          Yeah its sad that its sole purpose was to upsell the Maxx. The Maxx really should have had a 1080p screen. It had the battery for it… /clearly/

        • Justin Kos

          If your battery is dead all the time, your less likely to use data – Verizon

          • flosserelli


    • Brian Rosman

      Hey – I like my Ultra. Mine’s red, so the glossy looks kinda cool. Battery is good enough, almost always (I charge it at work for the second half of the day). What I like about it that its ultra thin, so I can carry it easily in my shirt or pants pocket. Got my 4.4.4. fast, too.

  • T4rd

    Droid 5?!

    It would be amazing if they just took the OG Droid and put an 801/805 in it with a 720p (@ 3.7″) display, hah.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      Just, let it go.

      Droid is dead; long live Droid.

      • T4rd

        Nevar! =p

    • Cael

      Motorola should release a detachable bluetooth keyboard. They’d take all the monies.

    • MistaButters

      I would cry. That should have been Google’s Nexus parting gift.

      The first great Android phone….the last Nexus.

      (except give me a 4.7″ 1080p display on a slider)

  • Rob

    Moto Maxx

  • Robert Willis

    I’m holding out for the Moto Nexus MAXX+1

  • Furnaceboy

    Am I the only one who refuses to buy a CDMA phone?

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      CDMA isn’t an issue. CDMA with only Band 4 & 13 LTE enabled are an issue, as almost all CDMA now are GSM-enabled.

      • Guest

        It’s an issue if you travel outside the US.

        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          Sorry, “GSM-enabled” was just being lazy. Essentially, all new US-based CDMA devices (and the vast majority from the last 2 years) are what used to be called “Global devices”, in that they have pentaband GSM radios enabled in addition to the CDMA radios, so they can be used on virtually any GSM network worldwide without any modifications. Verizon’s device are even unlocked, so you can pop in any SIM and move on without fiddling with unlock codes.

          • Austin

            Yep – within the 1st week I had my Driod MAXX, I popped in a friend AT&T SIM and it worked just fine with their 3G HSPA/HSDPA network. No LTE, of course, since it doesn’t support AT&T’s bands.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            I’m hoping for a Nexus 7 (2013)-like CDMA device in the near future. Basically, it will run on virtually any network in the US without any issues.

            Pipe-dream, I know, but perhaps someday…

          • jimt

            Except Verizon.

    • LiterofCola


  • master94

    Its a new droid and no one cares

  • AndrewScottRox

    This is confidential. We really, really, really, mean it.

  • Kacho_ON

    Its a Verizon version of the Motorola made Nexus 6 that won’t get updates

    • schoat333

      not unless they can lock the bootloader.

      • Justtyn Hutcheson

        All bootloaders are locked. Most are able to be unlocked, either via an online tool or ADB command.

    • Cael

      No, it’s the Verizon version of Motorola’s new phone for Verizon.

  • Lunkman

    Where’s Bionic to fill us in?????

    • Not_Bionic

      He goes by a different moniker now after all the undeserved hate he got last year.

      • OhHai

        Per Sarge, it was well deserved.

      • Bryan Mills

        Yeah he deserved it. Moto X turned out to be nothing like what he was saying

        • Not_Bionic

          As OhHai just demonstrated, he was passing on something second hand from a source, Sarge. He couldn’t confirm any of it, was merely trying to pass along what he knew. This forum went after him with vitriol he didn’t deserve, while professional instigators such as yourself and your $21/hr best buy colocation job continue to run around this place offering NOTHING in terms of tips/scoops/etc. You didn’t even know that Lucas (and now Disney) owns the Droid trademark and VZW was leasing it from them.

          Yes, the Moto X and Moto Nova were off, and it very well could have been disinfo deliberately given to Sarge to poison the well. Bionic was never a d0uche-canoe about it and was merely passing on what he was given. The fact that he did this over a course of weeks shows that he was either being given info, or the lonliest mofo on earth to continue the canard for so long.

          TLDR: You’re an insufferable tool who offers nothing to the community.

          • Bryan Mills

            Sarge is mad ^^ hahahahaha

            Crawl back into your hole

        • Godzilla

          yeah, i really deserved some of those amazingly hurtful names and mentions of raping my mother .

    • Cael

      He was replaced by Razr two weeks after his last post.

      • Godzilla

        Funny, haha

    • Godzilla

      Hi there

  • r0l

    More convinced there will be a refreshed Moto X that no one has seen yet and a Moto Maxx.

    • Cael

      Moto Maxx could be an international phone.

      • calculatorwatch

        It’d be interesting if that was the case. I always thought the name “Maxx” was a product of Verizon’s Droid marketing and Moto was trying to move to a more, let’s say mature style of branding.

        Still, a phone with a huge battery that’s still pretty slim is a great selling point anywhere, and it makes sense to stick with the name you’ve got.

  • monkey082506

    Highly confidential…let’s take a picture!

    • Cael

      Yeah they should have just taken a picture of the phone…

      • RiceCake

        The employee would probably lose his or her job removing the seal. I assume a manager would have to do that.

        • Cael

          It’s a box. It lifts open…

          • Sean Walton

            Not all boxes lift open from the top to be fair.

          • Cael

            This is that kind of box though.

          • leimeisei

            Yep, because nobody EVER puts seals on pull tab boxes. Stop acting like you know what you’re talking about from a nondescript picture of a label on one end of a box.

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            The giant orange warning sticker is being used as a tamper-evident seal. The front panel pulls tabs out of the sides, then opens the top. To open, you must destroy or otherwise remove the sticker.

          • Cael

            No. The seal is on the other side from where you open it.
            For lack of a better picture: http://samsungimagingblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/pl10-00parkbyunggun.jpg

            You pull the tab out. And lift it open. You can tell by how the top left and top right is.The pull out is on another side and isn’t showing.

          • Nathan Borup

            How do you know? Were you there? Why didn’t you take the picture then?

          • Cael

            Have you never opened a box with a pull out tab? Then it opens like a book kinda? It’s /obvious/

          • Nathan Borup

            Yeah I have… but I have never had a moto phone with that kind of box… in fact I have never had any phone with that kind of box. In case you didn’t notice, the box that you posted is for a camera… not a phone

          • Cael

            1) This isn’t a retail box.
            2. This isn’t a retail box.
            3) I said for lack of a better picture. But the boxes are similar.
            It’s obviously not a slide out box like how the Moto X came because the bottom right shows that the sides are connected to the side with the sticker.

          • Nathan Borup

            I understand that…Now that I look closer, you might be right about the type of box, but this being a “Highly Confidential” product, motorola isn’t going to put a tamper proof seal where there is no seal… defeats the purpose of the “tamper proof” part

          • Guest

            Moto G came in a box that looks similar to the one posted by Droid Life.

          • Cael

            It’s a Verizon disclosure. The IMEI has to be the blurred out info. So you clearly can’t activate it cause thats the only thing on lockdown.

          • Nathan Borup

            Cael you aren’t getting it. You see that big orange sticker? It says highly confidential and subject to non-disclosure. Meaning that this is for a higher up in verizon. That big orange sticker is to keep people from opening it and taking pictures before it gets to the individual that it is meant for… One can not just open the box

          • lss

            Moto G was packaged in what looks like a similar box.

          • LiterofCola

            Pointless argument is pointless.

          • Eric R.

            Why are you arguing over a stupid box? Yeah sure the box opens, but this person didn’t open it. So it doesn’t matter you arguing isn’t going to make it open

          • Justtyn Hutcheson

            Actually, it is likely this type of box, precisely because of the easier application of tamper-evident seals.

            EDIT: stupid Disqus….


          • zach wheeler

            Cael, your confidence is your weakness as you are dead wrong. The box in the picture is what we refer to as a RELF style tray. Your assessment is completely wrong. Justtyn is correct. I do packaging for a tech company and see these on an hourly basis.

            Plus you are all ridiculous for arguing about this. It’s a friggin box.

          • The seal is covering the opening to the box. He/She couldn’t open the box w/ out breaking it.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      In their defense, a picture of a box is only proof of existence, which we could have surmised already. And with nothing attached to the model number available around, it means nothing.

    • Droidzilla

      That’s how leaks work. To anyone who thinks this is some employee sending out information without approval, I have some beachfront property in Arizona to sell you.

    • Ryan N

      Wait a minute… That’s Johnson’s pen…


  • Furnaceboy

    Are there even Verizon Moto X’s? im not sure. I reckon not though. I would image either Motorola is planning a launch on all major carriers for the X+1 or this is another member of the now foresee-ably defunct droid line…So I guess moto maxx

    • Bryan Mills

      Moto X is available on every carrier.

      • Furnaceboy

        Oh is it? 😮 had no idea. Thanks mate

        • PoisonApple31

          Moto X is not a Nexus. If it were, it wouldn’t be on Verizon.

          I would love to see that rule of thumb change though.

          • Nathan Borup

            My Moto X is pretty much like a Nexus device… you can get them unlocked through some guy in china

    • Garrett Sechelski

      I’m typing this comment from a Verizon Moto X. So, yeah.

    • Nathan Borup

      Yep, they are available on Verizon… I have a custom moto maker moto x that is unlocked 😀

  • Bryan Mills

    New droids, obvs

    • Furnaceboy

      I thought I read they were ending that branding… Do you know anything about that?

      • Bryan Mills

        Moto owns it now i believe.

        Oops guess not

        • Cael

          No, Verizon was leasing it. Disney now owns Droid.

          • Bryan Mills

            Of course they do lol

            Disney ruining it all! Yay

          • Phil Stout

            Lucas Arts owned it before.. Verizon has always paid licensing fees to them…. Haven’t been a fan of Droid’s since the OG tho… verizon seems to always hold back features on them..

          • Cael

            You mean HTC always held back features on them. Motorola’s just came too late.

          • Phil Stout

            Nope, I mean all of the droids (other than my beloved OG)

          • LiterofCola


        • Justtyn Hutcheson

          Moto is the exclusive provider, as of last year. So if there are new Droids, they will be from Moto.