Eric Schmidt Says He Currently Uses the “Motorola RAZR X,” What?

In an interview with The Canadian Press to promote his new book about Google and to announce a $1.5 million grant to Actua, Google’s Eric Schmidt talked through a number of wide ranging topics. Of course, we tend to focus on the mobile or Android-related stuff that Big “E” mentions from time to time, something he graced us with yet again. The interviewer asked Schmidt what his current phone was because Canadians like to talk about Blackberry still, and Schmidt has been a fan of Blackberry for years. While Eric admitted that he still carries around a Blackberry, he noted that his current phone is the “Motorola Razr X.”

Umm, what?  (more…)

Moto X “Pure Edition” to Gain Additional LTE Band Support in Update

Shortly after Motorola made the new Moto X (2nd gen) official, along with the “Pure Edition,” we posted up the full list of specs for the device, including supported LTE bands. At the time, Motorola grouped together the XT1095 and XT1097 on their own specs page, which are the model numbers for the AT&T and “Pure Edition” GSM Unlocked units, respectively. They showed that each device would support LTE bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17, and 29, which is awesome news for those who were already eyeing the “Pure Edition.”   (more…)

Motorola Quickly Sells Out of Verizon Moto X on Moto Maker (Updated)

Shortly after the new Moto X (2nd gen) went on sale for Verizon customers through Moto Maker, readers of ours were quick to point out that the 32GB option was gone within a few minutes. Now that the weekend is over with, it appears as if Motorola is completely sold out of all Verizon variants through their customization site. If you wanted to buy a Moto X for Verizon and customize it through Moto Maker, you can no longer do so.  (more…)

You are Not Alone: “Large Number” of Moto X Pre-Orders are Delayed (Updated)

Yesterday, you may have noticed on Twitter that we asked for feedback from those who had pre-ordered the new Moto X. We asked about your Moto Maker order status, which type of back you had chosen, and if it had shipped yet. We were curious because the order we placed minutes after the pre-order period opened up had not yet shipped, while a handful of readers had already received their units ordered around the same time. According to the feedback we got from you all, it seemed as if order shipments were pretty hit or miss. Some had received theirs, while others’ were in the same boat as us.

As it turns out, there is a large enough pool of delayed pre-orders that Motorola customer support sent us an email acknowledging the delay without us even inquiring.  (more…)

Moto Maker Now Available for Verizon’s Moto X (2nd Gen)

The new Moto X (2nd gen) became available last night through Verizon, an hour or so before the clock flipped the day to September 26. We pointed it out, but also noted that Moto Maker was not available just yet. If you were hoping to customize a new Moto X or make one with a leather back, you had some more waiting to do. That wait is now over.

If you cruise through Motorola’s store, choose the Moto X (2nd gen), customize it, and then click the “Buy” button, you will see Verizon listed as a carrier option.  (more…)

Moto X (2nd Gen) Now Available From Verizon for $99

The date is September 26 (well almost), and the Moto X (2nd generation) is available from Verizon, only a day later than sources of ours from two months ago told us to expect it. The device is available for $99 with a new 2-year contract, $24.99 per month on Verizon Edge, or $499 at full retail for the black plastic back. Verizon is currently listing the black plastic or white Bamboo models as available directly from them, but we are expecting to see Moto Maker integration before long, likely at some point later in the day. The Bamboo model carries a bit of a price premium. (more…)