A press event invite went out to European blogs earlier this week from Motorola, asking that they join Moto on January 14 as they “welcome a new addition to the European Motorola family of products.” No specific products were mentioned, but the Moto X seems like an ideal candidate for the move.
We sat down with Motorola for a quick meeting here at CES and asked for more details. What we were told is that there is indeed an event on January 14, they have a “bit of an announcement” and that they have “ambitions to broaden our geographic footprint.” Obviously, they wouldn’t divulge any specifics, but a job listing on Motorola’s UK site certainly suggests MotoMaker is coming, along with the Moto X.
The listing is for a “Program Manager Moto Maker.” Since only the Moto X currently utilizes MotoMaker, what else could it be, right? And with the event happening in the UK, and a mention of Europe, I’d say you could pencil in the Moto X for Europe. It’s not clear if MotoMaker will be available outside of the UK, though, or where the phones will be assembled. With that said, the job listing does say that the job will be responsible for “national and international integration of Moto Maker.”
We’ll know for sure come January 14, but if you are in Europe and were getting impatient over the limited North American (and Latin American) exclusivity of the Moto X, things are about to change.