Moto X Black-2

A quick reminder that the Moto X will launch today on AT&T.  You can pick it up in store or order it online.

The Moto X, which was first leaked in a Rogers Wireless video last month, is the first handset to come out of the company since Google’s $12.5 billion acquisition of the company’s handset division.

The Moto X will be offered in two capacities – 16GB and 32GB – and cost $199.99 or $249.99 on contract.  Alternatively, you can buy the Moto X under the guise of the AT&T Next plan, where upon the handset will cost $27 or $32 per month respectively.  To get a better understanding of what AT&T Next is, check out this article.

A select few customers, or as AT&T puts it, lucky customers received their handset as early as August 19th, though there hasn’t been much mention on the web about it, which is likely the carrier’s intended effect.  That said, the engraving option, which was first announced alongside the phone has apparently been put on hold due to quality issues, though you’ll still be able to customize the phones colors on the front and back.

Spec wise the Moto X includes:

  • 4.7-inch display with 720p resolution
  • 10-megapixel camera (2mp front facing)
  • Always on Google Now
  • Active display (this saves on battery life)
  • Motorola X8 Chip
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB or 32GB of storage (no microSD card slot)
  • 2,200mAh battery
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • WiFi a/b/g/n/ac

When the Moto X was first announced I didn’t realize that they also launching some thing called Motorola Skip.  It’s a small clip that adheres to your clothing or belt and when touched to the Moto X it unlocks the phone, even if a password is set.   For cars and other areas, such as your office, there are Skip Dots, or stickers.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."