The Moto X, the next smartphone from Motorola Mobility, got a glimpse of daylight thanks to Google Chairman Eric Schmidt.
Schmidt was spotted using Motorola's upcoming phone at Allen & Co.'s Sun Valley, Idaho, media conference this week. You can see a photo of the Moto X in Schmidt's hands above and at right.
In addition, a possible picture has emerged, purporting to be the rear of the phone, and was released on Chinese micro-blogging Web site Weibo (registration required). Tech Web site Pocket-Lint picked up the picture and the story.
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We know the Moto X is real, and now it appears the phone will really be coming to America's largest carrier in time for back to school, give or take a few weeks.
What appears to be Verizon's launch schedule for the next several weeks has leaked, and it shows the Moto X set to "go to market" on August 23.
Google is apparently going all in to support the Moto X, the first flagship handset released by Motorola Mobility since being acquired by the Web giant a year ago.
Google is expected to allow the unit to spend up to $500 million marketing the highly anticipated smartphone in the U.S. and overseas, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal. The device is expected to be available on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless this fall, sources told the Journal.
With an emphasis toward customer convenience and customization, Motorola has reportedly taken steps to limit &… Read more
The rumored Motorola Droid Ultra will join Verizon's lineup on August 8, if a leaked commercial storyboard is to be believed.
According to an ad treatment obtained by Android Central, the upcoming smartphone will be rugged enough to withstand drops and being kicked across a club dance floor. With Kevlar coating and a Gorilla Glass display, the Droid Ultra picks up where the previous generation leaves off.
Additional details mentioned (or shown) in the commercial suggest that the forthcoming device will feature an active listening mode. The protagonist allegedly activates his phone with voice prompts to open Spotify and … Read more
Motorola Mobility appears to have a lot up its sleeve.
Leaked photos and chatter surfacing over the holiday weekend has helped to clear up the picture for the new flagship device as well as a number of Verizon-exclusive models. As it stands today we may have no fewer than five handsets to look forward to in the coming months: Droid Ultra Maxx, Droid (Razr) Ultra, Droid (Razr) M Ultra, Droid Ultra Mini, and Moto X.
We might better understand the various products floating around if we knew the names and corresponding model numbers. According to a recent report from Twitter … Read more
Despite speculation that Google could be planning to reveal the Moto X at a special media event next week, a source tells CNET that the Motorola event is actually about something else besides the company's first big Android release as a Google company.
Podcaster and veteran personality of the tech world Leo Laporte said this week on his "This Week in Google" show that he had received a personal invitation from Motorola's Guy Kawasaki to just such an event. Laporte speculated that it had something to do with the Moto X:He said we'd really like you to come down to the Google campus for an event -- small group of journalists, 50 people, two groups; July 10th and July 11th... I'm thinking it's the phone.
A few more details on the mysterious Moto X from Motorola Mobility have trickled out.
When it launches, customers will be able to choose the colors for the back of the device and the trim, according to ABC News. They will also be able to engrave a name or message to the back cover, as well as upload a photo to be used as the wallpaper on the screen, the report said, citing unnamed sources.
Moto X also will run the latest version of Google's Android operating system, Android 4.2.2, or Jelly Bean, unsurprising given Motorola is … Read more
Looks like Google's Motorola is finally ready to solve for X. After months of rumors and speculation, the sign-up page for the Moto X phone is finally live, and a marketing campaign is rolling out to build the hype for the first big flagship phone from Motorola that will source a mighty chunk of its DNA from the Google ethos.
The page and ad campaign both hint that the Moto X will be highly customizable, using the tag line "Designed by you / Assembled in the USA." The page also notes that Motorola plans to ramp up the Moto X assembly process in the coming months -- a passage on the sign-up page reads:… Read more
Timing is everything.
Motorola has discovered this a few times in its interesting history.
So now that it is a Google company, it is attempting to time the launch of its new Moto X phone perfectly.
It has released a teasingly emotive ad, placing its hand on its heart and its flag in the ground.
While Apple has merely embraced the concept of its products being designed in California, Motorola thumbs its nose and displays its all-American credentials.
In ad due to appear July 3, the headline reads: "The first smartphone designed, engineered and assembled in the USA is … Read more