Colorful Moto X custom backplate covers leaked, including purple, teal and red

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July 4, 2013
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    Leaked Moto X covers are colorful, and they include purple, teal and red, hinting a possible shift in Motorola's design language.

    Motorola X Phone

    While the Moto X phone sign-up page is already live on Motorola’s official website, the Google-owned company is still unwilling to divulge more information about the anticipated smartphone. However, thanks to eager sources of leaks regarding the device, we now have a clearer glimpse of what the device’s back side would look like.

    They’re colorful, and they include purple. Veering away from the traditional black and white cases, the leaked photo shows three unusual colors, including teal and red, hinting at a possible shift in Motorola’s design language. Apparently, the device will be a little more rounded than the DROID RAZR series. The battery will also likely be removable. Don’t expect a unibody design like HTC One’s or the Lumia 928′s.

    It is not clear what the device’s primary case material will be. It could be plastic considering that it will be easier to have color variety with this material. Moto X is tipped to feature at least 16 colors, with the possibility of choosing a combination of several colors for a single device. However, prospective buyers can look forward to the possibility of getting the material they prefer as hinted with Motorola’s first ad for the Moto X smartphone.

    Moto x Backplates

    The recently published newspaper ad highlights buyers’ “freedom” to choose what they would like to have on their device. It emphasizes the possibility of customization, just as rumored. Hopefully, the touted customization includes the choice of case material.

    Also noteworthy, of course is the company’s emphasis on the smartphone being designed, engineered and assembled in the United States. Obviously, the ad is aimed patriotic Americans who might feel it’s about time to support “Made in America” products in the midst of growing competition from Asian companies.

    Extent of customizations still uncertain?

    The extent of customizations is still uncertain. It could be limited to the exterior (color, trim and engravings, a la iPod). However, information published by ABC News claims that customizations will include the kind of wallpapers and color themes to be used by Android itself. It’s unclear whether or not buyers can also order software-related customizations. It will be interesting, though, if Motorola offers the option to pre-install apps specified by buyers.

    For carriers interested in having the device on their inventory, a standard version will be available. Obviously, customizing them is out of the question. The Moto X is presently being tested by carriers and will be “coming soon.”

    The first true Google-Motorola handset is one device worth anticipating. The idea of being able to do customizations even makes it more exciting. With the Galaxy Note 3, Sony i1, and HTC T6 expected to be announced soon, the second half of the year is surely a great season for smartphone enthusiasts.

    Which begs the question: Which color or customization would you choose? The choice of colors seems to be an interesting one, particularly for Motorola. Would you get a Moto X with a teal, purple or red backplate cover?

    Comments

    • andron

      old news.. wake up AA

    • Mvrcel Lgt

      old, and still the covers look cheap

    • OMGgary

      These colours serve to make the shell/covers look really cheap and tacky TBH. Reminds of the replaceable covers for old Nokias like the 3210 etc. years ago. If the cover is removeable, there will probably be a glut on eBay of even cheaper more hideous replicas, with tiger stripes, or Marlboro logos, or Ferrari prancing horses etc.
      Not good Moto, not good at all.

    • OMGgary

      These colours serve to make the shell/covers look really cheap and tacky TBH. Reminds of the replaceable covers for old Nokias like the 3210 etc. years ago. If the cover is removeable, there will probably be a glut on eBay of even cheaper more hideous replicas, with tiger stripes, or Marlboro logos, or Ferrari prancing horses etc.
      Not good Moto, not good at all.

    • Mayoo

      New backplates … a game changer I tell you! Leave those kind of news for TV, I seek better from you.

    • OMGgary

      These colours serve to make the shell/covers look really cheap and tacky TBH. Reminds of the replaceable covers for old Nokias like the 3210 etc. years ago. If the cover is removeable, there will probably be a glut on eBay of even cheaper more hideous replicas, with tiger stripes, or Marlboro logos, or Ferrari prancing horses etc.
      Not good Moto, not good at all.

    • Mayoo

      New backplates … a game changer I tell you! Leave those kind of news for TV, I seek better from you.

    • john

      Godamnit, I can make these myself within hours!
      Made out of kevlars, for less than 50 dollars.

    • Henry Healy

      In my opinion, they should have 720p and 1080p screens, maybe two or three different processors, 1GB or 2GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of storage with a micro-SD card slot and then let the consumer decide what sort of specs they want. This so called ‘customization’ has to be deeper than just the colour of the back plate and what wallpaper is pre-installed on the phone.

    • Ian

      AA…you are better than this.

      • Mike Bastable

        you think?

    • Mike Bastable

      this phone looks crappier by the minute

    • shikongchao

      tinyurl.com/d2tf87t trurtyrtugf

    J. Angelo Racoma is a journalist and community manager with a keen eye for emerging standards and technologies. He is passionate about the enabling nature...

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