Developer Editions of the Moto X and Droid MAXX now on sale for $649.99

by: Andrew GrushSeptember 18, 2013

Moto X Developer Edition

Interested in picking up the Moto X from AT&T or Verizon, but not so thrilled about the idea of dealing with a locked bootloader? Have no fear, the Moto X Developer Edition is here!

The Moto X Developer Edition features an unlocked bootloader and 32GB internal storage. The handset also has a black front with white back, and features the words “Developer Edition” printed on the back.

The Developer handset comes in two configurations: one for Verizon’s network, and another for GSM networks (T-Mobile, AT&T). Both models will set you back $649.99 outright, though only the Verizon model is currently listed as ‘in stock’.

For Verizon customers, the Droid MAXX Developer Edition is also available, starting today. Like the Moto X, the MAXX features the same oreo-like design and the same price tag.

So are these developer handsets worth the money? Yes and no. With a GSM-compatible Google Play Edition expected in the not-too-distant future, T-Mobile and AT&T users may want to hold off. For Big Red customers, this may be the only way you’ll ever truly have the freedom to root and ROM as you please.

So how about it, anyone planning on picking up the Developer Edition of the Moto X or Droid MAXX?

  • Steve R

    Way over-priced, even for Dev-Ed.

  • Andres Tejedor

    650 dollars?, mm no thanks

  • OMGgary

    Even if I was in the US, no way, not for $650.

  • Clarkkent113

    LOL at that price. You can buy a Google Edition S4 or HTC One, or you can get an LG G2 for $600. Why would anyone pay $650 for a Moto X lmao.

  • paxmos

    I had an awful dream that Moto X was priced at $649.99, woke up all sweaty and everything..But NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, it is true…I am not buying

  • VasyaPupkin

    They will end up selling it for 400$ because none will buy them. Motorola has failed.

  • Ian Dimare

    hahahaha, Moto, You’re so funny with these prices.

  • Luka Mlinar

    People i give you the most expensive dual core phone ever made.

  • M3D1T8R

    The Maxx DE does not appear to feature the same black/white design as the X, like you say it does. Looks just like the normal Maxx as far as I can tell (other than “Developer Edition” on the back). Please correct.

    • Benja

      Yes because kevlar can’t be white.

  • EvenInTheDarkestHour

    Pencil me in for a dozen! The check is in the mail…you do accept third party, endorsed over checks from out of state, that have been washed, ripped and taped, right?