Moto X to launch in select European countries starting with February

January 14, 2014
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Motorola on Tuesday announced that the Moto X will launch in select European markets starting with February, just as previously rumored.

The phone will be available in the UK, France and Germany, although it’s not clear whether other EU countries will get the handset or not. The Moto X will cost €429 (around $586) in France, while UK buyers will pay anywhere from £0 (with new contract purchases) to £380 ($624) off-contract.

The Moto X is already listed on the UK and German Motorola online stores (see Source links below,) although the company is not taking orders yet in any of these countries.

The phone was launched in the USA in late summer 2013, where it was initially priced at $599 unlocked. Since then, the unlocked price of the handset has come down to $399, although it’s not clear whether the handset will see a similar price reduction in Europe as well.

Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside said in a statement that “when we priced Moto X at $399 in the U.S. as a promotion, we sold tens of thousands of units in a matter of eight minutes.”

As for customizing features, the European Moto X doesn’t appear to come with Moto Maker support yet, or at least it’s not listed on the UK and German online pages for the product.

Are you buying a Moto X, European readers, or will you rather get the Moto G instead?

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