Moto X to launch “somewhat simultaneously” with the new Verizon Droids, report says

by: Chris SmithJuly 23, 2013

Rogers Moto X video leak

Following the announcement of Verizon’s three new Motorola handsets – Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini – a publication has learned that the Moto X will be released around the same time the new Droids hit stores.

A source “close to Motorola” told Phone Arena that the Moto X will be launched “somewhat simultaneously” with the new Droids.

That’s hardly surprising considering that Motorola will unveil the handset on August 1 in New York, and that the company did say that the handset will be available in stores this summer.

Moreover, earlier rumors suggested that Verizon will launch the handset on August 23, closely followed by U.S. Cellular on August 26.

The three new Droids are available for pre-order starting today, and they will be launched in stores on August 20 (Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx) and August 29 (Droid Mini).

For what it’s worth, the three Droids are priced at $99.99 (Mini), $199.99 (Ultra) and $299.99 (Maxx), but these are on-contract prices. Comparatively, the Moto X is rumored to sell for $299 off contract (the 16GB version) although that’s yet to be confirmed.

We’ll be back with official Moto X details – and we can’t but wonder whether there’s anything new that survived the Moto X rumor avalanche – on August 1.

  • Deltona

    Sadly, you won’t be able to buy any of the new droids off contract.

    • 247wanker

      I believe Moto X is the !Droid you’re looking for.

    • rabidhunter

      I don’t see why you couldn’t, that is if you wanted to pay full retail. And then there’s always the Edge plan from Verizon.

    • LiterofCola

      Uh, yes you can, I preordered one off contract. Check your facts.

  • Jacob Buys

    Guys i was looking for the moto x on youtube and found this 4 mintue demo of it, is it real? Also what’s he saying ?

    • Yes…that video is real and it’s been on Youtube since March. It’s an early version of the Moto x.