Moto X through Glass: Motorola exec filmed using the Moto X by Robert Scoble

by: Bogdan PetrovanJuly 12, 2013

moto x motorola exec Rick Osterloh

We’re really psyched about the Moto X here at AA, so when a rumor spread that the device would be shown off to a select group of journalists on July 11, we were pretty curious to learn more.

Naturally, the event hosted by Motorola adviser Guy Kawasaki was private, but that didn’t stop one of the guests from posting a video of singer Daria Musk giving an impromptu performance for the gathering. The guest is Robert Scoble, whom you may know as an uber-geek and a noted fan of Google’s wearable computer Glass, which he used to record the video.

What’s interesting about the video, which Scoble posted on his Google Plus profile, is that the Moto X, the phone that the entire tech community eagerly awaits, makes a surprise appearance in the hands of a Motorola executive.

(For the full video of Daria’s performance and Robert Scoble’s antics head over to his post on G+. The video above is just a fragment we reuploaded to be able to embed it.)

The device that we think is the Moto X can be seen in the hands of Rick Osterloh, the Senior Vice President for Product Management at Motorola. The video is not super clear, but it’s obvious for anyone who paid attention to the flurry of leaks from the past few weeks that Osterloh is holding Motorola’s much anticipated smartphone.

The device has the same curved profile that we’ve seen in the leaked shot of a fully assembled Moto X case, and you can easily spot the camera and the flash on the back of device. Just below them, is what appears to be Motorola’s “M” logo. The phone also matches the description of the Moto X in terms of size and finish.

moto x back

Motorola denied that the gathering hosted by Guy Kawasaki has anything to do with Moto X, but all clues suggest that the meeting was more than a friend reunion. Some of the guests, including Leo Laporte and Daria Musk, dropped hints that the gathering was hosted by Google, while Robert Scoble flat out said that participants “weren’t supposed to share anything about what [they] were doing there”. The presence of the person who probably leads the development of Moto X, Rick Osterloh, is a telltale sign that attendees came to see the device ahead of its official launch.

According to an alleged product map of Verizon that leaked yesterday, the Moto X may arrive on Big Red’s network on August 23, meaning that we still have a few weeks left to live with the hype. The Moto X is said to be focused on the user experience rather than specifications, and Google is reportedly fully supporting its development, with up to $500 million put aside for the marketing of the phone.

  • Guest 123

    apon apon apon apon
    couldnt resist!

  • If you guys have a look at another guy at the back, he is also having a similar black phone with same curves. And it is Moto X for sure.

    • MasterMuffin

      You noticed that!? And I’m just sitting here laughing at his face in the first picture xD

      • I played it twice to check everything.

        • MasterMuffin

          Still pretty good

      • It doesn’t look that long to me, honestly. Looks about the size of an iPhone.

        • MasterMuffin

          I’m comparing it to his hand size and it seems to be as long as the guy’s hand and it looks quite big. Don’t know…

    • Yep, so that, but it’s too blurry so I didn’t mention it.

      • 0.8ight

        The phone seems long in his hand, like 5” ! Maybe there’s a Moto X line rather than just one phone ?

    • But I must say, that lady sand well.

  • Guest 321

    For example in Estonia one of local MSFT bosses filmed their neighbours with Lumia 1020 about a month ago :)

  • Sam
    • Yeah, it’s like they aren’t even trying to hide it anymore.

      • Luka Mlinar

        It’s like they are taunting us. -.-‘

  • Sandy

    with snapdragon 600 this can be the best device of the year but still it can be a better device at a low price :) but this year all eyes on yes it is LG G2 ! Lg was underdog since 2 years but recently i has grown to an enormous position ! This year Moto X – G2 – iP5S are the top notchs ! Lets wait n see whoz gonna top

    • Chris

      Note 3 ;)

  • giorat23

    Another plastic crap phone.. HTC ONE the best looking and better device ever!

    • Enes Taşdemir

      The last time I checked two of the most selling phones now are plastic(s4 and 5c) so, have fun with your metal HTC One with probably a silicone case on.

      • J2

        Way to respond to a three month old comment. Like seriously, good job.

        • Enes Taşdemir

          I don’t even know how did I get to a three month old post, so I didn’t notice :D

  • Endinsight

    I want it!

  • Gnex

    It’s coming to Verizon August 23rd? Why didn’t the other carriers have it 6 months ago?

  • Moto X Forum

    So was everyone at this get together given a Moto X?