Moto X release date and price official – $199 on contract starting with late August
The Moto X is finally official, and after looking at specs and features for the handset it’s time to check out availability details. The phone will be available later this summer from Google/Motorola but also from a variety of carriers in North and South America.
The phone will cost $199 or $299 with new two-year agreements (for the 16GB and 32GB version, respectively) and will be available from Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular in late August / early September – FCC has already revealed a distinct Moto X version for each of those carriers.
The base colors are Woven Black and Woven White, as seen in the recently leaked press shots of the handset.
The company has specifically named Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and U.S. Cellular as its carrier partners, but AT&T is receiving a sort-of exclusivity: AT&T buyers will be the first to access to Moto Maker customization option for the handset.
Buyers will be able to order the device directly from Motorola, which is where T-Mobile subscribers interested in the phone are encouraged to get their device from – it looks like that rumor saying T-Mobile won’t be stocking the handset was also kind of right.
A Google Edition version of the Moto X is apparently also in the works.
Other retailers will also have the handset in stock, with Best Buy being mentioned so far. The full price for the device is
not available at this time $575 or $625, depending on capacity chosen, according to PhoneScoop’s Eric Zeman.
As we have already heard from a leaked Rogers video, the carrier will be the exclusive mobile operator in Canada to sell Motorola’s flagship handset. Motorola has not confirmed as much yet, but it did say the device is coming to Canada around the same time it hits the U.S. Pricing details aren’t available for the region at this time.
We have recently seen speculation that the handset will hit two other markets, but not in Europe as one would have expected. Instead we were looking at Brazil and Argentina, with local Motorola websites having already posted Moto X teasers before the event.
Motorola confirmed that Latin American markets will get the phone starting with late August / early September, without actually naming specific markets.