No Moto X for you, Europe; other “cool and exciting” devices from same family planned

by: Chris SmithAugust 1, 2013

Moto X

The Moto X will not be available in the UK (and all of Europe), Motorola has apparently confirmed to a publication, but other “cool and exciting” devices from the Moto X family may be en route.

Motorola on Thursday announced the Moto X, revealing that the handset will ship in U.S., Canada and Latin America starting with late August.

While we expected Motorola to announce availability details for Europe and other regions of the world at a later date, it appears that won’t happen. Pocket-lint has been told that the Moto X will not be available in the UK (or, by extension, in Europe):

[quote qtext=””It doesn’t mean that Europe is not a key priority for Motorola,” we were told by a UK spokesperson. “Essentially, the Moto X is the first device in a new product portfolio, basically a new family of devices.

“Because it is the first one, the Moto X has had a real buzz around it, but the US launch is not about the US being Motorola’s priority at all, there are devices coming to Europe. We can’t share what they are as of yet, but they are from the same family. They are cool and they are exciting and there is a lot in Europe coming up.”” qperson=”” qsource=”” qposition=”center”]

A few days before the event, we did notice that Motorola’s only local sites teasing the Moto X were the ones in the USA, Canada, Brazil and Argentina, with Europe and other regions missing out on the action.

It now looks like the Moto X is not a handset meant to hit Europe, or at least not the first-gen model.

That said, we have no idea what other member are in the Moto X family at this time, but we did hear that a cheaper handset may be also in the works.

Let’s hear it from our international readers, are you disappointed to hear the Moto X won’t be officially available in your country?

  • sivkai

    In a way, I’m glad. Saves me the hassle of trying to resell my Nexus 4 to purchase the Moto X :)

  • Luis Silva

    You’re kidding, I want moto X. I’m disappointed

  • Dan

    I’m disappointed yes, and it was also a surprise to see how pricey it is. I was expecting something in the nexus price range

  • Junajted

    Who cares, it’s overrated, nexus 4 is twice cheaper and has better design, pure android and glass instead of cheap plastic.

    • K.

      When I saw the title, I was surprised and not happy. But before reading the article I read the ones before where I discovered the on and off contract prices and I just laughed. They can keep the phone. The only thing that I find nice with the phone are the colours but I will never pay that price just for this option. And I want absolutely not interested by the awareness feature. I will buy a new phone in September and I was hesitating between this one and the not official yet Sony Honami. Now I have made my choice. Bye Bye Moto and Hello Sony!

      • End in sight

        Yep. Agreed on Sony.

      • Shred

        Yep, Sony Honami would be nice. I just hope Sony won’t fail again with the display, as they did on the Xperia Z. The LG G2 will also be worth having a closer look at.

  • mojo

    it´s always interesting when people want to spend money in a company but the company doesnt want it … idiots.

  • Dodo

    I’am so disappointed… I bet that we are going to have a lower version of the US version of Moto X here in Europe :(

    • S R

      Moto X is a lower version of what is out there already…if the phone was as optimised as Motorola says why not stick a quad core processor and kill the competition outright???…thank god I’m in the UK, that is one decision I won’t have to waste my time on.

  • Jason

    Really disappointing.. I had planned this to be my next phone… Australians love their gadgets, your loss Motorola..

  • Wojciech Skrok

    I feel like so 2000 and seven when the first iPhone unveild but it was… 6 year ago and emerging markets were poor, but today? In G+ someone wrote “And they dont know how Samsung conquer the world”

  • Dorin Procopciuc

    I’m disappointed!

  • alfreduran

    Latinoamérica wowwww…very glad! Gracias Motorola-Google! ;)

  • Jarl

    I guess Google’s acquisition of Motorola hasn’t improved anything for us Europeans. No moto x, no chromecast, etc, it’s pathetic

  • Jarl

    oh well, my HTC Butterfly S kicks the moto x’s butt anyway :)

  • Jason Miller

    so we might get the cheap version of the cheap phone? nice…

  • kayce

    Motorola what are you doing, Motorola , stahp …

  • Name

    This is what Motorolas live chat service told me when i asked wether it would be available in Europe or not. The last part is what got me wondering wether it will or not.

    Moto X will be available in the US, Canada and Latin America starting in late August/early September.

    In the US, woven black and woven white models will be available at AT&T, Sprint, US Cellular, Verizon Wireless and at national retailers including Best Buy stores with a suggested retail price of $199 with a new two-year agreement. Additionally, it will be available on all carriers, including T-Mobile, at

    Visit to sign-up for more details about Moto Maker, which will first be available for AT&T users. And, coming soon to Best Buy.

    You’ll hear from our carrier partners around the globe regarding exact pricing and availability.

  • mrjayviper

    somehow doubt the rest of the world would want to pay a premium on phones made in the US

    • End in sight


    • APai

      good point – it makes sense for US citizens to support THEIR jobs, but not for others.

    • Phau

      But it’s degrading that they might offer a “cheaper variant for the pre-paid market”, i.e. outside the US. It’s just assembled in the US, just route a portion of the manufactured parts to an assembly plant in East Asia so we can get the same product, albeit assembled elsewhere.

      • mrjayviper

        degrading? was your ego hurt by Moto offering a cheaper and probably lower spec version of the X? o.O

        • John-Phillip Saayman

          He meant it’s degrading that they offer only cheaper versions of the phone in Europe

  • TechGuy

    without a removeable battery and no expansion via card slot I don’t think I would consider it anyway. Still going to wait for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

  • S R

    Followed every online threads about the Moto X and really thought of it as my Nexus 4 replacement, but after seeing the selling points for this phone I was still in two minds as to whether I should be getting it, now Motorola has made it easier for me and made that choice for me…bring on the Nexus 5 rumours I’m ready!!!

  • peter

    Only good thing by now on this phone is ”always on” feature, so a good rom with this feature for nexus 4 could do the job.We don’t need you moto x…

    • End in sight

      Love it.

  • Zunuro Kio

    What a ? I think i Would have bought that phone cause Moto did something cool and innovativ. but the Way google let’s Europe (and Asia) Down in the Last Time is just Sick. Moto and Cromecast Not coming to us and nexus and Glass with Release Dates month After US ? Why should I wait 3 month Till they Release their than outdated devices for a higher Price than in US ? (Dollar/Euro prices 1:1 but Dollar Euro 1:1.2 in Reality) i Google goes on acting like this i Stick with Nokia oder Change to BB just because they still See Europe as market as Import as the US. Sorry google but enough is just enough :( I’m sad we don’t have any Company who release their Phones and/or OS First in Europe :/

  • APai

    actually, I’d prefer the nexus over fancypants moto here. give me maxx with a souped up battery or else :D

  • Phau

    Yes, kinda disappointed. We did see leaks of a dual-sim variant but if that’s the “cheaper” version, I don’t know what they’re going to sacrifice to get to the price point.

    Better buy a One Mini and call it a day, I guess.

  • Balvinder Makkar

    Kinda disappointed…but its good i don’t have to sell my nexus 4 now.
    But Motorola has screwed up big time by not launching it at competitive price like nexus.

  • Shred

    Disappointed is a mild expression. :) My next Android phone is overdue (I’m still using my almost 3 years old HTC DHD), but I waited for the Moto X because I liked it best from what I saw from the leaks. OK… So I either wait for the next gen Nexus 4, or I buy the HTC One (though I wish it had no soft buttons). Hi Motorola, bye Motorola!

  • Reaper

    Great success Motorola, yeah, just drop the whole Europe market, honestly the engineers are great there, the developers too, but I would kick the management with this idiot decisions… Yes I’m angry now..

  • nishantsirohi123

    Motorola simply walked out of India despite launching the Atrix2 and orignal DROID RAZR and MAXX
    i doubt they shall make a return

  • Joachim Nilsson

    With that pricing and the sub-par specs most of us here in the old world don’t care. I for one will wait for the Nexus 5 to replace my Nexus 4 … while giving the kids a Fairphone … I’ll keep the Nexus 4 for myself (work) of course ;)

  • Mvrcel Lgt

    When will they understand that europe is a big market too?! Motorola is what people don’t accept here. They give us the least wanted phones (not even the MAXX). Motorola, we don’t want any other Moto BLA with a quadcore and no customization. We would have wanted the Moto X. Who made this decision? No wonder Samsung and HTC takes over europe if you just go for america. Sorry, but my money goes to whoever produces the next nexus if its not motorola or samsung ;)

  • dave birney

    so whats the problem? the phones will still work over here in Europe wont they? or has something changed?
    there will be loads on ebay im sure or if your picky about colours then make friends with somebody from america and get them to order one for you…

    anyway its not that surprising that they arent catering for us over here, dont they only have 1 factory? they wouldnt be able to cope god bless them

  • vaghoust

    we dont care if it will cost 500+$ off contract

  • Valtheus

    Why would i care for a device that offers me mediocre specs, no innovation whatsoever, no cool features in software and a very high $700 prize for the base 16GB model?

    You guessed my answer already: i do not care! ;)

  • José Martins Neto

    Brazil! Come to me, Moto X