Scoble: Moto X a “game changer,” “controversial” like the first iPhone

August 1, 2013
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Rogers Moto X video leak

In anticipation to today’s Moto X announcement, Robert Scoble posted a teaser message on his Google+ profile showing unreserved excitement for the handset.

According to him, “tonight will be a big night” for Motorola, Android and Google, as the Moto X will be a “game changer in the marketplace.”

Furthermore, the device will be “controversial,” even more controversial than the original iPhone was, also a game-changing device for the industry. That’s certainly sounds interesting considering that we think we may have seen everything there is to see about the Moto X. However, Scoble teases the handset like it’s still a major secret, which is perfectly in line with Leo Laporte’s references to existing rumors – Laporte said a few times that not everything has been leaked.

However, Scoble was not able to reveal more details, saying that his embargo will end at 9PM EST, later than other embargoes – other people will be able to reveal more details about 3PM EST.

Scoble has already been able to see the device in action during a private Google event for the press, and he even shared a short video of a musical moment in that meeting, which was enough for us to spot at least one Moto X being used to take pictures at the event.

Responding to comments posted to his Google+ message, Scoble implied that the BlackBerry and Microsoft will have a tough time competing in the mobile business “after tonight.” He later expanded on that note saying that the Moto X “will refocus the world on Google and Apple,” with Microsoft and BlackBerry remaining “out of the game” as a result.

The reporter further admitted to having changed “fanboy” sides, moving from Apple’s corner to Google’s:

I was Apple's #1 fan (quite literally, I was first in line in the Palo Alto Store, which is where Steve Jobs visited, for both the original iPhone and original iPad). I'm no longer an Apple fanboy and the MotoX is yet another reason why. More tonight.

Interestingly, he also hinted that the Moto X announcement will have its own letdowns, which he’ll further explore in his first Moto X article.

That said, we’ll be covering live the Moto X event for you, so stick around for more Moto X news!

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