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Rumor: Moto X phone announcement coming on July 11

The Moto X is now expected to be officially announced on July 11, a new report indicates. Read on for more details!
July 5, 2013
Moto X ad
Section from the first Moto X ad showing two people jumping in the water.

The proper Moto X announcement is now rumored to take place on July 11, via an official Motorola press event, although press invites aren’t exactly available at this time.

The handset has already been confirmed during the D11 conference in May, where Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside mentioned its commercial name and some of its features. But the company did not reveal all the specs and features, nor did it show an official image of the device.

Phone Arena reports that journalist “Leo Laporte has said that he was invited by new Motorola employee Guy Kawasaki to an event at Motorola on July 10th and 11th.” Apparently Kawasaki told him that the event will be held for “select tech journalists,” and that the event is about “something quite important.”

On top of this, the first Moto X ad that we’ve seen a couple of days ago and which has already been published by major newspapers on July 4, seems to indicate that 11 may be an important number for the company. The body shapes of the two people jumping into the water (image above) seem to form to roman numerals, X and I, which stand for 10 and 1, respectively.

Together they form 11. While there’s no indication we’re talking about July 11, when paired with Kawasaki’s reported press invitation they make more sense. Since we’re speculating, we could always split the two numerals. The “X” could always stand for Moto X, while the “I” may indicate that it’s the first Moto X generation that’s coming soon.

That said, we’ll keep an eye on more Moto X details for you – and we’ve had plenty of those in the past few days – as we approach the official announcement and launch of the device.