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Wood Moto X to launch in Q4, oak and redwood versions demoed

Wood backs for the Moto X will be available in the fourth quarter of the year, with oak and redwood versions being already teased.
August 2, 2013
Moto X
Moto X in Wood

Wood versions of Motorola’s recently unveiled Moto X will be launched in the fourth quarter of the year, the company confirmed to a publication.

The Next Web has had a chance to test out devices that had early versions of oak and rosewood backs and says that Motorola has been experiencing with a variety of wood types, but that “it will settle on four distinct styles.”

The company has already promoted its wooden Moto X, but what could have been a funny innuendo resulted in a sort-of PR disaster – that’s one happens when you try to promote your shiny new device with a few too many sex jokes.

Actual availability dates for these versions have not been mentioned. The “regular” Moto X models will start shipping in late August / early September in a variety of colors.

Pricing details for the wood Moto X versions have not mentioned at this time, so it will certainly be interesting to see whether they’re going to be more expensive than the “regular” models.

As you can see in the image gallery below the wooden back sides of the Moto X look great, certainly a lot better than one would have expected. Not to mention that they look a lot better than colored Kevlar.

The first Moto X models can be customized in a variety of ways when it comes to color choices (at least for AT&T initially), and we would assume that wood would also be available as an option in the MotoMaker tool later this year.