While the AT&T Moto X will be the first out of the gates with Moto Maker customization, Verizon has also confirmed that it’s Moto X will allow for user customization later on this year.
Motorola finally debuted its Moto X smartphone earlier today, confirming its release for a number of carriers in the United States including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. The device will be coming in two flavors, one non-customizable and one customizable thanks to something Motorola is calling Moto Maker.
Moto Maker will allow users to pick from a total of more than 2,000 casing and color schemes for the device including wood. Fortunately or unfortunately for consumers, AT&T has managed to nab an exclusive on Moto Maker for the time being. However, that doesn’t mean that other Moto X variants won’t be getting customization.
In fact, Verizon has confirmed that the Moto Maker process will be coming to the Moto X sometime later this year though the carrier is mum about any specific timing. This should be music to the ears of Verizon customers as customization is one of the perks of the Moto X, a device that is coming to shelves to compete with the likes of the iPhone 5, Galaxy S4 and HTC One.
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Verizon’s device will only be one of many as other carriers like Sprint and T-Mobile will be offering their own takes on the Moto X. Google also confirmed that a Moto X Google Edition will be hitting shelves in the future though it remains silent on pricing or a release date.
The Moto X, across the board, features a 4.7-inch 720p display, dual-core processor, LTE data speeds, 10MP Clear Pixel camera, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Motorola says that it will be rolling out software updates, not carriers, though updates will still need carrier approval.
The companies involved remain mum about specific release dates though Motorola says that it will start landing on shelves starting in late August, early September. Rumors have suggested that the Verizon Moto X will be out on August 23rd though that remains unconfirmed.