AT&T Moto X Release Date Arrives August 23rd
Users looking to pick up the first Motorola smartphone created with customizability in mind won’t have to wait too long, if there on the United States second-largest mobile carrier. Motorola’s Moto X will go on sale at local AT&T stores starting August 23rd.
According to a press release made available by the company just hours ago, users who purchase the device in AT&T’s retail store locations can expect both the “woven black” and “woven white” color options to be available on that day.
Each store will also have color samples available for users who would like to get a feel for each color hue before they use the Moto Maker website to create their own custom colored device. Users won’t be able to pick up a custom colored device in store, but AT&T and Motorola will ship each customized device to the user within four days.
Whether users choose to customize the color of their Moto X or not, pricing will depend on on-board storage size. The Moto X on AT&T will come with 16GB of on-board storage for $199.99, 32GB of on-board storage for $249.99. That pricing is after the user signs up for a two-year service agreement. Those who wish to purchase the Moto X as part of the AT&T Next monthly payment system will be able to get the 16GB version of the device for $27 per month and the 32GB version of the Moto X for $32 per month.
For those who simply can’t wait, AT&T will allow a small amount of users to create their own custom designed Moto X and get it before the device goes on sale.
AT&T’s availability announcement comes mere hours after GottaBeMobile detailed customization features available to users through the Moto Maker website.
Through that website users can customize nearly everything about their device including button and body color options, accent button coloring and storage capacity. Uses can even specify what wallpaper and Google Account they’d like the device to arrive configured with.
The Moto X features a 4.7-inch HD display, LTE capabilities, 2GB of RAM a 10 megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2 megapixel font-facing camera. Users won’t be able to customize the Motorola-made X8 processor inside the device.
Motorola has yet to detail when users on other networks will be able to pick up the Moto X, though it did say the device would come to users on Verizon and T-Mobile.