The new Moto X release hasn’t been as smooth as the company probably expected or wanted, with delays and shortages from Verizon and Motorola.com, but we have good news. Verizon started offering the phone late last month, and its now available this week from one more carrier in the United States.
When Motorola took the stage on September 4th and announced the new Moto X, the Moto G for 2014, and the Moto 360 release date, they only had two carriers to talk about. Confirming both Verizon and AT&T would offer the Moto X. When the phone went up for pre-order earlier this month it was only for AT&T.
However, after months of waiting and complete silence since unveiling the phone earlier this month, Verizon recently confirmed the device will launch on September 26th, and now US Cellular is up next. The new smartphone is available from two major carriers, but this is certainly good news for those who don’t use AT&T or Verizon.
For those looking to get the new Moto X 2014 model that was announced the first week of September, you only have a few options. This year the Moto X is not available from Sprint or T-Mobile, and only AT&T and Verizon are offering it in-stores. However, one more joined the party on Friday October 3rd, and that’s US Cellular.
Just like the others, the new Moto X 2014 is available from US Cellular for $99 with a new 2-year contract, or $499 outright. This is for the standard white or black variants, but US Cellular claims they’ll be offering both the customized leather and wood back options from MotoMaker.com for $149 on-contract. Meaning we can expect MotoMaker support in the near future, but not yet.
Read: Moto X 2014 Review
By now users probably don’t need any more details about the Moto X, as it has been available for roughly a month, even if most shipments were delayed until the end of September. For more details be sure and check out the full Gotta Be Mobile Moto X 2014 edition review above.
As a reminder, the Moto X for 2014 comes with a completely redesigned experience. The Moto X offers a large 5.2-inch 1920 x 1080p full HD display, a powerful quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of storage (no micro SD card) and an improved 13 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and a new “ringflash” for improved low-light photos.
The screen is 22% bigger than the original while the overall size is barely bigger, check it out yourself in our Moto X vs new Moto X comparison.
Then of course we have customization. As mentioned above the device is currently only available from US Cellular, but coming later this month you’ll be able to get all the custom options as well. Those being over 18 different custom colors for the back, four genuine leather colors, and four hand-made woods. Motorola also offers accent colors, custom wallpapers, engravings, and more.
The new Moto X 2014 has the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat, a large 2,600 mAh battery, and should receive quick and timely updates once the Android L release arrives later this fall. The original was the first to Android 4.4 KitKat, and the new Moto X will look to follow that trend.
Again the new Moto X is available today from US Cellular for $99 or $499, and customization options will be coming soon.
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