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Pre-orders for Moto X, including a Pure Edition, start September 16

Earlier this month, Motorola debuted several new products and this week, it will begin taking pre-orders for them. The 2014 edition of the Moto X smartphone for AT&T, along with an optional Turbo Charger and the Motorola Hint earbud will go on sale. The company also announced an unlocked, off-contract version of the Moto X called the Pure Edition. Pre-orders begin at 11:00am CT on Tuesday and ship dates will vary by product.

The new Moto X (Photo by Kevin Fitchard/Gigaom)
The new Moto X (Photo by Kevin Fitchard/Gigaom)

Carrier sales of the Moto X will start later so this pre-order process is for direct sales along with various MotoMaker custom options such as a choice of up to 25 different back colors and materials. This year, [company]Motorola[/company] is adding leather options in addition to the wood and colored plastics for the Moto X. The [company]AT&T[/company] edition is carrier locked, while the $499 Pure Edition will work on either AT&T or [company]T-Mobile’s[/company] networks; Motorola is also making the bootloader unlockable if you want to add custom Android software to your Moto X.

As noted earlier, the Turbo Charger is a 15 Watt USB plug that takes advantage of the [company]Qualcomm[/company] QuickCharge 2.0 function found inside the Moto X. With the $35 Turbo Charger, the Moto X will get an additional 8 hours of run-time with just a 15 minute charge.

turbo charger moto x

Motorola’s $149 Bluetooth earbud, the Moto Hint, joins the pre-order products: By using sensors the earbud powers up when it detects it is inside your ear. Remove the Hint and it powers down. The earbud can be used for Bluetooth phone calls, to handle spoken voice commands or to ask questions through Google Now.

Motorola also notes that the Moto 360 smartwatch will be available again for pre-orders on Tuesday. The Android Wear watch sold out online after launch but Motorola has additional inventory to offer.

 

3 Responses to “Pre-orders for Moto X, including a Pure Edition, start September 16”

    • milindrao

      Clearly they have learned nothing from last year’s over pricing. $500 for a 16GB model with last year’s LG G2 specs. Guess we’ll have to see the 2015 Moto X pricing to see if reality has finally sunk in after another round of poor sales. I don’t know how the same company can price the Moto G and Moto X brilliantly and get it so wrong on the X. Plus, it’s also not the same smaller size this year that could appeal to people who want high end flagship phones in a smaller size. We’ll see how the Sony Z3 compact gets priced in the US.