Thursday, May 30, 2013

Motorola X Phone Launch Set For Late Summer

After unexpectedly confirming the Motorola X Phone during a D11 interview, Motorola has issued a brief press release for the handset, mentioning a launch window for the device.

During the interview, Motorola’s Dennis Woodside told the audience that the handset will be manufactured in the USA in a former Nokia-owned facility that will employ 2,000 people by August.

At the time, we speculated that the phone should be unveiled at some point after that, once mass production has started. Woodside revealed the device would be launched by October, with multiple carriers that have apparently offered a great response to the Moto X.

In the short press release that focuses on the fact that the Moto X is “the first smartphone assembled in the USA,” Motorola says that the handset will hit stores this summer. A specific release date is not provided, but Droid-Life has confirmation from Motorola that we’re looking at a “late summer” launch.

Other important details including complete specs, features and pricing are not official at this time, so we’ll just have to wait for more information. Not even a press image of the device is available.

What we know is that the Motorola X Phone will be a flagship device, an iPhone and Galaxy competitor, and that it will feature contextual awareness capabilities. We also know that three unannounced Motorola handsets have passed through the FCC, all potential Moto X candidates, including the XT1058 (AT&T), XT1056 (Sprint), and XT1060 (Verizon)

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