Moto X Google Play Edition Coming Soon

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  1. cereal killer

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    There's a new Google Play edition handset on the way, and yes, it's going to be the Moto X. The handset will be available from U.S. carriers for $199 (16GB) or $299 (32GB) with new two-year contracts and will launch in late August early September with a variety of U.S., Canadian and Latin American mobile operators. The Moto X Google Play edition release date is not available just yet, but it’s coming -- wait for it........soon. If you are wondering what the full retail price will be, join the club, that info is not available at this time. For those of you familiar with the Google Play edition handsets the Moto X follows suit by shipping with stock Android (sans carrier bloat), unlocked and available to purchase via the Google Play Store.

    We are going to assume that the Google Play edition Moto X will be customizable just as the AT&T versions will be, but you know what they say when you assume. Motorola did not reveal that information so it's a wait and see situation.

    Via: Moto X Forums
     
  2. 94lt1

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    How much was the nexus 4 again??? I thought this phone was supposed to be at a good price point off contract....:confused:
     
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    Rumors were off as usual ...#noMoto #keepthecash

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    I'd just buy an ultra maxx then....as I see it anyhow...
     
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    No thanks Moto. I was hoping for a decent off contract price for the middle of the road specs in this handset. $299 for 32GB!? Come on. memory prices are cheaper than they were 2 years ago when I got my GNex.
     
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    I'll buy the 32GB version on the google play store for $299, but I'm not paying that price to pick up the phone anywhere else...
     
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    looks like i'll be keeping my gnex/maxx for a bit longer. so much for reasonable off contract price.
     
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    I feel like motorola blew an opportunity here. You price this thing at nexus prices and people are blowing up your site trying to order one (look at the chromecast). But 299 on contract. Now i will say this. Even though you can get a nexus 4on google for 200 t mobile still marks it way up. So this could be a carrier move and not moto. We will see when the price is released for the ge version.

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    I'll laugh if it ends up being the same price as on contract. I would expect them to want to make some kind of profit on the phone though. My guess is $299 for the 16GB and $399 for the 32GB.
     
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    That would be something to laugh at. You can a) get a locked down carrier version for 299 with a contract or buy an unlocked, unbloated, ge version for 299 without a contract from the Google play store. Yeah that phone would be like the chromecast where it will be sold out in a matter of hours.

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    In my mind it seems ridiculous that a mid tiered phone could ever be this expensive. Without seeing it I can't really give a final verdict...I'm guessing they're just hoping every little boy and girl wants a blue or pink phone? Otherwise I don't personally see how these are going to sell.

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    Yea... also disappointed. I thought Google was going to change the world with low prices on off contract phones.
    Guess not... I mean I get why they don't... they don't want to piss off the carriers... but I was hoping for something groundbreaking on pricing. Not the usual prices with a 2 yr contract.
    *Yawn. Talk to me in 18 months when my contract is up. Done following phone news for awhile.
     
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