[Rumor] Motorola & Google Working On a Project Called 'X Phone'

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    The Wall Street Journal just reported an interesting bit of "rumint." Supposedly, Google and Motorola are poised to bring out their first big collaborative smartphone project sometime next year, and it is currently called "X Phone." Their intention is for Motorola to bring forth a truly competitive device to directly challenge the huge market lead that Apple and Samsung currently hold. Supposedly, Motorola is looking to build the phone out of some fairly exotic materials, including ceramic materials and flexible display tech. Additionally they want this new "X Phone" to be available in unusual shapes and colors, and to be more resistant to physical damage. Apparently, they also plan to include a vastly improved camera technology, which would be a welcome change.

    One final sidenote tidbit: The WSJ article also suggested Motorola will also bring out an "X Tablet" sometime after the "X Phone." Of course, these could just be internal codenames, but we wouldn't be disappointed if this was the final naming convention.

    What do you think of this new rumor? Besides sounding like some geek-toy straight out of a "Speed Racer" reboot, could this finally be the Moto Nexus we have longed for? Please share your wildest speculations in the thread.

    Source: WSJ
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    I hope they leave the name as is. X Phone just sounds awesome. Great rumor, very exciting.
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    That does sound awesome! I know across seas they did make a Razr X that wouldn't come to the US. :(
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    That's awesome.. I hope Moto does innovate.. god knows they've been phoning it in for the last few years...:blink:
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    Phone X does sound good. I'm bias towards X names, read my sig lol.

    DX on CM4DX-GB via Tapatalk 2 + SwiftKey Flow beta
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    I would like it much better if they will call it - "neX Phone" :happy3:
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    Phone shaped like an X. Make it happen! Could double as a ninja star! :D
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    Sounds like Scully and Mulder were in on the design team ... Given Moto's usual build quality, this would be exciting. I would hope that it will be part of the Nexus family for those who would care to root and rom without a lot of trouble.
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    How 'bout "xPhone" LOL! Take that on the chin, Apple!!
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    HAHAHAHAHA

    That would have the Apple panties in a twist!
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    I'd love it! Since my first name starts with an "X".
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    this is what I've been waiting for <333
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    Its going to be hard to beat the note 2 but im looking forward to seeing what they come up with.

    sent from my vzw galaxy note 2
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    Looks like the 2nd coming of the OG Droid! If they play their cards right, this phone could be awesome indeed.
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    I wonder what carriers would take it, since Moto actually KNOWS how to make a CDMA radio.
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    Have an OG Razr. Love it, but it's lost it's luster with developers who are focusing on more state-of-the-art devices. Verizon upgrade eligible mid-2013. Would love to see this happen in this time frame. As a Nexus device, it might stay current for a much longer period of time.
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    But do we know if Apple has a patent on 1-letter named devices? x-Phone sounds too much like i-Phone
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    I like the idea of focusing on the camera. I think there's real opportunity there. But when they start talking about unique or unusual shapes that sounds like a recipe for failure.

    Then you go flexible display for durability, but also then easily breakable ceramic?!?
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    Me too. This is the only Nexus phone I would get. I'm a simple man with simnple needs....I just need reception to be good. Good or bad, its why I stay a Moto fan.
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