Moto X College Collection Edition Deal

Now is the perfect time for college students to buy a Moto X

By on March 7, 2014 at 11:15 PM.

Now is the perfect time for college students to buy a Moto X

Motorola on Friday announced new customization options for its Moto X flagship handset, including the College Collection that will offer students the option of purchasing a handset that comes in their beloved school colors.  More →

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Motorola Moto X Sequel Release Date

Motorola’s Moto X successor to be unveiled in ‘late summer’

By on February 25, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Motorola’s Moto X successor to be unveiled in ‘late summer’

When Motorola took the stage at Mobile World Congress this week, the company didn’t have much to offer in the way of new devices. Other than introducing a new smartwatch, the soon-to-be-Lenovo-owned phone maker refrained from any major reveals, but a Twitter Q&A session on Tuesday afternoon hinted at the next smartphone from Motorola. One participant in the Q&A asked Motorola when we’d see the next version of Moto X, to which Motorola responded with a vague answer of “late summer.” It’s not much but it’s still the first we’ve heard of a follow-up to the Motorola hero phone of 2013 in quite some time.

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Moto X $100 off Sale

You have one hour today to buy an unlocked Moto X for $100 off

By on January 27, 2014 at 1:21 PM.

You have one hour today to buy an unlocked Moto X for $100 off

Motorola on Friday announced via Twitter that it will hold a new Moto X sale on Monday, offering its flagship Android smartphone starting at just $299 without a contract, or $100 off the regular $399 price for the 16GB version of the handset in the U.S. However, the promotion is limited to just one hour, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m EST on January 27th. During that time, interested buyers will be able to register on Motorola’s website for the phone, at which point they’ll receive a personal code good towards the purchase of their desired Moto X handset version. Interestingly, the $100 discount can be applied to any Moto X version, including the 32GB model and the Developer Edition available from Motorola. More →

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Moto X Off-Contract Price Drop

The Moto X now costs just $399 off contract

By on January 1, 2014 at 2:30 PM.

The Moto X now costs just $399 off contract

If you missed Motorola’s Cyber Monday sale on the the company’s flagship Moto X, but are still looking to get your hands on the phone at a reasonable price, you’re in luck. Motorola announced on Wednesday that the price of its hero phone without a contract has dropped to $399 to ring in the new year. This is not a promotion or a limited-time offer — according to a post on the Motorola Blog, the $100 price drop will be permanent. The price is currently available at every major U.S. carrier, and pairs especially well with AT&T’s new Mobile Share Value plans, which promise to save customers with unsubsidized phones up to $130 a month depending on data allotment. The full note from Motorola Senior Vice President Rick Osterloh follows below. More →

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Motorola Smartphone Market Share

Google’s $500 million Moto X marketing splurge looks like a dud

By on December 5, 2013 at 4:50 PM.

Google’s $500 million Moto X marketing splurge looks like a dud

Google earmarked around $500 million to market the Moto X and it’s still barely made a dent in the American smartphone market. The latest numbers from comScore show that Motorola’s American smartphone market share ticked up only slightly from 6.9% in July 2013 to 7% in October 2013 even though the company in that time launched several new smartphones including its flagship Moto X. That Google could put so much money into pushing a product and still only nudge the needle forward has to be disappointing, especially since it’s been trying to find a counterweight to keep Samsung’s domination of the Android market in check. More →

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Moto X Sale

Motorola says sorry for botching Moto X sale, will offer $349 deal again

By on December 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM.

Motorola says sorry for botching Moto X sale, will offer $349 deal again

Android fans were not happy on Cyber Monday when one of the best deals around for an Android smartphone was practically impossible to take advantage of. Motorola announced last week that it would offer its customizable hero phone, the Moto X, for just $349 off contract. The deal would bring the great handset’s price down to the same level as Google’s Nexus 5, making it a fantastic option for smartphone buyers who don’t want to be tethered to a carrier with a service contract but also don’t want to buy into one of carriers’ scammy new accelerated upgrade plans. The only problem, of course, was that Motorola’s Moto Maker website, where buyers need to go to design and purchase their Moto X handsets, was down almost all day on Monday. More →

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Moto X Cyber Monday Sale

Motorola hacks $150 off the Moto X’s price for Cyber Monday

By on November 27, 2013 at 8:15 PM.

Motorola hacks $150 off the Moto X’s price for Cyber Monday

Motorola really, really wants you to buy a Moto X. Motorola announced on its Google+ page Wednesday that it will knock a full $150 from the off-contract price of the Moto X for one day next week as part of its Cyber Monday deal. The deal includes letting buyers custom-design their own Moto X using the Moto Maker feature, so for $350 you can buy someone a custom-made smartphone with their favorite colors and a personal engraving with no carrier contract obligations. Motorola has been struggling to sell its new flagship device, which reportedly only sold 500,000 units last quarter despite a major marketing push from Google, so don’t be surprised to see more Moto X fire sales in the coming weeks.

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Moto X Verizon Price Cut

You can now buy the Moto X on Verizon for a penny

By on November 20, 2013 at 6:30 PM.

You can now buy the Moto X on Verizon for a penny

The Moto X is now on sale at Verizon for as low a price as you’re likely to see. Motorola’s flagship phone is available on Amazon for Verizon customers in black or white for only a penny. If you want to customize your phone, though, you’ll still have to pay the regular $99.99 for the Moto X on Verizon. This offer comes two days after Verizon ended its half-off deal on the Moto X for $49.99. Since it’s on Verizon, the Moto X will be able to upgrade to the latest version of Android, KitKat right away, which Motorola released yesterday. While this deal won’t save you much money over the course of a two-year contract, it’s still a great deal for one of the best Android phones out there.

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Moto X Verizon Price Cut

You can now buy a custom-designed Moto X from Verizon for $50

By on November 14, 2013 at 6:15 PM.

You can now buy a custom-designed Moto X from Verizon for $50

Motorola and Verizon are offering a very tempting stocking stuffer for early holiday shoppers. 9to5Google notes that Verizon customers can now design their own Moto X smartphone using Moto Maker and get it for just $49.99 with a two-year contract. The offer only lasts through November 18th, however, so you’ll have to act quickly if you want to get the Moto X at such a steep discount. Motorola’s Moto Maker program, which lets users choose their own smartphone casing colors, engravings and custom wallpapers, started out as an exclusive for AT&T but this week branched out to all other major carriers in the United States. Relatedly, prepaid carrier Republic Wireless announced Thursday that it is selling the Moto X for $299 off-contract with plans that range from $5 to $40 per month.

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Moto X Moto Maker Availability

Customizable Moto X now available at all four major U.S. carriers

By on November 11, 2013 at 6:30 PM.

Customizable Moto X now available at all four major U.S. carriers

If you know someone whose Christmas wish list includes owning a customized smartphone with their favorite colors and personal engravings, you can now get one for them as long as they’re a customer at a major American wireless carrier. Motorola announced on Monday that it has expanded its Moto Maker availability to customers at Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. Moto Maker, which until now has been an exclusive for AT&T subscribers, lets users custom-design their Moto X smartphones and choose from features such as colors, engravings and signature wallpapers. Motorola says that the customizable version of the device will be available for just $99.99 down with a two-year service contract for a limited time at AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.

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Verizon Moto X Moto Maker Availability

Verizon customers can customize their Moto X starting on November 11th

By on November 7, 2013 at 8:30 PM.

Verizon customers can customize their Moto X starting on November 11th

Good news, Verizon customers: Soon you’ll be able to buy the same wood-patterned Moto X that AT&T customers have enjoyed for months. Droid Life’s sources claim that Verizon customers will get access to the Moto Maker system starting on November 11th, which will let them custom-design their Moto X smartphones and choose from features such as colors, engravings and signature wallpapers. Like AT&T, Verizon will probably sell the customizable Moto X for just $99 with a two-year contract. More →

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Motorola U.S. Smartphone Market Share

The Moto X hasn’t stopped Motorola’s slide into irrelevancy

By on November 6, 2013 at 8:30 PM.

The Moto X hasn’t stopped Motorola’s slide into irrelevancy

All of Google’s marketing power hasn’t yet helped Motorola stop its slide in the American smartphone market. The latest numbers from comScore show that Motorola’s share of the smartphone market in the United States continued to fall over the summer despite the high-profile launches of its Moto X flagship phone as well as its Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini smartphones on Verizon. In all, Motorola’s share of the U.S. market shrank from 7.2% for the three-month period ending in June 2013 to 6.8% for the three-month period ending in September 2013. Motorola’s loss over the summer was Apple and Samsung’s gain, however, as both smartphone titans teamed to produce a combined market share of more than 65%.

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