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Moto X Phone Developer Edition Release Confirmed

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  • Moto X Phone (Wood)
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    A picture of the Moto X Phone with the Wood backing
By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
August 26, 2013|4:54 pm

The Moto X phone developer edition release was confirmed this week.

The new version of the device is "coming soon," according to the company's website. This model will come with 32GB of internal storage and will feature the words "Developer Edition" engraved on the back.

The device will come with an unlockable bootloader and a warning stating that if the bootloader on the phone is unlocked it will void all warranties and could cause serious damage to the smartphone.

Pricing information on the Moto X Developer Edition has not been listed; however, it is expected to sell at around the full price of the regular 32GB model, which retails for $630 off contract.

The carrier is now offering the highly anticipated device for $199 with a new two-year contract. Customers will also have access to the customizable version of the Moto X exclusively through AT&T. However, the Moto Maker app used for this purpose is not live at this time.

Those who purchase the handset from brick-and-mortar stores will receive a coupon that they could take home and register online to customize their device with Moto Maker. Online buyers will be redirected to the company's web app.

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The device is available in both black and white through the carrier.

The Moto X phone engraving customization feature were not available at launch and still remain a far possibility.

The company had originally planned to offer the option on Aug. 23, however, technical problems have lead Motorola to delaying it. Reports from Computer World's JR Raphael and The Verge confirmed that the quality of the engravings wasn't satisfactory and the company decided to temporarily pull the plug on the feature.

Motorola hopes to resolve the issues with it and re-introduce it sometime in the future.

 

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