Motorola X Phone Release Date Arrives for AT&T, Carrier to Launch Moto Maker

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By Vincent Funaro , Christian Post Reporter
August 23, 2013|11:55 am

The Motorola X phone release date has finally arrived for AT&T customers.

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.

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

The Moto X phone engraving customization feature will not be available at launch.

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.

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

The rumored Verizon release date for the Moto X is Aug. 29.

A leaked Best Buy inventory screen shows that the Verizon version of the Moto X will be released on that date. The screenshot was obtained by Android Central and the site claims that the handset will arrive in stock on Aug. 15 with a street date for Aug. 29. The publication also revealed that the release of the device was "pushed forward three days from its original Aug. 23 launch date.

The new device will feature a 4.7-inch screen with a curved back, a 10-megapixel camera, the option of a white or black body, 16GB or internal memory, and no microSD card slot.

 

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