On the heels of rumours that the mysterious Motorola X Phone would be announced at Google I/O, new details have emerged about availability and pricing. Many of these align with those of the previous report including that it will be a multi-carrier device and that it will not be a Nexus device.
The Motorola X is set to go on sale on July 8th (U.S. only?) through all carriers (likely the big four). Verizon will offer it for US$299 with a contract. Pricing for the other carriers was not revealed but will likely fall in line with Verizon’s pricing. There is no indication of what the Motorola X will cost without a contract.
Verizon will allow users to unlock the bootloader for US$15 per month. This restriction will not be in place for devices bought through Google Play as they will be unlocked.
Despite not being a Nexus device, it will come with stock Android but some bloatware will be added. Fortunately, it will be possible to remove unwanted apps when the device is unlocked.
Droid-Life describes the details provided by its source as a “wild rumor” so take it all with a grain of salt for now. The original forum thread is no longer available but the source is described as someone “who has long been a source of Motorola information.”
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