Moto X Developer Edition arrives with Verizon Wireless and GSM support

September 18, 2013
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The Moto X Developer Edition handsets have officially been listed with Motorola. There are two models listed, one with support for Verizon Wireless and the other with support for GSM (AT&T and T-Mobile). Both models have 32GB of internal storage and are touting the "special" black and woven white Developer Edition design.

With that in mind, these handsets are not available with any carrier subsidy, which means you will be paying full retail pricing. In this case, that means a purchase price of $649.99. One of the key points with these Developer Edition handsets deals with the bootloader. In short, unlike some of the carrier branded models, this one is easily unlockable.

The Verizon Wireless model ships with a SIM card included, however the GSM model doesn't have any SIM card included in the box. Basically, it you are picking up the GSM model you will need to choose your carrier and then either get a new SIM card or swap one from another device. Otherwise, the Moto X Developer Edition brings the same features we have already seen with the regular models.

Those specs begin with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and go on to include a 4.7-inch 720p display, 2GB of RAM, a 2200 mAh battery, 2 megapixel front-facing camera and 10 megapixel (Clear Pixel) camera on the back. The rear-facing camera has an LED flash and is capable of capturing 1080p video at 30 frames per second, slow motion video and more. The Developer Edition Moto X also has 50GB of free Google Drive storage for free.

Anyway, those still on the fence about a Moto X purchase may benefit from some of our earlier coverage which included a full hands-on review.

SOURCE: Motorola (1), (2)


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  • boonesimpson

    I wonder if the Dev editions for VZW will help find a boot loader unlock for the non-dev versions.

  • ImmaDroid

    Even he 32gb of memory would make this better than the normal 16GB version, especially with microSD slot. I can’t work with 16gb anymore. Games like Asphalt 8 are almost 2GB. I have a 16gb S4 and I can’t download every app I want because i’ll have no memory left.. sucks