Moto X leak tips an August 26 release with US Cellular

July 19, 2013

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Motorola was originally expected to have a bit more to say about the Moto X earlier in the month. That was quickly put to the side when Motorola came forward with a flat out denial. And well, as that date has since passed we know it was not to happen. But despite that rumored date not working out as expected, the date related rumors are continuing to come. Enter this latest which has pegged the US Cellular release date as August 26th.

Of course, like the others this one should be considered rumor until we hear something official from either US Cellular or Motorola. In the meantime though, this August 26th date has come by way of an image that was posted on the Moto X forums over at Android Central. In addition to the August 26th date, there is further speculation about how the carrier may be rolling the handset out in waves.

That image (sitting below) points toward the August 26th date, but goes on to include a mention of wave 1, 2 and 3. While this is purely speculation, the different waves could be the difference between online and retail availability. Breaking that down further and it could also be the difference between US Cellular locations with and without LTE.


After all, the Moto X is expected to have LTE and we have seen carriers stage device rollouts based on coverage in the past. Maybe say, wave 1 is online availability, wave 2 is retail availability where LTE is live and wave 3 brings the handset available to all US Cellular customers. But again, that is nothing more than a bit of speculation based on previous patterns.

Otherwise, much of the details about the handset remain rumor at this point. Motorola has confirmed the existence of the phone and even gone as far as talking about how it can be customized and how it will be assembled in the US. Some of the spec rumors have talked about a Clear Pixel camera and dual-core 1.7GHz processor along with an HD display that is either 4.3 or 4.7-inches in size.

SOURCE: Android Central

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  • excited.. 😛

  • bitflung

    anyone else looking at that image of the two divers and thinking “X1”? i haven’t heard the phone referred to this way yet, but maybe it’s old news already. i’m thinking we’ve got the X1 launching soon, and their other 2 new phones will be X2 and X3.

    would be a great surprise to hear that the X1 is launching ahead of schedule. under-promise, over-deliver. has any device ever launched EARLY in this industry? could be a marketing stunt, something to catch the competition off-guard.