Motorola unveiled the Moto X smartphone yesterday and as we had learned, the handset is expected to come available with a wide variety of carriers. Motorola did say the price would be $199 for the 16GB model and $249 for the 32GB model, however the carrier specific release dates have yet to be revealed. We are expecting the handset to arrive in late-August, however it looks like US Cellular has since opened up pre-orders.
Those pre-orders have landed with the expected price point and US Cellular has the Moto X available in white and black. Or as Motorola has dubbed the colors; Woven White and Woven Black. The key with the US Cellular availability comes with the storage though and at present the carrier only has the 16GB model showing as available.
That $199.99 price point will apply for current customers looking to upgrade, however there is a bit of good news for new customers and those adding an additional line. For those two options US Cellular will have a $75 “Switcher Bonus” available which brings the price of the phone down to $124.99. Also, for those curious, US Cellular has noted the full retail pricing as being $699.99.
In addition, US Cellular is also included a Motorola Boom Bluetooth headset for those who move forward with a pre-order. That being said, while the price is detailed and the free headset is being included we have yet to see anything specific in terms of a shipping date from the carrier.
In the meantime, we did spend some time with the Moto X yesterday and have both a hands-on post and also an everything you need to know style post that should answer most, if not all of your questions. Of course, those looking to the specs and features will also be able to get all those details from our Moto X announcement post.
SOURCE: US Cellular