Motorola teases a personalized phone buying experience

March 20, 2013
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With all the wild rumors floating around regarding the next Motorola smartphone, or the X-Phone, we might as well get the rumor mill started up again today. Motorola's recently hired Advisor, and former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki just gave us a head start. After rumors suggesting the X-Phone could be customizable at the Play Store while ordering, Guy's now teasing that very idea.

Guy Kawasaki took to his Google+ account, which also confirms he's now employed by Motorola, and asked the readers and fans "Wouldn't it be great if you could personalize your phone like this?" And in regards to that question posted a video of Porsche Exclusive vehicles getting completely customized by the customer. Down to every last detail with more than 600 options.

Custom rims, interior, paint job, stereo, and making everything extremely personal with your new ride. Now what if we could do the same with our Android smartphones? More specifically, what if we could do the same with our Motorola smartphones? That could be Motorola's next move here. Obviously we won't be able to change things like camera or processor, as that would require massive changes for any smartphone. It's things like RAM, internal storage, color, apps installed when you receive it and more. Here's the video Guy posted, just for fun.

The video is titled: "Porsche Exclusive - The most personal car" What if at Google I/O they announces the new Motorola X series along the same lines. "Motorola X - the most personal smartphone" sounds pretty good right? Recent rumors from a few sources reported this exact plan early last week, so this could actually be something we'll see in the future from Motorola.

So far rumors are just that, rumors. However we recently saw a leaked Motorola smartphone with strong Nexus design cues that could be a part of the Google/Motorola future. Whether this new Google sales model will take effect with only Google devices, or everything Motorola - we'll have to wait and see.


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  • Captain_Doug

    Sounds somewhat plausible. I think they’ll have 3 base models to choose from that have different screen sizes. On each one you can choose the internal storage, color, and stock android or motoblur. Possibly ram but I don’t think so.

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      That’s an interesting take. Maybe a 4, 4.3 and 4.7 (or 5.0) screen versions.. Then the rest you mentioned will be options you can choose.

      That would be neat.

      • Captain_Doug

        I don’t see it happening any other way. Although maybe with a 4.3, 4.7, and 5″ models. I like what you listed better but with this 5″ trend happening, I bet they’ll stick with that.

  • Steve

    LOVE GOOGLE!
    ^^

  • hurric

    sounds like a really good idea and a first…i like it.