Moto X smartphone is official, and coming soon. While we won't be able to get our hands on the new device until late August, we've learned everything and then some at Motorola's event today in NYC. Just like countless leaks suggested, this phone will be completely customizable with 16 different colors. Customers will be able to design their own phones, this will all be free, but sadly it's an AT&T exclusive.
Moto's X continue to leak and the days grow closer to the rumored August 23th release date. At this rate we might know everything before Motorola actually confirms them with an official announcement. Earlier today we got our best look yet with Google's own Eric Schmidt holding a sharp looking white Moto X, and now we're getting more details about the customization options.
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.
Android? We know it isn't a very popular idea, but Google Ventures' Rich Miner is wondering why carriers don't do the same thing. He said as much at the Open Mobile Summit, with Fierce Mobile reporting that he expressed surprise at the fact that carriers don't take advantage of Android's open platform to make their phones stand out from the crowd.
So far Disney, eBay, Oprah, StubHub, HSN, E Entertainment, ESPN, and Amazon are onboard to create ID packs. Own businesses are even allowed to create their own ID packs to send to their workers, the workers could then have this “work” home screen, and then have a few personal pages as well. Each app will manifest itself as it’s on Android homepage. If you flip to the right you will see the ESPN them and it’s included apps as a page, flip again and you will see it’s Disney ID pack. You are allowed up to 5 ID packs, and are allowed to further customize the pages to your liking. You can check out the video demonstration below: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlIRnsJRpGk[/youtube]