Motorola introduced a feature called DROID Zap when they unveiled the trio of new DROID handsets back in July. Those handsets included the DROID Ultra, Maxx and Mini and the Zap feature meant users of any of those three devices would be able to quickly and easily share images with other Zap users. The problem with this, the support for Zap was rather limited.
Moto X has been available for a little while now, the talk of the lower priced alternative remains as rumor. We are referring to the Motorola DVX, though as of this point in time we have yet to hear any mention direct from Motorola. CEO Dennis Woodside did once refer to the Moto X as a brand and spoke about how additional products were coming though.
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.
DROID ULTRA and that was later confirmed to be an Employee Edition model. Well, it looks like the handset has slipped into the wild with an option for non-employees to make a purchase.
Motorola may be getting ready to build upon what they are currently doing with the Moto X. What we are seeing is coming by way of a brief conversation between Dennis Woodside and Engadget. The comments coming from Woodside brought talk of tablets and phablets, but seems to be circling around the design and technology of the Moto X.
Moto X is available with a wide variety of US carriers at this point, however your ability to tinker with the phone will vary depending on which carrier you have. Motorola does offer an option to unlock the bootloader, however that option is not available for those with AT&T and Verizon Wireless. But official paths aside, it looks like someone has managed to get past some of the blocks and has achieved root access on the Verizon Moto X.
Apple fans tomorrow is iPhone 5S day. Where we'll finally see Android's competition and what Apple has been working on for their new iPhone, not to mentioned that often rumored 5C. Last week Apple sent out invitations for a September 10th launch event full of pretty colors, and it's clear they want to offer customers more color choices. Just like Nokia, and now Google with the Moto X. Oh, and we can't forget about that colorful iOS 7 reboot.
Motorola has dropped the latest Moto X commercials. This time around we are seeing three advertisements and all are offering a unique take on the "lazy phone." Motorola is touting how the Moto X is able to provide proactive updates, quick access to features and how the phone can be used without the need to pick it up or use your hands. Anyway, these videos are all about a minute in length and have arrived as the "Lazy Phone" series of advertisements.
US Cellular began accepting pre-orders for the Moto X back in early-August. Those pre-orders went live without anything solid in terms of a shipping date, however that good news has arrived today. US Cellular has announced the Moto X pre-order period has come to an end. The handset is available online as of today and will arrive in retail stores this coming Friday.
Moto X rumors were suggesting that a budget edition was in the works. This topic came to light when a few colorful case backs were discovered. Talk was about how these were going to be used for a lower priced version of the Moto X, perhaps one aimed towards developing markets. At the time we noted some distinct differences between those case backs and the Moto X and thanks to an FCC filing -- it looks like those backs could be for the Motorola DVX.