Motorola announce the Moto X

Motorola announce the Moto X

Last night in the US Motorola unveiled their latest attempt to stay afloat/relevant in the form of the Moto X, but guess what UK people? It isn’t coming to the UK. More on that later though. This is the opening line in the Motorola press material, it sums it all up really.

“People want choice. The choice to design their own phones. The choice to control their phones by voice when their hands are occupied. The choice to have their phones assembled in America.”

So Motorola have run with those few things that people apparently want and come up with the Moto X.

Motorola announce the Moto X

We have seen the Moto X leak many times over the last few months, it is pretty much like a Motorola made Nexus 4 with a better camera and a whole host of software improvements.

Spec wise it pretty much mid range:

  • Nano-SIM
  • Dimensions 29.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm
  • Display AMOLED 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches 312 ppi
  • Internal memory 16/32 GB
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC
  • Camera 10 MP, autofocus, LED flash
  • Camera Features 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
  • Front Camera 2 MP
  • Android 4.2.2
  • Chipset Qualcomm MSM8960Pro Snapdragon
  • CPU Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait
  • GPU Adreno 320
  • Battery 2200 mAh

If you want all of the gory details about the software etc have a read of the press release below. More importantly though is the fact that last night a Motorola spokeperson got in touch with PocketLint and told them that the Moto X would not make its way to the UK.

“It doesn’t mean that Europe is not a key priority for Motorola,” we were told by a UK spokesperson. “Essentially, the Moto X is the first device in a new product portfolio, basically a new family of devices.

“Because it is the first one, the Moto X has had a real buzz around it, but the US launch is not about the US being Motorola’s priority at all, there are devices coming to Europe. We can’t share what they are as of yet, but they are from the same family. They are cool and they are exciting and there is a lot in Europe coming up.”

Lastly do you fancy some promo videos? Here you go then.

Source – Motorola