AT&T Moto X goes on sale beginning Aug 23, Motorola Skip becomes official

Moto XAT&T has announced that it will begin selling the Moto X smartphone from August 23. The smartphone will be available both in AT&T stores as well as via AT&T website.

According to an AT&T press release, the telecom operator will be offering the customised versions of Moto X both at its website via Moto Maker and physical stores. The custom version of Moto X will be assembled at US-based Motorola factory and shipped to consumer for free in four days or less.

The telecom operator notes that Woven white and woven black models can also be purchased from AT&T stores.

Here is look at the customisation options available to the consumers:

  • Colour options for the front and back
  • Accent colours for the power key, volume key and camera ring
  • Adding your name or short message on the back of the phone
  • Unique wallpapers
  • Custom power-on message
  • Memory capacity – 16GB or 32GB

On the pricing front, AT&T will offer the 16 GB Moto X for $199.99 and the 32 GB Moto X for $249.99 with a two-year agreement.  Plus, for a limited time, Motorola Skip accessory (details about the accessory later) will be included for free in all Moto Maker orders.

“We’re excited to be the first carrier to offer you a chance to design a smartphone that’s truly yours,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T. “We’ve worked closely with Motorola to create a tailored display, sales, and distribution processes to get these customized devices into your hands quickly so you can start enjoying all Moto X has to offer, all on the nation’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network.”

To remind you, Moto X features Android 4.2.2, 4.7-inch HD display, 2GB of RAM, 10 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, and 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

Motorola Skip for Moto X official

Motorola has made the Motorola Skip accessory for Moto X official today. Skip is a NFC-based thumb-sized clip that pairs with your Moto X and unlocks it with a simple tap, without the need to enter PIN or pattern. It can be worn on your shirt sleeve, shirt hem, or belt loop.

The company also bundles three Skip dots with every Skip, which are NFC stickers that, like Skip, provide authentication and unlock your Moto X.

According to Motorola, only Skip and Skip dots that have been paired with your phone will unlock it, and you can easily unpair them if you lose or replace your Skip. If you don’t have your Skip or Skip dot handy, you can still unlock your phone with your PIN.


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