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Moto X Launching in U.K., Germany and France in February

by Todd Haselton | January 14, 2014January 14, 2014 6:30 am PST

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Motorola’s Moto X smartphone, an affordable Android smartphone with mid-range specs but a first-class user experience, is finally making its way to the U.K. and Europe. Motorola announced Tuesday that the device will make its debut in the U.K. starting on Feb. 1. Meanwhile, the  phone will also launch in Germany and France during the first week of February.

Motorola said the device will be sold without a carrier contract for £380 ( $623), though some carriers will also offer the phone with a new contract, starting at £25 ($41).  The Moto X will join the Moto G on store shelves, the combination of which Motorola hopes will help its brand visibility in the U.K. and Europe. Unfortunately, however, it appears that the custom Moto Maker option is off of the table for now. Even without that option, Motorola has high hopes for the phone abroad.

“I think we learned a lot with Moto X in the U.S.,” Motorola UK vice president and general manager Andrew Morley told The Financial Times. “We launched with one partner. Here, we’re launching with wide distribution from day one.” Retail partners include Phones4U, O2, Amazon, Carphone Warehouse and Techdata.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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