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New Moto X and Moto X Pure Edition Available For Pre-order Today (Update)

by Todd Haselton | September 16, 2014September 16, 2014 7:30 am PST

Here’s a gentle reminder that the brand new Moto X and the Moto X Pure Edition will be available for pre-order today starting at 11:00 a.m. Central Time. The new Moto X will be available on AT&T for $99 with a new two-year contract, or a lower up-front cost with an AT&T Next plan, while the Moto X Pure Edition, which is SIM unlocked and offers an unlockable bootloader, will sell for $499.99 without a contract.

The Moto X offers a 5.2-inch display with a 1080p resolution (423ppi), 16GB of expandable storage, Android 4.4.4 KitKat, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz, a 13-megapixel camera, a 2-megapixel 1080p front-facing camera, a 2,300mAh battery and a special software experience that allows you to name the phone, easily view notifications on the lock screen and more. Customers can also opt to use Moto Maker to customize the back panel, the color of the accents and more.

If you want to pick up some fresh accessories for your Moto X, you’ll also be able to do so soon. The Moto Hint is a low profile Bluetooth headset while a new Turbo Charger promises to add up to 8 hours of battery life to the phone after just 15 minutes of charging. AT&T said that it expects to ship pre-orders “around Sept. 23,” and that it will be available for order in stores on Sept. 26. There’s no word yet on when the Moto X Pure Edition will ship.

Update: AT&T provided TechnoBuffalo with more details on pricing for the resin black and bamboo/black leather versions of the new Moto X. The resin black version will start at $21.96 per month with AT&T Next 18 but can also be purchased for $26.35 per month with Next 12 or $99.99 with a new two-year agreement. A bamboo or black leather model will cost $22.80 per month with Next 18, $27.35 per month with Next 12 or $119.99 with a new two-year contract. The resin model can also be purchased without a commitment for $526.99 while the bamboo/black leather options can be purchased contract-free for $546.99.


Todd Haselton

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