Sorry Sprint customers, but you won’t be able to purchase the new Moto X when it officially launches later this month. Motorola broke the news on Twitter when responding to a fan’s inquiry. We had our suspicions the device wouldn’t be offered through Sprint when the official Moto X announcement hit, but now we have confirmation.
Wider availability is always solid for a device’s success, so we’re not sure why the Moto X isn’t rolling out to all possible carriers. For now, you’ll have the opportunity to pick it up through AT&T for $99 with two-year contract, or $499 off-contract. When the Pure Edition launches, you will also be able to use on T-Mobile’s network if that’s what you prefer.
Sprint customers still have plenty of great devices to choose from, so all is not lost. But the Moto X is a different kind of experience that you really won’t get anywhere else in the Android world. Maybe it’s time to start thinking about switching to AT&T? That’s up to you.
The Moto X offers a 5.2-inch 1080p screen, 16GB or 32GB (non-expandable), Android 4.4.4 KitKat, a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 13-megapixel camera and 2300mAh battery. More than that, the device offers some great software tweaks that help elevate the experience beyond your typical phone.
Sprint is apparently blaming Motorola for this news, but who knows what’s really going on.