Motorola’s much-trailed Moto X smartphone has finally been given the official nod. But the bad news for UK punters is that this made in the USA device will not be leaving American shores.
The customisable phone uses a special Moto Maker web platform to help users choose colour schemes, background designs, memory and wallpapers. Motorola claims there are 2,000 combinations with more to come.
It also offers an impressive Touchless Control function which Motorola says will respond to users’ voices without having to be woken up. That means getting weather news, directions or email by simply talking to the device.
The handset itself is being fully assembled in the US, a first for a smartphone. Specs include a sizeable 4.7-inch display, a dual core Snapdragon S4 processor and a 10 megapixel camera.
What’s more, Google is said to be plotting a ‘Google Edition’ of the Moto X, freeing it from carrier bloatware which US networks are already planning on loading the device with.
Its release in the US, Canada and Latin America has been pegged for late August or early September.