April 1, 2015

From the rumor mill: Motorola X phone to be sold cheaply on Google Play, unlockable on Verizon, and available on multiple carriers


Over at Droid-Life, there’s some inside information leaking that may or may not be of any actual value… but we can hope. The rumor mill is now pushing hard on the Motorola X phone, and dropping lists like the following:

  • Motorola X Phone will be announced at Google I/O in May.
  • Current target for release is July 8 (definitely subject to change).
  • All carriers will sell the X Phone.
  • Verizon will sell it for $299 on contract.
  • All versions will also be sold through the Google Play store at similar off-contract price to Nexus line.
  • If you want to unlock the bootloader through Verizon, they will charge a $15/month fee.
  • If you buy it through Google Play, it comes unlocked with no fee.
  • Not a “Nexus” but will come running stock Android and with some bloatware.
  • Bloatware can apparently be removed once unlocked.

In case you’re wondering, yes… the 4th from the bottom says unlocking from Verizon for $15 / month. Weird, for sure. What do you think? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

via droid-life

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  1. TonyArcher

    Hopefully it carries specific LTE for US carriers. 800,1900,2500 (Sprint), 750,1700 (Verizon), 700,1900 (AT&T), 1700 T-Mobile

  2. boonesimpson

    I think a monthly unlock fee is a bit much, but requiring the boot-loader to be unlocked (via web app) with a CLEAR warning that it voids warranty(if damage is due to unlock) is ok.

  3. Shawn Hazen

    It makes sense that they would want to charge a monthly fee because they will be listing money from bloatware. But I seriously doubt they will be listing $15/no PER user lol

  4. RoyalWitCheese

    The unlock fee makes sense if you’re paying $15/Mo for each month you have left in your contract.

    But if they’re expecting the $15/Mo as the cost of a monthly “service”….


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