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Moto X is coming to a carrier near you for $199

 
Motorola has officially announced the long-awaited Moto X, the company released a statement earlier today stating that the phone is, “designed by you, responds to you and is made for you by Motorola, a Google company.”
 
A more pleasing stat on the Moto X is that each one that is sold in the USA is assembled right here in the USA. The Moto X relies heavily on voice recognition, “no touching necessary,” states Motorola. A touchless control lets you “check the weather, get directions, or do just about anything without lifting a finger”.
 
The device also features Active Display, keeping all the information you “need to know at your fingertips”. The company states, “Instead of a constantly blinking light, important information quietly appears on the screen. It doesn’t interrupt. You don’t have to wake it up to look at the time or see your messages. Before you know it, that constant itch to check your phone will be gone forever.”
 
With “two quick twists of your wrist,” Moto X’s Quick Capture camera is ready to shoot. Touch anywhere on the screen and you’ll get just the shot you want. Its high-quality sensor can capture the darkest scenes or stop motion blur in bright light. You’ll see the difference in every shot.
 
Using the Online studio, Moto Maker, you choose the colors, and decide on the details: front, back, accents, memory, wallpapers, even add a name or a short message. When you’re done, we assemble your Moto X right here in the USA and ship it to you for free in 4 days or less. There are more than 2,000 possible combinations, “with more to come,” promises the company.
 
“We’ll be constantly exploring new offerings, such as real wood backs, starting later in the year. Still love the classics? You can choose an eye-catching woven black or woven white model right in the store (see below for more info on availability).
We’re pretty sure you’ll love your Moto X, but if for some reason you don’t, you can redesign or return it within 14 days,” according to the company.
 
In the US, woven black and woven white models will be available at AT&T, Sprint, US Cellular, Verizon Wireless and at national retailers including Best Buy stores with a suggested retail price of $199 with a new two-year agreement. Additionally, it will be available on all carriers, including T-Mobile. Moto Maker, which will first be available for AT&T users will also be coming soon to Best Buy.
 
“You’ll hear from our carrier partners around the globe regarding exact pricing and availability,” Motorola promises.
 
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