The highly-anticipated Motorola Moto X is finally available for purchase through AT&T at a price of $199 with a two-year agreement, but the first carrier that sells it in the US only has the white and black models on its shelves. Anyway, AT&T promises that you will be able to design your own Moto X soon.
In the meantime the Moto Maker website went live. Even though will not be allowed to order your own Moto X custom unit, you will get to mess around with the customization options. Moreover, the Moto X is listed as “coming soon” and the $199.99 price tag checks out with AT&T’s subsidized price.
Just like Motorola promised you will be able to customize almost every design element of the Moto X. For the back of the device you will be able to choose from 6 “Cool” colors (Navy, Turquoise, Olive, Mint, Royal Blue, and Spearmint), 5 “Neutral Colors” (Woven Black – the one pictured above, Woven White, Cement, Black, and Chalk), and 7 “Warm” colors (Cherry, Lemon Lime, Violet, Crimson, Blush, Raspberry, and Cabernet). As you probably know there are two available colors for the front panel (white and black), but you will also be allowed to chose to color of the accents (Metallic Blue, Metallic Silver, Metallic Yellow, Metallic Red, Metallic Purple, Metallic Black, and Metallic Orange).
The Moto Maker website also reveals the price of the special Moto X cases: the Snap Case is priced $29.95 and it’s available in Clear and Black Frost, while the Pro Shell Case has a price of $34.95 and it’s available only in black for the moment.
Interesting enough, you will be charged $39.95 for a pair of Sol Republic Jax In-ear Headphones, but you can have them in one of the 16 colors available.
The Moto X was officially introduced earlier this month and it packs a 4.7-inch AMOLED display with HD resolution and Gorilla Glass protection, while being powered by a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset customized by Motorola and renamed X8 Mobile Computing System. According to the Google subsidiary, the X8 MCS is based on 4 graphics processor cores, 2 application processor cores (Krait at 1.7 GHz), and two low-power cores (a natural language processor and a contextual computing processor).
The new smartphone also comes with 2 GB of internal storage, 16 or 32 GB of internal storage, and a 10 megapixel ClearPixel camera sensor with 1.4 µm pixel size, autofocus, LED flash, and support for full HD video recording.
Moto X is 10.4 mm thin, weighs in 130 grams, and sports a 2,200 mAh battery which is supposed to give you 24 hours of typical usage.
The Motorola flagship is running an almost-stock version of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean: while the interface is the stock Android one, the Moto X brings a few proprietary Motorola features, like always-on voice commands, Active Notifications, gesture-based camera app, and Motorola Assist.
If you want to play with the Moto X design you can access the Moto Maker website, here. What it’s the best design combination can come up with?