With the Moto X finally been released, the focus has now shifted to what the smartphone will ultimately cost when it hits streets on it’s release date on August 1. Towards that, preparations are already on to ensure the Moto X gets as much exposure as is possible by launching the device on all major carriers in the US. This in spite of the special relationship that Motorola shares with Verizon with which it has recently launched the next generation of Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and the Droid Mini smartphones in the US all of which will be exclusive to Verizon.
Meanwhile, as the availability of the Moto X from AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular stands confirmed, there already are reports of a Moto X variant for T-Mobile having successfully made it past FCC regulations. Also, just like the other big three carriers, T-Mobile too will be offering the smartphone on 4G LTE. As of now, there has been no word about the price of the device or any special installment scheme that T-Mobile will have on offer though according to a rumor, it is expected that on a regular contract of two years, Moto X will be offered completely free. The same source also point out the device will be there for the taking for just $200 without the contract obligations. Another source by the name ‘C Technology’ that has built a solid reputation of delivering behind the scenes information is claiming the 16 GB Moto X will be priced $299 while the same with 32 GB will cost $349 unlocked. That such a pricing strategy, if it indeed is true can give the Moto X an edge over its competitors is all too obvious.
Others in the fray that are likely to feel the heat the most from the aggressive Moto X pricing include iPhone 5, HTC One, and Galaxy S4, the top three leading smartphone devices in the US right now. This in spite of the fact that the Moto X Phone does not feature the top of the line specs. The Motorola device will likely feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core chip, 2 GB of RAM, a 720p 4.3 – 4.5 inch display upfront, Android Jelly Bean version 4.2 along with a solid rear camera to appeal to the shutter bugs out there.