Motorola is not shy of dropping the price for their smartphone and they have just cut the new wood backs by 75%, from $100 to $25. The news comes alongside more wooden backs made available, including ebony, teak or walnut backing.
Ever since Motorola officially announced the wooden backs, they have been on a roll to get them out quicker and to more users. The U.S. only Moto Maker tool will now offer four different options of wood and we may see more in the coming months, as Motorola grabs more inventory.
One of the key factors on the Moto X launch was the fact users could buy the wooden backs, before Motorola decided to drop the bomb and say they would not be available until Q4. It took them a little while to finally get them out and not a lot of people were impressed with the price.
It is rather exciting how much Motorola has dropped down the Moto X price and the move to make more premium models even cheaper shows their commitment. This is on top of CEO Dennis Woodside saying he wanted a cheaper Moto G, pointing at an under $50 next generation low-cost phone.
The question is where the next generation of Moto X will go, we have heard that more customisation, cheaper price and more markets could be the push, on top of a new line of specs and possibly customisable specs in the near future.
Motorola has their modular smartphone project they are working on, which could lead to making the Moto X modular. We love the design of the Moto X, but we do think if we could have a swappable parts phone for a ugly design, we would be interested.