Jan 07 AT 3:46 PM Dustin Earley 11 Comments

Europe to finally get its own Moto X variant?

Motorola Moto X

Motorola has been slow to get the Moto X out and available in more than just the US. The device isn’t exclusive to the States anymore, but it’s hardly widely available. That could be changing soon, however, as Motorola has started handing out invites to a January 14 event that may point to a Moto X release in Europe.

According to the event invite, Motorola would like to introduce the press to “welcome a new addition to the European Motorola family of products.” What leads us to believe Motorola’s new addition is a European variant of the Moto X is combination of the wording in the invite, and common sense. The invite specifically says “European Motorola family of products.” Not “Motorola family of products” or anything else vague like that. Which means there’s a good chance it will be a product that’s already available, just not in Europe. The Moto G is available in Europe, but not the Moto X. And we can’t imagine Motorola unveiling the successor to the Moto X so soon, or them doing it in Europe after placing so much emphasis on the original Moto X being assembled in the US and opening up shop in Texas.

Could it be a tablet? Sure, but again, the invite is clear the device is for Europe. A tablet release should be a global affair. Could it be a slightly upgraded Moto X, something between a Moto X and Moto X2, just for Europeans? It could, but that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Seems like a huge waste of money if Motorola hasn’t even released the first Moto X in Europe yet.

By this time next week, we’ll know for sure what Motorola has in store. Until then, we’ll keep our ears open for leaks, while you speculate away in the comments.

Source: PocketLint

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • Meister_Li

    Knowing how Motorola operates in Europe, it won’t have Moto-Maker, will be more expensive and not available anywhere.

  • redraider133

    Will be interesting to see if that is the case, and how well it sells, with coming so much later than the US variant with all the other new phones right around the corner. Hopefully it will be a good seller for moto who does not sell in Europe much anymore.

  • Vinzo

    Motorola still fxxked me up with their MOTOACTV, Facebook and Twitter not syncing via Android phone.

  • Joe

    Awesome

  • Bob

    India could be a great market for Moto X – with or without customization.

  • surethom

    Finally, lets hope some of the insides will change, nice to have miracast & wireless charging.

  • masterpfa

    May be too late for the European market.

    With new phones on the Horizon and the Nexus 5 already released, if it is the Moto X, the uptake may not be as good as it may have been if the Moto X was a worldwide release back in August 2013

  • vasra

    Who cares.

    it was already overpriced and under-specced when it came out.

    Even more so 6 months after.

    It’s dead in the water in Europe. Maybe some sad gullible people will buy it, that’s it.

    Moto is for all practical purposes an America only when it comes to its phones.

  • Martin

    Motorola, an improved Moto G version, please? I agree to sacrifice some screen area, 4″ would be fine for me. But please, give me a smartphone with a better camera and a microSD slot. Without it I don’t see a point upgrading from my old Neo V. My upgrade criteria – all the components must be better and the price must be not higher than that of my old phone.

    • SGB101

      So you want a better spec moto g for £99/129, your mad, the the g is way under priced as it is, no money being made of it at all.

  • donger

    Go Motorola.

  1. Knowing how Motorola operates in Europe, it won’t have Moto-Maker, will be more expensive and not available anywhere.

  2. Will be interesting to see if that is the case, and how well it sells, with coming so much later than the US variant with all the other new phones right around the corner. Hopefully it will be a good seller for moto who does not sell in Europe much anymore.

  3. VinzoGuest 1 year ago

    Motorola still fxxked me up with their MOTOACTV, Facebook and Twitter not syncing via Android phone.

  4. JoeGuest 1 year ago

    Awesome

  5. BobGuest 1 year ago

    India could be a great market for Moto X – with or without customization.

  6. Finally, lets hope some of the insides will change, nice to have miracast & wireless charging.

  7. May be too late for the European market.

    With new phones on the Horizon and the Nexus 5 already released, if it is the Moto X, the uptake may not be as good as it may have been if the Moto X was a worldwide release back in August 2013

  8. vasraGuest 1 year ago

    Who cares.

    it was already overpriced and under-specced when it came out.

    Even more so 6 months after.

    It’s dead in the water in Europe. Maybe some sad gullible people will buy it, that’s it.

    Moto is for all practical purposes an America only when it comes to its phones.

  9. MartinGuest 1 year ago

    Motorola, an improved Moto G version, please? I agree to sacrifice some screen area, 4″ would be fine for me. But please, give me a smartphone with a better camera and a microSD slot. Without it I don’t see a point upgrading from my old Neo V. My upgrade criteria – all the components must be better and the price must be not higher than that of my old phone.

    • So you want a better spec moto g for £99/129, your mad, the the g is way under priced as it is, no money being made of it at all.

  10. Go Motorola.