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.