The Moto X won our highly prestigious Editors’ Choice award for best smartphone of 2013 back in December, but one of the few downsides to the device is that it had to date only been available to buyers in the US, Canada and Latin America. Come February 1st that will finally end, with the UK, France and Germany all coming on board.
Now the bad news is that Moto Maker won’t be available at launch, something non-AT&T Moto X fans will be able to sympathize with, but Motorola stated that they have every intention of delivering the Moto Maker experience as soon as they can figure out how to meet the same four-day turnaround that US customers enjoy. As was the case for most US customers, you’ll have your choice of black or white at launch. Phones 4u has indicated that they have a three-month exclusive on the white model.
UK pricing has been announced at £380 unlocked or £25 a month. In France the Moto X will run you €429 unlocked. We will update this post when we receive word on pricing in Germany.
The Moto G unquestionably remains the strongest international play from Motorola to date considering the growth potential in the lower-end of the smartphone market, but it is good to see them bringing the high-end of their line overseas as well. And assuming they can extend the Moto Maker service internationally for the Moto X and, more importantly, for whatever will succeed the X later this year, that is a strong differentiator for them in 2014.
Any readers in the UK, France or Germany looking forward to picking up a Moto X next month?