In some very strange news, Motorola has announced on its homepage that it will allow people to try out the Moto X in a very unique way: you’ll be able to customize your own contract-free Moto X and use it for two weeks while only paying a single cent.
There are no details on this promotion just yet, only this single section on the homepage. But on June 9, you’ll be able to pick up a Moto X for a penny and use it for two weeks before having to purchase it full price.
We’ve talked about this on the podcast before. People didn’t think highly of the Moto X at launch, especially tech writers. However, when we used one, we fell in love. When people walk into stores and see all these devices, it’s unlikely they will choose a lower-specced model like the Moto X. When choosing something you know little about, you’ll usually choose the one that looks best on paper.
This at-home trial is the best way for people to fall in love with the Moto X: by actually using it. The test will only cost a penny, so I can see a lot of people going for it. However, I hope people won’t just do it with no intention on buying the device, as that would be taking advantage of a good thing. Will you give this promotion a shot, maybe buying a Moto X in the process?