While the Moto X had some exclusive aspects to its launch in 2013, eventually it became available for all of the major wireless networks. The safe bet before the announcement of the new Moto X this year would have been the same thing would be the case this time around, but it looks like that might not be the case after all.
According to the official Motorola Mobility Twitter account, replying to a question from a Twitter user regarding a launch date for the new Moto X for Sprint, that won’t be happening. The tweet is pretty straightforward in its message: “The new Moto X won’t be available on the Sprint network.” So, just like that, any hopes that Sprint subscribers would be able to get their hands on the new hero device from Motorola have been dashed.
@griffithgg The new Moto X won’t be available on the Sprint network. Thanks for checking in.
– Motorola Mobility (@Motorola) September 17, 2014
Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean it will always be the case. It does mean, though, for right now it looks like there aren’t any plans to bring the device to the Now Network. And, as it stands, the only pair of carriers to announce support for the new handset are AT&T and Verizon. Technically speaking, though, the 4G LTE-connectivity will work on T-Mobile as well in the GSM unlocked variant.
Are you a Sprint customer that was hoping to get a new Moto X?