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General The (maybe) "Epic" Motorola X Pre-Release Thread

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by The_Chief, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. shalemail

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    In all seriousness, my assumption is that they mean the front cover of the phone is seamless. In the past a screen was set into a bezel. In this case my understanding is that the front is unibody, and it will help to make it water resistant. in the picture with the phone halves apart you can kinda see what I am talking about. the front half looks like one solid component. I assume further that it will have Motos nano shield to further assist with water resistance. You will probably be able to pick your color options from Moto only and they will assemble it for you ... I doubt the end user is meant to pull the phone apart like it is in that photo.

    Just a guess though. :rolleyes:
     

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  2. EarlyMon

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  3. shalemail

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    After further pondering. It would almost HAVE to be that way. IF Moto gave the end user the option to remove the back as shown in the picture, why bother ordering it from Moto? Why bother waiting for it to be customized and shipped when you could go to your provider, buy the black one or white one or whatever, and then get on Amazon and buy any color back plate (or back plates) you wanted from any one of a billion knock off producers that would crop up literally over night? And probably for like $2.25 plus shipping.

    Anyway, just thinking out loud.
     
  4. Crudes

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    As long as it's waterproof!
     
  5. halon

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    Nothing new.

    Come on Monday!

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    I'm still thinking I want a white back with a black front. I love the white back for some reason.
     
  7. shalemail

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    Shows more texture, more visual appeal.

    Personally, IF I have the option, I would like a white/deep dark blue or even better a nice dark slate gray/deep dark blue.
    :D

    Yes Moto hear me ... we want cool colors, not just pink, yellow and mint green, k?

    Thanks!
     
  8. EarlyMon

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    I like my motorcyles in yellow or black and I like my phones in black or red. :)
     
  9. DirtyDee

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    Looking for a deep royal purple with lavender face our might go red on red
     
  10. rabidhunter

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    It may be vanilla, but I still think the white one is sexy!
     
  11. rabidhunter

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    BTW: Anybody notice the third button? Looks like on the right side is the standard power and volume rocker. But on the left side? I wonder. It could be a camera button, but if two shakes of the wrist open the camera, why would you need a dedicated button?
     
  12. Looks like the SIM drawer to me?
     
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    Dang it, you spoiled my fun. I was thinking it could be the button to summon the magical unicorn assistant. Yeah, that one was leaked.
     
  14. The_Chief

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    Wait a minute: I think Apple patented magical unicorns.

    LAWSUIT!​


    :p :p :p

    :D


    EDIT: Just kidding, Tim! Just kidding! ;)
     
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  15. halon

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    I want this phone.


    Unless something on Monday about the presentation really disappoints me?

    I've said I would never get a phone if I can't remove the battery and here I am wanting one that is non removable.
     
  16. The_Chief

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    Beautiful thing is, it will be very hard to go wrong with the Moto X. If it's $300 off contract and you DON'T like it, you can turn around and sell it without taking too much of a loss. And get something else.

    Of course I'd prefer it have boss specs like the G2. But if the G2 really is impossibly locked down, I'll pass on it.

    But let's say for the sake of argument that I jump on the X and then the G2 is workable and has a great developer community for it. Great! I'll pick up a G2 and sell the X. And not be out that much.

    Works for me :D
     
  17. RadYOacTiVe

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    Just thought I'd drop in and say i hope this drops on Verizon at that rumored $300-350 range. At this price i would love to give it a try even if i doesn't have an SD slot.
     
  18. Wolfedude88

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    Be prepared for a big disappointment on Monday. I thought the announcement was on August 1st? That is Thursday.
     
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    That its kinda funny
     
  20. halon

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    Yeah. I don't know why I keep thinking Monday? Monday is the day I get my car loan redone. Big difference! HA!
     
  21. sean76

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    Yea I'm going to wait it out and see what the X brings on Thurs! Honestly I don't see myself blowing $700 on the GS4. Especially when the X is literally within arms length of a release and will only be in the $300-$350 range (Hopefully)
     
  22. sean76

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    Both real nice! However I'm hoping for a Dark stealth Grey...
     
  23. sean76

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    Haaaa...Well Thurs will come, and watch no release date be set! Hopefully no nonsense with sometime in the 3rd quarter, which I would bet means the end of Sept! If that's the case and no date is set during the press conference I'd just have to say Motorola and Google are nuts to go head on with Apple and the next iphone...Way Diff price points, but never a good idea to go fighting 3 headed monsters that usually win most of they're battles. August is when this thing needs to be pushed out!
     
  24. Wolfedude88

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    Well the Verizon release date on the leak was for August 23, so I hope it is for then. I am hoping that it isn't September 25th, like in the widget on the leaked press shots.

    Hopefully it is released in August and is 300-350. I will be all over it.
     

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