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    Motorola has the Moto X moto maker starting at $399 this morning. Have not confirmed but I believe that will be for the 16GB model.

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    Good deal, especially if anyone wants one off contract.

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    its a permanent price drop
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    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    its a permanent price drop
    Wow really? If true that's fantastic. Ive always felt like this phone should have launched at $400-$450 so more people would be interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacksapphire08 View Post
    Wow really? If true that's fantastic. Ive always felt like this phone should have launched at $400-$450 so more people would be interested.

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    yup.. official blog post by motorola

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    I think this is a good move. It'll put more units in more hands thus spreading the word about how nice the device is. It'll help future model sales

    Also gives the N5 competition for the off contact buyers

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    So now you can get the bamboo for $499. Thats a good price. To bad I dont like the bamboo. lol .

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    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    its a permanent price drop
    Yup

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    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    its a permanent price drop
    Yep. I read about that after my post. Thanks for correcting me. It's a great deal in my opinion.

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    Debating if I should return my Cyber Monday motomaker for the developer edition. I don't like fact that the white back isn't soft touch but like that I wouldn't have to worry about losing my warranty by unlocking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinity View Post
    Debating if I should return my Cyber Monday motomaker for the developer edition. I don't like fact that the white back isn't soft touch but like that I wouldn't have to worry about losing my warranty by unlocking.
    It's too late to return the Cyber Monday purchases unless you are in California.

    I would get the Dev Ed if you are in California and can return your motomaker. I HATE the woven white back but I put a case on mine that is soft touch textured black (puregear - it's a great case with a holster!). There also are carbon fiber skins that you can purchase if you don't want to use a case.
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    Not in California but my my 14th day is tomorrow, so I would need to decide really soon. I usually don't use cases on my phone. So I have to decide between the black soft touch that I like and losing warranty or the woven white which I haven't heard many positive reports on.
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    Does anyone know if the carriers will match the price (specifically Verizon), or do you have to order one from Motorola directly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinity View Post
    Not in California but my my 14th day is tomorrow, so I would need to decide really soon.
    Wow, they were really late shipping yours!


    Quote Originally Posted by Infinity View Post
    I usually don't use cases on my phone. So I have to decide between the black soft touch that I like and losing warranty or the woven white which I haven't heard many positive reports on.
    BodyGuardz makes a black carbon fiber skin for the moto x that is nice. It is $20 on amazon. If I didn't go with a case, I would have gotten that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dsw1519 View Post
    Does anyone know if the carriers will match the price (specifically Verizon), or do you have to order one from Motorola directly?
    Verizon NEVER matches prices. NEVER EVER.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    Wow, they were really late shipping yours!


    BodyGuardz makes a black carbon fiber skin for the moto x that is nice. It is $20 on amazon. If I didn't go with a case, I would have gotten that.
    I actually ordered it the day the coupon code expired (12/16), so they got it to me quick. But since then I've thought i probably should have got the developer edition as it's just a matter of time till i root. That bodyguardz looks decent, thanks for the suggestion. Now I just have to decide if keeping the warranty be worth the extra $50. I wonder if the developer edition would have higher resale value down the road...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinity View Post
    I actually ordered it the day the coupon code expired (12/16), so they got it to me quick.
    Ah, I see, I thought you were one of the few who actually were able to order on Cyber Monday.


    Quote Originally Posted by Infinity View Post
    That bodyguardz looks decent, thanks for the suggestion.
    It will look even better on the Dev Eds because they have a black side and black front.


    Quote Originally Posted by Infinity View Post
    Now I just have to decide if keeping the warranty be worth the extra $50.
    I think it will be.


    Quote Originally Posted by Infinity View Post
    I wonder if the developer edition would have higher resale value down the road...
    What carrier on you on? If you are on Verizon or ATT you cannot unlock the bootloader on the motomaker Moto X's, only the Dev Eds. If you are on US Celler, TMobile or Sprint, you can unlock the bootloader but it voids your warranty. So if you are Verizon or ATT, it will definitely help with resale value to have a Dev Ed.
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    First - thanks to everyone for all of the info. I was going to buy the nexus 5 and switch to TMO but I'm concerned about the coverage with them. Now with the off contract price drop of the X, I am know leaning towards getting the X and staying on VZW.

    I'm grandfathered with an unlimited data plan with VZW. Does anyone know if I buy the Moto X from Motorola directly, can I just activate the X on my current plan and keep the unlimited data? Also, can I just switch the SIM card from my Droid 4 and put it in the X and use it without needing VZW to activate it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsw1519 View Post
    I'm grandfathered with an unlimited data plan with VZW. Does anyone know if I buy the Moto X from Motorola directly, can I just activate the X on my current plan and keep the unlimited data?
    Absolutely. Just select verizon, no contract when you select your phone at motorola.com.


    Quote Originally Posted by dsw1519 View Post
    Also, can I just switch the SIM card from my Droid 4 and put it in the X and use it without needing VZW to activate it?
    As long as your Droid 4 has a nano SIM card, yes.

    ETA - I just looked it up, the Droid 4 has a micro SIM, so no, you can't swap the SIM card without cutting it down. However, it is not an issue at all with your unlimited data if you buy the moto x off contract. The Verizon moto x comes with a Verizon SIM card. Just log on online and type the IMEI and SIM card number in and the moto x will be activated on your line.

    As long as you order it off contract and pay $399 (or $449 for the 32GB model or $499 for the bamboo back), you will not lose unlimited data on Verizon when you activate the phone.
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    ^^^^ Thanks Day Thyme. I'm really thinking keeping VZW unlimited data is the way to go because of this phone at this price point. I'm eligible for an upgrade next month, but will lose the unlimited plan and my monthly bill will go up, so I would rather pay the off contract price. Unfortunately I missed the $349 cyber monday deal for this phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsw1519 View Post
    ^^^^ Thanks Day Thyme. I'm really thinking keeping VZW unlimited data is the way to go because of this phone at this price point. I'm eligible for an upgrade next month, but will lose the unlimited plan and my monthly bill will go up, so I would rather pay the off contract price. Unfortunately I missed the $349 cyber monday deal for this phone.
    Did you see my edit about the Droid 4 having a micro SIM card?

    Also, are you on a family share plan? If so, there are ways to use your unlimited data line's upgrade. Check out the verizon forum on AC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    Did you see my edit about the Droid 4 having a micro SIM card?

    Also, are you on a family share plan? If so, there are ways to use your unlimited data line's upgrade. Check out the verizon forum on AC.
    I did see that - thanks. I just have a single line unlimited data plan (not family).
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsw1519 View Post
    I did see that - thanks. I just have a single line unlimited data plan (not family).
    There are posters that claim that if you order an upgrade on your unlimited data line from best buy online, do not select a new plan, and have it shipped to your home, and then swap an already activated SIM card to activate the new device, you keep your unlimited data. You would have to cut down your micro SIM to fit the nano SIM of the Moto X. You can buy SIM cutters on ebay.

    There is a poster (otwok) who is currently awaiting his device ordered this way to try it to see if it works for him and promised to report back and let us know. You can follow his posts here:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...ml#post3358652
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    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    What carrier on you on? If you are on Verizon or ATT you cannot unlock the bootloader on the motomaker Moto X's, only the Dev Eds. If you are on US Celler, TMobile or Sprint, you can unlock the bootloader but it voids your warranty. So if you are Verizon or ATT, it will definitely help with resale value to have a Dev Ed.
    I'm on T-Mobile. What about the white back do you hate? Is it super slippery?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DayThyme View Post
    There are posters that claim that if you order an upgrade on your unlimited data line from best buy online, do not select a new plan, and have it shipped to your home, and then swap an already activated SIM card to activate the new device, you keep your unlimited data. You would have to cut down your micro SIM to fit the nano SIM of the Moto X. You can buy SIM cutters on ebay.

    There is a poster (otwok) who is currently awaiting his device ordered this way to try it to see if it works for him and promised to report back and let us know. You can follow his posts here:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...ml#post3358652
    Thanks for the tip. I will subscribe to his thread. I will most likely still go the off contract way though. I hate being "stuck" with a phone for 2 years, plus when the X replacement comes out I could more easily get one (assuming the off contract price is good).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinity View Post
    I'm on T-Mobile. What about the white back do you hate? Is it super slippery?
    No, not slippery although the black woven back one I got for my mom does feel more "grippy".

    I posted about my hate for the white woven back here:
    The woven white back of the Moto X Dev Ed is really ugly :(

    It is not really textured, just a pattern stamped on the white back. My ATT store has them in store if you want to see them in person. My Verizon store only had the woven black. Obviously, others like the white woven back and chose that for themselves so you may like it to. Best to check it out in person if you can.
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