News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday September 05, 2013.
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The Moto X release plans have finally gotten clearer for Sprint, which has just announced that it will begin selling the device for $199 on a two-year agreement. Sprint plans to sell the woven black or woven white models on September 6. The company does not yet participate in the Moto Maker customization program, but customers will be able to take advantage of the "2,000 possibilities to choose from" later this year. Sprint did not say when its customers would be able to personalize their phones, something currently exclusive to the AT&T model, but the carrier says that feature will launch "in the coming months."
Sprint stores, websites, and authorized retailers will all begin selling the Moto X starting tomorrow. Customers who switch from another carrier will get a $100 credit to reduce the cost of the device to $99 when purchased with a two-year agreement. The Moto X will also be compatible with Sprint's 4G LTE network, but only in the markets that have so far launched. Here's a quick recap of some Moto X specs:
- X8 processor with 1.7GHz-dual core processor and two dedicated companion cores for Touchless controls and contextual awareness.
- 4.7-inch AMOLED display with 720p resolution
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean software with always-listening Google Now
- 8-megapixel camera with Clearpixel sensor and gesture shortcut
- 16GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM
Andrew is based in Miami, Florida.