Woodside: A cheaper Moto X for prepaid and developing markets coming soon


cheaper Moto X

After the long wait Moto X was finally unveiled on the first day of August and without a doubt it’s a smartphone to look forward to as our earlier articles pointed out. The Motorola flagship phone will cost you slightly less than $200 according to Motorola’s CEO Dennis Woodside and this will be in the US market with speculations pointing on the $199 mark with a two-year contract as confirmed in this statement.

The experience of devices you can get for less than $200 is subpar right now. We want everyone to have access to affordable smartphones.

In an interview with CNET however, Woodside confirmed that a cheaper version of Moto X will be available for developing and prepaid markets and a couple of many more devices that are still unclear to this point that will all be under the Moto X brand and will roll out in the next coming months.This was because of the fact that in these markets the buyers purchase these gadgets outright and don’t rely on the wireless carriers to subsidize the smartphones resulting  to price sensitivity  One of the major carriers AT&T however divulged the fact that off-the contract price is set for $575 for the 16GB version and $629 for the 32GB version in the US market. On the flip side however the two-year contract will be made available by four major wireless operators AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and T-Mobile. The Motorola’s launch plans outside the US are still cloudy with no mention of the UK release date but as for US, Canada and Latin America, Moto X will be in shelves late August and early September.

Well this is good news for the markets that will enjoy the cheaper Moto X without losing the “always-on” features that set Moto X at a level different from other smartphones. This basically means that there will be no reason to wait for the smartphone to be off-season for the prices to fall for one to own this coveted gadget.We await the official communication on this cheaper version and we will definitely keep you on the loop on matters developing.