Relive the New York City Moto X Launch

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Relive the New York City Moto X Launch


Kaskade celebrates the launch of Moto X, the First Smartphone to be Assembled in the U.S., on August 1, 2013 in New York City.

Last night Motorola was prepared to show off the new Moto X, the First Smartphone to be Assembled in the U.S. The lavish event featured some celebrity appearances from Nana Meriwether (Miss USA 2012), Elaine Hendrix, Lucy Punch, Zosia Mamet and Common. But we can’t forget to mentions the dozens of Moto X’s on hand. Street artist Thank You X’s live mural painting greeted the attendees while DJs Kaskade and M4SONIC kept the party going with live sets. Throughout the night, attendees were treated to a small hands-on demo with the Moto X as well as a few Google Hangouts that showcased the Moto X’s unique “always-on” feature.

Moto X offers you that choice. It’s designed by you, responds to you and is made for you by Motorola, a Google company. Once you turn it on, it’s all yours. And every Moto X sold in the USA is assembled right here in the USA.

With the best of Google services baked in, Moto X helps you get everyday tasks done quickly and with less fuss. But it’s also designed to sip battery, not chug it, so it will go all day and into the night.†

The Moto X has a 4.7-inch screen and will be available for all US carriers as well as in Canada and Latin America starting in late August/early September but exact pricing and availability will be announced through the different providers. There will also be an online service called the Moto Maker where buyers will be able to choose the front, back, accents, wallpaper, memory, and short message.

Visit to sign-up for more details about Moto Maker, which will first be available for AT&T users and will be coming soon to Best Buy.

Photos and specs are available after the jump.

Moto X Specs

  • Width: 65.3
  • Height: 129.3mm
  • Curve: 5.6 -10.4mm
  • Display: 4.7″ AMOLED (RGB) / HD 720p
  • Weight: 130G
  • Battery: 2200 mAh. Mixed usage up to 24 hours
  • Rear Camera: 10MP CLEAR PIXEL (RGBC) / LED Flash / 1080p video (30fps)
  • Front Camera: 2MP 1080p HD video
  • Operating system: Android 4.2.2
  • Architecture: Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Storage: 16 GB standard, 32 GB version available online. 2 years 50GB storage free on Google Drive
  • Bluetooth: 4.0 LE + EDR
  • WiFi: 802.11a/g/b/n/ac (dual band capable), mobile hotspot
  • Bands: GSM/GPRS/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA + up to 42 Mbps, CDMA/EVDO Rev. A (CDMA model only), 4G – LTE

About Motorola Mobility
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