Way back in March we had a source at Motorola inform us that Motorola would not be bringing one of the most anticipated phones ever to Australian shores, after Telstra passed on it. Since then the rumour mill for the Moto X has run rampant with speculation, rumours, and leaks raising the profile of the first Google influenced phone from Motorola. It seems however that Telstra has re-thought their position on the handset, Channelnews is reporting that Telstra are in the middle of testing this device for a possible late August/early September release.
With regards to the Moto X, Telstra executives have been heard saying that it is a breakthrough device’. As well as through Telstra stores, the phone would be made available through Telstra dealer JB Hifi stores.
At this stage the likely cost of the Moto has been reported by PhoneArena as being available off contract for US $299 for the 16GB version and US $349 for the 32GB version. What these prices would be when or indeed if the phone reaches our stores would be anyones guess, the possibility of it being sold through Google Play against the Nexus 4 is a possibility if sold at comparable pricing.
Will you now be getting a Moto X if it is released no doubt with Australian LTE bands? What is your cutoff price before you wait that little bit longer to see what else is around the corner?