Earlier this year on March 13, Ausdroid reported that we had been tipped off about a rumour that the Moto X would not be coming to Australia due to the limited size of our market. Motorola apparently wanted Telstra to commit to 25,000 devices but they would only agree to 15,000. The part about Australia missing out on the Moto X was unfortunately proven to be true when the Moto X was released and we were snubbed by Motorola.
At the time it was rumoured that a different version (read “stripped back and cheaper”) of the Moto X would be made available internationally thanks to Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside’s comments.
At the time of the original tip we were also tipped that:
“In lieu of the Motorola X, it seems Australia might be getting a phone known as the DVX, a quad core device but on the cheaper scale of things in other respects. This device —possibly the one that The Verge wrote about earlier today — is rumoured to be a multi-carrier mid-range handset, rather than a Telstra exclusive top-shelf handset.”
At the time there were no other rumours of the DVX. Yes, you heard it here first! Today a phone codenamed the Motorola DVX passed through the FCC, again. Last time a Motorola phone appeared at the FCC a reddit user dug into it and found that one of the codenames belonged to a phone called the DVX. The phone is a GSM device, not CDMA so could well be the device coming here. At this stage that is all that is known about the device but after hearing great things about the Moto X we can only hope this phone is not too far-a-distant cousin of the Moto X.
As of tomorrow it is officially 12months since Motorola has launched a phone in Australia so I think Motorola had better hope this DVX is firstly on the market here in Australia very soon and secondly that it is a halfway decent device before they become even more irrelevant in the Australian market.
Are you interested in this Moto X version or are you not enticed by a cheaper, stripped down version of the Moto X?