The Moto G, announced last month in São Paulo, Brazil is slated to come to Australia in January according to the official rollout schedule. While Motorola Australia have not yet announced any details for an official launch here, an annonymous tipster has advised that Telechoice is taking orders for the phone.
The tipster supplied us with a spreadsheet which lists the Moto G – and it’s associated Brightstar code – as coming with an Ex-GST price of $195 but this is believed to be their buy-in price and the retail price could be anywhere in the range of $250-299 when finally available :
The specs listed, show that the model being launched in Australia will be the Dual-SIM version of the Moto G, and the phone is launching with Android 4.3, although an update to Android 4.4 is expected quite quickly as Motorola has advised the update will hit the phone starting in January.
Our experiences trying to order the Moto G at Tele-Choice stores, was not the best with staff unaware of the existence of the phone in their ordering system. It also doesn’t appear on the Telechoice website as yet meaning it’s likely due to the phone only just being added to the Telechoice device catalogue, with staff due to be trained on and advised about the phone in the coming weeks in the lead-up to the launch.
With the addition of the phone to the Telechoice range it’s likely that we’re going to see an invite to an Australian launch of the Moto G going out very shortly – the first new hardware launched by Motorola in Australia for over 14 months – and we’ll let you know as soon as we know anything. In the meantime, let us know if you are able to order the handset from Telechoice or indeed any other Carrier store.
Introducing the Moto G :