Motorola’s Moto X isn’t doing so hot, with only 500,000 Moto X handsets shipped in Q3 2013. In an attempt to bring up sales of the device, Motorola is offering the Verizon Moto X for $49 when purchased through the MotoMaker website, from now until November 18th.
MotoMaker, the service that lets customers customize their Moto X handsets went live for all carriers last Monday, as the service was exclusive to AT&T up until that point. MotoMaker allows customers to choose from 18 back colors, custom boot messages, 16 or 32GB of storage, 7 accent colors, 16 unique wallpapers, engraving for the back cover, and 2 front colors. Also available are Sol Republic headphones in a matching color, and a matching colored charger.
The Moto X is part of Motorola Mobilty’s new strategy under the direction of Google, touting the device as an affordable option to other flagship smartphones. The Moto X’s spec sheet isn’t the most impressive, and is tricked out with software features to give the handset an edge. The Moto X launched at a premium price, however – $199 with a new two-year contract – which didn’t help the little guy get off to a great start.
The Moto X is a decent device, and now that the price is lowered it could very well take off. Android 4.4 KitKat is coming to the Moto X soon, so this is a great time to get an affordable phone that rocks the newest Google goodies. Head over to the MotoMaker website to grab your discounted Moto X on Verizon.