Moto X preorders begin September 16

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 15 Sep 2014

Set an alert for September 16 (that’s tomorrow) if you want the new Moto X or another shot at a Moto 360.

Motorola’s new flagship phone, which we think is one of the best Android phones around, will be available for preorder on Tuesday along with “limited quantities” of the company’s smartwatch.

The AT&T version of the Moto 360 in 16GB 32GB variants will cost $99 $149 with a two-year contract. Motorola is also offering an unlocked “pure” edition that won’t carry any of the obligatory carrier bloatware for $499.

Anyone with a .edu address can score that version for $450 with a promo code by filling out the requisite online form.

The Moto X features a 5.2-inch AMOD display, a Snapdragon 801 processor 2GB of RAM. You can customize it through Moto Maker, which has 25 different backs (17 colors, 4 real wood grains, 4 styles of leather), 10 accent colors, optional engraving. The front color options remain the same as the original: black or white.

Motorola is offering other new hardware for sale on Tuesday. The Turbo Charger, which promises to give your Moto X a substantial charge in 15 minutes, costs $35. The Hint, a wireless earbud that allows you to control the phone hs-free, is $150.

The Moto 360 sold out in hours last week, so best to head to the site check back often if you are looking to score one directly from Motorola.