Moto X Launches, Not Coming to UK

Moto X Wood

Motorola has unveiled its much-anticipated flagship, the Moto X, and announced that it has no plans to launch the device in the UK.

Proving several of the rumours that have been circulating in the last few months, the handset features a curved form factor and 4.7-inch display. It seems that the various leaked press shots that we have so far seen were accurate, as the smartphone looks pretty much as expected.

The US manufacturer has added some innovative features, including the ability to activate and communicate with the device simply by talking to it. According to reports this functionality couples well with Google Now and brings personalised information to the user completely hands free.

As anticipated, a 1.7GHz dual-core processor has turned up, along with 2GB RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. Strangely, considering that Android 4.3 has just been launched, the device comes with the slightly older Android 4.2.2. These specs do position the handset as being at the upper end of the mid-range market, but they could well prove to keep the device’s price down and make it a very appealing prospect.

Motorola has also introduced the Moto Maker, an ordering system that allows you to personalise your device. Customers can choose between different colours of bodywork, add welcome messages to the screen and have their Google account pre-installed. There is even the option to have a bodyshell made of wood.

Sadly, none of this is for the UK, although Motorola has a suggested that the Moto X is the first in a range of devices and that some of them will be coming to these shores. We hope so, since what we have seen looks to be a impressive offering which, if reasonably priced, could be a very attractive proposition.

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