Moto Maker open for all AT&T users with no-contract option, official Moto X docks available


Moto X Motomaker screenshot

The Moto X has been available on AT&T for close to a week now, but not for everyone who wanted to order one through Motorola’s Moto Maker site  that allows you to customize the phone with different colors and engravings. All that changes today, though — anyone who wants a custom AT&T Moto X through Moto Maker can now do so without needing any special access code or privileges.

To top that off, you can also order the Moto X without having to sign a new two-year contract. Doing that will set you back $580, which is a far cry from the $300 we were all hoping for way back when. On-contract pricing remains $200 for a 16GB version and $250 for a 32GB. If that doesn’t scare your wallet off then be sure to head over to Moto Maker to get started.


In related news, Motorola has also put up listings for official vehicle and desktop docks on their website. The vehicle dock — designed by Griffin — will automatically put your Moto X into car mode, so you won’t have to worry about pecking around trying to find the apps you need before setting off onto the road. That will cost you $40. The PowerDock, also by Griffin, is a desktop affair that will proudly prop your Moto X up vertical style.

The dock has enough room to accommodate cases up to 2mm thick, too, so any slim-fitting case should be able to fit in there just fine. You can head here for the PowerDock and here for the vehicle dock if you’re interested. And if you still haven’t decided on whether or not you actually want a Moto X, perhaps our thorough review could be of some assistance. Give it a good look and see if you can’t come to a conclusion about this American-made piece of beauty.

PS: Don’t forget that Motorola is offering a free Motorola Skip with each purchase, something that would normally cost you about $20.

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Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Everyday I build me a custom Moto X. Then I get to the pricing, start to think about it, and I’m like….. “Why?”

    Now, with a few more color options, bigger battery, and wood grain backing, I might have pulled the trigger. Sorry, Moto.

    1. I’m waitin’ for the wood backing too.

    2. I get on Apple for overcharging for the iPhone. I’m not going to be a blind Google fan and give them a pass.

    3. the cost to build the phone is around $225. They set up the production facility to let you custom make a phone and you expect it to be cheap? Have you ever built custom shoes at Nike ID? Sometimes they are 50%-75% more expensive. I think the price is fair honestly.

      1. whether its fair or not doesn’t mean the price wont deter potential buyers.

        1. Fair as in fair market price. Meaning plenty will sell despite the price.

        2. Compare the price and specs of the Moto X to the iPhone and Windows Phones and the Moto X starts to make more sense. Google doesn’t care to win over someone already planning to buy a GS4 or a One, they want to bring new customers into the ecosystem. That requires targeting customers currently outside the ecosystem.

    4. The biggest thing to understand is that the Moto X isn’t really for those people already content with Android. If Google gets someone to convert from a Galaxy it’s not likely that’s a new customer for them. This phone is for bringing new users into the fold or bringing back users that have left the ecosystem. This is for the people considering or already using iPhones or Windows Phones.

      To most Android fans this phone is too expensive and offers too few features. No one ever left Android because there weren’t enough features or it was too expensive. There’s something to be said for simplicity and a thoughtful design. Most Android phones put specs above those things, and that’s okay, but the lack of those things are two of the biggest reasons people have left the ecosystem. The Moto X is designed to bring those people back as well as people who otherwise wouldn’t have considered the platform.

      A new customer for Google is not the same as a new customer for Samsung and HTC. A convert from another OEM is not a new Google customer, but if they can get someone entrenched in Microsoft or Apple services to switch, that is a new customer for Google.

      1. I understand completely. But Apple’s been advertising how everyone uses their iphone as a camera and I don’t think this Moto X will win them back with its camera

        1. From reviews looks as tho Camera sucks on X I will still pick one up I cracked my nexus 4 screen and just can’t see myself paying 250 for a new one or to fix it besides battery life sounds great.

      2. This phone is necessarily for “bringing new users into the fold or bringing back users that have left the ecosystem.” There are many current android users who just don’t care about the latest and greatest specs. It’s all about functionality i.e. does the phone perform tasks the way you want it to. The Moto X is a nicely sized phone – one that fits in your hand and pocket comfortably. There are many android users who have been sitting on the fence waiting for a well equipped phone that is mid-sized. The Moto X fits that bill. And the customization options are nice to boot. Who the he11 talks about an “ecosystem?” – it’s a damned phone for cripes sake!

    5. I think it’s a bit ignorant to say that about the battery when many reviewers have said it has quite remarkable battery life.

    6. Chris hasn’t anyone told you its not about how big it is but how well it is used?

  2. Motorola … Skip … Done.

    1. Comment… Skip.. Done.

      1. Ha! Replying to my comment is hardly skipping it.

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        I get on Apple for overcharging for the iPhone. I’m not going to be a blind Google fan and give them a pass.

        1. Me neither, that’s why I jumped on the 16gb Nexus 4 that Google reduced by $100 yesterday. $249 for a phone that’s carrier free, bloatware free & updated directly by Google is just to good to pass up.

  3. Does anyone know if the outright phone is unlocked?

  4. Sorry Motorola I had hopes of buying 2 Moto X until I say the pricing & then I read that Google reduced the price of the Nexus 4 line by $100 across the board. Their 16gb version for $249, carrier free, is just to good of a deal to pass up.

  5. Question on the camera. Would using a different camera app fix some the the washed out issues? It seems its camera hardware is good.

  6. I don’t see the NON CONTRACT on the page anywhere just AT&T

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