Motorola is set to disappoint Britons awaiting the launch of the Moto X after announcing it has ‘no immediate plans’ to bring its new flagship handset to Europe.
The hotly anticipated device was conceived to give control and choice to the consumer. Owners can adapt the phone’s colour, memory size, wallpaper and can even add their name to the exterior. Motorola boasts ‘more than 2000 combinations, with more to come’, but assures customers that it can manufacture handsets to specification and deliver within 4 working days. It will be the first smartphone assembled in America.
The manufacturer, owned by Google since last May, has also incorporated a ‘responds to you’ feature, which allows users to interact with the handset by voice rather than finger touch. It has a 4.7 inch screen and runs the Jelly Bean version of Android. Users can start the camera by quickly flicking their wrist and can take photos by touching anywhere on the screen.
Moto X is due to be released around late August or early September in the selected markets of the US, Canada and Latin America, although no announcement of its UK release is expected soon, if at all.
A Motorola spokesperson said: ‘We are firmly committed to building a portfolio of products in Europe that show the best of Motorola as a Google company, but at this time don’t have any immediate plans for Moto X to come to the region. Europe remains an important market for us and we have exciting plans in the works. Although we can’t reveal specifics right now, this is just the start.’
Author: Matthew Campelli