Motorola gives the Moto X Developer Edition a $100 price cut, now $549.99

Carriers have been offering the Moto X in the US at just $99 after a $50 price cut and Motorola has now extended the drop to its unlocked Developer Edition phone which comes in two variants, one GSM compatible and the other carrying Verizon-friendly radios. The new retail amount for the made-in-America smartphone is $549.99 after a $100 reduction.

The developer versions of the Moto X, however, come in standard choices and they cannot be customized. Android Police highlights that the Verizon-exclusive Droid Maxx Developer Edition which features almost the same hardware components as the device in question, is still listed at $649.99. Motorola recently revealed that the latest flagship and the new Droids will be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat, but no specific launch schedule has been provided.

Moto X Developer Edition

Here are the main specifications of the Moto X Developer Edition:

– 1.7GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro SOC
– Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
– 4.7-inch 720p HD Super AMOLED display
– 2GB RAM; 32GB storage
– Unlockable bootloader
– 10MP Clear Pixel camera
– 2200mAh battery

While the Moto X is gradually becoming cheaper, Motorola plans to launch a new smartphone which will not only be affordable, but also possess the same features as the device in question. The handset will go by the name Moto G and it will be officially unveiled on November 13. Based on rumors and leaks, the device will retail for £134.95 and it will be available globally. The specs are said to include a 4.5-inch HD display, Android 4.3, a quad core 1.2GHz processor and a 5MP primary camera.

The Developer Edition Moto X can be purchased through Motorola’s website.