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Verizon Moto X launch is closer than you think

We known that the Moto X will be available through all major carriers in the US and so far, it has gone on sale through AT&T only. Verizon, that’s mostly late when it comes to launching latest handsets on its network, has disclosed that the smartphone will be in stock online starting the 29th of this month with in-store availability scheduled for the coming weeks.

The Moto X is the company’s flagship smartphone, but yet, it falls in the mid-range segment. The primary focus here is to deliver high customization choices. According to Motorola, you’ll be able to personalize the device in various shades and even engrave a signature on the rear. This feature however, has been temporarily stopped due quality control problems. A variant with a wooden body made from either teak, ebony, rosewood or bamboo is expected to be available for an addition $50. Also, a developer version of the smartphone will go on sale with 32GB of storage and an unlocked bootloader.

The Moto X features the always-on Touchless Control attribute that allows you to carryout various tasks through voice commands without the need of touching the phone. Where specifications are concerned, the handset is powered by a custom Snapdragon S4 Pro SOC clocked at 1.7GHz and a 2200mAh battery. Other components comprise of 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, Wi-Fi 802.11a/g/b/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, 4G LTE, a 4.7-inch AMOLED HD touchscreen and a 10MP camera.

The Moto X can be picked up through Verizon’s online store in a couple of days for $199.99 with a 2-year contract. Where Sprint and T-Mobile are concerned, registration pages for the smartphone have gone live, but there’s no concrete price or release date as yet. There device is also available through Rogers in Canada in limited quantities.