The weekend is nearly upon us, and Verizon Wireless customers can spend it with a new companion made of curved metal and glass as the US carrier starts serving up Motorola's latest smartphone online and in retail stores.
Verizon Wireless today announced the arrival of the Moto X (2014) this Friday, September 26, with a 16GB model in either black or white available in store for only $99.99 with a new two-year activation.
For a limited time, the white model will come with that swanky Bamboo back you've no doubt seen in numerous pictures of the device, and the 5.2-inch, XLTE-ready handset will also be available for order from the Verizon website tomorrow as well.
Verizon's website will also offer the full complement of Moto Maker customizations including genuine woods and leathers, including models with 32GB onboard storage priced at $149.99 with two-year agreement.
Moto here, Moto there
The arrival of the Moto X at Verizon follows last week's preorder kickoff at rival AT&T, although the carrier hasn't confirmed when the device will actually go on sale, despite the company's web store showing shipments were expected to begin two days ago.
Motorola's website has also been accepting preorders since September 16 for an off-contract, SIM-unlocked edition of the 2014 Moto X priced at $499.99, which the manufacturer says will work on either AT&T or T-Mobile US networks.
Meanwhile, Verizon Wireless is offering a limited-time bump in cellular data for customers who activate or upgrade to a new smartphone (including the Moto X) on a More Everything plan with at least 1GB of data.
That deal could net new Moto X buyers an extra 1GB of bonus data each month for the next two years, or until the smartphone is removed from service - but why would anyone want to ditch a smartphone with a Bamboo back in the first place?
- Scope our review of the less-expensive Motorola Moto G (2014)!