Before I get into the details of how I came to hold a Moto X in my hand at this very moment, let's address the elephant standing right over there. The reality is that I have this review unit because I'm a tech journalist writing for this site and others (which also means I don't get to keep it). But that doesn't mean the journey I took to acquire a sample of one of the most hyped new phones of the year was a simple one.
It all started the day after I returned to my home in northern New Mexico from a two-week trip visiting family in New York. That's when I got a message from Motorola asking me if I'd like to attend the unveiling and have a hands-on opportunity with the Moto X in a few short days... back in New York.
Naturally, as someone who has been covering Android for years and reporting specifically on the Moto X for months now, I was intrigued. I probably wouldn't have gone too far out of my way for many other new phones, but I've carried Motorola phones for years now, and it seemed that there could be something big brewing in the new Moto-Google fusion. I convinced another site I write for to pay for my flight in return for... [Read more]