When the Moto X was first arrived back in late-August, one of the biggest selling points was that the device allowed for deeper customization through the Moto Maker tool. Not only could you choose different colors for the front, back and accent — Motorola even promised that they would eventually offer “premium” back covers made out of additional materials such as wood.
Fast-forwarding to today, we’ve yet to see the promised wood backings. This led to some speculation earlier this month that Motorola might have canceled their plans to add extra build materials, at least until @evleaks came forward with news that the backs were still on the way.
Sick of the waiting game? Thanks to a new tweet from Rueter’s Sinead Carew, we have now learned that the wood-backed Moto X is finally almost here. According to the reporter, Motorola confirms that the wood back option won’t be here in time for Thanksgiving but will arrive sometime in the “coming weeks”.
@Motorola says wood-backed #Motx will miss Thanksgiving but arrives in coming weeks in time for some holiday shopping
So what kind of wood are we talking about here? Although Carew’s tweet doesn’t go into any specifics, the previous @evleaks information indicates we can still expect four different options: teak, ebony, rosewood and bamboo.
Now that the handset has been on the market for nearly four months, it seems a little late in the game to be introducing the promised premium build materials, but better late than never. No word on how much extra the wood backs will cost, though prior rumors suggested around $50.
What do you think, would you be interested in picking up a Moto X with a wooden back or is it too late in the game at this point?