The Motorola launch event pre-IFA is done and over with, and with it came the official announcements of the new Moto X, Moto G, Moto 360 and Moto Hint Bluetooth headset. The new Moto X has some pretty awesome looking new additions to it making what was one of last year’s better handsets,(the original Moto X)and an already great device, even better. The phone is already available through Moto Maker which went live just days ago, although it is still only available in limited supply as you can only buy two versions of the phone currently here in the U.S., which are the AT&T version, and the Pure Edition unlocked GSM model which can be used on T-Mobile, AT&T, or any other GSM network.
Verizon Wireless has also confirmed that they will be grabbing up the device for sale to customers and they will be launching it sometime next month, which makes for three out of the four major carriers where subscribers will be able to purchase the new Moto X. That leaves Sprint the lone carrier that hadn’t confirmed whether or not they will have the device for sale sometime in the future. Unfortunately, Sprint carrying the Moto X went from Unconfirmed to confirmed real quick with a tweet reply from Motorola stating that Sprint would not be selling the new Moto X.
This is sad news to be sure for any Sprint customers who were hoping to get their hands on one, and maybe at some point in the future this status will change, for now though it looks like Sprint customers are out of luck. It’s a little baffling as to why this decision has been made, and for now Sprint nor Motorola have said anything that explains why Sprint was left out of the mix. It quite honestly could have been a decision made by either company. If at any point the Moto X on Sprint becomes a reality, we’ll be sure to update you. If you’re on any of the other three networks, a Moto X can be yours for the starting cost of $499 full retail. Will you be grabbing Motorola’s new phone?