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Motorola courts Moto X holdouts with free wooden back

We’re probably little more than two weeks away from Motorola’s announcement of its Moto X follow-up, the phone we’ve been looking forward to as the X+1. And while that will mean new hardware, new features, and likely some new Moto Maker options, for the moment the year-old Moto X remains the star of the manufacturer’s lineup. Even with the next big thing so very nearly within reach, Motorola is still hoping to churn-up some last-minute interest in the Moto X, and its latest offer to land hopes to hook buyers up with a free wooden backplate.

It took a few months for wood backs to become available, but last December we saw Motorola start giving shoppers the ability to customize their Moto X handsets with a bamboo back panel, for a steep $ 100 premium over the regular Moto X. By January, three new wood options had arrived, and the price for each had taken a nose-dive down to just $ 25. From now through Thursday, August 21, Motorola is letting you create a Moto X with a wooden back for the same price as its plastic options.

This is far from the first deal we’ve seen Motorola run on the Moto X, and it feels like this summer has been sale after sale. Honestly, this isn’t even one of the best Moto X offers we’ve seen (just last month there were bigger savings), but the pushing of the wood back options is still interesting here; maybe Motorola fears ending up with too much leftover stock as interest dies out in the wake of the X+1 launch?

Anyone inclined to take Motorola up on this offer?

Source: Motorola
Via: Android Central


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Dual Android-Windows Phone launched, More Wooden Moto X, HTC M8 & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pockentow Daily as we talk about the first Dual-mode Android-Windows Phone in the market, even though that Windows Phone partition is not as real as you’d expect. Then we talk about the LG G3 rumors, and a more realistic launch day for the phone. We later go through the rumored Xperia Z2 back plate, and the fact that it won’t be a glass-on-glass phone. HTC follows the news, as the M8 will apparently have a larger display, a unique camera, and a late launch day. We end today’s show as we cover the additional wooden options of the Moto X, aside from the drop in price.

All this and more after the break.

Stories:
Dual-mode Android-Windows Phone(ish) handset a reality
LG G3 rumors get specific with launch plans; maybe not MWC after all?
Well who might you be for, mystery Sony Xperia backplate?
HTC M8 may pack larger screen, dual rear camera sensors
Moto X walnut, teak, and ebony wood options finally arriving (with a pricing surprise)