By Stephen Schenck | April 17, 2013 3:41 PM
A lot of rumors have been flying around about Motorola’s next major Android, so far tagged only as the mysterious “X” phone. One of the more captivating ideas to be floated was that Motorola would allow users some unprecedented level of customization over the handset’s hardware when they placed their orders. Unfortunately, we saw our hopes dashed pretty quickly, as follow-up rumors dismissed the idea of users getting to choose things like how much RAM the phone would ship with. What remained, at least, was the idea that there still might be options for the phone’s exterior, including a choice of materials and colors. How many colors, you ask? It’s now sounding like there could be a veritable rainbow of colors in the X phone’s palate, with something like twenty-plus shades available.
We’re well used to seeing smartphones sell with a choice between two colors, and three or four are plenty common as well. In fact, anything under half a dozen hardly seems that crazy. Twenty, if not more, would be practically unheard of, and while you can get that same kind of customizability already with various case options, having them all factory direct from the manufacturer could be something special.
Unfortunately, the supposed Motorola insider supplying this info says that the idea of alternate build materials for the phone’s body isn’t going to happen. So, after all that hype about custom phones, this could ultimately be solely about color choices.