Motorola X Phone: First Real Sighting, in Testing for AT&T?

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Motorola’s X phone has been the subject of Android rumors for months, but despite all that talk, we haven’t had the opportunity to really see what the handset will look like. There has been the odd render or two, but nothing really compelling to convince us “yes, this is the X phone we’re looking at.” Today, though, a series of new images arrives that could very well be our first chance to check out the X phone in the flesh.

Up top you’ll see a nice little array of shots of an unknown Motorola handset in testing for AT&T. On their own, they don’t tell us too much, and that case obscures any interesting features of the smartphone’s design.

The payoff comes when we finally get to see the phone from the rear, with that shell removed. It looks like we’d expect an in-testing handset to appear, what with the cutaway for attachment of an external antenna, but the most interesting part is that very blurry label. Take a step back from your monitor, or squint your eyes a bit, and that murky text towards the label’s upper right sure starts to look a lot like “Model: XFON ATT”.

Maybe that’s not quite a slam dunk, but we’ll admit: this is the most X-phone-looking evidence to emerge to date. The only thing that has us a little concerned are those differing borders around the Motorola logo on the phones up top. That would suggest that these are three distinct handsets; a bunch of leaked pics of the same phone is one thing, but shots of different phones, all of the same unreleased model, sounds a lot less likely.

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Source: evleaks 1, 2 (Twitter)

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!