By Stephen Schenck | July 5, 2013 2:52 PM
It may not have the highest-end hardware around, and the custom case options are a little underwhelming, but in spite of all that, Motorola’s Moto X has emerged as one of the most anticipated smartphones of the moment. We heard the phone go official last month, and just the other day we got our first look at the handset’s promotional campaign, which is now underway. That sure makes it seem like a phone that’s nearly about to launch, but just when will it get here?
You may have seen a theory going around today about the idea that the Moto X could have its formal launch on July 11, with the bodies of the two swimmers in Motorola’s ad spelling out a Roman numeral XI for 11. Not to toot our own horn, but we stumbled across that same idea a few days ago. It’s a intriguing theory, but we’ll need something else before we start buying into it too heavily.
A new leak out of Canadian carrier Rogers doesn’t mention July 11, but it does throw some more fuel on the “August availability” fire. As you can see in the above shot, it looks like Rogers will have a national exclusive on the Moto X and will be capitalizing on that fact as part of an upcoming marketing campaign. While we don’t see anything in this particular image that mentions August, MobileSyrup asserts that an August launch is one of the details provided by its source.
Maybe Motorola will unveil the phone this month, and it will only go up for sale in August? Or maybe the States will just get it a little earlier than up north?