By Stephen Schenck | July 12, 2013 10:39 AM
We have really been hitting all the bases when it comes to pre-launch Moto X sightings. There were those early pictures of prototype hardware, the sketch included in the phone’s FCC paperwork, shots of what appeared to be final production components, and maybe even a look at an assembled handset. Today we can add to those an in-the-wild pic, with Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt spotted rocking a white Moto X.
The unusual thing is, these aren’t any covert spy shots, or a happenstance encounter between a smartphone fan and Schmidt in public. Instead, this comes from Reuters, taking the shot while reporting from the Allen and Co media conference. There’s no effort to hide the phone, and it’s even identified as the Moto X by name in captions.
Of course, we suppose if you’re preparing to spend $500 million promoting a smartphone, there’s little benefit to keeping it out of the public eye longer than necessary, so we imagine we could be seeing a whole lot more of the Moto X to come as we approach its eventual launch – next month is looking like a real possibility.