November’s been a big month for Motorola’s Moto X – maybe the biggest since the phone initially launched. That’s mainly due to the the custom Moto Maker program dropping its AT&T exclusivity and opening itself up to handsets destined for all the other major carriers, as well. While that was a big step, there’s still been one big component missing from this whole Moto Maker experience: where are those wooden back options? For the longest time we weren’t sure they’d even be available, but sure enough, Motorola confirmed them and even had a few to show off at the phone’s launch; we’ve just been waiting to learn when they’d actually go up for sale. A firm date still eludes us, but today we get our best ETA yet, with word that they’ll become available in time for the holiday season.
Considering how backed-up manufacturers and shipping carriers can get around Christmas, we’d wager that means that we see these wooden Moto X options become available within the next two-and-a-half weeks.
Motorola has yet to announce pricing details, but data found on the Moto Maker site sure makes it look like these wooden backs will come at a $50 premium over regular Moto X options, which means we’re looking at prices that start at about $150 on contract.
Who’s been waiting patiently to get their hands on one of these models?