Motorola courts Moto X holdouts with free wooden back

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We’re probably little more than two weeks away from Motorola’s announcement of its Moto X follow-up, the phone we’ve been looking forward to as the X+1. And while that will mean new hardware, new features, and likely some new Moto Maker options, for the moment the year-old Moto X remains the star of the manufacturer’s lineup. Even with the next big thing so very nearly within reach, Motorola is still hoping to churn-up some last-minute interest in the Moto X, and its latest offer to land hopes to hook buyers up with a free wooden backplate.

It took a few months for wood backs to become available, but last December we saw Motorola start giving shoppers the ability to customize their Moto X handsets with a bamboo back panel, for a steep $100 premium over the regular Moto X. By January, three new wood options had arrived, and the price for each had taken a nose-dive down to just $25. From now through Thursday, August 21, Motorola is letting you create a Moto X with a wooden back for the same price as its plastic options.

This is far from the first deal we’ve seen Motorola run on the Moto X, and it feels like this summer has been sale after sale. Honestly, this isn’t even one of the best Moto X offers we’ve seen (just last month there were bigger savings), but the pushing of the wood back options is still interesting here; maybe Motorola fears ending up with too much leftover stock as interest dies out in the wake of the X+1 launch?

Anyone inclined to take Motorola up on this offer?

Source: Motorola
Via: Android Central

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