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    The new Moto X will be going official this week, but we're all still thirsty for information regarding the device. One thing we've thought was almost certain since the leak train started rolling in early April was the name: in one of the first leaks of the phone, the name "Moto X+1" was dropped, and in subsequent leaks it came up over and over again. Today, though, we're hearing new information, as the name may not be Moto X+1 at all. According to sources of Phandroid at Verizon, the company's internal computer system shows the device simply as "The new Moto X." This isn't all that ...

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    One of the longest-standing rumors about the Moto X+1, popping up right around the same time we saw evidence for the phone's name, has concerned the sort of customization options that would be available through Moto Maker. Supposedly we'd see the return of wooden backplates, which sounded nice, but word was we'd also be able to choose from a few leather options. That leather idea returned in subsequent rumors, but we've yet to see any firm confirmation. We're still not quite there yet, but today brings us at least some new circumstantial evidence, as a retialer appears to confirm the ...

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    The Moto X would have been a fine smartphone without any special custom designs: good price, solid performance, Touchless Control – there's a lot to offer. But the wide variety of user-customizable designs offered though the Moto Maker site really sent this thing into the stratosphere, and we've long been waiting to see which future phones might get the same treatment. But what if it's not a phone at all that's the next model to get Moto Maker's attention? The Moto 360 may still be a month or two away, but when it gets here, it might just offer some custom design options of its own. What ...

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    Rumors of an upcoming Moto X+1 don't mean that Motorola is quite done with its 2013 flagship, the Moto X. The smartphone, which started to become offered in wood casings fairly recently, is now seeing one wood option removed from the lineup -- Walnut. It is being replaced by a familiar friend. In a really low-profile move, Motorola has replaced Walnut with Rosewood, one of the wood flavors we saw at the X's launch event, but never exactly on sale. It seems the color hasn't changed between Walnut and Rosewood, so we're thinking that this is simply a naming change. Why Motorola would want to ...

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    Motorola's MWC event was today, following up yesterday's whirlwind of new product announcements, and going in to it we expected it to be much more low-key. Almost as soon as the event itself was revealed, we heard that the company had confirmed that no big announcements were planned of any new hardware. While we figured that Motorola would use the time to talk about the whole Lenovo transition, we also held out hope that even in the absence of new phones, we might get some updates on existing models – and one in particular that we raised as a possibility was the idea of European Moto ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the official launch of the Moto X wooden back variants on Moto Maker. We then talk about the plans Motorola has just made public where a $50 smartphone is in the works. Up next we go through some analyst talk of the iPhone 6 sporting a bigger display, and how this is non-negotiable. The Google Nexus 5 and the Galaxy Gear make the news next since it seems that XDA-Developers has figured out how to make them work together. We end today's show talking about Samsung's plans to kill-off functionality to third-party cases of the Galaxy Note 3 when ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about our coverage of Jolla's first smartphone, and what we should expect from it in the weeks to come. We later talk about Samsung's plans for Tizen, which are closer than you might think. Then we cover some positive news on the wooden Moto X, aside from a new Moto Maker strategy in January. Then we cover Nokia's plans for future Lumia smartphones, aside from the Black update to the Lumia 1020. We end today's show talking about the CyanogenMod expansion to greener pastures. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Unboxing the Jolla phone: ...

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    Last week, rumors were flying left and right about big changes coming to the Moto Maker custom site for Moto X design. Were those wooden back options finally about to become available? Would carriers beyond just AT&T be able to get in on the custom design action? We heard T-Mobile might get access last Friday, but that didn't come to pass. It turns out all we needed was a little patience, and now the Moto Maker is available for all four major US carriers. Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile – all three join AT&T in the custom Moto X club. That's fantastic to see happen, even if it took ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some Google Now updates that have just reached iOS. Then we talk about Kazam, the company that was started by a couple of HTC employees that left the company recently. Then we go through the expansion of Moto Maker to other carriers, not just AT&T, which should happen in the next coming days. We later talk about the LG G Flex, how it can bend, and what this could mean to your experience owning the phone. We end today's show talking about rumors of a possible 12.9-inch iPad, which hints to an iPad Pro. All this and more after the break. ...

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    Moto Maker, the online design portal for ordering a custom Moto X, is quite fun to play with, as evidenced by our post last week. We showed 10 of our favorite Moto X color schemes and, of course, had a little fun in the process. Naturally, we thought it would also be entertaining to try and find our least favorite color combinations – the ugly, clashing, eyesores. We set out to find 10 of the ugliest combinations possible. However, after just a few minutes, it was clear this would be more difficult than we first imagined. It's safe to say Motorola did a pretty good job of picking colors ...

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    In case you haven't been following along, both Michael and I had the opportunity to be among the first to beta test Moto Maker, Motorola's new online phone customizing tool for the Moto X last week. The site is slated to go live to the public this coming Friday and will be exclusive to AT&T subscribers for the next few months. We spent upwards of 45 minutes tinkering with all the options, mix-matching the color combinations and picking the colors we wanted. About 10 minutes into placing my order, I decided it was probably a smart idea to reach out to Michael and make sure we didn't ...

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    Last month, Motorola made one of the most oft-rumored smartphones of this year official, the Moto X. Along with the new phone, Motorola announced Moto Maker, an online design center where you can customize your phone, have it engraved, and setup to your liking before it's assembled. Until late November, AT&T has exclusive rights to Moto Maker, and on Thursday, Michael Fisher and I had the opportunity to design our own Moto Xs with custom color schemes. Thanks to this early access, we're able to share the experience of crafting our custom smartphones before the service becomes publicly ...

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