Moto X+1 may arrive (a little) later than expected

We’ve only got about a month and a half left of summer, and there’s still a lot to get done. Besides the requisite beach trips, we’re also looking forward to a ton of product launches. Some we already have a strong sense for when they’ll occur, like those that are expected to happen as part of IFA press events in early September. Others are a little looser, like the Apple iPhone 6 announcement that may happen just after IFA, though that’s far from a certainty at this point. Motorola’s got at least two devices due before the end of summer, the Moto 360 and its second-gen Moto X, which may launch as the X+1. Today we finally learn of a specific date for when at least one of these Motorola models may land, though it sounds like the company could miss its own launch window.

Back in February, before we even had the Moto X+1 name, Motorola announced that the new Moto X would launch sometime in late summer. If we’re calling things by the fall equinox, summer ends on September 23. However, a source now claims that Verizon, at least, is planning to see the new Moto X arrive on September 25.

Could we get an announcement a few days in advance of carrier availability? Absolutely. And do a couple days before or after this rather arbitrary cutoff really matter? Not in the least. But what this does do is manage to help really reinforce Motorola’s late summer outlook for the phone’s launch.

What about the Moto 360? Wasn’t that supposed to arrive alongside the X+1? So we’ve heard, but this particular source doesn’t weigh-in on the issue of the smartwatch. That may be just because Verizon would be less involved with those sales, but odds are still good that the 360 will go up for sale close to the same time as the X+1.

Source: Droid Life

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