Wooden Moto X orders start looking (a little) more attractive

Yesterday afternoon, Motorola delivered something we’d been looking forward to for months and months, when it finally made its first wood-backed Moto X option available in its Moto Maker customization portal. While the fact that this was happening at all was great news, it wasn’t without a whole lot of little disappointments: three of the four wood varieties weren’t available for order, the price was double what we were expecting, and lengthy delays meant that none of these orders would arrive before the year’s out. Some of those issues still remain, but you might be able to catch a break with at least one, as we get word from Motorola of improved wood back availability.

The 20-day delay Motorola’s been advising users about meant that even orders placed right away wouldn’t be arriving until the second week of January – when CES 2014 will be getting underway. Even now, that 20-day language is still present on the Moto Maker site.

Despite this, it seems that users who have gone ahead and ordered their bamboo-backed Moto X handsets have been getting emails from Motorola where the company advises them that “we previously estimated your Moto X with Bamboo to ship in January, however we’ve been able to work some magic,” and says that orders will start arriving “on or before 12/27.”

Fair warning: there’s no assurance that new orders will be so lucky – clearly, Motorola’s left up that 20-day business for a reason – but it seems that at least some fortunate shoppers will see that wait time cut in half.

Source: Android Central

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