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Moto X designed by you ad

Yesterday we got a glimpse at Motorola's new ad for its upcoming Moto X smartphone, which touted the device as "the first smartphone that you can design yourself." Since then, speculation has been rampant about exactly how customization Motorola is planning to allow with the Moto X. Now a new report from ABC News claims to have the details on that customization process.

According to the publication's sources, Moto X buyers will be presented with a range of colors and will be able to select different hues for the back and trim of the phone. Consumers will also be able to engrave a message on the Moto X's backside. Finally, buyers will reportedly have the option of uploading a photo to Motorola's website that will then be loaded onto the Moto X as its wallpaper.

As far as the Moto X specs go, the ABC News report describes it as a "mid-range" phone. The device is reportedly being tested by carriers with Android 4.2.2 right now, and it's expected that those operators will offer the phone in their stores. The Moto X's internals will be one area that is off limits to customization-hungry consumers, but it's said that the Moto X will be available with several different storage capacities.

Today's report also goes into a bit more detail on the Moto X sensors that Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside previously teased. Those sensors will reportedly do things like allow users to open the camera app just by flicking the phone. The Moto X's sensors will also automatically turn on speakerphone when it senses that the user is driving.

Overall these leaked Moto X customization details sound about in line with what I would expect to see Motorola offer. I'm sure that some folks would like to have the option of customizing their Moto X's processor or camera, but that would require quite a bit of effort from Motorola, and it's likely that many consumers wouldn't know where to begin when it came time to select their phone's internals. The customization process as its described in today's leak may not be crazy in-depth, but it will allow buyers to create a Moto X that's at least close to what their ideal handset would look like. If you could create a Moto X using the customization options described in today's report, what would your phone look like?

Via ABC News


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