You might remember back in July when we first reported that T-Mobile was actually not yet signed up to carry the Moto X. Yesterday Motorola officially announced the device and, while it said that it will be available through all carriers (including T-Mobile), today T-Mobile backed up our original report by confirming that it will indeed not be selling the Moto X in its stores (via AllThingsD):
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“The Moto X optimized for T-Mobile’s 4G LTE network will initially be available through Motorola’s channels,” Sievert told AllThingsD. “We do not plan to stock Moto X devices immediately in our stores but are working closely with Motorola to make the Moto X a great experience for T-Mobile customers. Any news about distribution in our stores would come at a later date.”
While the new Moto X will work on T-Mobile’s network, as we expected, it has no plans to sell the device directly to its customers. When it launches late this month/early next, Motorola will be making it available through its own online channels, as well as AT&T, Sprint, US Cellular, Verizon Wireless, and BestBuy. We know the device will sell for $199/$249 on a two-year agreement through other carriers, but there is no word yet on an official, full retail price for the Moto X.