Rogers Launching Google’s New Moto X Smartphone

The Moto X is coming to Canada in late August but only through Rogers Wireless.

The new LTE-enabled smartphone, designed by Google-owned Motorola Mobility, will cost you $189.99 with a 2-year contract or close to $600 (we’re estimating) without a signed plan.

Moto X, with its unique curved back, is designed to fit your hand, learn your voice, and give you the information you need (like weather or directions) without having to lift a finger. With two flicks of your wrist, the 10 megapixel camera is ready to take pictures so you’ll never miss the shot.

“At Motorola our roots are deep in mobile hardware – we invented mobile communications,” says Odile Guinot, vice-president of sales and general manager, Motorola Mobility Canada. “Now, as a Google company, we’ve become the kind of company that can build a smartphone like Moto X. It fuses our history of mobile innovation with the best of Google mobile services.”

Without any touching, Guinot notes, the Moto X is always ready to tell you what you need to know. For example, instead of an unhelpful blinking light, Moto X gives you useful info at a glance with Active Display, which appear right on screen. Even if the phone is not nearby, the Motorola Connect extension for Google Chrome lets you see and respond to notifications and text messages – right from your desktop.

The Motorola Migrate feature is quite appealing. You just pair your old phone to your Moto X through WiFi direct and you’re able to transfer photos, texts, SIM contacts, your call history and even some settings.

Existing Rogers wireless customers may reserve one in either black or white right now at: www.rogers.com/motox.

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