The deal between T-Mobile and Motorola that allows the wireless carrier to sell the upcoming Moto X has not been finalized. 9to5Google was the first to publish the information after receiving a tip. Earlier, the Wall Street Journal reported a conflicting report that claims that all major wireless carriers in the United States—that is, Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile—will be selling the highly-customizable handset.
According to 9to5Google, T-Mobile may have opted to focus its efforts instead on the LG Nexus 4, which has specifications that are believed to be similar with the Moto X. The LG Nexus 4 comes with a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels, a Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor, Adreno 320 GPU, Android Jelly Bean, an 8 MP rear-facing camera, a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, and a Li-Po 2100 mAh battery. On the other hand, the Moto X is rumored to have a display measuring 4.7-inches like the Nexus 4, but the resolution of the Moto X display will supposedly be 720 x1184 pixels. The Moto X will also sport a 1.7 GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960DT chipset, the same Adreno 320 GPU, a 10.5 MP rear camera, a 2.1 MP front camera, and a 2200 mAh battery. These specifications are indeed similar, so the reason that T-Mobile may choose to market only the Nexus 4 could hold water.
Meanwhile, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint will start selling the much-awaited device this August. Photos of the Verizon, Sprint and AT&T versions of the Moto X had already been captured and leaked, but interestingly, no photo of the T-Mobile version has surfaced.
Whether T-Mobile decides to include the Moto X in its product lineup will be known shortly, however, possibly as early as August 1 when Motorola and Google finally take the wraps off the handset.
That said, if you want a Moto X, and do not want to be a subscriber of Verizon, AT&T or Sprint, you will also be able to purchase the smartphone from U.S. Cellular. Such wireless carrier is believed to be launching the Moto X on August 26.
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