The price cuts on Motorola’s first flagship under Google’s command continue. Major US carriers reduced the price of the Moto X to $99 on contract and $499 off contract in late October/early November, and now Motorola is taking off $100 from the price tag on the Developer Edition of the device, bringing the final cost down to $549.99.
The Developer Edition is the same as the standard variant (720p 4.7-inch display, custom eight-core Motorola X8 chipset, 2GB of RAM, 8-megapixel camera, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean), except for the fact that it comes with an unlockable bootloader to let the hackers and tinkerers go to town with flashing custom software on the handset. The developer edition is available only in the 32GB storage variety.
Both the GSM and Verizon variants have received the price cut, with the GSM model compatible with both AT&T and T-Mobile, so if the not-so-attractive price of the Moto X has kept you from getting one for yourself, well, now might be a good time to give it another look.