Rogers says the Moto X is “Available in Limited Quantities Starting This Weekend”

Ian Hardy

August 16, 2013 4:13 pm

This is a great surprise! An internal doc we received indicates that there’s a limited amount of Moto X inventory now shipping to Rogers stores today. Yes, today! There’s no word on how many Moto X devices are en route, nor what stores across Canada. For those who want to grab the Moto X it’s best to reserve online via the Rogers Reservation System, or call your local store. Looks like if Rogers starts selling the Moto X this weekend they’ll become the first in the world, let alone North America, to launch it.

The doc states “The Moto X has begun to ship to select Rogers locations in limited quantities. If an existing customer is unable to locate a device, please direct them to log into the Rogers Reservation System to reserve a device and it will be delivered to the Rogers location of their choosing when it’s available. New customers can register for updates at www.rogers.com/motox. They’ll receive an email as soon as devices become available nationwide.”

As previously reported, the Moto X is $189.99 on a 2-year and $549.99 on a no-term contract. Make sure you check out our hands-on of the Moto X here.

(Thanks tipster!)

  • jackjiarocks

    $549.99 for no term?!
    Not even give the option of customize?

  • Dimitri

    I would have gotten this if i did not hear about the LG G2. I will go to the store & see how it is before i make up my mind tho.

    Looks like a promising device BUT hopefully LG has changed & is going to give us timely updates.

    • JB

      LG’s biggest probkem is their UI design is just not competitive with anyone else in the android world. Not to mention BB10(TAT), or IOS. The UI design for the G2 is just not competitive with todays software designs.

  • Brent Bisaillion

    any word on customization?

  • Jonathan G.

    Awesome, I reserved mine last week and when it was reserved I was number 105 so hopefully I will get a call for it. Fingers crossed!

    • Jonathan G.

      So for those that are interested I just got notification from Rogers that my phone has indeed been shipped and on its way to the rogers store I chose.

  • bembol

    Limited Quantities is marketing genius. This only benefits people who want to profit from it.

    Not really interested in but by the time when I’m done with LG G2, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, hTc One Max and maybe the Sony XPERIA Z Ultra, this should only cost me <$400 at kijiji. :)

  • A. Avanzado

    Rogers way of making people sign contract with them. Marketing genius that won’t work on you if you are smart. If they don’t have it then I can buy it elsewhere. Get them from US and have it unlocked on Ebay. It will probably cheaper at the end of the day.

  • Elvis Ma

    What’s so great about this phone exactly? You can get a full fledged HTC one, s4 or xperia Z at these prices

    • Elvis Ma

      Care to explain your post? It doesn’t answer my question at all. Plus I’m Canadian and I own a phone, use a Canadian carrier, in my early 20’s and always buying new gadgets, I’m pretty sure I’m this blog’s target audience.

      This phone has inferior specs to the three I mentioned above yet costs relatively the same. It specs are more similar to the year old Nexus 4 yet it costs almost double.

      A lot of Americans can throw in the patriot arguments, American company, made by Americans, but obviously it doesn’t work when it’s above the border.

    • thedosbox

      Maybe you should look at performance instead of specs before comparing it to the Nexus 4. Arstechnica did a review and it compares well against the Galaxy S4.

    • Elvis Ma

      Great so it “compares well” against the S4. Doesn’t provide much better performance, or anything exceptional to current gen phones just “compares well”.

      200$ is barely worth a couple more fps in your android games or a slightly more responsive launcher over the n4, not mention its unlocked and supports pentaband out of the box and free of rogers bloatware.

    • thedosbox

      So, does the N4 have LTE and 802.11ac support? How about active notifications? How about a design that doesn’t use fragile glass on the back? What about being able to wake the phone with your voice? Or being able to detect that you’re in a car and switch modes – ala tasker, but with much better battery life?

      In short, how about reading up one of the many write ups on this phone instead of asking to be spoon-fed information?

  • Ryan Lestage

    If you buy it outright, by law they have to Carrier unlock it. If you don’t buy it outright you have to wait 90 days.

    • Balls O’Steele

      Do you have to pay extra to have it unlocked?

    • Dimitri

      Yes you do. Its a $50 unlocking fee from Rogers & Telus its $35. Anyplace you want to unlock a phone, will charge you a price.

  • Gsizzle

    Say whatever you may, but this phone is perfect for your average joe. Need to advertise it like there is no tomorrow.

  • hunkyleepickle

    oh please, this is another scheme by Rogers to up the hype level for this device. There’s probably like 5 devices trickling around the country, and they call that a ‘launch’. Didnt this same thing happen with the first tiny batch of Lumia 920 at their rogers ‘launch’.?

    • Dimitri

      Same thing happened with the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE. Also same thing happened with the Galaxy Note & with the Lumia 900 & 920.

  • Ryan Ju Rock Solmon

    its true..i was 78th in place after reserving it awhile ago got a text at 11 saying my device has been shipped…delivery date is expected to be monday

  • Ryan Ju Rock Solmon

    its true..i was 78th in place after reserving it awhile ago got a text at 11 saying my device has been shipped…delivery date is expected to be monday

    • Brett Emslie

      That’s good news! I’ve called a few Edmonton Rogers stores and none in stock yet.

  • thedosbox

    LOL – more specs, no perspective on actual performance. If you think HSPDA and 802.11n are “good enough”, you’re clearly the wrong demographic for this blog.

  • Savbers

    OK, Mr. Daniel Bader. It’s time to get that review out…

  • Clinton Hallahan

    Got an email and a text saying my reserved one is on the way. UPS tracking in the emails says it will arrive at my local Rogers store for pickup on Monday.

  • Michael C

    $599 for no term! not $550 my brother just got it at Rogers store this morning … and contract is$299
    just FYI

    • Brett Emslie

      What store, what city? I have been searching everywhere.

    • Michael C

      Bayview Village Toronto, Canada Only at Rogers Plus

  • Mosa Altalibi

    Yea I got number 6, still waiting.

    i think it depends on your location too.

  • Jonathan G.

    Perhaps it is because of location, or could be that since I reserved it last week I was part of the first shipment of the phone so I was able to get it, and so now you are on a second list of reservations. Im sure yours will be shipped soon. According to the UPS tracking code, I wont be getting it till Monday anyways.

  • Eric Tang

    Just bought one from Rogers and the phone isn’t made in the USA. The phone feels very cheap and spending $600 on it is not worth it…It’s going back to the store soon…

    • Clinton Hallahan

      Parts made in multiple Asian countries, assembled in a factory in Texas. So, yes and no?

    • Eric Tang

      Canadian stock is only made in China.

    • Clinton Hallahan

      Citation?

    • Eric Tang

      Motorola Canada
      Motorola Canada : 「 Hi Eric! Only the Moto X devices sold in the USA are made domestically. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Cheers! 」

    • Clinton Hallahan

      How about that. Thanks.