Motorola is having a 24 hour May Day sale on its Moto X flagship phone. For 24 hours beginning May 1 at 12:01 AM Pacific Time and ending at 11:59PM tonight May 1 PT, the Moto X will be available at the following special prices:
- 16GB Moto X $299.99 (reg $349.99)
- 32GB Moto X $324.99 (reg $399.99)
- 32GB Moto X Developer Edition $324.99 (reg $399.99)
Visit Motorola's Moto Maker site during the sale hours to get the special price and to design your custom Moto X. Moto Maker gives you a choice of 18 main colors plus custom colors for the trim around the camera lens and volume buttons. You can also specify a custom boot screen message and have you name or a short message inscribed on the back of the phone.
The unlocked GSM version of the Moto X supports the voice, 3G and 4G (LTE and HSPA+) bands used by both AT&T and T-Mobile.
The Republic Wireless Moto X will also be on sale from Moto Maker for $299.99 for the !6GB model and $324.99 for the 32GB. Republic sells the 16GB Moto X is for $299.00 every day but only in black and white and without Moto Maker's customization options.
The Sprint and Verizon specific CDMA models are also included in the sale, however they can't currently be used on any prepaid carrier or MVNO.
In spite of what appear to be fairly modest specs for a flagship phone (dual core 1.7 Ghz processor, 2 GB of RAM, 4.7" 720x1280px screen and a 10 MP camera) the Moto X has been widely praised by the tech press for its performance and user friendliness. It runs Android KitKat and has a a number of unique software features like Active Display, which lights up the phone's display to show notifications of missed calls, texts and upcoming calendar events when you pick the phone up or take it out of your pocket.