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Moto X For $350 at Fido and MTS – $100 Less

April 24, 2014 - Written By Cory McNutt

There is always something interesting going on in Canada’s wireless industry and this newest announce continues that trend.  The Moto X was a Rogers’s exclusive when it was released in August, but they sent out an announcement earlier this month that they were going to discontinue carrying it already.  They are doing this despite still carrying the older HTC One M7 and the Samsung Galaxy S4.  Rogers did say that the Moto X was still available purchased at stores until inventory was depleted.  The Moto X was also available at Rogers’s owned Fido and was just released on their Manitoba based MTS on April 1 for $449.99, the same price Fido was charging.

You can still purchase the Moto X online through Fido for $100 less than when it was introduced in October.  It is possible that Rogers lowered the price on Fido just to get rid of them faster, although MTS is still charging the $449.99.  With Lenovo’s takeover of Motorola, it likely seems a while before we see another new Moto device arrive for sale, although there are rumors that Motorola has a device ready to go, so maybe they will use that as a stopgap until the Lenovo influence can be felt.

The Moto X is started a new trend in hand gestures and speaking, contour fit for the hand and customization of the device.  Its Active Display is always on to inform you of notifications – with Touchless Control you can set an alarm or get directions just by talking – the Quick Capture Camera feature allows you to just twist your wrist twice and the Moto X is ready to take a picture. You have the great 4.7-inch, HD 1280 x 720p AMOLED display, a dual-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory and powered by a 2200mAh battery.

Please let us know on our Google+ Page if you will be grabbing the Moto X now that the price has come down – it is a little dated, but still a great smartphone, but it does seem like the price should be coming down to less than $350, although you can still get one for $0 on a two-year Tab24 Smart Plan or $200 on a two-year Standard Plan.