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Moto X Bamboo wood back release arrives to Moto Maker, $50 more than expected

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Motorola finally added the wood back option to its Moto X online customization tool, Moto Maker. The Bamboo style wood back option showed up in Moto Maker Tuesday (Dec. 17), the price is double the expected $50 premium cost.

When rumors first hit the internet about the wood back options, a leaked snapshot revealed a total of four custom wood backs with an additional $50 premium. Aside from Bamboo, Motorola is expected to offer Ebony, Teak and Rosewood, all for an additional premium cost. Motorola hinted at the imminent arrival of the custom wood back option earlier this week in a Google+ post.

Fast forward to just about a week before Christmas and one of the four rumored wood back options shows up in Moto Maker, with a $100 premium. “Bamboo represents new territory for the smartphone industry and expands the thousands of customization options available via Moto Maker. Since each back is made from real Bamboo, no two devices will ever be the same - it’s truly a smartphone as unique as you are,” Motorola corporate vice president of product management, Lior Ron said Tuesday.

The Moto X Bamboo will be available from Motorola online only, for $199 with a new 2-year contract with AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. Quantities are limited and there is a delay on the shipment of the custom Bamboo phones, orders will begin shipping in January.

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