The Moto X Developer Edition smartphone is now back in stock this week, according to a Motorola executive. Inventory was restocked to meet the high demand, as the unlocked Moto X phones sold out in less than 24 hours a few weeks ago.
As CNET reported, vice president of product management at Motorola Mobility at Google, Punit Soni made the announcement Monday (Sept. 30) in a post on his Google+ page. “Dev versions of Moto X are back in stock online. “We should have enough in stock now for what has been an unprecedented demand,” Soni said in his post.
Availability of the developer editions of the Moto X include an unlocked GSM model for US carriers AT&T or T-Mobile (SIM card not included, add your own) and an unlocked CDMA model for use with Verizon (SIM included). The bootloaders are unlockable and lets users fully customize their device to their liking, such as rooting the device or flashing a custom recovery or ROM.
The Moto X Developer Edition isn’t carrier branded so there are no “bloatware” applications installed and all software updates come directly from Motorola. The Moto X Developer Edition comes in woven black and white with the words “developer edition” engraved on the back of the phone.
Besides the unlockable bootloader and missing bloatware, the specs on the Moto X Developer Edition are identical to the branded Moto X phone. For those who like to tinker with their smartphones, the Moto X GSM or CDMA Developer Edition can be purchased for 649.99 from motorola.com.