Moto X now available with real Bamboo back cover

Moto X smartphones with Bamboo back plates can be customized and purchased using Moto Maker on the company's official online store starting today.

The official Motorola blog has posted that the Moto X with the Bamboo back plate is now available and can be availed exclusively through the online store using the Moto Maker customization tool. Users can combine it with a contract from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint or get it unlocked. The post notes that stocks are limited and orders will be shipped by January.

Motorola launched the highly customizable Moto X smartphone earlier this year. At launch, the company supported colours and patterns with signature back plates and promised to introduce new designs in the future. The phone comes with a 4.7 inch 720p AMOLED display, X8 Motorola chipset that contains two dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processors, quad-core Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB storage, 10 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front facing camera.

The Bamboo version of the Moto X costs an additional $100, made with real Bamboo it comes with two pattern/trim choices. The company mentions that AT&T and Verizon versions will have carrier branding, while the Sprint and unlocked versions won't. Users can add a text signature to the back using Moto Maker as with other back plates.

Image via Motorola

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Its hard to say that its over priced when it is the only smart phone produced in the united states which generally increases the price of the product. Its simple economics.

I've been eyeing this phone for some time. Would definitely pick one up, given the opportunity. Alas, I have not been given it (stupid contracts).