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Motorola confirms Moto X smartphone, launching this summer

Flagship Moto X smartphone will help reinvent Motorola

Motorola Moto X smartphone

Motorola has announced its new Moto X flagship smartphone which will launch this summer.

There's been plenty of talk and rumour about the Motorola X phone but we finally have some confirmation, straight from the horse's mouth. Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola, broke the news at the AllThingsD conference where he said the phone would be part of a portfolio which would reinvent the Google-owned company. See also: Motorola Razr i review.

The 'hero' Moto X was in his pocket but Woodside said "I can't show it to you". See also: Group test: what's the best smartphone?

Unfortunately no specifications were revealed for the Moto X. However, Woodside did say that using various sensors it will be 'contextually aware', knowing when you take it out of your pocket for example. "It anticipates my needs" he said.

Some components will be made elsewhere – for example, the processors will come from Taiwan and the OLED screen will be manufactured in Korea. Woodside also suggested the Moto X will offer good battery life. See also: Motorola Razr HD review.

Consumers will be able to get their hands on the Moto X 'by October, according to Woodside. The smartphone will be the first to be assembled in the USA, according to Motorola. It will be put together in Fort Worth, Texas.

One reason for this is to deliver the smartphone much quicker, having the HQ close to the factory. Woodside said the Moto X will be 'broadly distributed'. There's no word on a UK launch yet but we'll keep you up to date.

The Motorola Moto X will be released by October along with a number of other new smartphones so stay tuned for all the latest.

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