Here’s a rumor to chew over – what if the Motorola X Phone were to launch with no specs and features at all? A hollow, empty shell of a Smartphone, if you will?
Yeah it sound like complete and total gibberish, but hear us out on this one.
Call is the Motorola X Phone or the Nexus X or anything you want that’s got nothing to do with Nexus branding, we’re going to see a flagship Smartphone release date from Google’s baby this year…it’s a given. However, with talk of the LG Nexus 5 refusing to bugger off for even a minute, we’ve been left wondering exactly how much room is left at the inn for whatever Motorola decides to throw at us.
The LG Nexus 5 will, if it exists, serve up the usual top-tier specs and features for a rock-bottom unlocked price and will in all certainty debut Android Key Lime Pie – what kind of scraps are therefore left over for the Motorola X Phone?
Well, a recent post by Guy Kawasaki of Motorola fame has set quite a few imaginations on fire to say the least, having brought up the subject of Smartphone personalization. Roughly summed up and translated for Joe-Schmo, what we could be looking at is something of a build-your-own Smartphone that starts out at $199 off-contract and allows the buyer to choose his or her own wish-list of specs and features.
Far-fetched as it might sound, it’s certain one of the coolest concepts we’ve heard for the Motorola X Phone so far.
It’s certainly possible, as everyone has become used to building and ordering custom PCs as standard rather than having their options set by the manufacturers – why not do the same with a Smartphone?
If it pans out, chances are the Motorola X Phone will launch with something of a mainframe to build upon, which according to those in the know will incorporate an octa-core processor and a set case-size. However, it would then be up to the buyer to specify how much RAM and storage space they’d like, along with the color of the thing, its connectivity, software and so on and so forth.
Back in reality, all of the above sounds intriguing as hell, but also prompts questions as to how on Earth mass-production would be possible on the scale needed to make the Motorola X Phone a global success? And who would be responsible for filling the orders and putting the pieces together?
We’ll have to wait and see, but it’s become a given that Motorola has to do something big with the X Phone – even if this means making you build it yourself.