Motorola used very carefully chosen words in the original Moto X PR statement when the phone was announced. We were told the device would be in AT&T, US Cellular, Verizon, and Sprint stores. It looks like that's happening as planned. The PR also said the device would be available for all carriers, including T-Mobile, direct from Motorola. Now the device has appeared on Motorola.com for $599.99.

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The listing says the T-Mobile Moto X is available "exclusively on Motorola.com," so that would seem to confirm T-Mobile won't be carrying the device at all. That means T-Mobile likely won't be offering financing on the phone. The $599.99 price is a little higher than the AT&T off-contract price of $579.99, but the same as Verizon.

This appears to be the same Moto X we've seen before, but not locked to one of the other carriers. The developer edition still hasn't broken cover, though. That might be a better option for T-Mobile users, depending on the bands it supports. We'll have to wait and see if anything changes when this device is actually available to buy.

Update: The black Moto X is now in stock and ready to buy. 

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  • cheeto0

    Why more than at&t and why sold out.

    • Tony Sarju

      Because profit & Because the site just went live, they are probably just getting ready for the launch of that particular model.

      • cheeto0

        Well its $579 on at&t off contract. Where they try to push u into a contract because its much more profit for them.

  • JTrip

    $599 and it costs a little over $200 to make. Ouch! Will be getting the next Nexus then.

    • cheeto0

      The percentage profit is true of almost any phone. The nexus is prolly the only exception.

      • hot_spare

        Well not everywhere. Just in few countries where google is subsidizing the Nexus. Rest of the world get it at regular high price.

    • athom07

      I just made the switch - so recently that I still have both phones in service currently. Today, I am getting 35 Mbp/s on T-Mobile and 9 down on Verizon. If you live in a metro area, New Nexus + T-mobile $30 dollar plan is looking reaaaaal nice.

  • Rob

    Well - there's that.

  • lensgrabber

    If I am going to spend $600, I think I would rather go for the Note 3 at $129 more with the hope of a boot loader unlock and debloat zips. $600 for a 16gb X is just too much.

    • cheeto0

      Note 3 is a very different product. Moto x is the smallest foot print with a 4.7" display. Plus its not full of samsung junk.

      • lensgrabber

        I understand they are different products. I want a X but $600 is just too much for what you get. I hope the Dev editions are cheaper but my guess is that the $599 16gb price will set the standard for the Dev editions too.

        • jonathan3579

          I'm wonder if they're gonna be selling the Dev Editions with no warranty like they did previously. There's a whole lot of unknowns regarding unlocked/Dev Editions and there really shouldn't be.

          • simp1istic

            At this point, I wonder if they're even going to sell a dev edition

        • cheeto0

          I think compared to other products excepet nexus it is priced right.

    • psychoace

      Hell The LG G2 is $600 from T-Mobile.

  • jonathan3579

    I'm a little curious about this phone. However, I'd like to know if they're throwing T-Mobile's bloatware on there.

  • Dean Politis

    You can add the black one to the cart so this article isn't totally true. Only the white one is out of stock.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Both were out of stock at the time of the writing.

  • a.d.AM

    What a freakin deal!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joeyklatzko Joseph Klatzko

    Honestly, I could justify the premium price if you were getting a custom Moto X. But $600 for a plain black 16 GB Moto X? No shot in hell. They botched this launch with an AT&T exclusive on MotoMaker.

  • ac

    ????Who is going to but this phone at this price when there are other contract (HTC One) or payment plan options (next Nexus update)...I just bought the HTC One at Walmart w/ an upgraded contract for TMo at $149. Thanks Tmo for the arbitrage you created w/in the confines of the company. It does not make any sense to have such non-standardized pricing for similar quality products...