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The very first thing that college sports fans did when the Moto Maker customization tool came out was make a phone in the colors of their alma mater. Now that's a little easier thanks to Motorola's College Collection. To facilitate better collegiate customization, the College Collection includes nine new back colors and three new accent colors (which don't seem to be available on the standard Moto Maker site). If that's not enough for you, the customized phones also include a clear case with your school logo.

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Right now the College Collection 16GB phones are $399.99, including the case, which means it's a free upgrade over the case-less Moto X from Moto Maker. You can upgrade to 32GB for $50 more, and the case is a $35 add-on for any Moto X in the standard Moto Maker lineup. The on-contract price is $50 for AT&T or Verizon, or $100 for Sprint. If you're currently in college (or you can, ahem, get access to an email at a .edu domain), you can get a discounted College Collection contract-free phone for $339. Nice. Want to buy a college logo case without the phone? Here you go.

Right now Motorola is offering 43 color customizations and cases covering most of the big state schools in the United States, from Alabama to Wisconsin. Motorola says it has logos and customizations for "up to 40 schools and counting," so maybe they'll be adding more at some point. 

Source: Motorola College Collection via Moto Blog

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Tony Byatt

    Yeah, this must be the first of multiple releases...

    They are missing several pretty big schools...

    smh.....

  • Joe Staff

    43 schools and no Ohio State? I'm surprised.

    • laxjosh

      They rightly figured that no one in Ohio can afford a smartphone. :)

      • Andrew
        • Sxeptomaniac

          I know it was posted as a joke, but I'm not sure which is more annoying, that lady or the people who repeat it as if she has any clue what she's talking about.

          Obama has pretty much zero to do with the universal access system this lady is talking about. In fact, the program was created under Reagan, and modified under Clinton and Bush. http://www.snopes.com/politics/taxes/cellphone.asp

      • Joe Staff

        (tips hat) I have no comeback.. Well played.

  • Slawootsky

    It is quite pointless to not include those new colors to motomaker.

    • Grayson

      What makes you think they haven't? I just went to MotoMaker and there are far more colors available than when I ordered one 4 months ago, so they have definitely added a bunch.

      • Slawootsky

        It's stated it the article.

        • Grayson

          Oh, I don't generally read, but I think the article is wrong. ;P

  • Rick Fisher

    Purdue, but not IU? I wonder how they come up with these college choices.

    • Jonathan Ly

      Licensing. Reason why Ohio State isn't on there too, they are really strict on licensing agreements for logos and such?

    • TylerChappell

      Maybe because Purdue is like the Harvard of the Midwest, and IU is just...well, IU. lmao

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

    Wrong Aggies, bro.

  • Evan Jenkins

    No West Virginia? that's kind of a bummer :(

    • laxjosh

      West Virginia has wireless service?

      • Evan Jenkins

        4g LTE in Morgantown and Marshall plus 3g since 2010, so ummmm yeah? Not sure if trolling or serious.

  • Ryan Callihan

    ...Are you kidding? I tried so hard to make an LSU Colorway but the colors just weren't right. Can I... Can I convince them to let me trade mine in for the LSU one?

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  • modplan

    No NC State, no buy.

  • Rico San

    White and Green for Notre Dame? That's downright offensive. No sight of the blue and gold.

  • THWG

    You would think they would at least include Georgia TECH since this is a tech industry! But I also wouldn't be surprised if there were school licensing issues in the way for them and others unlike many other schools that just "sell" themselves out to anyone despite the quality of the product. Moto X is one fine product though.

  • Matthew Fry

    43 schools and it doesn't have the smaller state schools that my wife or I went to? This is crap!

    I kid, but seriously, no Utah school at all? A good portion of the PAC12 schools are there...

  • Nick

    Wow, they missed a lot of big schools. I was stunned when I checked what North Eastern schools they had and they only had Boston College and UConn. They also oddly placed Georgetown and James Madison in the north east section. Get your self together Motorola!

  • ltredbeard

    I don't use cases so I was hoping that the logo would be on the phone. It's too bad it isn't

    • archercc

      I was interested until I saw that it was a case.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/pamela-hill/ Pamela Hill

    Oh yeah! Gig 'Em Ags! And I already wanted a Moto X. They've sold me now!

  • Shadowstare

    They don't have Duke!? #FAIL

  • nctrnl

    #Whoop

  • http://www.scottcolbert.com ScottColbert

    Sweet, they have ASU. Nothing like having Sparky emblazoned on my phone!

  • Andrew

    If I had gotten this, I would have made mine Orange and Blue
    Go Gators!

    In all seriousness, I can't justify the price of a MotoX over a Nexus 5...except that I can't get a Nexus 5 on Verizon. Since I can't be happy, I keep my Note 2 (returned Note 3).

  • clay

    gig em aggies? i think i just threw up in my mouth

  • Cody Shiranai

    Not that I see them as options, but I'm pretty sure I would never want a phone with OSU Buckeyes logos on it, that's crazy douchey. Or maybe the fact I have no loyalty to the state I currently live in is showing... not that I would have a phone with Rutgers on it either.