New line of products planned for European market instead, spokesperson tells Pocket-Lint
There's disappointment tonight for buyers in the UK hoping to pick up Motorola's much-hyped Moto X handset. British tech site Pocket-Lint says a Moto spokesperson has confirmed that the device will not be coming to the UK. Instead, the Moto X is apparently the first in a new family of Motorola phones, and more devices in this family will be launched globally in the future.
The site quotes a Motorola spokesperson as saying —
"Because it is the first one, the Moto X has had a real buzz around it, but the US launch is not about the US being Motorola's priority at all, there are devices coming to Europe. We can't share what they are as of yet, but they are from the same family. They are cool and they are exciting and there is a lot in Europe coming up."
Motorola UK has been fairly quiet over the past year. The British arm's last major launch was the Intel Atom-powered RAZR i last September — a device which although decent, failed to set the smartphone world alight. This year there'll be more Moto handsets for Brits to look forward to — hopefully with a similar feature set to the Moto X. Until then we'll just have to watch, with envious eyes and a stiff upper lip.
UK readers — were you planning on picking up a Moto X? Will you be waiting for Moto's new global products instead? Share your thoughts down in the comments.