Leaked photos and videos aren’t that uncommon in the day and age where everything can be uploaded online in almost an instant. The main thing we’ve been concerned about has been more so the quality of the photos and videos, which when bad, almost adds a mystique around the content (despite being mostly taken by the same camera that we caught the Bigfoot footage on…). Thankfully, this time around we’ve got a highly polished production video of the Moto X from Rogers and it confirms a few things that we were wondering about. We just hope that some poor sap from Rogers isn’t going to lose their job to this being leaked way ahead of any official announcement.
In the video, they demonstrate a little bit more about the hands-free possibilities of the Moto X, using your voice to do just about anything with the phone. Want to set a reminder? Just say “OK Google Now, set a reminder for 2 PM today” and your phone will have it done. No need to pick it up and unlock it, the Moto X will always be listening for your commands.
As well, it also highlights an interesting way of going about firing up the camera app. Not need to press any buttons as well, two flicks of the wrist and your camera is ready to take pictures. This seems like more of a novelty approach for me, as the first practical thing I thought when I saw this in action was: :”Man, if I do this I’m definitely going to end up tossing my phone by accident.”
Finally, it’s also revealed that the Moto X will be available in Canada later on in August, so that means we should most likely see a rollout of the device (…and man, hopefully some kind of announcement) relatively soon for other countries. However, they mention that it will be available in Black and White in Canada, so no word on whether that will be one of the customizable features highly discussed earlier for us here in the Great White North.
All in all, the Moto X is definitely starting to pique my curiosity and should be an interesting phone to keep tabs on, despite lackluster specs. While definitely not competing against the high end devices of Samsung or HTC, it definitely fits into the mid-range niche and will do well there.