How much is an off-contract Moto X? Probably not $700. Some Phandroid users have noticed that Best Buy has listed the Moto X's "unactivated price" at $699.99, which seems a bit pricey for the mid-range device. However, Phandroid's Quentyn Kennemer points out that Best Buy "often prices its off-contract smartphones beyond normal" because they make more on carrier contract commissions. So this doesn't necessarily mean customers will be stuck shelling out $700 for a contract free Moto X. We'll know the actual price when carriers like AT&T start listing the device on their websites.
The Moto X will be available at AT&T, Sprint, US Cellular, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile for $199 with a new two-year agreement. AT&T customers will be allowed to customize their device using Motorola's Motomaker website. Motomaker will also be available to Verizon Wireless subscribers later this year. T-Mobile will not carry the Moto X online or at its retail locations. Instead T-Mobile users will have to buy their Moto X handset directly from Motorola. It's still unknown if T-Mobile will offer their non-subsidized UnCarrier payment plans for the device, but it seems unlikely.