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Flashaholic on vzw. I really wanted a moto maker but ended up going with the dev edition. Warranty was never a concern, it's just nice to be able to unlock and root so easily without the hassle and being worried about future updates. I don't plan on flashing ROMs with this phone. It definitely doesn't look as good but I guess the developer tag on the back is kinda cool, especially if you are a dev.
 
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...The white woven back is slippery.
You can get something like the XtremeGuards talked about -> HERE <- which solved the slippery problem for me. Or get a case.

But yeah, the retail Verizon black X I had a demo of was definitely more grippy than my VZW Dev Edition X
 
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I just ordered the GSM dev edition. Since I was buying off contract it was the same price as the moto-maker version. They said it might take "up to seven days" to ship.😳
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dev edition. not sure why anyone would buy anything different if you were paying full price. unlocking the bootloader seems like a must nowadays.
 
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I bought the VZW developer edition during the sale for the warranty but more important was the flexibility. I use Verizon in the US for coverage but I travel out of the country and I "think" I can convert the moto-x to a GSM phone while travelling. If I'm correct (and that happens about 25% of the time), inserting a GSM (eg ATT/t-mobile/orange/....) Sim in the phone and entering the correct APN (if it's not done automatically), my phone will work on a GSM network (of course with the terms/conditions/minutes/KB of data I've paid for on that Sim).

I don't know if I could do that on a locked phone....(of course, I'm not sure yet if I actually can do this on an unlocked phone).
 
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Looking back I probably should have jumped on the Dev Edition on the 1st Monday Promo that went badly for Motorola. After missing out on that I was to tight to pay the full price for the phone and I really like the looks of the MotoMaker phones you could design. My carrier is T-Mobile so I knew I could unlock the bootloader and void the warranty so that is the route I took. I have unlocked the bootloader and rooted all the android phones and I have never bricked one but I know its possible to do. I was more worried aout a defective phone or something wrong not caused by rooting. I really think that the phones are identical to the Dev edition if you bought the 32gb, which I did. Motorola probably will never include them in the warranty but in a way I think they should considering the only differences is cosmetic. I get the whole idea that people mess up the phones and then use warranty to replace so I guess Motorola does not want more exposure unless you specifically order the Dev Edition. Time will tell if I messed up or not on unlocking the bootloader but for now I am $150 better off and that could be sorry one day because of it.
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I am on Vzw, with unlimited data, and I want to be able to tether in the car. There may be some apps that allow that, for now, but with an unlocked boot loader, I don't have to worry about ever losing root access, or the ability to tether.
I also plan to use this phone for 2 full years, like I did with my og droid and then the gnex. It is nice to know that if moto stops supporting the device with updates (cough* Samsung gnex*cough), I can flash a rom if I need.
 
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Looking back I probably should have jumped on the Dev Edition on the 1st Monday Promo that went badly for Motorola. After missing out on that I was to tight to pay the full price for the phone and I really like the looks of the MotoMaker phones you could design. My carrier is T-Mobile so I knew I could unlock the bootloader and void the warranty so that is the route I took. I have unlocked the bootloader and rooted all the android phones and I have never bricked one but I know its possible to do. I was more worried aout a defective phone or something wrong not caused by rooting. I really think that the phones are identical to the Dev edition if you bought the 32gb, which I did. Motorola probably will never include them in the warranty but in a way I think they should considering the only differences is cosmetic. I get the whole idea that people mess up the phones and then use warranty to replace so I guess Motorola does not want more exposure unless you specifically order the Dev Edition. Time will tell if I messed up or not on unlocking the bootloader but for now I am $150 better off and that could be sorry one day because of it.
I agree wholeheartedly and am in line with your assessment as I did the same thing though I did not buy the Dev edition but the T-Mobile version and then unlocked it..
Honestly, this phone is not worth the full retail price, Dev edition or not.
But, it is a solid phone and I would recommend it but I feel it won't age gracefully and will be overshadowed quickly if it already hasn't been.

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