Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Motorola's event on the 11th of July is fake ....
The rumor started a tad after Motorola launched its teaser advertisement for the Moto X last week, in doing so confirming the handset. Shortly after this, word surfaced in a few places alleging that a press event would be held on July 11, revealing some details for the handset. Others, basing off these rumors, interpreted the “X” and “I” shapes made by the individuals in the image above as confirmation of this.
The rumor took off, however, after tech blogger Leo Laporte confirmed that a private event was going to be held on that day for “50 or so press members.” Our friends at Android Community reached out to Motorola for more information, and the company responded with some clarity: the speculation is nothing more than a rumor that got carried away.
As it turns out, Guy Kawaksaki of former Apple evangelism fame – now a Motorola employee – is holding a gathering for his own friends, and there won’t be any product announcements or launches during it. As such, the rumor can officially be put to rest. Motorola has no plans for July 11th, and we’ll have to wait for official word on when it does plan to launch the handset.
Given the nature of the handset, when a press date is set for the Moto X, we’ll be hearing about it well in advance of its date, so no worries.