Updated 03:48 AM EST, Wed, Dec 02, 2020

Moto X Phone's Release Date for AT&T: Motorola Reveals Skip Accessory Before Release Date on (Rumored) Verizon

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Motorola has unveiled a new accessory for the upcoming Moto X that will help users gain access to their phone faster than ever before: The Moto Skip, an NFC-based device that will allow users to unlock their phone without entering a password, according to Engadget.

The $20 device requires the user to merely pair up the tag looking device with their Moto X, and then users can unlock their phones just by tapping the smartphone against the device. Users can put the Moto Skip on their hip to allow quick access to their phones if they do not have time to input passwords, or are just really lazy and would rather drop some cash to avoid typing in a few numbers or swiping a screen.

It will be interesting to see how popular the accessory will be, as companies usually dump a whole mess of extras on consumers when new smartphones are released, and the Moto Skip could be bypassed for other extras. After all, the Moto Skip is hardly an essential item. Although, it could be useful, since users can pull out their phones and tap them against the Moto X and then start using the device.

The Moto X has not received an official release date from most providers quite yet, but AT&T users will be the first to get their hands on the device On August 29. Of course, Verizon is rumored to begin offering the device on Aug. 29 as well, so it looks as thought that rumor is false, and Verizon Wireless customers will have to wait a little bit before they can obtain the device. 

The Moto X's main selling point is that the device is very customizable, allowing users to choose various details for their handset on the company's website and have the device shipped out in four days time from Motorola's new plant in Texas, which was set up specifically to build customized Moto X smartphones for users in the United States.

The Moto X will feature a 4.7 inch 720p AMOLED display, as well as a 10 megapixel clear pixel camera. The device will run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

Look out for more Moto X and Moto Skip news as Motorola prepares to launch in the United States and different service providers get ready to roll out the smartphone.

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