Over the past few weeks we have consistently been hearing rumors about Moto Maker, the online customization tool for Moto X, being opened up to all major carriers in the U.S. When the Moto X was announced back in August, Motorola revealed that Moto Maker will initially be exclusive to AT&T customers. The November 11th date was thrown around quite a lot, it was actually believed that only Verizon will get access to the customization tool on this date. However, Motorola has finally opened it up to Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.
Just yesterday we saw a leaked screenshot which hinted that these three carriers will be getting Moto Maker access soon. Couple Moto Maker with the recent price cuts the Moto X has gotten on these major carriers, this is perhaps the right time to pick up a Moto X if you’ve been holding off on purchasing it. Through Moto Maker, customers can select custom colors for the device’s front edge and back plate as well as choose from a plethora of accents. Colored peripherals can be purchased as well through the tool, and last but not the least, customers can also add custom engraving on the back of their new Moto X. If you’re enticed enough to head down this road, don’t forget to check out our test run of Moto Maker.
HP is still in the computing game, just in case you were wondering, as they have not resigned themselves to just churning out scientific calculators. In fact, there is a new tablet from the folks over at HP, where it is known as the HP Omni 10, and it has already appeared on the Microsoft Store which presents the HP Omni 10 in all of its Windows 8.1 glory, including a list of hardware specifications. For instance, it will arrive with a Gorilla Glass 3-protected 10.1” 1080p display that will be powered by one of Intel’s most recent and advanced ultramobile SoCs, which is the Atom Z3770 that will be based on the silicon slinger’s Silvermont 22nm architecture.
The Bay Trail chipsets could very well be Intel’s own bid to pave their way into the mobile space, So far, there are preliminary tests of the tablet version of the SoC that has proven itself to be rather worthy in terms of its CPU, although its GPU performance is nothing much to shout about. The Z3770 will arrive in a quad-core configuration that has cores which run at 1.5GHz, although it can be “powered” up to 2.4GHz when required. Other hardware specifications include 2GB RAM, a microSD memory card slot for up to 32GB of storage, an 8-megapixel autofocus camera at the back and a 2-megapixel front facing shooter, a micro HDMI slot, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity. It will retail for $399 for the 32GB model.