Eric Schmidt poses with Google’s Moto X
Thursday at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference held in Sun Valley, Idaho attracts some of the biggest names in tech, including Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Apple CEO Tim Cook. Schmidt stood out from the crowd not because of what he was doing, but because of the smartphone he was using. Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt was snapped waving around an unspecified Motorola handset that is not recognizable when compared to those already on shelves. It has led many to believe that the white-backed phone he seemed keen to give an airing to is, indeed, the brand spanking new Moto X.
Taken by two different sources, both posting their efforts on Twitter, the pictures show an interestingly-shaped device. It has a bulbous section on the rear and looks very similar to an earlier leaked shot of the back of a black version.
What hasn’t been highlighted before, however, is the mottled pattern on the back of the phone. It also looks like it will be made of solid matte plastic, rather than be cheap and shiny like some competitors.
The Moto X is part of a series of phones that are expected to be the first ones created by the new regime from Google. Moto X is expected to be highly customizable, with back covers and colors that customers can choose from. The picture shows a soft matte black cover and it’s rounded as well. There’s a camera lens in the center, with a flash and the Motorola logo underneath.