Rumors about Motorola and Google’s secretive X-Phone project have been spreading like wildfire for weeks now, but those rumors may become facts as Motorola Mobility has posted a job listing on LinkedIn hiring a Senior Director of Product Management for the X-Phone.
The job posting stated that it was hunting for experienced individuals to be engaged in a “next generation Smartphone Platform” helping with development and execution. Actually, it wasn’t long at all before Motorola yanked the listing, but you can still check the job list on Motorola’s website, though without any referring to the X-Phone.
There’s nothing technical but generically the job role and company introduction in the rest of the listing so those who hope for a better understanding of what the X-Phone will bring to the table would be a little disappointed. Many may notice that the phone is still a work in process. Therefore, there’s no possibility of launch at the May 2013 Google I/O developer conference. Since the employment has just started, you might have to cool your enthusiasm done.
The Journal’s recent report pointed that “X-Phone could be a high-end flagship device meant to better compete with the likes of Samsung and Apple (an approach that mobile also-ran Sony may soon run with), as well as greater focus on camera performance and design.”
There are rumors that the X-Phone will be sold at $299 unsubsidized for “all carriers”, but the X-Phone will not be a Nexus device. For alternative, it is said to be sporting a brand new skin developed by Motorola on top, and its name, X-Phone, is a meaning of the phone being a cross-carrier device.