UPDATE: We’ve contacted both sellers, asking whether the buyer would be at risk if they bought the handset. The US seller replied quite quickly that no, there would be no problem…you do not have to sign any papers…you can do whatever you want with the phone.
Moto’s not too keen on its exclusive phones being sold off on the cheap – it’s just introduced a legal contract for new owners, ensuring second hand Aura handsets don’t appear on eBay once you’re tired of it and fancy getting a bit of the $2,000 price tag back.
A source has told The Register that buyers will be required to “sign into a contract that states they can’t sell it on eBay”, adding that if an Aura owner wants to sell their phone after they’ve bought it then they’ll only have one option – attempt to sell it back to Motorola.
We have seen there are ways around just about every attempt at SIM locking and mobile security, however, so perhaps these sellers have already found out how to free this phone. Either that or they’re the world’s most obvious fakes.
Motorola’s Aura will set you back around $1,224 of your hard-earned, but what price it’ll actually offer for a second-hand model is as yet unknown.
The mobile maker hasn’t officially confirmed when the Aura will be available in the UK, but it’s believed that it’ll be in shops around the beginning of December.
Out December | £2,000 | Motorola (via The Register)