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Sprint may not be the lead dog in the carrier pack any longer, but it still holds an ace in its sleeve: unlimited data for life, for those who want it. While every other major rival postpaid carrier has switched over to tiered data plans, Sprint's offering the Moto X with unlimited talk, text and data for $80/month. The device itself will be priced at $199.99 on a 2-year contract, and if you haven't heard, we're pretty big fans of the phone. For a limited time only, new customers who switch their phone number to Sprint from another carrier will receive an additional $100 instant credit, reducing... Read more...
Now owned by Google, Motorola Mobility is conjoined with one of the world's most innovative companies. And, as it happens, it's the company that makes the world's most prolific mobile operating system: Android. Google promised long ago to not play favorites with Motorola, and the Moto X is proof of that. It's not exactly a Nexus phone, but it's one of the most bloatware-free OEM models to ship without the Nexus logo. In other words, fans of the stock Android experience will find plenty to enjoy here. The raw specifications of the Moto X leave a little bit to be desired. A lot of the pre-launch... Read more...
If not for Apple's impending launch of the next-generation iPhone, the Moto X would be one of the year's most notable smartphone launches. And honestly, that's saying something. 2013 has also been a year where the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 came to light, but no Android phone has captured as many eyes as Motorola's simply-titled "X." The reality is that Motorola has not been a force in the mobile arena since the days of the original RAZR. Believe it or not, that iconic flip-phone was released nearly a decade ago, and it goes without saying that a whole lot has changed in the years since -- not... Read more...
Designed and assembled here in the good ol' USA, Google's Motorola Mobility division definitely made headlines with the introduction of the Moto X smartphone.  This device is the fruits of the first joint effort between the two companies since Google snapped up the division last year in an effort to drive a deeper stake securing a foothold in the smartphone hardware market.  On the surface, the Moto X's somewhat bland spec list consisting of a only a 720p display and dual-core processor may be uninspiring to some.  However, what Motorola baked into the Moto X were additional compute... Read more...
While the Moto X has largely been praised, there's one thing that almost every critic has nitpicked: the price. Sure, $200 on contract for a sleek, Android-powered smartphone isn't terrible, but it's not exactly brimming with high-end internals. That said, it is built in the United States, which certainly adds to the price premium. Still, that price niggle will soon be a moot point according to EVLeaks, who has reported that a 50% off sale will hit in Q4. That's right: the Moto X will soon be available for $100 on contract. That'll make it a serious player even on the pricing front, and during... Read more...
Well, here's one way to get the hardcore techies interested in a mid-range device. The Moto X wasn't quite the do-all flagship that many had hoped for, and while it may rival the iPhone in some ways, it's certainly not a hero device in terms of internal specifications. That being said, there's one more reason that may have hackers and tinkerers considering a purchase. Days after the device went on sale at a number of carriers, the official Motorola product page is now listing a Developer Edition. Dev Edition phones in the Android world aren't entirely novel; plenty of Samsung and HTC Android smartphones... Read more...
NFC, on the whole, has yet to really take the world by storm. In some nations, it has become a fairly popular tool for mobile payments, but in North America, it's rarely used for anything more serious than pairing with a Bluetooth speaker. That said, Motorola's newest smartphone, the Moto X, has a new NFC-based accessory that honestly feels like one of the most impressive uses yet of the technology. Motorola Skip is a new, hardware-based method for unlocking your Android phone. Moto found that the average power user unlocks their phone screen around 100 times per day, and at 2.3 seconds each time... Read more...
If one thing was made clear following the proper, official launch of the Moto X, it's this: this is no iPhone-killing flagship. This is a mid-range phone for the mainstream masses, built in the U.S.A. as an attempt to get Motorola's mobile market share back into a respectable area. And now, Moto is showcasing exactly who it's after with a couple of new TV spots. One clip shows off the phone's new voice command capabilities, enabling Google Now to act as a Siri-type assistant when setting alarms and jotting notes. The other is a spot that focuses on the phone's 10-megapixel camera, as well as the... Read more...
It's here. After months and months of rumors, leaks, etc., Motorola's X is official, and carriers far and wide are doing all they can to sway potential buyers to their particular version. Following Sprint's own announcement of the device, AT&T has announced that it'll allow customers to customize their Moto X. The customizable version of Moto X is the first smartphone designed by you, assembled in the USA and available only at AT&T. Using an online studio, customers will be able to choose color options, accent colors, text for the rear, unique wallpapers, and 16GB of 32GB of storage. Of... Read more...
Apple's iPhone has been generating tons of demand ever since it was unveiled in 2007, and right from the start, consumers seemed to adore the touch screen. Unlike many phones before it, the iPhone uses a capacitive screen, which reacts instantly to finger presses without the need for a stylus. Right or wrong, the phone has been hailed as the touch screen king for years now, but MOTO Development Group decided that it was finally time to put the supposedly mighty panel to the test. A simple DIY performance analysis between the iPhone, Google's Nexus One, Motorola's Droid and HTC's Droid Eris put... Read more...
The MOTO Development Group has just released what may be the coolest thing to hit a casino floor in decades. The group is calling its new Multi-Touch BlackJack table a "world's first," and gamers will soon be able to experience it at the Global Gaming Expo 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. As of now, the prototype table can run BlackJack and Texas Hold 'Em, and honestly, those two are really the only games you need when you're playing for chips.The team took an atypical approach to creating this; instead of embedding individual screens in a standard size blackjack table, this concept creates a "seamless... Read more...
Motorola just hasn't seemed itself since the RAZR went out of style, but it's hoping to re-make itself with the CLIQ. The company's first Android device has a lot riding on it, and T-Mobile is hoping to bring even more users over who might be loyal to the brand or simply interested in getting their hands around the MOTOBLUR interface.Originally announced a few weeks back alongside few details, T-Mobile and Motorola have jointly announced today that the smartphone is fairly close to release. The 3G/Wi-Fi capable handset will be available for existing T-Mobile customers that are anxious to upgrade... Read more...
In our continuing coverage of technologies that are enabling convergence and mobility, we have news from Motorola that they're serious in their commitment to capitalizing on convergence and connectivity in the multimedia living room of tomorrow.  Dubbed the au BOX (case sensitive, please...), Motorola plans to enable customers to take their multimedia content with them on their cell phone.  KDDI, a major mobile carrier in Japan plans to offer the au BOX service first which will allow subscribers to tap into their personal music, video and image libraries, while on the road. ... Read more...
If you're old, you have a soft spot for Motorola. Plenty of people still remember Motorola vacuum tubes, and all sorts of hobbyists remember buying semiconductors and various electronic components for their projects with the spiky Motorola "M" logo on them. Lots of people are walking around with Motorola phones in their pockets, too -- yours truly included. But Motorola is being dragged down by the handset portion of their business, and are planning on splitting the company into two separate publicly traded companies to lose the cellphone albatross from around their neck. Motorola has been losing... Read more...
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