Motorola pricing shake-ups: Moto X, Moto G get 2014 discounts


A new year means new changes, and over the next twelve months, we’ll be seeing the smartphone market grow, new devices arrive, and new software become available for our existing handsets. But before we get to anything new, we’re taking a look back at a couple phones from 2013, as Motorola shares details of new pricing for its Moto X while the Moto G hits a carrier low.

Motorola’s been quite generous with Moto X discounts over the course of the past month, giving shoppers multiple opportunities to score the Android for $150 off its regular no-contract price. We’d been speculating as to whether that might mean that a more permanent price drop is in the phone’s future, and today we can confirm that it is – though just not at the $150 mark. Instead, Motorola is slashing $100 off the phone’s base price, bringing it down to nearly $400. The developer edition will go for $450.

The Moto G was already a great deal when you could score the phone for just $180 off-contract, but carriers aren’t wasting any time in attempting to beat that. Editions of the Moto G for use on Verizon pre-paid have been spotted at Best Buy, priced at just about $100. Apparently they’re not quite ready for sale yet, and a leaked memo explains that the official start of sales won’t be until January 9, but that’s still an incredible price.

Source: Motorola, Droid-life
Via: Android Police, Unwired View

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!