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    No, we're not seeing a new phone from Motorola, and it's not some sort of ruggedized version of the Moto G we all know. However, there's a bit of a difference in both the naming (with the addition of the "Forte" moniker), and what you get in the package, if you live in Mexico, and you're on Nextel. Expect nothing different from the Moto G Forte than the regular Moto G, but with a back cover; it's actually the Grip Shell, and it comes out of the box, otherwise setting you back around $15. In addition, they're also throwing in 50GB of Google Drive space. While there's no word on the ...

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    What is it about today and Android OEMs introducing low-to-mid-end tablet hardware? We got the ball rolling this morning with Samsung and the launch of its three new Galaxy Tab4 models, and now we see Lenovo stepping up with an assortment of its own, revealing four new Android tablets. First we have the A7-30 and A7-50, and truth be told, we're not entirely clear how they differ. We have a full set of specs for the A7-50, which will feature a seven-inch 1024 x 600 display, a quad-core MediaTek SoC, 8GB of storage, a 2MP camera (with VGA front-facer), a 3500mAh battery, and be available in ...

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    With March now upon us, the early year expo season has drawn to a close, as first CES and then MWC delivered their one-two punch of new hardware, services, accessories, and as much mobile news as we could handle. With Anton D. Nagy and Jaime Rivera on the floor in Barcelona, we had dozens of great opportunities to check out all the new Mobile World Congress gear for ourselves, while our team back in the States brought you word of the latest product announcements as they broke, while also swinging by New York City to check out the US side of Samsung's Unpacked event. While the whole week is ...

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    Anton D. Nagy chasing a taxi on foot. Jaime Rivera almost burning down a building with a power strip. A Honduran drinking palinca and a Romanian doing a Mexican accent. The tales from our leather-clad Barcelona duo are intense - but their intensity is matched by the hot mobile news that burst forth from this week's Mobile World Congress, the most epic in recent memory. To wit, that news includes an MWC 2014 Samsung Unpacked event that gave the world the latest Galaxy; a Sony unveiling of similar proportions that built on the Xperia legacy; a press conference that saw the world's first ...

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    Smartphone fans should be quick to recognize Ashton Kutcher as the actor portraying Steve Jobs in last year's much anticipated (though critically panned) biopic, but in real life Kutcher's been helping out on the Android side of the fence. Last fall, Lenovo recruited him to help promote its Yoga Tablet (the second-gen version of which we just caught at MWC), and now we get word that Lenovo is increasing its involvement with Mr. Kutcher, who will be helping Lenovo define the user interface it creates for a forthcoming line of smartphones. We're certainly well used to seeing celebrities ...

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    Sadly, Mobile World Congress is now over. This year's mobile show in Barcelona, Spain was one of the busiest, device-driven shows in recent years. We saw a boatload of handsets, a few tablets, some wearables, and a lot of future products that won't be available for a while. Needless to say, there was plenty for just about everyone to be excited about at least something: a new Galaxy S smartphone, three new wrist-mounted Gear devices, a new Sony flagship, new additions to the HTC Desire lineup, new Huawei devices, including a wearable, a new YOGA Tablet and smartphone from Lenovo, Nokia X ...

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    For the longest time, Lenovo stayed back on the outskirts of our regular smartphone coverage. Sure, we'd learn about a new device or two every now and then, but with no carriers in the US selling Lenovo handsets, it was difficult to follow the company with much passion; post-launch, we rarely heard another word about most of these devices. But now all of a sudden with this Motorola purchase, we're looking at Lenovo in a very different light, and no matter what the company might have been up to in years past, it's about to become a much more serious player on the global smartphone stage. As ...

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    Last fall, Lenovo delivered a pair of Yoga tablets, one eight-incher and one ten-inch model. They each had cool designs, with little edge-mounted rotating kickstands, but the specs left us wishing they were just a little higher-end: we're talking 1280 x 800 displays, even on the ten-incher, and MediaTek SoCs. As if it knew just what we were thinking, Lenovo delivered a greatly improved version at the MWC this year, its Yoga Tablet 10 HD+. 1280 x 800 screen? Gone. In its place, we get a satisfying 1920 x 1200 panel. The SoC might not be top-of-the-line, but the new Snapdragon 400 here still ...

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    Lenovo is a company rarely in the spotlight in the mobile space. It's tried its hand at mobile devices several times, to a mostly uninterested audience. But Lenovo found itself all over headlines at the end of last month, after Google announced it agreed to sell Motorola Mobility to Lenovo. Fresh off the heels of that announcement, Lenovo just announced three new Android-powered smartphones: the S660, S850, and S860. Priced at $229 sans contract, the S660 (pictured above) is the cheapest model of the three. It will ship with a 4.7-inch qHD display, 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582m chip, ...

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    MWC 2014 is just over a week away, and its schedule has already been coming together to include announcements from some of mobile's biggest brands. Companies like Nokia and Samsung are expected to show off some new hardware, but not everyone will be bringing along new gear; Motorola, for instance, sent out its own MWC invitations last week, but made it clear that instead of having any major hardware news, it would instead be talking about the business itself. Considering the new Lenovo ownership, there's plenty that's not completely clear, so this plan sounded just fine to us. As we wait ...

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    As we prepare to say goodbye to the "Google-ified" Motorola we'd only just gotten to know, it bears remembering that the brand hasn't been issued a death warrant. Motorola under Lenovo may well flourish, after all, so it's premature to start planning the funeral. Still, two ownership changes in two years is a lot for any company, and from the inevitable brain drain of personnel losses to the unpredictable nature of marketing machinations, the future of the Motorola brand is anything but certain. So we thought it'd be nice, at this crossroads in Motorola's history, to take a look back at ...

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    The Motorola Moto G is the budget-friendly phone of the moment, despite being more modest than its more powerful sibling, the Moto X, specs-wise. While you'll probably have to wait until Monday, February 10, to grab the phone in a store, you can go ahead and order your Moto G online. The price is $189.99 but you'll get a $90 discount and free shipping for a final price of $99, if you opt for the no contract plan. The US Cellular Motorola Moto G, just like any other Moto G, packs a 4.5-inch screen with a 720p resolution and it is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor ...

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    We were all very surprised when it was announced Google had moved to purchase Motorola Mobility in the second half to 2011. As I noted in my piece from Monday, we were all taken aback and curious as to why Google had moved to purchase a hardware company. Obviously, the purchase was heavily – if not entirely – fueled by Motorola's immense, mobile-related portfolio of over 20,000 patents. But when Google's own Dennis Woodside moved over to Motorola as the new CEO, we could only speculate that Google, despite making it very clear Motorola would remain a separate company, wanted Motorola ...

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    The e-commerce player, Flipkart, is preparing to bring the Moto G to India. Both 8GB and 16GB versions are being mentioned and the prices for these will be 12,499INR and 13,999INR (around $200 and $224) respectively, which is not too far off of what Motorola is asking for the device in its home market, the USA. Look for the Moto G exclusively at Flipkart starting tomorrow, February 6. In case you need a reminder, the Moto G is the youngest brother of the Moto X, and it packs a 4.5-inch 72op screen, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8- and 16GB ...

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    On January 30th, just one day after the surprise announcement of their impending union, I received what superstitious people would call a "bad omen" regarding the Lenovo Motorola deal. The previous afternoon, I'd been wrapping up a pretty typical January week at Pocketnow; the botched Galaxy Gear + Nexus 5 experiment had already been transferred to the more-capable Joe Levi, so I was busy working on the AT&T G Flex unboxing and the smartphone guessing game posts, and willing the post-CES funk to dissipate so I could get some new devices in the review booth. Then Lenovo announced it ...

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