Posts tagged with: Moto E
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    As with the Lumia 520, Nokia is trying to prove something with the announcement of its successor, the Lumia 530. This isn't just your average budget phone, but also a very powerful budget phone that fits perfectly in the hands of those that have never owned a smartphone, and that would like to start conservatively. Still, that doesn't change the fact that Nokia isn't the only company after this demographic, and with competing devices like the Moto G, Nokia has decided to launch a new campaign to help you decide which is better. In the following videos you'll notice how Microsoft's new ...

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    Motorola has come a long way since the days of MOTOBLUR and a casual attitude towards Android updates, and its latest family of smartphones hasn't only offered extremely pared-down, near stock Android experiences, but delivered platform updates with speed rivaling even what we get from straight-up Nexus devices. Today we see the latest proof of just how nimble Motorola has become when it's time for a new update to arrive, as it gets started updating its own phones to Android 4.4.3 just one day after the build saw its official release. Considering how we're still waiting for OTA updates for ...

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    Motorola made some waves the other day when it announced its Moto E smartphone. This phone started at a low price of just $129 and was targeted at a global market out shopping for a durable phone. A phone that doesn’t necessarily have to be powerful. A phone that does the basics very well. In other words, a phone that's cheap and low-end. Well the intersection of Cheap Street and Low-End Lane has had an occupant for some time now. The Lumia 520 is the very definition of cheap and low-end. There are some similar specifications here, but the main difference is Windows Phone versus Android. ...

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    If you listened to the Weekly last week, you heard that I was on, so therefore it was awesome. Actually, it’s awesome all the time but it bubbles over when I…never mind. On the weekly last week we took some time to discuss the latest Moto Phone to delve the depths of the smartphone price ocean. The Moto E is the latest low-end smartphone to hit the market that might just be worth looking at. As a matter of fact, two of my day job co-workers independently approached me and asked about the Moto E. I told both of them, “Spend the extra $50 and get the Moto G.” Both of them responded ...

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    This review's subtitle is an axiom known to parents, financial advisors, and other dispensers of wisdom far and wide – but it's important to note that it's not necessarily a condemnation. The newest product out of Motorola Mobility has an awful lot going for it precisely because of its bargain-basement price tag. With the Moto E, Motorola aims to provide an easier upgrade path to the 70% of global mobile users still stuck on feature phones, to convert smartphone ownership from a privilege to a right. But to coin another adage, "you don't get something for nothing." While Motorola ...

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    Because of its rock-bottom price tag, it's inevitable that many Android enthusiasts will purchase a Moto E just to use as a device to test custom ROMs -- although, some of Motorola's bootloaders have been hard to crack in the past, making it a pain to customize the affected devices more than Motorola intends. Fortunately, the Moto E will be entirely free, as Motorola has officially added the device to its Bootloader Unlock program. The variants of the Moto E from the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Latin America have all been added to the program. All users have to do is head to the Motorola ...

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    What exactly qualifies as a "remix?" How deluded do you have to be to believe in all these "Prime" rumors? Why are we so transfixed by the notion of lasers on smartphones, and so easily taken in by a smartphone commercial, if it's shot like a trailer for Inception? We tackle these questions, and the biggest announcement section in the history of the podcast, in episode 096 of the Pocketnow Weekly. No, that's not bragging – it's just an unavoidable symptom of a month packed with unboxings, hands-ons, product launches, and reviews (both forthcoming and already-published). But even in the ...

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    Motorola's made a quick stop on the road to crafting the so-called "$50 smartphone," releasing a $129 miniature handset called the Moto E in the process. We went hands-on with the Moto E in New York City earlier this week before showing you what it's camera is made of. Our full review is coming later in the month, but in the interim, we thought we'd put the Moto E up against Motorola's reigning low-cost smartphone, the Moto G. After all, the Moto G isn't just some down-specced Moto X that the company launched and then forgot about. In terms of sales, it's the most successful smartphone in ...

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    Anxious to learn more about the Motorola Moto E? Well, a good first step is to take a look at our hands-on. Then, you may want to watch this upcoming official Hangout to help you learn more. The Hangout will go live on Thursday, May 22, at 3:00 PM Eastern time (that translates to noon for our friends in Pacific time). Motorola will be calling upon their Vice President of Product Marketing, Steve Sinclair, to field questions during the Hangout. Also attending will be Product Manager Bill Park. Motorola labels this as a chance to ask any questions you may have regarding the Moto E's hardware ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the launch of the Moto E, LTE Moto G and even Motorola's Alert services. Samsung is next as we talk about the rumors of the Galaxy S5 Active, and what to expect. LG follows the news as we talk about the LG G3 teaser and the LG Uni8 rumors. iOS 8 follows as it's rumored that it'll include HD Audio Playback. We end today's show talking about another iOS 8 feature, split-screen multitasking, but not for every iOS device. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Motorola Moto E now official at $129.00, pre-orders open - LTE-capable Moto G ...

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    A 5MP fixed-focus camera with no flash, no stabilization, no front-facing selfie-shooting counterpart, and no fancy features to speak of. Yes indeed, the Moto E camera is about as bare-bones as it gets. On Motorola's specs page for the Moto E, where even the most minor features are called out in elaborate detail, the optics section is laughably spartan: Of course, such is life on the low end of the smartphone spectrum. We already have some guidance that's helped set our expectations in this area: the Moto E's Windows Phone-based competitor, the much-cheaper Lumia 520, went under our review ...

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    "Built to last, priced for all." That's the motto behind Motorola's latest smartphone designed for developing markets, and we're in NYC to bring you a first hands-on. As you can see in the video below, the family resemblance here is strong: the Moto E is physically very similar to the flagship-level Moto X and its more-affordable cousin, the Moto G. While the Moto E is noticeably thicker than each, it also has a smaller footprint on its face, making it just as comfortable to hold, if not more so. As we reported earlier today, specs are as you might expect from a smartphone with the Moto ...

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    This morning has already brought us Motorola's latest smartphone, the stupid-cheap Moto E, as well as a new LTE edition of the already crazy-affordable Moto G. Sure, we didn't see any Moto 360 action, but considering what else we got it hardly seems worthwhile complaining. Hardware: covered. But as it turns out that's only one component of Motorola's news for us today, and we're also learning about some new software Motorola's got for its users, as it releases Motorola Alert. Alert is a location-based notification app, and has a couple different modes of operation. One lets the user set up ...

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    After many leaks over the previous few days, and even an Indian unveiling just hours ago, Motorola has finally unveiled the Moto E to the masses. Its budget smartphone, coming in at £89, has already seen its specs confirmed. We now have a #GoodbyeDumbPhone web site hosted by Motorola, telling us "Life before mobile apps should be a thing of the past, and that the Moto E is "Made to last. Priced for all." The device is launching this week in the United Kingdom for £89, and is available for pre-order in the United States for $129.00. As always, we will keep you updated as more ...

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    Despite the fact that we still don't have an official press release from Motorola for their budget Moto E device, news is starting to trickle in by way of other sources. Indian retailer Flipkart, which has been working closely with Motorola's India sector, has made available specifications and the price of the device, at least for the Indian market. The price listed by the retailer is 6999 rupees, which translates to roughly $117.14 USD. We will have to see about U.S. pricing when we get the press release, though. The key specs are as listed right down below. Android v4.4 (KitKat) OS ...

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