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    Now that the full Moto Z/Z Force review is in, as well as the two phones’ camera analysis and our critical look at three of the Moto Mods meant to enhance out-the-box functionality, it’s time to pin down the best thing about this new modular undertaking. That’s right, probably the best thing about the Moto Z is it inevitably attracts a downpour of sweet deals… on last year’s Motorola Moto X Pure Edition. We kid, at least in part, though there’s no denying the appeal of B&H Photo Video’s latest sale on Lenovo’s previous Moto-branded flagship. Specifically, its 32GB ...

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    One of Evan Blass's sources previously tipped him off to a change of brand in Motorola's main line of smartphones: instead of Moto X, the next product in the line would be Moto Z. That's instead of and not in addition to. Motorola press representatives have been tackling questions about the Moto X brand and someone got back to Android Police with the following: Moto X is alive and well. In fact, Moto X Force [Edit: it was launched on October 29, 2015] recently launched in multiple new markets around the world. Moto X and Moto Z do share some great qualities, but they ultimately provide ...

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    With the Moto Z almost certainly around the corner, and the Moto 360 Sport recently pruned off the Google Store, it’s only natural to expect some irresistible bundle deals meant to clear out lingering inventory of the fitness-friendly smartwatch and the third-generation Moto X phone. Granted, it’d be nice if Motorola outright offered discounts on the two aging gadgets, even when purchased separately, but it looks like you’ll have to settle for a pretty sweet combo with a few strings attached at the moment. The 64GB Moto X Pure Edition, normally priced at $450, and the Moto 360 Sport ...

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    We're eagerly anticipating the next generation of Moto phones, and we'll have more information to share soon, but before we get the full scoop on Moto Z and the MotoMod backplates, the editorial team here at Pocketnow has weighed in. This is an important release for Lenovo, especially in light of the Moto division under-performing, so here's our wishlist for a successful Moto phone launch! Adam Lein - Set the standard for modular I’ve had a great interest in modular/expandable smartphones since Compaq first started the idea with the iPAQ 3600 PDA (which later became a smartphone with the ...

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    It doesn’t look like Google’s Project Ara initiative for developing a truly modular smartphone where you can remove and swap all the key components with minimal effort and no specialized tools will yield a fully functional, mass-manufactured product anytime soon. But you can settle for the next best modular thing, namely the LG G5 and its “Friends”, or the upcoming Motorola Moto Z lineup and so-called MotoMods interchangeable back plates. There could be up to half a dozen such productivity-enhancing accessories, adding among others a camera grip, backup battery, kickstand, stereo ...

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    It seems that we can very nearly confirm Evan Blass's reporting on Motorola using the "Moto Z" brand in some way. The company has a trademark application filed at the US Patent and Trademark for the term dated May 17. In his VentureBeat article, Blass detailed how the Moto Z term would replace the Moto X branding on the company's flagship smartphones, including ones produced for Verizon Wireless under a line called "DROID". As Motorola is likely to get hold of the term, it may simply become a matter of "use it or lose it" come the next major smartphone launch on June 9. Source: US ...

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    Back in the golden age of candybar phones and clamshells, it was so much easier than today to choose a “daily driver.” Nobody talked about different mobile operating systems and platforms (because there weren’t any), you didn’t have quad or octa-core processors to concern yourself with, and lag was an issue limited to PC mIRC chats. It was an arguably simpler time, when essentially the entire mobile device-owning world either used a stylish Motorola Razr or robust and long-lasting Nokia 1000-series handheld. Androids and iPhones of course shortly entered the equation and began ...

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    We all know new smartphone releases, especially in the high-end segment, often bring consistent discounts on oldies that thus become goldies, but there’s only so much a top-tier OEM like Motorola can afford to knock off before starting to lose money and deciding it’s best to retire a beloved two-year-old. For the second-generation Moto X, commercially launched way back in the fall of 2014, that “breaking point” is probably $150. We thought it was $200 a few weeks ago, but it turns out Lenovo can do even better in its attempt to clear out inventory as the Moto X 2016 looms large. ...

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    While we’re likely only a week or so away from the Moto G4 and G4 Plus formal debut in India, parent company Lenovo is already looking forward to at least an additional pair of “major product announcements” scheduled for June 9 in San Francisco. Exactly one month from today, the second annual Lenovo Tech World conference will go down, with “some of the industry’s top leaders” joining the Chinese outfit’s chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing to talk “the most promising and emerging topics in innovation, including virtual reality, smart connected devices/IoT and harnessing the ...

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    We’re probably only a couple of months away from the launch of the fourth-generation Motorola Moto X, following in the footsteps of last year’s Moto X Style, aka X Pure Edition. Ergo, the third-gen can be unsurprisingly purchased at lower prices than ever before, i.e. $300 unlocked with 32GB internal storage. You may reckon that means game over for the 5.7-incher’s decrepit 5.2-inch predecessor, which Best Buy “cleared” a while back at a little over $240. But although most third-party retailers, including Amazon, seem to be all out of stock, Motorola has a few more units lying ...

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    While we can’t be sure it has anything to do with that recent wave of “structural” changes and executive reshuffles, or even more recent warranty controversies, Motorola is clearly behind its traditional product release schedule. There hasn’t been a single Moto-branded device unveiled thus far in 2016, despite the second-gen Moto E turning a year old back in February, and losing touch with the world’s best ultra-affordable phones of late. But last week we received confirmation of an “exciting” announcement happening on June 9, and today, we’re seeing press invites floating ...

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    The leak reactors are back up again and we suspect that it's prime season to start yelling continuously about the 2016 Moto X, whatever the heck it will be called — so help us god. If you have doubts about the heat pipe that's supposedly in this thing or the metallic form factor that would leave Lenovo holding the bag for bringing Motorola into conformation with the endless seas of metallic phones, this leak tipped through hellomotoHK's Facebook page will not assuage anything. // Say Hello to fingerprint☝ Thanks Don to tips us! Posted by hellomotoHK on Thursday, April 7, 2016   All ...

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    April 1 might be a day of horseplay, ridiculousness and embarrassment for many tech companies, but if you can’t appreciate the faux product announcements and silly software introductions flooding the market over the next few hours, maybe you’ll like what Motorola has in store. Out of nowhere, Lenovo’s subsidiary has kicked off a pair of amazing lightning deals on its official US website, both of which will expire at 10:59 am CT later today. The first lets you score the original Moto 360 smartwatch, launched in 2014, completely free of charge. No joke, no catches, no strings attached. ...

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    Did you miss out on Motorola’s surprisingly attractive 64GB Moto X Pure Edition deal from a couple of weeks back, with a first-gen Moto 360 smartwatch then offered for free? Fret not, as B&H Photo Video today holds an even sweeter sale for folks who weren’t that interested in the ancient wearable device. Today only, mind you, so you have until midnight EST to decide if the unlocked 64 gig Moto X Pure or Style is worth 400 bucks. Which it is, trust us, since both Amazon and Motorola continue to charge at least $500 for it. Even better, B&H also throws in one of the retailer’s ...

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    If the BlackBerry Priv and Passport really don’t sound like fitting Valentine’s Day presents for your loved ones, perhaps Motorola can interest you in time-limited discounts for its top three gadgets right now. First up, the second-generation Moto 360 smartwatch is available with a gratis leather band if you choose to receive it strapped by a metal one out the box. The greatest thing about the Android Wear timepiece is it understands the difference between men’s and women’s fashion, featuring contrasting stylings and coats of paint for each gender. With a metal band as standard, ...

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    Age is not just a number for the fall 2014-released second-generation Motorola Moto X, whose 2015 sequel considerably upped the screen size and resolution ante, as well as processing power, memory, battery capacity, and photography prowess. Still, the OG jumped from Android Lollipop to Marshmallow surprisingly early, and as such, it manages to stay in the spotlight way past its prime, also thanks to recent discounts enforced by Motorola and now Best Buy. The latter charges as little as $243 for an unlocked black model with 4G LTE connectivity, as part of an online-only clearance sale that ...

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    The second-generation Motorola Moto X was a measly year old when Android’s 6.0 iteration started making its way to Nexus devices, and considering the close relationship between Google and the now Lenovo-owned company until not long ago, we were certain an official update was brewing. While that’s obviously the case for the unlocked, “Pure” edition, both Verizon and AT&T-branded models are unexpectedly left in the lurch. Clearly, the blame must be shared by the phone manufacturer and the two US-leading carriers, but something tells us the latter’s drawn-out, often unneeded ...

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    We're well into year number two of Lenovo ownership of Motorola and the parent company has cleaned house with its mobile operations. With all research, design and production moved to Chicago and branding changed up, the task at hand now comes down to making good phones and selling them. Lenovo senior vice president Chen Xudong's concerned about the last two parts and where his company stands in the global marketplace. He thinks that the marketplace could expand to as many as ten major players — that's in spite of what analysts and media outlets alike view as the maturation of the ...

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    Interested in Motorola’s newest flagship smartphone and the company’s second-generation smartwatch? Stop pining for yesteryear’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, and pony up at least $600 before 10:59 am CT, on January 12. The six Benjamins will get you both the unlocked Moto X Style, aka X Pure Edition, and 2015 Moto 360, obviously in entry-level configurations with 16GB internal storage and 42mm case designed for men respectively. Bought separately outside this sweet five-day-limited promotion, the 5.7-inch handheld sets you back at least $400, while the swanky circular ...

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    Ever wondered who invented smartphones capable of fingerprint authentication? Well, “invention” is a strong word in a world where nothing is truly original or never done before in some form or other, and “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” But technically, Motorola rolled out the Atrix 4G more than two and a half years ahead of Apple’s iPhone 5s, and while the former’s fingerprint scanner was nowhere near as advanced or versatile as the latter’s Touch ID sensor, it clearly laid the first stone of an unexpected invasion of biometric-enabled mobile gadgets. What’s ...

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    The most “giftable” smartphone this holiday season just got even more giftable, thanks to the always benevolent Amazon, which charges only $350 for the 32GB unlocked Motorola Moto X Pure Edition stateside as part of another one day-limited steal. That’s down from the regular list price of $450, and it’s actually a better deal than anything we’ve seen offered by the handheld’s manufacturer and third-party retailers on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Ironically, the 16GB model is stuck at $400, and therefore clearly to be avoided for the next 20 hours or so, as is the case with ...

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    The bang for buck champions of the Android smartphone décor these past couple of years have never enthused with their high-end designs, optional wood and leather backs notwithstanding. Motorola kept the aesthetic gambles to a minimum on all three generations of its Moto X flagships, but now Lenovo counts on the Illinois-based OEM to reverse declining sales, and a major redesign could be in the works. First and foremost, this leaked pic from China of a supposed fourth-generation X prototype clearly flaunts a metal unibody-type construction, which may put a surprising end to the Moto Maker ...

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    It’s really no wonder version 6.0 barely surfaced in last month’s Android distribution chart, essentially tying Froyo’s market share, given you can still count the number of non-Nexus, non-Android One devices widely updated to Marshmallow on the fingers of one hand. There’s the LG G4, unlocked HTC One M8 stateside, Moto X Style in territories like Brazil or India, and… actually, that’s it. Three pithy phones, plus the M pre-loaded HTC One A9. Of course, a slew of newbies and oldies, including the ancient HTC HD2 and Nexus S, can technically run the platform’s freshest flavor ...

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    They say holiday shopping is a marathon, not a sprint. They don’t? Well, they should, and we do. Especially nowadays, with many an electronics merchant hell-bent on taking your money before Thanksgiving, as soon as you wrap up your Turkey Day feast, days after, and then on and around Christmas. Forget the biggest shopping day of the year, as stores, chiefly online, are taken by storm practically throughout November and December. Still, December 1, 2014 was responsible all by its lonesome for a record-breaking $2.68 billion worth of e-sales in the US, and there’s no reason to expect any ...

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    Never too fond of Black Friday, Lenovo daughter company Motorola always saved the biggest discounts for the Monday after Thanksgiving, colloquially known as Cyber Monday. This year is no exception, although you’re actually looking at “Cyber Week” deals on two of the three Moto items on sale, which are good from November 30 all the way through December 7. But it’s the 24-hour second-gen Moto G blowout that should make the most headlines, given last year’s budget champion will go for a super-palatable $100, 80 bucks off list. Of course, third-party retailers like Amazon have long ...

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