Posts tagged with: Moto X
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    So here’s the thing. I’ve got $400 burning a hole in my pocket and I need a new phone. I still can’t believe I just wrote that sentence. I’ve never had $400 burning a hole in my pocket. But that’s what getting laid off after eight years of dedication will do. Yay severance! Anyway, so I’ve got $400 to spend on a new phone, and I’ve narrowed my options to a Moto X and a Nexus 5. Yes, I know, I’m a Windows Phone guy, so I haven’t completely ruled out the Lumia 1020 I found on Swappa for $390. But let’s just pretend I have. So now I need to ask myself - and you. Moto X or ...

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    I'm writing this literally minutes after pulling the trigger on a new Moto X purchase. It will be at my doorstep in five days, and it's exactly the phone I've wanted ever since Motorola unveiled the line back in July. So why didn't I get it earlier? The Moto X has been on sale for months - so long, in fact, that we've already published our durability report and an After The Buzz re-review of the plucky little smartphone from Google. Sure, today's hour-long sale provided a little nudge, but my impulse control isn't honed enough to resist buying a drool-worthy phone for five hours, let ...

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    Last Friday, Motorola announced the details of its most interesting Moto X deal to date, revealing that today, from 3 to 4pm, the off-contract Moto X would be available for $100 off its current price (a price that already got knocked-back $100 earlier this month). That means the opportunity to score a free-and-clear 16GB Moto X for just about $300. For $25 more, you can also upgrade to one of the new wooden backs, and an extra $50 will move you up to the 32GB version of the handset. Like previous deals, expect this one to move quickly. Besides the one hour ticking clock, there's also a ...

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    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video. This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's confirmation that there are no plans to merge OS X with iOS in the near future. Motorola follows the news as the Moto X is going to be on Sale this Monday, January 27th, and the deal is very good. HTC is next as those of you expecting Android 4.4 KitKat on your US variants may see the update in the next coming days. The Google Nexus 5 follows as we get new leaks of the phone in red. We end today's show talking about Qualcomm and how it just acquired Palm's patents from HP. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Apple puts the ...

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    The Moto X is now five-months-old. Our own Michael Fisher took a second look at Motorola's 2013 flagship yesterday in episode 29 of After The Buzz. He found that despite how mediocre the phone was on paper at the time of its launch, the consensus hasn't changed … at all. The Moto X is a fantastic smartphone we still would (and do) recommend for many. But there's no point in rehashing his views on the Moto X in comparison to its foes. Instead, we're here to look at how the Moto X has fared in our pockets, next to our keys and pocket change, or how it has survived the element over those ...

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    It's not too often that we share with you details of smartphone sales. Sure, there are times like Black Friday when sales are the whole point, and sometimes savings are just too big to keep to ourselves, but few phones have had us following their sales quite in the same way as the Moto X. Maybe that's because of the Moto Maker, and how Motorola sells these guys directly. Maybe it's because of the pretty substantial savings that have been offered, knocking a hundred dollars or more off already low prices. For whatever reason these Moto X deals have captivated us so much, they're not ...

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    Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not ...

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    The Moto X may be a spectacular little handset. Most of us here at Pocketnow have been smitten with the smartphone since we first laid eyes on it and Moto Maker back in 2013. And several of us now use the Moto X as our full-time daily drivers. Regardless of how much love the Moto X has received from press and most of those who have used it, Motorola's modest flagship hasn't managed to turn the heads of too many developers, even with a dedicated developer edition. The Moto X development forums are barren, at least by comparison to devices like the HTC One and Galaxy S 4. That said, it ...

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     "Our revels now are ended, Kirk." That's a quote from Star Trek VI, paraphrasing a line from Shakespeare's The Tempest. In the latter instance (minus the "Kirk" bit) it's a conceit of sorts, an admission that the play is a falsehood - and an observation that so, perhaps, is life. In the former example it's a wisecrack from a Klingon bent on shooting our favorite captain's ship out from under him. In both cases, it's a kind of farewell. And in today's example, it's also a goodbye - to the old times. That's a pretty dramatic way of saying that we're finally, officially past the post-CES ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the official launch of the Moto X wooden back variants on Moto Maker. We then talk about the plans Motorola has just made public where a $50 smartphone is in the works. Up next we go through some analyst talk of the iPhone 6 sporting a bigger display, and how this is non-negotiable. The Google Nexus 5 and the Galaxy Gear make the news next since it seems that XDA-Developers has figured out how to make them work together. We end today's show talking about Samsung's plans to kill-off functionality to third-party cases of the Galaxy Note 3 when ...

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    Last Friday, Motorola went official with the news we've been waiting months to hear, announcing the coming availability of all four wooden back options for the custom-designed Moto X. We already had bamboo, launching in December, but still needed to see the arrival of walnut, teak, and ebony before the story would be complete. As Motorola informed us at the time, those new options join bamboo today, and you're now able to start configuring designs based around them with Motorola's Moto Maker tool. Sure, we've seen renders of these models before, but half the fun of Moto Maker is playing ...

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    Watch today's Pockentow Daily as we talk about the first Dual-mode Android-Windows Phone in the market, even though that Windows Phone partition is not as real as you'd expect. Then we talk about the LG G3 rumors, and a more realistic launch day for the phone. We later go through the rumored Xperia Z2 back plate, and the fact that it won't be a glass-on-glass phone. HTC follows the news, as the M8 will apparently have a larger display, a unique camera, and a late launch day. We end today's show as we cover the additional wooden options of the Moto X, aside from the drop in price. All this ...

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    For a phone that's been out for months now, the past several weeks have been pretty active ones for Motorola's Moto X. We saw some great deals (followed by a permanent price cut), the European launch, and the arrival of the first of the phone's wood backs. But for as awesome as it was to see that bamboo option land this time last month, we were left wondering what was to become of the other three wood designs Motorola had revealed: teak, rosewood, and ebony. Our answer has finally arrived, with Motorola just sharing news of how these selections will debut. Teak, rosewood, and ebony options ...

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    [vamp] [vamp] [vamp] [vamp] That's the text that leads us in to each episode of the Pocketnow Weekly: a column of virtual prompts on the rough rundown reminding us that, after our loosely scripted intro block, there's a gulf of pure off-topic nonsense between the opening music and the rundown's news section. It's a handful of minutes devoted to office banter, good-natured ribbing, and, in today's case, an EQ experiment by our own Taylor Martin that results in him literally reading the "vamp" cues out loud like the delightful troll he is. That's the kind of stuff you're missing if you skip ...

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