Posts tagged with: Motorola

Motorola was founded in 1928 and started off making mostly radio related products. They have since evolved into one of the largest mobile phone brands around. In 2005, the company's RAZR line of phones sold over 120 million units making them the second largest mobile device company at the time. Motorola currently makes Android smartphones with their own Blur UI. Thier DROID series of smartphones, which launched in October 2009 has become very popular. Read on for the latest Motorola news, reviews and videos:

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    What do we know about this rumored first party Google Phone? What bells and whistles might we get on the Note 7? And we're introducing a new series on this site where editors can battle against each other for your amusement! These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 207 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June 30th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] ...

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    For a few years now, Amazon has been selling Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets at unbeatable prices with so-called “special offers.” These are generally non-intrusive sponsored screensavers and ads pushed to your devices when not in actual use, which you can always choose to ignore, currently shaving $15 off the MSRPs of the Fire HD 8 and HD 10, for instance. Given the win-win nature of the arrangement, it was only a matter of time until the e-tailer decided to expand it to third-party products. Enter today an “exclusive pricing” deal for Prime members interested in the BLU R1 HD ...

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    After losing the own-brand low-cost domestic battle to Xiaomi and Huawei, Lenovo is more than keen to keep Motorola phones at the forefront of the sub-$250 US scene at the very least, baking pretty robust specs into the Moto G4 and G4 Plus. Even better, the two respectable mid-rangers are offered at a cool discount right off the bat stateside, although technically, you have a pair of third-party retailers to thank for the limited-time promo. Both Best Buy and B&H Photo Video will throw in complimentary $50 gift cards with Moto G4 and G4 Plus pre-orders, no matter your color of choice ...

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    After taking the Moto X Pure Edition to the unlocked market last year, Motorola has decided to open up the fourth-generation Moto G to not just the United States' GSM networks, but to its CDMA ones, too. The Moto G⁴ and Moto G⁴ Plus are both up for pre-orders right now at the Motorola site. Both phones can be customized in Moto Maker and financed through Motorola. As a refresher, the Moto G⁴ has a 5.5-inch, full HD screen in front of a Snapdragon 617 with 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel main camera. This one's starting at $199.99 for 16GB of storage. $249.99 for the Moto G⁴ Plus ...

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    The low-cost Android smartphone landscape has changed a great deal lately, thanks primarily to increasingly ambitious Chinese OEMs that are pushing the entry-level standards higher and higher. Budget specialists like Huawei, Xiaomi or Meizu, with little focus on profit margins, have made it nearly impossible for Samsung, HTC, Sony or LG to compete in the sub-$100 and even sub-$200 market segments. But does the same go for Motorola, the uncrowned champion of the uber-affordable niche in the past few years? Not with Lenovo at the helm, a larger, faster than ever yet inexpensive new Moto G ...

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    If Best Buy can pull of an iPhone-Apple Watch bundle like it has, then maybe Motorola can work its magic with one of its periodic savings blast. In fact, this deal is essentially the same deal as this one, right there, from earlier this very month — but without the need for promo codes and all that jazz. The Moto 360 Sport can be yours for free with the purchase of a Moto X Pure Edition. Well, you'll need to bump up the storage to 64GB, but even then, we're talking about what the Moto X was originally priced at when it was released — $399.99. You have up through June 28 at noon Eastern ...

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    Every so often, you see that X company acquired Y company for hundreds of millions of dollars. Every so often, you'll see that number climb into the billions. Last week we saw LinkedIn get snatched up by Microsoft for some $26.2 billion. Does Microsoft want a social networking platform for blue collar types that badly? We know that there have to be sensical synergies for the deal to happen, but come on! $26.2 billion? What kind of returns are these companies expecting and when do they expect them? Well, we decided to take a look at five major acquisitions in technology with major impacts ...

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    Thinking about checking up with the checkmark for new service? You really sure about it? Maybe Verizon can make it a bit easier for you to come over. The carrier is making available the promo code "FORYOU300" that slashes $300 off the price of a phone valued at $400 or greater. Over a 24-month installment plan, that $12.50 off per month. The catch? You need to activate it on a device payment (installment) plan. Unfortunately while there are several phones that straddle the line at $399.99, they simply aren't $400. The deal isn't applicable to the iPhone SE, for example. On the other hand, ...

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    Very much a work in progress when launched back in 2014, Android Wear gradually evolved and greatly matured since, thanks to a few rather large maintenance updates. In terms of game-changing new features, however, early wearable adopters were kept waiting longer than anticipated, with software version 2.0 unveiled last month and due to roll out to the masses come fall. Unfortunately, it appears said “masses” will not include many first-gen smartwatch owners, as the LG G Watch and Motorola Moto 360 have been confirmed to reach the end of the road when it comes to important UI makeovers. ...

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    While LG and Lenovo have strayed far from Google’s original Project Ara concept for a “truly” modular smartphone, there’s no denying the convenience and novelty of the G5 “Friends” and swappable Moto Mod accessories for Moto Z and Z Force. Unfortunately, the LG G5 was priced rather prohibitively when bundled with certain modules and add-ons, and Motorola is about to make the same fatal mistake. At least on Verizon stateside, where the Z and Z Force will launch first under Droid branding, all signs point to prospective buyers needing a small fortune to get on the modular ...

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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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    Lenovo TechWorld rocked our socks! Let's chat about our first experiences with the Moto Z and Z Force. What is Project Tango, and what is it doing in the Phab 2 Pro? And what might Apple have in store for us at WWDC this year? Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 204 of the Pocketnow Weekly! Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June 10th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version starting this weekend. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on ...

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    Lenovo and Google seem to be showing off the fact that they're pretty tight partners these days. The PHAB2 Pro is doing the Tango, the Moto Z supposedly shines strong as another prime line of Android phones and a new evolution of Chromebooks is on the way. Apparently, the two are friendly enough to share pictures together. We had an early look at a feature in a recent Google Photos APK that allowed Nexus owners to back their pictures and movies up to the service at original quality for free. Now, both product pages for the Moto Z Droid Edition and Moto Z Force Droid Edition are touting the ...

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    Did Lenovo “forget” to announce something during its Tech World-opening keynote yesterday? It sure looks like it, with the high-end Moto Z and Z Force phones bound to be joined soon by a mid-range Moto Z Play. Codenamed Vertex, this is pictured today in press-friendly quality alongside its “Vector maxx” and “Vector thin” cousins, with Weibo tipsters previously hinting at a spec sheet containing Snapdragon 625 power, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 16MP rear camera, and 3,600 mAh battery. But perhaps the more exciting news is the Moto Mod family should grow from ...

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    The world’s first “SnapPhones” are finally here, and off the bat, the slightly lower-end Motorola Moto Z (by Lenovo) will leave you gasping for air, as you wonder exactly how its designers pulled off a 5.2mm waist. The answer lies in the traditional headphone jack omission, as well as a controversial battery capacity downgrade compared to last year’s Moto X Pure Edition. Not to worry, since the Moto Z Force packs a much heftier 3,500 mAh cell inside a still relatively thin 7mm chassis while also forgoing the old 3.5mm audio connector, and keeping you reliant on USB Type-C and ...

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    Update: More specs are from a Verizon press release which is sourced below. Update 2: CNET is reporting that the Moto Z does not have a headphone jack. Lenovo is said to box in a USB-C adapter. The exclusion of the port is likely thanks to that 5.2mm thickness on the device. Lenovo has made its largest impression on Motorola's brand of smartphones since it acquired the Chicago-based manufacturer in 2014. It has officially shed its Moto X lineage. CEO Yuanqing Yang took the stage at Lenovo Tech World '16 to announce its "most important product today," bigger than even its Tango phone it ...

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    There's plenty of anticipation hanging in the air. Lenovo and Motorola will be dropping plenty of that during today's keynote for the Lenovo Tech World '16 conference today. We have on-the-ground coverage in San Francisco, but if you want to get the keynote directly from there (and you're not there, we assume), this is the place to get it. If you're in it for the RAZR throwbacks, for the much-rumored Moto Z, the purported Phab 2 Pro with Project Tango augmented reality technology or all of the above, we'll be comparing wishlists to spec lists for the next little while. The keynote ...

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    They say new is always better (well, Barney Stinson does), but while the revised 2015 edition of the Moto 360 smartwatch definitely respects the principle, you have to wonder just how much its upgrades are worth. $50, $100? Perhaps. $150, $200? Not quite, and if you’re quick and determined enough to grab a discounted first-gen version from trusted eBay seller Guarantee Cellullar, that’s the kind of gap you’re looking at. For a limited time, light metal and stainless steel/light finish flavors of the 2014-released Motorola Moto 360 set you back a measly $100 each, which is 50 percent ...

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    The Chinese like to describe things with extended metaphors and poems. Lenovo is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer. It owns the Moto brand which has a new device ready for launch tomorrow. And sometimes, it likes to get really wordy — like pretentious marketing in the western world. Trust us, it can get much worse on Weibo. Lenovo posted the above poster on its Weibo account teasing its 16 magnetized pogo pins along with the following poem that we've Google Translated and cleaned up quite considerably — and it's still not perfect: You can capture the entire night sky and lock sights on ...

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    If a high-profile phone doesn’t get @evleaked ahead of its formal announcement, you can probably bet the farm on it at least prematurely popping up online courtesy of Twitter’s second most prolific tipster, @OnLeaks, aka Steve Hemmerstoffer. The French journalist just got the scoop from Weibo on Google and Lenovo’s first ever Project Tango device headed to retail, which Evan Blass expects to be called Phab 2 Pro. While its origin story is likely similar to that of the Motorola Moto Z, this bad boy isn’t only considerably larger, at 6.4 inches, but altogether looks different. The ...

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    We're only a couple of days out from Lenovo Tech World where Lenovo is expected to debut the Moto Z. With rumors and leaks, we feel like we have a pretty good idea of what the two versions of the phones look like. Then again, it's always another look from a different perspective — this one from the side. This teaser poster is just one more leak to add to the dogpile and we can thank Weibo for it. We can't verify anything about the poster, but it definitely does feature what looks to be a prominent camera Oreo and the volume and power buttons. From what's been leaked, we know that we can ...

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    Sure, Pebble may be taking a few more bites out of wearables market this year, but the center of the world doesn't have to be on Kickstarter. Take Motorola. It's not going to get any help from Google selling its Moto 360 Sport, so it will have to help itself. But apparently, only with the help of an unlisted promo code. Enter "JUNE360SPORT" after you pick up a Moto 360 Sport and you'll save a Benjamin, paying just $199. The code's active until June 13. Curiously, the first Moto 360 is on clearance for $199.99. B&H Photo is also charging $199.99 for the Moto 360 Sport while Amazon is, ...

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    We’re only three days away from Lenovo Tech World, an exciting press event in San Francisco where the continuously reshuffling device manufacturer intends to tackle “the most promising and emerging topics in innovation, including virtual reality, IoT and harnessing the power of the cloud to transform people’s lives.” Sounds vague, experimental and potentially boring as hell, and besides, Lenovo recently unveiled the Motorola Moto G4, G4 Plus and G4 Play in India, so it’s unlikely there’s already something different and similarly exciting in the pipeline. Or is it? Well, we ...

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    The Moto Z's rumored MotoMods don't just stop at functionality. As much as you can get a better speaker or an extended battery for your new Motorola/Lenovo device, modular fashion is also going to play a big part in pushing the device to certain consumers. That's according to a few leaks of the so-called "StyleMods" from HelloMotoHK's Facebook page, "MotClub HK". The header we have up features a poorly color-keyed array of backs that range from the standard metallic to different shades of leather and some unique-looking lumber — we're willing to take the bet that that one on the ...

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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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