DROID Turbo Lands on Verizon’s Testman Page, Consider It Official

The DROID Turbo is now official. Well, Verizon still hasn’t announced the phone – they are expected to later today – but their own Testman site (staging area for new products) is already showing the device, with name, and a couple of specs. As you can see from the image above, the DROID Turbo will indeed support Turbo Charging, have 48-hour battery life (thought to be 3,900mAh), and run a 2.7GHz quad-core processor (Snapdragon 805). It also looks exactly like the device that has leaked left and right over the past couple of months.  (more…)

The DROID Turbo Launch is Getting Weird, Thanks to Gargoyles and James Franco

The DROID Turbo should be unveiled officially tomorrow. Until that happens, though, Verizon, Motorola and the @DroidLanding Twitter account are doing their best to get weird. In two teasers posted today for the phone, we didn’t learn anything new, only that James Franco is now a found-footage star who posts sponsored Tweets for the DROID brand and that the Turbo may have something to do with Gargoyles.

Yep.

Again, things are getting weird. Really weird.   (more…)

Microsoft Hands Out Unlimited OneDrive Storage to Office 365 Customers

Microsoft announced today that Office 365 customers will soon have access to unlimited OneDrive storage. Yes, unlimited. With plans as low as $6.99, this might be one of the best cloud storage options you will find. In fact, one of our readers already received an email from Microsoft that said he will be one of the first and that they are adding 10TB of storage to his account as they ramp up to fully unlimited. 10TB.  (more…)

Amazon Announces the $39 Fire TV Stick, a Chromecast Competitor Temporarily on Sale for $19

This morning, Amazon announced a new Fire TV product that aims to compete with Google’s Chromecast, called the Fire TV Stick. The device sports a dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, MIMO WiFi, and double the storage of the Chromecast, while still maintaining that same smallish dongle design that plugs directly into an HDMI port on the back of your TV. It also comes with a remote and companion app for navigation.

The Fire TV Stick is available for pre-order today and will ship November 19. It retails for $39, but if you are an Amazon Prime member, you can pick one up over the next 2 days for $19.  (more…)

Nexus 6 Cruises Through the FCC

With an October 29 pre-order date on the horizon, we were starting to wonder if and when the new Nexus 6 was going to stop by the FCC seeking approval. Thankfully, that happened yesterday, so we should be good to go on Wednesday. The device showed up under two listings with Motorola’s FCC ID attached (which makes sense since Motorola submitted them):  IHDT56QD1 and IHDT56QD2.

The differences in the two listings are likely because there are two models of the Nexus 6:  XT1103 (US variant) and XT1100 (international variant). In the second listing, a declaration of product equivalence notes that this is the same phone as the IHDT56QD1.  Also, you will see below that the second listing (IHDT56QD2) does not have CDMA2000 support, which is true of the international model.

Now, we should point out that the word “Nexus” isn’t mentioned anywhere that we can find, nor are there photos, but we are seeing enough information here to confidently say that this is indeed the Nexus 6.  (more…)

Here is the DROID TURBO in Its Retail Packaging, Turbo Charger Included

The DROID Turbo should be here next, at least according to a countdown currently running on Verizon’s DroidDoes.com site for all things DROID. To show you additional proof that the phone is days from an unveiling, we now have pictures of it in retail packaging, courtesy of MotoFirmware.com.

And yep, that looks like the DROID Turbo in classic “DROID” style packaging. Oh, and there is a Turbo Charger in the box, just like we said there would be in our “everything you need to know about the DROID Turbo” post.

As an added note, sources of ours have told us that the phone will like be priced at $199 with a 2-year contract or $599 at full retail.

Not much else to say other than, next week should be fun.  (more…)

Droid Life Show Episode 71 Will Give You More Than 3 Invites This Weekend

On episode 71 of the Droid Life Show, we recapped Android 5.0 features and highlights that we talked about over the last week, launch dates and pre-orders of the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, news on the DROID Turbo, the beauty that is Google’s new Inbox, react to the G Watch R that is now in house, and finish with a couple of reviews for the Galaxy Alpha and Xperia Z3 Compact. It was a full show for a daytime show, so you won’t want to miss it.

By the way, we are toying with the idea of running the show much earlier in the day going forward, instead of our previous 6PM Pacific time slot. Feel free to weigh in through the comments with your thoughts on that.

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