A potentially on-the-horizon DROID phone being teased by the recently awakened @DroidLanding Twitter account will apparently support Motorola’s new Turbo Charger. At least that’s what today’s cryptic Tweet leads us to believe. The Tweet is short and sweet, but does mention that “fast charging is a big deal,” so that’s why Motorola “made it a bigger deal.” The account finishes with hashtag #waitforit. (more…)
Like Verizon, AT&T will also carry the Moto 360 at some point in the future. Announced this evening via AT&T’s pressroom, the carrier confirmed that they will add the circular smartwatch to their “industry-leading” portfolio of devices. Pricing and availability will be announced later, though, so don’t expect to pre-order today like you currently can through Verizon. I would image that they will offer some sort of bundle type deal or discount when purchased with a smartphone.
On Friday, Motorola made details and a release date official for their smartwatch, the Moto 360. At the time, they would only provide a specific launch date for the model with a leather band, noting that the all metal band/watch combo would not be available until later this Fall. Priced at $299 for the watch/band combo, or $79.99 for a stand-alone band that could be swapped in for a leather strap, many were interested in this version only.
Without a specific date from Moto, most were wondering how much longer we would be waiting. Would we see the metal Moto 360 in a couple of weeks or would it be much closer to the first day of Winter? Verizon seems to think they will be ready to ship by November 11. (more…)
We mentioned this yesterday in our Moto X write-up, but wanted to make sure none of you missed it. Motorola created a Turbo Charger that will be sold separately (also as an add-on in Moto Maker) from the new Moto X, but it’s something you will likely want to buy.
Why, you ask? Because in just 15 minutes of time, the Turbo Charger can give you 8 hours of battery life. Think about that. Game changer? Certainly seems like it to me. (more…)
The fourth piece of today’s bundle of announcements from Motorola was indeed a Bluetooth ear piece. This isn’t an ordinary Bluetooth headset, though, this is a discreet earbud that allows you to perform tasks on your phone and then listen as they play back while being performed. This is the Moto Hint. (more…)
Best Buy slashed the price of the LG G Watch by $50 this weekend, dropping it to $179 in either black or white. That right there, is a pretty good deal for one of the original Android Wear devices, which originally retailed for $229. In fact, it still is $229 through Google Play.
We reviewed the G Watch and came away interested in the future of Android Wear as a platform, but were a little bored with the device’s design. Also, keep in mind that LG just announced their new premium round version of the G Watch, the G Watch R, which should put this device to shame. But, if you want in on the Android Wear game, this is the best deal in town.
Last year, Motorola unveiled all sorts of special Sol Republic audio products alongside the Moto X. From color-matched MotoMaker ear buds (for free) to the Deck Bluetooth speaker, there were plenty of options to help you live out your audio dreams. According to an FCC filing for a new “Sol Republic x Motorola” product, it looks like Motorola will repeat last year’s audio offerings with the inclusion of an even bigger Bluetooth speaker. (more…)