Motorola Announces the Moto C and C Plus, Starting at Around $100

Motorola announced the Moto C and Moto C Plus this morning, two devices that are certainly of the affordable variety. In fact, the leak of Moto’s 2017 line-up that we just shared shows the C as the lowest tier from the company.

The Moto C and Moto C Plus will be available in Metallic Cherry, Pearl White, Fine Gold or Starry Black this spring. Neither is slated for a US launch, but you will be able to buy them in Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.  (more…)

DEAL: Moto 360 (2nd Gen) Drops to as Low as $190 at B&H Photo ($190 Off)

B&H Photo is currently running a heck of a deal on the Moto 360 (2nd Gen) in a variety of color options. For example, you’ll find the all-gold version in 42mm for just $189.99, a $190 discount.

Not only that, but the all-gold 46mm model is $199.99, as are the black and gold with leather and all black with leather models. The discounts there range from $100 off to $180 off.

The Moto 360 (2nd Gen) is still scheduled to receive the update to Android Wear 2.0 within the coming weeks.

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The New Moto Z2 Play Sounds Disappointing Already

The minute I saw purported renders for the upcoming Moto Z2 Play a couple of weeks ago, my first thought was, “Oh no, they ruined it by going thin.” The device images showed a phone that looked very much like a phone from the Moto Z line, only with a slimmer profile than last year’s Z Play, a profile that would typically hint at a small-as-hell-battery.

Because the Moto Z Play proved itself last year to be the king of all in battery life, seeing Moto potentially put that reputation at risk for the sake of thinness was unfortunate. Of course, battery capacity info wasn’t available with those renders, but a report out of Venturebeat suggests the reduction we all had nightmares about is coming.  (more…)