Moto X Pure Edition (2015) First Impressions and Tour!

What does Motorola do to try and upstage the madness that was OnePlus’ unveiling of the OnePlus 2, yesterday? They gave us three phones! Or four. Or…we’re all confused. One thing is for sure, Motorola is releasing a US flagship phone called the Moto X Pure Edition, which is known everywhere else in the world as the Moto X Style (see, confusing!).  (more…)

Moto G (3rd Gen) Specs

The Moto G (3rd Gen) is now official, available starting today through Moto Maker. Priced at just $179, this is Motorola’s affordable handset, that also delivers for those who enjoy naming off specs. While it may not stack up too high against flagship devices, there is a massive market for budget-friendly smartphones across the world.

Available through Moto Maker, buyers can choose to customize the device with various different colored backs and fronts. In addition, note that depending on which storage size you choose will directly affect how much RAM the phone has.

Here are the official Moto G (3rd Gen) specs.
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Such Confusion. Moto X Pure Edition is the Moto X for the US, Style and Play are Not

Motorola is done with their big 2015 product launch event, but I can tell that there is some confusion surrounding all of the products, particularly those that are coming to the US. Let’s see if we can’t help explain the situation here.

As a recap, Motorola announced the Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and Moto G (3rd gen). They also at the same time announced the Moto X Pure Edition, but part of that conversation happened off-air, directly to press and not to you, our dear reader.  (more…)

Moto X Pure Edition “Style” Specs (Official)

For those curious, Motorola has added the full rundown of specs for the Moto X Pure Edition (also known as the Moto X Style) to its website. This list does not offer anything we did not already know, but use this for future reference when September rolls around and you are contemplating on picking one up.

The Moto X Pure Edition will hit the US through Moto Maker and various online retailers starting at $399.

Here are the official Moto X Pure Edition specs. (more…)

Motorola Announces Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and Moto G (3rd Gen)

Motorola took the stage in multiple cities this morning, announcing three new smartphones for the global market. We have the Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and Moto G (3rd Gen). To break it down, the Moto X Style (known as the Moto X Pure Edition in the US) is a flagship device, featuring top tier specifications, with a price to match the specs. However, it is stated the Moto X Style is priced $200 to $300 lower than other 2015 flagship devices on the market. In the US, it will start at $399.

The Moto X Play is for countries outside of the US, also priced exceptionally well, featuring a massive battery and 1080p display. Lastly, there is the Moto G (3rd Gen), with a very low price, on sale starting today for just $179.

Read on below to see all of the launch details.  (more…)

Motorola 2015 Event Live Blog!

With OnePlus now less than 24 hours behind us, it’s Motorola’s turn to take the stage and give us what’s next for 2015. We know a Moto G (3rd gen) is coming, thanks to Motorola India outing the entire device this morning a bit early, but will we also see a new Moto X (3rd gen) and Moto 360? Maybe two Moto X phones? I hope the answer is “yes” to all of that.

Motorola is hosting press events in New York City, London, and Sau Paulo this morning at 9AM Eastern (6AM Pacific). We aren’t sure just yet if they are going to live stream it (Update: Live stream added!), but should they decide to provide us with a link, we’ll be sure to add it here. Otherwise, I’m here, in NYC, ready to liveblog it out for all of you.

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New Moto 360 Wireless Charger Stops Off at FCC

A new Moto 360 smartwatch has yet to surface in any capacity, but I think it’s safe to say that we all expect Motorola to release one at some point within the next few months. If an FCC filing for a wireless charger that charges a “Motorola smart watch” of theirs is any indicator, maybe we’ll see the new watch at tomorrow’s event, or at the very least, within the next few weeks.  (more…)