The Nexus 6 is officially available in Verizon stores as of this morning. If you were interested in picking up Google’s new Nexus through Big Red, but were waiting to be able to get one in hands, now is the time. Once you do that at a Verizon store, you may want to walk back out and across the street to Best Buy to actually purchase one, though. Best Buy is currently selling the Verizon variant of the Nexus 6 for just $99 with a 2-year contract. Verizon, on the other hand, wants $250 for it. (more…)
Whoa, talk about a semi-insane steal. An ebay daily deal just popped up for the Verizon Moto X (2nd gen) 16GB in bamboo at just $259. That would be the without-a-contract price. Oh, it ships for free too.
The device is “manufacturer refurbished,” so it’s not brand new. However, many would argue that when you give a manufacturer a chance to refurbish their own product, that they often times then have a chance to work out any kinks that you may find in a brand new one. Either way, $259 for the phone that took the crown for 2014 Android phone of the year? That’s almost impulse buy territory, right there.
You should read our Moto X (2nd gen) review if you haven’t already.
Verizon’s Nexus 6 became available for purchase last Thursday with an estimated ship or arrival date of March 18. If you took the plunge and ordered last week, you may receive your phone well-before the 18th. A number of our readers pinged us within the last day because they had received shipping notices for their orders. Most were showing an expected arrival time of March 17, but at least one reader says he received his phone today.
Some times it does pay to pre-order.
Other Verizon Nexus 6 orderees, have you received your orders? What’s your current shipping time frame looking like? (more…)
You didn’t buy the DROID Turbo yesterday when the new Sapphire Blue ballistic nylon version dropped, did you? If so, you may want to ask Big Red for a price adjustment, because the price was cut this afternoon by $50 to $149 on-contract. The off-contract price dropped as well, from $599 to $549.
As a recap, the DROID Turbo is the first DROID in years that hasn’t brought shame to the brand. Motorola did everything they could to max
x out this phone by tossing in high-end specs like a 5.2-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 805 processor, 20MP camera, massive 3,900mAh battery, and then covered it in Ballistic Nylon, which is awesome, by the way. Be sure to read our DROID Turbo review if this phone is on your list.
At $149 with a 2-year contract or $549 without one, you are looking at a deal worth considering even with the Galaxy S6 on the way.
Now that Android 5.1 is out and Verizon is officially selling the Nexus 6, we thought we should revisit a pain point that early Nexus 6 adopters had while using the phone on Big Red’s air waves – missing simultaneous voice and data. As it turns out, the 5.1 update may have fixed this even without Verizon issuing their VoLTE service, known as Advanced Calling 1.0. (more…)
The DROID Turbo, a device that cracked our top 5 phones of 2014, is now available from Verizon in a shiny new Sapphire Blue color. Better yet, that blue is atop the Ballistic Nylon version of the Turbo, which is our personal favorite. Like the black Ballistic Nylon version, you can grab the new color for $199 on-contract, $24.99 per month on Edge, or for $599 without a contract.
As a recap, the DROID Turbo is the first DROID in years that lives up to the name. It features a QHD display, Snapdragon 805 processor, 20MP camera, and a massive 3,900mAh battery. It also runs stock Android with Motorola’s suite of Moto software add-ons and should get Lollipop any day. Right, Verizon and Motorola?
Be sure to read our DROID Turbo review if you haven’t already.
As a recap, the new Moto E 4G LTE sports a Qualcomm 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 4.5-inch qHD display, 2,390mAh battery, 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera, and Android 5.0 “Lollipop.” Again, you get all of that for $99. While this isn’t in flagship territory, it would make an outstanding first smartphone or as a placeholder while you wait for something like the Galaxy S6 to arrive.
There she is, the Google whale on Verizon. Go get your Nexus 6 if for some reason you decided to skip on the unlocked version through Google Play, which we showed you months ago works fine on Verizon’s network.
For $249 on-contract, $27.08 per month on Verizon Edge, or $649 off contract, this phone can be yours, “Verizon” logo included. According to Verizon’s website, the Nexus 6 is essentially just up for pre-order, with an expected ship date of March 18.
On a random note, Verizon claims that the Nexus 6 comes in
black, yet we know that Google only made it in white or blue. Mistake or did Big Red get some sort of exclusive on the black color? (Edit: Verizon clarified to us that it does indeed come in blue and they are updating the page today.)
Be sure to read our Nexus 6 review if you haven’t already.