Deal: Moto G on Verizon Only $70 Through Amazon

For the budget-minded among us, the Moto G through Verizon’s pre-paid service is now available for only $70, off contract on Amazon.

The Moto G won’t blow you away with its specs, but it is a handy little device that features a 4.5″ HD display, quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 5MP rear camera, and comes running Android 4.3 with an update for Kit Kat also available.  (more…)

Video: Moto E vs. Moto G vs. Moto X

Who would have guessed that less than a year after Motorola gave us the Moto X, that we would have a whole family of “Moto” branded phones to compare. I sure didn’t picture it, yet that is exactly what we have. Thanks to last night’s unveiling of the Moto E, we now have three devices in total under the “Moto” name, the third being the previously announced Moto G. A fourth – the Moto 360 – will be here shortly.

Since we have three Moto devices, we decided to take a moment to compare them on camera. The differences here are subtle in some areas, then drastic in others. The Moto X, for example, has flagship features like Active Display and Touchless control, along with customizable options through MotoMaker. The Moto G and Moto E, on the other hand, have minimal software add-ons from Motorola and only swappable shells for customization.  (more…)

Moto G LTE Announced, Will Cost Just $219

In case you missed it during last night’s Moto E unveiling, Motorola also announced that the Moto G now has an LTE model called the Moto G LTE. It comes in either white or black, runs on GSM networks (no Verizon model to be found), and costs $219 without a contract. The rest of the package is the same (outside of a newly included micro SD slot). Still, talk about an incredible deal on an LTE smartphone.

The device is available today from Motorola’s online shop.  (more…)

Moto G “Universal LTE” Model in White and Black Shows Up on Amazon for $220

So, you remember when Motorola announced the Moto G LTE for $220 with a launch date of June 30? No? OK, neither do I, because that announcement hasn’t come yet. Thanks to an Amazon listing for both white and black models of a “Universal LTE” Moto G variant, one might be coming at any moment. That’s right, an LTE Moto G, which means a Moto G variant that can take advantage of super fast mobile data connections and isn’t locked to just HSPA or CDMA networks.  (more…)

Motorola Announcing New Phone on May 13 in London

News outlets with a UK presence are receiving invites this morning from Motorola for an event that is scheduled to take place in London on May 13. Motorola will unveil a new smartphone, though it will likely be the rumored Moto E, which is yet another phone created for emerging markets, much like the Moto G. Don’t believe me? Go ahead and read the invite and you will see.  (more…)

Toast Wood Covers Now Available for Moto G, We Have a Couple to Give Away (Update: Winners Picked)

The Toast wood cover company in Portland, OR is hard at work, trying to make more cases available for a variety of different devices. The newest case to be made is available is for the Moto G, which is actually Motorola’s most successful device of all time according to the Illinois-based manufacturer. Toast wood covers are 100% made in the United States, with a very small portion of materials (Ebony and Bamboo wood) coming from overseas.

The cases start out at just $25, with four different wood options to choose from – Walnut, Ash, Bamboo, and Ebony. Front wood covers are also sold separately for an additional $10. Buyers can choose to have custom text added to their design, priced at $5.  (more…)