Deal: New Moto X Developer Edition (1st Gen, GSM) for $269 at eBay

If you missed out on yesterday’s ridiculously good deal for a brand new unlocked Moto X (1st gen) for $199, you have another shot at an equally impressive deal today. Priced at just $269, you can walk away with a brand new Moto X (1st gen) Developer Edition that includes 32GB of storage and should work on either T-Mobile or AT&T, thanks to its global GSM bands. The Developer Edition also sports a special edition black and white colorway, with “Developer Edition” branded on its lower backside.

This original Moto X may be over a year old, but at $279, this would be a great phone for someone in a pinch that doesn’t have $600 to spend.

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Deal: Moto X (1st Gen) for $199 Without a Contract at eBay

If you were looking for a ridiculously good deal on a brand new smartphone, a smartphone that we called the best of 2013, look no further than the deal on last year’s Moto X that has been running for a couple of days at eBay. For $199, you can have a brand new Moto X that is unlocked and without a contract. This is model XT1053, which is the unlocked T-Mobile version, although it should work on AT&T without issue.

I know it’s a year old and there is a new Moto X replacing it, but at $199, why not?

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Update:  Deal is done.

Nexus 6 Feature: Ambient Display is a Very Cool Take on Moto Display

If you asked me to tell you what my favorite feature is from the Moto X line, I wouldn’t hesitate to say that Moto Display is it, without a doubt. To have your phone’s display light up with useful information as you pick it up, pull it out of a bag or pocket, or as it receives a notification is game-changing. Forget the LED light, we all need Moto Display in our lives.

So what happens to Moto Display when Google and Motorola partner up to deliver the next Nexus phone, the Nexus 6? You get Ambient Display, which is Google’s take on our favorite phone feature in years.  (more…)

New Moto X in Leather Drops to $0 at Amazon, $1 for Black Resin

Looking for a steal of a deal on the new Moto X (2nd gen)? Amazon has the best prices on both the AT&T and Verizon models. If you are interested in the black leather model on AT&T, you are looking at $0 for the device with a 2-year contract. If you want the new Moto X in black resin, you can pick one up on either AT&T or Verizon for just $1 with a 2-year contract.

The bamboo models on each haven’t necessarily been discounted at Amazon, though they are still cheaper than through the carriers (AT&T for $69.99, Verizon for $79.99). (more…)

Video: DROID Turbo vs. DROID MAXX and Moto X (2nd Gen)

With the unboxing and hands-on gallery out of the way, we wanted to put the brand new DROID Turbo up against last year’s DROID MAXX, to see how far we have come, but also against the still-mostly-new Moto X (2nd gen), to see the leap Motorola made in just a couple of months.

As you may recall, Motorola took some flack last year with the new DROID line and original Moto X for using what most considered to be sub-standard specs. That is not the case at all this year. The Turbo tops almost every other phone on the market in terms of specs, from its Quad HD display to its Snapdragon 805 processor to its 3GB RAM and 21MP camera. The Turbo is a beast on paper.  (more…)