Moto Z Play DROID Now on Sale, Hasselblad True Zoom Up for Pre-Order

The Moto Z Play DROID is now available for purchase via Motorola and Verizon, plus the Hasselblad True Zoom is available through pre-order. If the Z Play interests you, Verizon is selling it for $408 full retail or $17/month with a payment plan. More interestingly, if the Hasselblad Moto Mod is something you want, it’s priced at $299 on Motorola’s website, but just $249 through Verizon. If you do want the Hasselblad, be sure to save yourself the $50.  (more…)

Motorola Brings Moto G4 Play to US, Amazon Gets “Prime Exclusive” for Just $99

Back in July, Motorola brought the new Moto G family to the US as the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus (unboxing). Today, they are adding to the family by also introducing the Moto G4 Play, a phone that manages to be even less expensive, yet avoids dropping all of the way down to the Moto E family.

Starting at just $149.99, you are looking at a phone with a Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage with microSD support, 5-inch HD (720p) display, 2800mAh battery, 8MP rear camera (f/2.2), 5MP front camera (f/2.2), water repellent coating, and Android 6.0.1. As you can tell from that last, this isn’t even really a mid-range device and really there for those on a strict budget. It comes in either black or white.  (more…)

Motorola Announces the Moto Z Play, the Affordable Z Family Member

The newest member of the Moto Z family is now official as the Moto Z Play. As you can imagine, since the other two Z devices are high-end, this is the more affordable little brother with a focus on price and battery life while not skimping on the other specs.

The Moto Z Play arrives at Verizon on September 8 for $17 per month with a device payment plan or $408 full retail. If you want an unlocked version, you’ll be able to buy one for $449.99 through pre-orders on September 15, with arrivals happening some time in October. The unlocked model is GSM-only.  (more…)

Motorola Announces Hasselblad Moto Mod for Moto Z Family, Priced at $249

The oft-leaked Hasselblad camera Moto Mod for the Moto Z family is now official. Known as the Hasselblad True Zoom, this is a Moto Mod for those who want just a bit more in the camera department while on the go and with smartphone in pocket.

Priced at $249.99 at Verizon stores (or $299.99 at Motorola’s shop), the Hasselblad True Zoom arrives on September 15, but can be pre-ordered as early as September 8. It will work with the Moto Z, Moto Z Force, and newly introduced Moto Z Play(more…)

Video: Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod First Look!

Motorola has finally unveiled the Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod for the Moto Z family. Along with its $249 or $299 price tag, depending on where you buy it from, you get a Mod that takes over the back of your phone in hopes of turning it into the ultimate portable point and shoot.

When attached to the Moto Z, Moto Z Force, or Moto Z Play, you get a Hasselblad built camera with ergonomics in mind, 10x optical zoom, Xenon flash, and power and shutter buttons. It doesn’t contain its own battery, so it does utilize your phone for power and storage.  (more…)

Moto Z DROID Finally Getting First Update With July’s Security Patch (Updated)

The Moto Z DROID and Moto Z Force DROID are receiving updates at the moment, likely the updates that Motorola told us to expect shortly after launch as they were embroiled in monthly security update drama.

The updates are arriving as build MCL24.246-36 and weigh in at about 436MB. They seem to take a really long time to download too, by the way, so make sure you are ready for them with plenty of battery.  (more…)