Select Moto Mods Pricing Revealed, Spoiler Alert, They’re Expensive

Listed inside of the My Verizon app, pricing for select (not all) Moto Mods has apparently been listed. As mentioned in the headline of this piece, you will need to prepare your wallet, as a couple of the Moto Mods are priced quite high, unsurprisingly.

According to the listings, the Insta-Share Projector will be priced at $299, which is quite the expense. The JBL SoundBoost Moto Mod, the one we demoed last week, is priced at $79, seeming a bit more realistic. The TUMI battery packs are also priced, with the wireless charging Power Pack listed at $99 and the standard Power Pack listed at $89. For those interested, the Kate Spade Style Shell is priced at $79. At this time, pricing of other shells is not known. (more…)

Video: Hands-on and Overview of Moto Mods

Announced alongside the new smartphones from Moto and Lenovo, the Moto Mods are an attempt to bring modularity to the forefront of consumer smartphones. Featuring everything from a projector module, to Style Shells and JBL external speakers, Moto showcased an impressive number of Moto Mods that customers will be able to purchase with their Moto Z and Moto Z Force devices.  (more…)

Unlocked Moto Z Will be GSM Only

When the Moto Z is relieved of its Verizon exclusivity later this fall and arrives as an unlocked phone, it won’t have the connectivity of last year’s Moto X Pure Edition. According to Motorola, when asked if the Moto Z would be unlocked and work on all carriers, like last year’s Pure Edition, they responded to us by saying that the unlocked Moto Z will be “available on GSM networks starting September.”  (more…)

Poll: Buying the Moto Z or Moto Z Force?

Well, it’s time to vote or at least share your early reaction to the Moto Z, Moto Z Force, DROID Edition versions, and whether or not you plan to buy one when they arrive this summer and fall.

You’ve seen the announcement, checked out the specs, figured out how the Moto Mods work, now know that neither has a headphone jack, and probably punched a wall over the fact that Verizon gets a lengthy exclusive on both initially and the Force for the long haul. I think it’s safe to say that you have enough information to weigh in on some level.

Are you buying the Moto Z or Moto Z Force?

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Moto and Lenovo Introduce Moto Mods, the Modules for the Moto Z

The big selling feature for the new Moto Z and Moto Z Force is being pushed as the modularity of each phone, where Motorola will look to extend the style and functionality of each by selling you modules, called Moto Mods.

So far, we know that we can expect Moto Maker options for Moto Mods called Style Shells that can add a pop of color, texture (leather, wood, nylon, etc.), and personality to your phone. But outside of the Shells, we we will see Moto Mods including a speaker from JBL that can extend battery life by up to 10 hours, a Moto Insta-Share projector for turning any surface into a 70-inch screen, and an Incipio offGRID power pack that can give you up to 22 hours of extra battery life.  (more…)

Moto Z and Moto Z Force Arrive Exclusively to Verizon This Summer, Elsewhere in the Fall

With the Moto Z and Moto Z Force (along with their DROID Edition variants) now official, you are probably wondering how and when you can get one. Well, I have really sh*tty news on that front, unfortunately. Why? Because Motorola went the exclusive route to start. Yep, ready to hear about this?

The Moto Z and Moto Z Force will first arrive in the US as DROID Edition exclusive phones for Verizon this summer. If you aren’t a Verizon customers, you’ll be able to buy the Moto Z later in the fall. You’ll notice I only mentioned the Moto Z and that’s because the Moto Z Force, with its shatterproof display, is a Verizon exclusive completely.  (more…)