Report: Moto G (3rd Gen) Will Feature IPX7 Water Resistance

According to the latest photo leak, showing off the plastic screen protector on the frontside of the upcoming Moto G (3rd Gen), Motorola’s new budget-friendly smartphone will feature a bit of water resistance, coming with a rating of IPX7. This rating is not good for those who may want to go swimming with their phones, but if you happen to get a few splashes of liquid on the device, you should be just fine. (more…)

Motorola Quietly Releases Moto Hint (2nd Gen), Better Battery Life and Improved Design for $130

Motorola has apparently been hard at work behind the scenes, designing and quietly launching an updated Moto Hint earpiece accessory. The Moto Hint is a little earbud, originally launched last year, that syncs up to your smartphone for placing and taking calls, delivering information hands-free (directions home and phone notifications), and the ability to send text messages without lifting a finger. To get an overall sense of what Hint is, view our video tour.

According to its listing on Best Buy, the Moto Hint (2nd Gen) features Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR technology, an improved design for enhanced audio, in addition to advanced voice control. Most importantly, however, is Motorola’s claim right on the box of 70% more talk-time over the 1st Gen model.  (more…)

Deal: Moto Hint is Now Just $80 ($70 Off)

Motorola’s Moto Hint, the little earbud Bluetooth headset thingy that can be used to access some of the Google Voice search and Moto Voice stuff you regularly use on your Moto X (or DROID), has dropped to just $79.99 on Motorola’s web store. Originally priced at $150, this earbud lets you ask about the weather, your upcoming schedule, directions to a location, or call someone without needing to touch your phone.  It can actually be paired with any Bluetooth enabled smartphone for calls, but you get the full experience when paired with a Motorola device.

I spent some time with the Moto Hint a few months back and came away impressed by some things (fit, finish, look, battery life and case, etc.), while others left me looking elsewhere (volume is way too low when maxed out) for a Bluetooth experience in the $150 price range. But with the Hint at just $80, it’s probably now worth considering. If you want a Bluetooth headset that won’t make you look like the guy in the cheap suit at Starbucks talking loudly on a hands-free call, this is one to consider.

The Moto Hint also comes with leather, wood, or fabric accents. Classy.

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Here are (Supposed) Fresh Photos of the 3rd Gen Moto X and Moto G

Now that Motorola has set July 28 as the day they plan to break up the relationship between you and your current phone, don’t be surprised if a wave of leaks crashes down onto the interwebs, revealing bits and pieces of their plans. We would be shocked if a new Moto G (3rd gen) isn’t on hand, but are also crossing fingers over the idea that a new Moto X (3rd gen) could join the party as well. While nothing is confirmed, a fresh set of pictures that are allegedly of each device popped up last night to kickstart the fun.   (more…)

2015 Phone Design.

Welcome to 2015, where your brand new phone will probably look like that guy’s brand new phone and your mom’s brand new phone and your co-worker’s new phone and the bus driver’s new phone and the homeless guy’s new phone, all of which are made by different manufacturers.

Design.

Such design.

Good job, OEMs.  (more…)

Moto G (3rd Gen) to be Customizable on Moto Maker, According to Leak

Evan Blass, better known on Twitter as evleaks, has reawakened to give us info regarding the upcoming Moto G (3rd Gen) from Motorola. According to Evan, the new Moto G will be customizable through Moto Maker, which is Motorola’s online custom shop for smartphones. Currently, only the Moto X (2nd Gen) and Moto 360 are customizable via the service, and if the Moto G does in fact hit Moto Maker, it would be the first mid-range (non flagship) smartphone you can customize.  (more…)