Verizon Releases Special NFL Leather Moto X (2nd Gen), Available for $119

One of the first thoughts that came to mind after Motorola told us that they had partnered with Horween Leather to produce the leather used for the backs of the new Moto X (2nd gen) and the bands for the Moto 360, knowing that this is the company thats materials are in NFL footballs, was how they would figure out a way to tie-in this country’s most popular sport with their new flagship phone. Now we know. Well, sources told us about this a couple of months ago, so we can’t say we are exactly shocked. But yeah, the Moto X (2nd gen) now comes with an optional NFL leather backside. As in, your Moto X could be a football.  (more…)

Moto 360 in Dark or Light Metal Now Available for $299

As we mentioned earlier, thanks to prematurely posted announcement from Motorola, the Moto 360 in metal was due to be released at some point today. Well, that time is now. You can head over to Motorola’s store and purchase the Moto 360 in dark or light metal for $299.

The smaller 18mm models are listed, but they won’t be available until closer to the holiday season.

We are still on the lookout for individual bands in metal and leather.  (more…)

Nexus 6 Now Available From Motorola

Go! Go! Go! Motorola’s store has the Nexus 6 in stock now.

We aren’t sure how long this will last or how many Motorola has available, but they currently have both Midnight Blue and Cloud White models in stock with either 32GB or 64GB of storage.

Also of note, you can use Motorola financing to buy the device, with the $650 (32GB) variant running $54.17 per month and the $699 (64GB) variant running $58.33 per month.

Motorola is offering free shipping. (more…)

Moto 360 in Metal Available Today for $299 – New Bands, Watch Faces, Health Apps Too

Motorola just announced (and then pulled) that their Moto 360 watch will be available in metal later today for a price of $299. They will offer two colors initially – dark and light metal – with a new champagne finish arriving in time for the holidays. They also announced new slim bands for those with smaller wrists or who simply want a different look. The slim band in light metal will run $299; the Champagne finish Moto 360 will run $329.

Of course, you have already seen all of these, thanks to listings on Amazon that went up a week or so early. But, they are now official. Well almost, as soon as Motorola re-posts the announcement.  (more…)

DROID Turbo Review

The DROID brand deserves the majority of credit for the amount of early success that the Android operating system had in 2009 and 2010. From the original Motorola DROID to the original DROID Incredible, this was the brand of phones that people flocked to if they wanted a phone outside of the iPhone, not just because of a great marketing campaign, but because these were top of the line phones. Ask most of the readers on this site which phone got them started on Android, and you shouldn’t be surprised to hear them say, “The OG DROID.” It’s an iconic phone that helped launch Android to the top.

But as the years have flown by, the DROID brand’s popularity has diminished, largely due to the Samsung Galaxy takeover and other competitors focusing on releasing a single flagship phone across all carriers. DROID has always been there, but it doesn’t seem to have been given the attention it had in early years. The DROID brand, since 2011, has become watered down, stale, and if I’m being honest, kind of annoying, leaving it with little influence.

And then came the DROID Turbo, a device that beats almost every other phone spec-for-spec, has ditched the red robotic eye and obnoxious “Drooooooooooid!” sounds, and doesn’t look like the Terminator designed it. It’s still a bit flashy depending on the color you choose, but it feels durable, can probably take a bullet, and is a serious competitor in a crowded space. It also might be the DROID phone you have been looking for, after all these years.

This is our DROID Turbo review.  (more…)

Reported Screenshots From LG G3 and Moto X Show Off Lollipop

Regardless of which Android phone you currently run, unless its the Nexus 6, you undoubtedly want the Lollipop update as soon as possible. From what we can tell with the latest leaks, the developer preview build Google released a few months ago for Android 5.0 has been paying dividends, as it appears two of the top OEMs might almost be ready to start pushing out updates to their flagship devices.

The newest leaks come from LG for the G3 and Motorola for the Moto X. Each leak consists of only a few screenshots, but for those who are waiting for the update, this is better than nothing.  (more…)

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.

eBay Link  (more…)