Motorola Tricks iPhone Loyalists Into Thinking Apple Still Innovates

Motorola has launched a new campaign, asking consumers to “Skip the Sevens.” Basically, Motorola has taken a page out of Jimmy Kimmel’s playbook, luring what appear to be clueless Apple loyalists into a room, asking them what they think of the newly-announced iPhone 7 devices. Once they explain that they are not all that impressed by what Apple has announced, Moto shows off what upcoming prototype iPhone devices are capable of.

The thing is, these prototype iPhones are not iPhones at all, and instead, is the Moto Z smartphone. Do you see where this is going? Now, with these poor souls thinking they are looking at prototype iPhones, Motorola demoes the magic of Moto Mods. They show off the projector, SoundBoost speaker, as well as the battery pack. Naturally, these folks think Apple is soon to bring big time innovation to the market, genuinely looking impressed with what they have been shown.

This is when the sad part kicks in.  (more…)

Report: No New Android Wear Watches From Motorola, LG, or Huawei This Year

Been wondering why we haven’t seen new Android Wear smartwatches from the typical players in the game, you know, like Motorola, LG, and Huawei? According to CNET, who spoke with each company, that’s because none of them plan to release a new watch any time soon. In fact, even with the holiday approaching and smartwatches seeming like a perfect gift for your tech dad, they’ll all be passing this time around.  (more…)

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…)