Verizon Opens Pre-Order for Metal Moto 360, Ships November 11 for $299

On Friday, Motorola made details and a release date official for their smartwatch, the Moto 360. At the time, they would only provide a specific launch date for the model with a leather band, noting that the all metal band/watch combo would not be available until later this Fall. Priced at $299 for the watch/band combo, or $79.99 for a stand-alone band that could be swapped in for a leather strap, many were interested in this version only.

Without a specific date from Moto, most were wondering how much longer we would be waiting. Would we see the metal Moto 360 in a couple of weeks or would it be much closer to the first day of Winter? Verizon seems to think they will be ready to ship by November 11.  (more…)

Motorola Announces the New Moto X, Available This Month for $99

There she is – the new Moto X. Not the Moto X+1 or the Moto X2 or the Moto X (insert random codename), this is simply, the new Moto X (2nd generation if we are getting really technical). It’s official and will be available soon, as in, this month from a variety of carriers and as an unlocked device.

At a price of $99 on 2-year contract or $499 at full retail, Motorola has created a high-end phone that they are offering at a price around $100 lower than competitors.

The new Moto X has been beefed up in a variety of ways over its predecessor, so let’s talk about it before getting into the hands-on and unboxing stuff(more…)

Report: Sony Xperia Z3 Headed to Verizon as Xperia Z3v

Sony unveiled its newest flagship yesterday at IFA, the Xperia Z3, bound for T-Mobile here in the US. However, according to a report from PC Mag, the device will also hit Verizon’s network as the Xperia Z3v in the near future.

Thanks to leaked documents which were unreleased by PC Mag, the Xperia Z3v is shown with Verizon logos on its backside, as well as a list of apps that will come preloaded on the device, such as the Amazon Appstore, Kindle app, and Amazon Music.  (more…)

Verizon’s New Moto X Stops by FCC With Codename “Victara,” Android 4.4.3

Verizon’s variant of the new Moto X (Moto X+1) cruised through the FCC last night under the codename “victara,” a name we saw back in June. The device measures in at the same size as the AT&T/GSM model we saw hit the FCC last week, so even though the listing doesn’t say “Moto X,” we would be surprised if this isn’t it. Plus, Motorola is set to unveil the device in a day, so we like the timing.

The listing doesn’t give us a ton of new info, although, we are still digging through it. So far, we are seeing support for Verizon’s CDMA2000, along with LTE 13 and 4. The device, like almost all Verizon phones these days, has global GSM roaming on bands 850 and 1900.  (more…)