DROID Turbo Drops to $149 at Verizon, $549 Off Contract

You didn’t buy the DROID Turbo yesterday when the new Sapphire Blue ballistic nylon version dropped, did you? If so, you may want to ask Big Red for a price adjustment, because the price was cut this afternoon by $50 to $149 on-contract. The off-contract price dropped as well, from $599 to $549.

As a recap, the DROID Turbo is the first DROID in years that hasn’t brought shame to the brand. Motorola did everything they could to maxx out this phone by tossing in high-end specs like a 5.2-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 805 processor, 20MP camera, massive 3,900mAh battery, and then covered it in Ballistic Nylon, which is awesome, by the way. Be sure to read our DROID Turbo review if this phone is on your list.

At $149 with a 2-year contract or $549 without one, you are looking at a deal worth considering even with the Galaxy S6 on the way.

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Tip: Simultaneous Voice and Data Now Works on Nexus 6 With Verizon

Now that Android 5.1 is out and Verizon is officially selling the Nexus 6, we thought we should revisit a pain point that early Nexus 6 adopters had while using the phone on Big Red’s air waves – missing simultaneous voice and data. As it turns out, the 5.1 update may have fixed this even without Verizon issuing their VoLTE service, known as Advanced Calling 1.0.  (more…)

DROID Turbo in Sapphire Blue Ballistic Nylon Now Available From Verizon

The DROID Turbo, a device that cracked our top 5 phones of 2014, is now available from Verizon in a shiny new Sapphire Blue color. Better yet, that blue is atop the Ballistic Nylon version of the Turbo, which is our personal favorite. Like the black Ballistic Nylon version, you can grab the new color for $199 on-contract, $24.99 per month on Edge, or for $599 without a contract.

As a recap, the DROID Turbo is the first DROID in years that lives up to the name. It features a QHD display, Snapdragon 805 processor, 20MP camera, and a massive 3,900mAh battery. It also runs stock Android with Motorola’s suite of Moto software add-ons and should get Lollipop any day. Right, Verizon and Motorola?

Be sure to read our DROID Turbo review if you haven’t already.

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Moto E 4G LTE Now Available on Verizon Prepaid for $99

Motorola’s brand new Moto E, the LTE version, which launched at the end of February as the best deal in smartphones, is now available from Verizon prepaid for just $99. That’s without a contract.

As a recap, the new Moto E 4G LTE sports a Qualcomm 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 4.5-inch qHD display, 2,390mAh battery, 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera, and Android 5.0 “Lollipop.” Again, you get all of that for $99. While this isn’t in flagship territory, it would make an outstanding first smartphone or as a placeholder while you wait for something like the Galaxy S6 to arrive.

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Nexus 6 Now Available From Verizon for $249

There she is, the Google whale on Verizon. Go get your Nexus 6 if for some reason you decided to skip on the unlocked version through Google Play, which we showed you months ago works fine on Verizon’s network.

For $249 on-contract, $27.08 per month on Verizon Edge, or $649 off contract, this phone can be yours, “Verizon” logo included. According to Verizon’s website, the Nexus 6 is essentially just up for pre-order, with an expected ship date of March 18.

On a random note, Verizon claims that the Nexus 6 comes in black, yet we know that Google only made it in white or blue. Mistake or did Big Red get some sort of exclusive on the black color? (Edit:  Verizon clarified to us that it does indeed come in blue and they are updating the page today.)

Be sure to read our Nexus 6 review if you haven’t already.

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Deal: LG G Watch on Sale for $99 Through Verizon

For those of you who still might want to enter the Android Wear world, but don’t feel like spending a ton of cash, Verizon is currently selling the G Watch from LG for just $99. Compared to its usual price of over $200, more than 50% off ain’t all bad.

The G Watch, alongside the Gear Live from Samsung, was the first available Android Wear device from 2014. The G Watch features a 1.65-inch LCD (280×280) display, 400mAh battery, Snapdragon 400 processor, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and IP67 dust and water resistance.  (more…)

Verizon’s Nexus 6 Officially Arrives Tomorrow With Android 5.1

After months of waiting, Verizon has made it official – the Nexus 6 will be available tomorrow, March 12. Through a note in their news center, Verizon thanks Nexus fans for their patience while waiting for Google’s new flagship phone that debuted back in November.

The device will be available online starting March 12 and will then arrive in stores on March 19. If that sounds familiar, that’s because we broke this news last week on Twitter.  (more…)

Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Pre-Orders Open at Verizon April 1

Verizon just announced that they are opening up pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on April 1.

Samsung originally announced that they planned to sell the phone globally by April 10, but I’d be lying if I thought that Verizon was going to come anywhere close to that date. They typically take their time (that’s the nice way of putting it) when testing devices prior to launch and often end up selling phones later than everyone else (Nexus 6, anyone?). If they are already telling you to prepare wallets for April 1, then they just may be able to hit that April 10 date. Good job, Verizon.  (more…)