Explaining Motorola’s New Line of Phones for Verizon: DROID ULTRA, MAXX, Mini, and Moto X

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Over the last week or so, we have gone from being fully confused by the incoming line of Motorola phones on their way to Verizon to feeling like we have a pretty good grasp on the situation. And since a couple of readers asked that we try and help clarify it all, we thought we’d take a stab at explaining this unique situation. After all, we’re talking about four new phones, all made by Motorola, headed to one carrier at what could end up being around the same time. Ready?  (more…)

Stop the Hypebeasting: Ferrari Motorola Phone is Nothing More Than the Primus

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Over the holiday, a cut-off picture of a kevlar-backed Motorola phone made the tech rounds, prompting people to ask if this was potentially the first look at the new Moto X. In somewhat sad news, I can only tell you that it is most definitely not the Moto X or the DROID ULTRA. In fact, the phone pictured is nothing more than a special edition Motorola Primus.  (more…)

Moto X Phone Specs Leak Points to Most of What We Already Know, 10MP Camera Though

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On Friday night, well-known mobile industry leaker @evleaks posted up what it believes to be the specs for Motorola’s soon-to-be-released Moto X phone. As expected, thanks to an .ini file that we obtained along with countless other leaks, these specs match up to what we mostly already know of a phone which is currently codenamed XFON, that will be powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor (MSM8960). We’re also looking at a 720p display, though the actual size has yet to be fully confirmed (likely a 4.3″). The phone will carry 2GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage, run Android 4.2.2, sport a 10MP rear camera, and 2MP front camera.  (more…)

Moto X Phone Will Arrive Late Summer

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Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside surprised the world today, when he confirmed at D11 that his company is indeed working on a phone called Moto X that is their “hero” device for 2013. He also mentioned that from now through October, we would see a handful of devices from them that they would consider to be their new portfolio. But there was some early confusion on when this device would launch – would it be their pre-holiday device and show up closer to October? According to a press release sent out shortly after Woodside’s chat, the Moto X will be “available this summer.” To confirm that this was correct, we reached out to Motorola who replied back with “late summer.” So what could potentially be your dream Motorola device, will be available within the next few months.  (more…)

Motorola CEO Confirms the Moto X Phone, Will Build It in Texas (Updated)

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Dennis Woodside, Motorola’s new CEO, just confirmed in an interview at D11 that they are indeed making a phone called Moto X. He said that the phone will be the first smartphone built in the U.S. “We’re building it in Texas,” Woodside mentioned during his sitdown. They are going to employee about 2,000 people outside of Forth Worth at a 500,000 square foot facility to make the magic happen.  (more…)

Verizon’s Motorola XFON Hits the FCC as Model XT1060

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Remember the Motorola device by the codename XT1060 that we reported as likely being Verizon’s variant of the XFON? It cruised through the FCC today, sporting Verizon’s LTE band 13 and CDMA frequencies. It also supports GSM bands as well, so the device can probably be taken overseas on a global roaming journey, like many of Big Red’s current lineup. No other information immediately stuck out to us from the filing other than WiFi of 802.11/a/b/g/n/AC, but this does indeed confirm the phone’s existence and the model number. 
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Motorola XT1056 for Sprint Stops by FCC, Could be Another XFON Variant

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The Motorola XT1056 stopped by the FCC this week sporting Sprint’s LTE band. If we were betting men, we’d be willing to bet that this is likely the Sprint version of the “XFON” that has been spotted a number of times on its way to AT&T in both benchmarks and in pictures. The model number for AT&Ts version is XT1058, so XT1056 certainly matches up to the model number scheme, especially if the XT1060 that we reported yesterday is indeed Verizon’s variant(more…)