If you're looking for another way to purchase the supremely affordable Motorola Moto G Android smartphone, then consider Boost Mobile's version of the budget handset. Priced at a low $129.99, the wireless carrier has just announced it will sell the device online starting January 14 online. The Moto G is then scheduled to hit select Boost Mobile retail stores on January 20. … Read more
Happy 2014, everyone! I arrive to you refreshed from the holiday break and rarin' to round up the best deals money (or, ideally, less money) can buy.
If Santa didn't bring you a new smartphone, don't fret: this year promises lots and lots of new models. Even better, you'll enjoy more no-contract options from big and small carriers alike. (Prediction: the dreaded two-year contract will disappear by the end of 2014. And good riddance!)
Don't want to wait? You don't have to. For a limited time, and while supplies last, HSN has the Motorola Moto G no-contract Android phone for $99.95, shipped. … Read more
Motorola is ringing in the New Year with a price cut for its marquee smartphone.
The Moto X had been listing at $579 without a contract. With a two-year contract at a carrier such as Verizon Wireless or AT&T, the smartphone starts at $99.99.
"We've been hearing a lot recently from people who want a new premium smartphone at a reasonable price without having to wait for a contract upgrade," Motorola said in a blog post Wednesday. &… Read more
Best Buy has confirmed it will be selling a Verizon version of the smartphone for as low as $99.99 and it could be arriving within the next few days, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Here's some unsolicited advice to technology companies drawing up their plans for 2014: Dare to be stupid.
We saw plenty of that this year. Samsung Electronics raced to launch its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, and it was widely lambasted. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos talked up the idea of flying drones delivering our Blu-Ray discs and books, which got quickly written off as a publicity stunt. There's even a denigrating term for someone walking around wearing Google Glass: Glasshole.
In fact, the tech world could use a little more stupid and crazy. All too often companies settle on incremental improvement, … Read more
Motorola has gone to great lengths to market its flagship Moto X smartphone as not the most powerful device, but one that a user can tailor to his or her tastes down to the color of the camera ring. To take that customizability message even further, the company infused a low-tech environment with a hi-tech concept in the form of an interactive ad in the pages of Wired magazine.
The trick is pulled off using a piece of plexiglass inside a page of polycarbonate paper, LEDs, a handful of lithium batteries, and some smart circuitry. The end result is a … Read more
Congrats to Michael P. of Roswell, Ga., for winning a pair of V-Moda Crossfade M-100 headphones in last week's giveaway. This week, we have a multitasking home-networking device for you.
The Arris-Motorola SBG6782-AC Gateway (say that 10 times fast) is a combination cable modem and next-gen 802.11ac router with combined Wi-Fi speeds of up to 1,800Mbps and a range of more than 450 feet. On the wired side, it's got a built-in four-port Gigabit Ethernet router for connection of up to four devices and also supports Multimedia over Coaxial (MoCA), which lets users extend Wi-Fi over existing coaxial cable to create a wired Ethernet network. … Read more
2013 was a busy year for the Android ecosystem: phones got bigger, faster, and more robust. Tablets grew numerous, and Android moved into electronics like smartwatches and a gaming device. Looking ahead to next year we should expect the same trends to continue, but on a slightly different trajectory.
Android will likely have a decent showing at the Consumer Electronics Show with announcements from a handful of hardware makers. Jumping ahead to February and Mobile World Congress (MWC), things should start to heat up for the next generation of Android. While this may sound like business as usual, 2014 will … Read more
The patent, which specifically has to do with how calendars sync with computers, was related to Microsoft's ActiveSync software. Motorola tried to argue that the technology in Microsoft's patent was not new, and had been used previously by Apple in its failed Newton digital assistant, according to an opinion (PDF) … Read more
We hear a lot about supply issues prompting tech delays, but Motorola has a new force to deal with: Winter Storm Dion.
Motorola has issued letters to those who have ordered a Moto G, saying its fulfillment center in Fort Worth, Texas, was hit hard by Winter Storm Dion, and it's "still recovering from the storm's impact." The letter, obtained by Engadget, includes an apology from Motorola as it tries to explain why the company's latest handset didn't get out to customers on time.
To make it right, Motorola has said that it will … Read more