Some have feared that Lenovo buying Motorola from Google meant the end to the company's popular low-cost phones, such as Moto X and Moto G. But it appears the Moto X will stay the same at least for a while longer.
During this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Motorola held a Q&A on Twitter letting people ask what's the deal with the company's line of phones. One follower asked, "When is next version of Moto X?" and Motorola coyly responded, "Keep posted - hint - late summer."
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Few posts I've written have generated as much interest as the one about the Republic Wireless Moto X, and I'm not surprised: For $299 you get one of the most celebrated phones of 2013, with no-contract service plans starting at an impossible $5 per month.
The key question on everyone's mind: How is it? Does Republic's version of the Moto deliver the same awesome experience as the mainstream model? Or is this deal too good to be true? (CNET's Maggie Reardon tackled that very question back in January, but I'm here to expand on … Read more
The update is a small one but handy nonetheless. In fact, the only thing new that's listed in the official software change log is support for cloud printing through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Google Cloud Print, and HP ePrinters. Other enhancements included within the patch, such as battery life improvement and a Microsoft Exchange e-mail fix, are essentially band-aid measures.
It's worth noting that … Read more
Prepaid carrier Aio Wireless becomes three smartphones stronger this February 14. That's when the AT&T-owned wireless provider adds a trio of new smartphones to its lineup -- the Motorola Moto G, Nokia Lumia 520, and ZTE Sonata 4G.
We've spent a long time with Nokia's Lumia 521 for T-Mobile and 520 for AT&T, and Motorola's budget Moto G is already marching across the major carriers. The ZTE Sonata 4G -- which we saw at CES -- is the only one of the new Valentine's Day handsets that's exclusive to Aio. … Read more
Mobile bargain hunters throughout the US gasped earlier this week when they heard the news that Chinese PC-maker Lenovo plans to buy the handset division of Motorola from Google for $2.9 billion.
When the Google-controlled Motorola lowered the price of the Moto X last year and then introduced the sub-$200 Moto G, I wondered if these products and the prices the company was selling them for were simply too good to be true. Finally, US consumers had more than one affordable option when it came to buying a high-quality, unlocked smartphone.
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To Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing, Motorola is a "treasure," and will be treated as such.
"It's our treasure," Yang said during a conference call with reporters Wednesday. "We plan to not only protect the Motorola brand, but make it stronger."
Following the announcement that Lenovo would pay Google $2.9 billion to buy the unit, Yang shed some light on where he plans to take the Motorola business -- at least for the foreseeable future, not too far. Yang said Lenovo would operate both brands where appropriate. In China and emerging markets such … Read more
It's no overstatement to say that the Motorola Moto X was among the best phones of 2013, offering lots of cool features and a customizable design. It won raves from critics and users alike.
And now it's on sale: You can get an unlocked, no-contract Moto X (16GB) for $329.99 shipped or the 32GB version for $379.99 -- a savings of $70. (Note that you won't see either price until you get to checkout and select the "GSM unlocked," Sprint, or Verizon option.)
The big fun of the Moto X, of course, is … Read more
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In the latest Apple Byte, host Brian Tong covers the week's juiciest news and rumors, including whether or not Iris scanning tech could play key role in Apple's future product lines. Plus: we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Mac! That's right, the PC that started a revolution and really put Apple on the map was first introduced 30 years ago on January 24, 1984. Were some of you even born yet?
And to get you prepped for the big game next week, our … Read more