Bad news came this week from Motorola’s Punit Soni. For all of you using Verizon Wireless looking to purchase the new Moto X as a Developer’s Edition, prepare to be disappointed.
Motorola has updated their Migrate application that makes transferring data from an old phone to a new Motorola phone incredibly easy. The biggest addition in this update is the inclusion of non-smartphones, so if you’re trying to get your contacts and text messages off of a flip phone onto a smartphone, this app can take care of it for you. The phone has to have Bluetooth support, but that shouldn’t be a problem in most cases.
All of the other features are still intact, including pulling information from other Android phones and iCloud accounts, but it still only works with a handful of Motorola devices. For the update, hit the link below.
Sony’s latest device is quite the machine, and T-Mobile is more than happy to let you know all about it. The carrier is now selling the device, and in order to get you to make the decision to purchase it, Tmo has uploaded an unboxing video going over all of the neat bells-and-whistles inside Sony’s pretty powerhouse. So watch the vid below, then let us know what you think in the comment section below!
Need to refresh your homescreen? The wallpapers shipping with the new Moto X are available for download. Rather than having wallpapers that are very much centered around nature, Motorola included artsy images that capture some everyday places and moments.
Hit the break to view each wallpaper available and the link to download all fifteen wallpapers together.
The Xperia Z3 is one of the more popular devices to come out of IFA 2014. It features cutting edge specifications and a crisp 5.2-inch display. To really showcase its TRILUMINOS Display technology, Sony has pre-loaded thirty-five wallpapers. They range from nature shots to abstract designs. There is such a wide variety that Sony is covering just about everyone.
Hit the break to view each wallpaper available and the link to download all thirty-five wallpapers together.
Motorola has opened up a trade-in program for the new Moto X and Moto G that will decrease the overall cost of either handset. With a new two-year contract, the Moto X will be just $99; however, the off-contract price is $499. The Moto G maintains its incredibly valuable $179 price tag.
The trade-in program allows customers to send in their old device in return for a Visa prepaid card with the intent of purchasing one of the company’s new devices. The Visa prepaid card will be sent after a Moto X or Moto G is purchased within thirty days of receiving a quote. Motorola says that customers can earn up to $300, but many newer devices do not seem to even get close to that figure.
Don’t forget to check out our hands on video with the new Moto X and Moto G.
With the release of the new Motorola Moto X 2014, Motorola seems to be trying to narrow the gap a bit between the specs for their flagship device and those from other companies. Motorola has insisted in the past that consumers should look beyond the specs to actual features and functionality, especially things like Moto Display that change the way the device is used. In some areas though, hardware is hardware and skimping on it can create problems. Motorola may have learned that lesson with the camera in last year’s Moto X and has tried to step up with something a little better for the latest version of the Moto X.
One of the accessories mentioned with the new Moto X was Motorola’s Turbo Charger. This charger provides an extremely quick battery boost to the Moto X using Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 tech which can give a device up to 8 hours of additional battery life after just 15 minutes on the charger.
Apparently, this Turbo Charger won’t come in the box with the Moto X, but Motorola has updated their accessory page on their website to detail pricing for the accessory. We don’t know when you’ll be able to buy one, but whenever they become available, it’ll run about $35. Fairly expensive for a cell phone charger, but charging up half of your device in just 15 minutes might be worth it. We’ll let know as soon as we hear any more details.
Last year’s Moto G was the best selling smartphone for Motorola. Now 10 months later, they are already improving the device. With a bigger display, stereo sound, better camera, removable storage, and new software, the all new Moto G can still be had for the same price as before. $179 off contract is an absolute bargain, and you can buy it starting today at Motorola.com. Hit the break for our quick hands on video highlighting this great phone.
The Moto X for 2014 is new and improved with a larger display, better camera, and a refined software experience. It will be available later this month for $99 or $499 off contract. We will be posting our full review in the coming days, but for now, hit the break to check out our hands on video highlighting all the great features of the all new and improved Moto X.