After becoming available a few days ago through their own website, Motorola’s Moto G is now available to preorder on Amazon. Whether you decide on the 8GB or 16GB storage size, it will ship in just a few days on December 4. The 8GB and 16GB sizes will set you back $179.99 and $199.99, respectively. Not bad for decent specs, right? But remember if you’re on Verizon, this device will not work for you just yet. Big Red is set to carry the Moto G in January when it operates on their prepaid network.
Earlier this week we told you that the white Droid Ultra would likely be coming to Verizon very soon to join the previously leaked white Droid Mini. Now we’re here to tell you that starting today, you can get your hands on these new colors. The phone is obviously exactly the same except for the color change— the Droid Ultra is now available through Verizon for $99.99 and the Droid Mini is now available for $49.99. Looking for a stylish new device? These two are definitely high on that list.
Source: Droid Mini / Droid Ultra
Thinking about getting a Note 3 for the holiday season? Now may be the time to act.
The device is on sale through Verizon for $199.99 with a new 2 year contract, and for this weekend only, all activation fees are being waived for as many lines as you want. (Pre-paid phones are not part of the offer.)
This isn’t the most aggressive sale we’ve seen from Verizon in past years, but expect prices to go pretty low on other devices today and throughout the holiday season.
Right on the heels of the white DROID Mini leak, @evleaks has tweeted an image of a white DROID Ultra. Currently both devices, sold exclusively by Verizon, are only available in black or red; however, white could join the fun just in time for the holiday season. We’ll keep a lookout for both the DROID Mini and Ultra are set to be released.
Verizon currently offers their Droid Mini in black and red, and while the red adds a bit of variety to the smartphone, it can be a little extreme for some people. Fortunately, it looks like Verizon will be offering the Droid Mini in white, which is a nice middle ground between the current black and red options. @evleaks showed off a picture of the device on Twitter, which you can see above.
Aside from the new paint job, all the internals remain the same. Anybody going to try to snag one of these this Christmas?
Android 4.4 KitKat is taking the Moto X by storm, as the device is the first non-Nexus device to receive the update. T-Mobile and Verizon’s variants got the update just a few days ago, and Motorola announced today that AT&T’s variant would be getting the update today.
Motorola has been extremely impressive thus far with the update, and let’s hope the new DROID line won’t be far behind in receiving KitKat as well.
If you’re on AT&T, keep checking your phone for the update and let us know below if you’ve received it.
Source: Motorola Blog
Verizon has announced today their new prepaid plan called the Daily Plan. If you have a tablet or even a camera like the Samsung Galaxy Camera, the Daily Plan will allow you to get 300MB for the day for just $5. Verizon says that “the Daily Plan lasts 24 hours or until the most recent 300 MB is exhausted, whichever comes first. If a customer runs out of data, they can purchase another 300 MB for an additional $5.” In my opinion, this is great for people that just need their tablet to be connected for a short period of time. And since the plan works with the Galaxy Camera, you can share photos without having to find a WiFi hotspot.
Source: Verizon Wireless
We knew Verizon was going to offer the Galaxy S III Mini eventually, but today, they’ve added both the S 4 Mini and S III Mini to their phone selection. It’s a weird move, since they’re both pretty similar phones at similar price points that already have some competition from the now-cheaper Galaxy S III, but I guess more phone selection never hurts. Although, both of these phones appear to have that horrible Verizon logo on the home button, so keep that in mind when looking at these two.
The S 4 Mini has a 4.3 inch screen will run $99.99 after a $50 MIR, and the S III Mini with a slightly smaller 4-inch screen will run $49.99 after a $50 MIR. The specs are identical to what the normal versions of these phones have, so aside from the home button, Verizon hasn’t done much to tinker with either device.
source: Verizon Wireless
Just last month, there was a leak that showed that Verizon would be offering Samsung’s Galaxy S III mini. Today, a listing on Samsung’s website confirmed the information. Verizon will join AT&T as the official major US carriers of the device, which will go for $49.99 on Verizon. The Galaxy S III mini will come with Android 4.2.2, and Samsung’s software including S Voice, Easy Mode, Group Play, and Share Shot.
The device comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, a 4-inch Super AMOLED WVGA display, a 5MP camera, 8GB memory, a microSD card slot that can support up to 64GB of storage. The battery has a capacity of 2,000mAh.
Release date hasn’t yet been announced, but it should show up any day now.
Verizon is now offering the Chromecast on its site for $34.99, the same standard price that the device is being sold for on Google Play, Best Buy stores, and on Motorola’s site.
However, the carrier has sweetened the deal for those who receive corporate discounts— they’re offering the Chromecast with a 25% off offer. If you’re looking to grab Google’s wireless HDMI dongle, this definitely is a solid way to get one.
Source: Verizon Wireless