Another version of the DROID Turbo has arrived. The problem is that you cannot have it. Unless, of course, you are a Verizon employee. The carrier launched an Employee Edition of the device. The only change to the Motorola device is that there is a a red trim on the black exterior. And below the DROID logo is the Employee Edition label.
The DROID Turbo Employee Edition is available in-store only for $99 with a contract or $499 without. Employees can also choose the Edge program to pay $20.83 per month. The only storage option is 64GB. Considering that, pricing is impressive.
Some new images surfaced today thanks to Google Plusser Guilherme Henrique that purports to show a Motorola device named “Moto Maxx” that looks like a DROID Turbo. As you are probably aware, the latest DROID device continues as a Verizon exclusive in the U.S. market. Some smartphone shoppers have noted that the DROID Turbo, with its high-end specs, is very similar to another Motorola produced device, the Nexus 6, but in a smaller size. Unfortunately for those potential buyers, a rebranded DROID Turbo going by Moto Maxx will probably only be available in markets outside the U.S.
Carriers are already in the holiday spirit and November has only begun. Verizon, like Sprint and AT&T, is giving more data to its customers. The More Everything plan has more data allotted to it. The $80 plan now supplies 10GB to customers and the $100 plan has been raised to 15GB of data. New customers as well as existing customers are able to take advantage of Verizon’s promotional pricing.
Hit the break to see what else Verizon is offering new customers.
This year is a little different for consumers seeking a Nexus phone because the Nexus 6 will be widely distributed. Carriers will offer the Nexus 6 with an on-contract price, something that has not been done in three years. The Nexus 6 is already available through Google Play in a version that is not bound to any specific carrier. There was some curiosity to see how the device would fare on certain networks.
Verizon has released two official advertisements with one of them featuring the star of the two “viral videos:” James Franco.
We knew Google’s latest flagship was going to see a release on all major US carriers, but none of the carriers, nor Google or Motorola, said much about pricing. Since the device retails for $649 with no type of service contract, many people assumed it pick up a $199 price tag with a 2-year agreement. Turns out that was a pretty smart guess, as Google confirmed the price point yesterday.
If you’re interested in purchasing a Nexus 6 with a carrier like Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint, you can sign a 2-year contract to get the massive Nexus for about $200. Of course, all major carriers are now offering some type of device installment plan, so you can also opt for a monthly payment for the device, too. Decisions, decisions.
There are people who have been waiting years to see this outcome. Between 2001 and 2006, Verizon was over-charging customers of its Family SharePlan. In two separate ways, Verizon was tacking on incorrect charges when customers should have been given free minutes or minutes at a lesser amount. The carrier has filed a settlement in New Jersey and the customers affected between the aforementioned years should be compensated. The value of Verizon’s proposed settlement is $64.3 million.
The newly announced Droid Turbo has several features that are great selling points, but there’s no better way to convince yourself to buy a new phone than by seeing those features in action. Fortunately, Motorola has released a few videos showcasing just what their latest device can do, including the extremely powerful Snapdragon 805 processor, the 21 megapixel camera, the waterproof housing, and the battery life and quick charge features.
As expected, at a press event this morning Verizon and Motorola have officially launched the DROID Turbo, a Motorola manufactured device exclusively available through Verizon. With all of the rumors and leaks, there may not be much in the way of surprises about the specifications for this newest addition to the DROID line of devices, but we’ll touch on them after the break.
In time for the holiday season, Verizon is bolstering its tablet lineup. The G Pad 10.1 recently appeared at the FCC seeking approval. It just is not a WiFi-only variant of the LG tablet, though. This is a version of the G Pad 10.1 that has an LTE connection. Verizon and LG have not said anything about this device at this time.
Even with an LTE connection, the G Pad 10.1 is expected to be affordable. The specifications are not cutting edge; however, they are perfectly suitable for many consumers. The display’s resolution is 1280×800. The processor is a Snapdragon 400 with 1GB of RAM. The camera on the back is 5MP and up front is a 1.3MP camera. Nothing too crazy on this device.
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