Earlier today, Motorola CEO Rick Osterloh was interviewed at Code/Mobile by Walt Mossberg. The subject came up about the idea that wearing smartwatches (or any digital watch) guarantees you a life of celibacy. So Walt asked Rick if they considered that when designing the Moto 360. Rick had an interesting answer, of which you can see after the break.
Come comment on this article: Does wearing a Moto 360 give you a better chance at getting laid than other smartwatches?
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.
In case you’re not convinced, you can check out the videos below. Is anybody planning on picking up a Turbo on the 30th?
Come comment on this article: Motorola releases several videos showing off the Droid Turbo’s best features
The DROID Turbo was officially launched today in New York City, and it’s shaping up to be the best DROID yet. With it’s 5.2-inch Quad HD display, 2.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, 21 MP rear camera with dual LED flash, and 48 hour battery life, it’s one beast to be reckoned with. The fact that it’s priced at $199 for 32 GB of internal storage ($249 for 64 GB) makes this very intriguing for Verizon Wireless customers. The only question I have, since it’s made by Motorola, is how good is the camera? I will have to wait until I spend more time with it before I can answer that question, but for now, check out our hands on video after the break.
Come comment on this article: Hands on with the DROID Turbo
Verizon, as expected over the last few weeks, today announced the newest member of its Droid family. Arriving tomorrow, October 30, the Droid Turbo is the most powerful Android handsets to date.
Powered by Android 4.4.4 KitKat, the Droid Turbo boasts a 5.2-inch Quad HD display, 21-megapixel rear camera, and 32GB/64GB internal storage. In keeping with its namesake, the smartphone packs a 3900mAh battery which can be charged with up eight hours of power in 15 minutes. Toss in the quad-core 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB RAM and you’ve got a veritable monster.
Go up to 48 hours without stopping to recharge thanks to a 3900mAH battery, one of the largest ever put in a smartphone.
Additional hardware features include NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and a host of sensors. Like other Motorola Droid models, this one also offers a water-resistant coating to protect against life’s splashes.
The 32GB Droid Turbo will be sold in three color options (Metallic Black, Metallic Red or Ballistic Nylon) for $199 with a two year service agreement. The 64GB model comes in Ballistic Nylon and retails for $249 with the same contract.
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The last few weeks have been a flurry of leaks about the Motorola DROID Turbo. We got our hands on some legitimate images of the actual device, saw the users manual, caught various renders and seemingly caught all the specs for the next DROID. There really wasn’t much left to be told, except for its official release date and pricing. This morning Motorola made the announcement via their blog and now we know when and just how much.
The Motorola DROID Turbo will be landing in Verizon stores and online on October 30th. It will be offered in two storage options, a 32GB and a 64GB. The 32GB variant will be offered in Metallic Black, Metallic REd or Ballistic Nylon where as the 64GB variant will only be offered in Ballistic Nylon. Price wise, the 32GB will set you back $199 on a two-year contract and the 64GB model will cost you $249. If you go for the Edge program, Verizon shows the 32GB at $599.99 for $24.99 a month. No specifics on the 64 GB Variant.
- Android 4.4.4
- 5.2-inch Quad HD display 2560 x 1440, 565dpi
- 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor
- 64-bit memory access Adreno 420 @ 600 MHz GPU
- 3 GB of LPDDR3 with 64-bit access RAM
- 3900 mAh battery rated for mixed usage for 48 hours
- 21MP rear camera (5248×3936) in 4:3 & 15.5 MP (2952×5248) in 16:9
- 2MP front shooter
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n.ac (dual-band capable)
- Water Resistant
Need I say more? This is a serious piece of hardware and one that I am sure will thrive in the market quite nicely. Verizon doesn’t have the device up on their site in any pre-order capacity. However, they do have a sign-up page to get notifications about the device.
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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.
Motorola and Verizon determined that a key way to differentiate the new device was through battery life and recharging capabilities. A large battery that provides plenty of useful life is not a new concept to Motorola and the DROID line as the DROID MAXX still reigns supreme for LTE smartphones. The DROID Turbo adds some quick charging features thanks to a special Turbo Charger, which is included with the device. This gives the DROID Turbo the ability to add enough juice in just 15 minutes of charging to power the device for up to 8 hours. A full charge of the 3,900mAh battery is rated to last 48 hours once all the battery optimizations kick in.
The big, fast-charging battery is needed to power the 5.2-inch quad-HD screen that achieves 565ppi. The DROID Turbo comes packed with a Snapdragon 805 processor clocked up to 2.7GHz and 3GB of RAM. This should keep things running smoothly. Two models will be available, one with 32GB of internal storage and one with 64GB of internal storage. Motorola has also included a 21MP camera capable of shooting 4K video and a 2MP front-facing camera. The DROID Turbo will come with Android 4.4 KitKat installed, bu Android 5.0 Lollipop is expected to be available “in coming months.”
Verizon will start taking pre-orders for the DROID Turbo at 1:00 ET today on their web site. However, you shouldn’t have to wait long to get your hands on the actual device as in-store availability is scheduled for this Thursday, October 30th. Customers will have a choice of Metallic Black, Metallic Red, and Ballistic Nylon for colors in addition to the choice of internal memory size, although the 64GB version will only be available in Ballistic Nylon. With a 2-year contract, the 32GB DROID Turbo will cost $199.99 while the 64GB version will run $249.99 with a two-year contract.
Come comment on this article: Verizon and Motorola officially launch the DROID Turbo
To celebrate the launch of its first ever smartwatch in the UK, Motorola has kicked off an awesome sale on the Moto X. Instead of paying £419.99 to customise the smartphone using Moto Maker, residents in the United Kingdom can take advantage of the service for just £359.99 until 12pm noon tomorrow.
If you need a refresher on the specifications of the Second Generation Moto X, it packs a 5.2-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD), an Adreno 330 GPU and a 2,300mAh Li-Ion battery.
So if you’re based in the UK and want to customize your own Moto X for less — click the link below.
Come comment on this article: Residents in the UK can customize a Moto X for £359.99 to celebrate Moto 360 launch
What’s black and Kevlar and screams “turbo”? Okay, yes, a modded BMW M3. But also Verizon’s latest smartphone, the Droid Turbo by Motorola. Regular Engadget readers assuredly know a lot about this phone already: it’s got a 5.2-inch Quad HD AMOLED display covered in Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3, a Kevlar back, and an incredibly long battery life. Verizon’s touting “up to” 48 hours of power and a quick charge feature that nets “up to 8 hours of use” from a 15-minute charge (using a specific charging cable included with the phone, naturally). The Droid Turbo’s not all charge and no oomph: a Snapdragon 805 processor is the heart of the Turbo (a 2.7GHz quad-core CPU) and an Adreno 420 CPU (running at 600MHz) handles graphics on that fancy Quad HD screen. 3GB of RAM handles memory, making all that processor power worth a damn. Should processor speeds not excite you, perhaps megapixel counts will? The camera out back on the Droid Turbo is a whopping 21-megapixels. And yes, relax, your selfies are safe: there’s a front-facing camera with 2MP resolution and 1080p video capability.
In terms of the rest of the specs, the Droid Turbo is keeping up with the Joneses with Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 in all the flavors (a/g/b/n/ac), NFC, and microUSB for connectivity. Verizon’s XLTE comes inside the Droid Turbo as well — surprise! Honestly, it’s just a little frustrating to see this thing debut so shortly after the Moto X first hit the scene. After all, it basically improves on just about everything we didn’t dig about Moto’s recent flagship, so if you just bought one you might want to keep the receipt handy. In fact, all of the voice and gesture ability in Motorola’s Moto X is also in the Droid Turbo. How about that?!
Okay, now the elephant in the room: what’s powering that “up to” 48 hours of battery life? A 3,900 mAH battery is nestled behind that tough exterior, sitting next to 32GB of internal storage (64GB optionally if you wanna get crazy). It’s available October 30th; Droid Turbo starts at $199 (with a two-year contract) and jumps to $249 when you add the extra storage.
So, how does the phone feel? Is it any good? These are all good questions that we don’t have answers for just yet, but we’ll have a hands-on for you shortly. Hang tight!
Nigh on a month later than originally planned, Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch has officially arrived in the UK today (although O2 apparently let a few units slip out at the beginning of the month). The limited stock that’s available is up for grabs through Motorola directly, with online sales live right now. The £200 Android Wear watch is particularly notable for its sexy circular design, and to mark its arrival in the UK, Motorola’s also knocking £60 off the starting price of its Moto X flagship smartphone for the next 24 hours. Usually £420, the base model is being discounted to £360 for one day only, with the price increasing from there if you add extra storage or one of the more ornate finishes, like leather or wood, using the online Moto Maker customisation tool.
Via: Android Central