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Verizon Moto Z release date details set for USA

Verizon Moto Z release date details set for USA

Both the Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Force will be launching at Verizon this month. These devices will both be branded with Motorola's "Droid Edition" moniker when sold through Verizon - and as of now, they'll only be available through Verizon in the USA. Around the world they'll still have the same name, minus the DROID bit. Verizon will be selling these on pre-order starting on the 21st of July, 2016.

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Motorola exec heads out

Motorola exec heads out

Today it's become apparent that Motorola Mobility has had another loss of executive in Jim Wicks. This is Wicks, design lead for Motorola Mobility for "a dozen years" as Chicago Business says, heading to Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering next month. Normally I'd say Motorola was losing an executive because of bad reasons but, in this case, it's far more likely that Wicks is heading out because Northwestern University is a place he wants to be after working the same job for over a decade.

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Moto Z Droid “Moto Mods” pre-order, details, and official specs

Moto Z Droid “Moto Mods” pre-order, details, and official specs

Today Motorola jumps in on the modular smartphone business with their own take: Moto Z Droid with Moto Mods. This system of plug-and-play pieces works on the Moto Z Droid, a device that's coming exclusively to Verizon in the United States. Moto Mods will work with this generation Moto Z devices and "are designed to work with future generation Moto Z phones" as well. Weird!

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DROID Turbo 2 launches with shatterproof display

DROID Turbo 2 launches with shatterproof display

There are many features that people look for in a new phone. But perhaps one of the most desired is a screen that won't shatter when you inevitably drop it on the ground. Motorola has heard the cries of the masses, and today they've hoped to silence them with the debut of the Moto Shattershield.

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Is phone thickness more important than battery life? [POLL]

Is phone thickness more important than battery life? [POLL]

Upon seeing the device HTC One A9 and finding that it has a battery a tiny bit smaller than expected, we got to thinking. At what price do we get a great design for a smartphone? Has it become more important to us to have a device that looks great than to have a device whose battery is large enough to last well through the day? We've not yet tested the HTC One A9 yet, of course, so we don't know how long it'll last on one charge, but the question remains: are we still sacrificing some features in order to attain others?

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Shatterproof Droid Turbo 2, long-lasting Droid Maxx 2 leaked

Shatterproof Droid Turbo 2, long-lasting Droid Maxx 2 leaked

It's still a good few days before Halloween and before Verizon reveals its latest exclusive collab with Motorola, but leaks have pretty much spilled all the beans about the Droid Turbo 2 and the Droid Maxx 2. Practically rebranded Moto X Style, known as the Pure Edition in the US, and Moto X Play smartphones, the two new Verizon Droids have unofficially appeared in leaked marketing materials, revealing how Verizon plans to market these devices and to make them stand apart from the competition in the already crowded smartphone market.

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Halloween comes early for Verizon’s DROID release event

Halloween comes early for Verizon’s DROID release event

A spooky sort of invite has been sent by Verizon for an event that's sure to reveal the newest DROID devices from Motorola. This event will take place starting at 11AM Eastern Time on the 27th of October, and the invite suggests one of two things. Either we're going to get a device that's especially good at helping us with the TRICK part of our Trick or Treat shenanigans, or we're just being teased with shards of glass because this device will be especially sharp. We're guessing it's a Moto X of a different name, and though not particularly rugged, a device that's not going to break when you drop it from your pocket.

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Motorola Marshmallow updates list released: Moto X, Moto G, DROID

Motorola Marshmallow updates list released: Moto X, Moto G, DROID

Motorola's Android upgrade schedule for the Moto X, Moto G, DROID Turbo, and more have been revealed with Marshmallow in mind. The software that'll be coming to a number of Motorola-made smartphones will be Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and with it features like Android Pay, Now on Tap, Doze Mode, and Direct Share. Motorola suggests that these devices will also be working with simpler volume controls and will no longer come with Motorola Migrate right out of the box.

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Verizon DROID Turbo 2 tipped coming October with Moto Maker

Verizon DROID Turbo 2 tipped coming October with Moto Maker

Word about the DROID Turbo 2, otherwise known as the Moto X Force outside the US, has seemingly been eclipsed by all the leaks surrounding the new Nexus smartphones due next week. But when all that's said and done, the DROID Turbo 2 might come out as a more interesting option for those not so keen on a pure Nexus device. With very high end specs and Moto Maker customization, this upcoming Motorola smartphone might again make some wish they were indeed on Verizon's network.

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DROID Turbo 2 tipped coming to Verizon stripped of “Moto X Force”

DROID Turbo 2 tipped coming to Verizon stripped of “Moto X Force”

The device code-named Moto X Force - a leaked device thus far - has appeared with Verizon branding this afternoon. This device appears to have a new textured triangle shape backing, a metal (or hard plastic) rim, and a backside not unlike the 2015 Moto X. This device has both DROID and Verizon branding - but a surprising lack of the new OR old Verizon logo. This new version of the device will likely have customization - but not on the level of the Moto X Style or Pure Edition.

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This is Motorola’s new “Kinzie” phone

This is Motorola’s new “Kinzie” phone

Details for the next Motorola flagship device have leaked in two different iterations, one internationally, one domestic. The domestic version goes by codename "Kinzie" and is almost certainly headed for Verizon as a DROID device. Verizon will not release this device until later this year for more than one reason. The first reason is - they've just released new editions of the DROID Turbo right under our noses. The devices aren't all that different - they've just been given new paint jobs, so to speak.

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Verizon’s DROID 2015 line leaked with curious details

Verizon’s DROID 2015 line leaked with curious details

Likely candidates for the whole 2015 Motorola DROID collection appear in a number of leaked documents. These devices will work with Verizon only inside the United States, appearing with code-name Clark for both models XT1578 and XT1097 and code-name Kinzie for model XT1585. These devices will be working with exceedingly sharp displays, one coming in at a DPI (dots per inch) value of 560, the other coming in with 640 DPI. Both devices will - obviously - be coming with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop as well, with Motorola's very small amount of changes on top.

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