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Moto X budget edition may include swappable casing colors

Moto X budget edition may include swappable casing colors

While the current first-wave Moto X devices from Motorola allow custom-order colors and etching, a tip today suggests that a low-cost version of the device might include the ability to swap out casings whenever the user chooses. What we're seeing today is a combination of a photo of some colored backsides of a next-generation Moto X (or whatever it'll be called in the future) alongside reminder that Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside spoke up recently on a low-cost device for developing countries. Could this be it?

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Moto X now available on Verizon’s web store

Moto X now available on Verizon’s web store

If you're a Verizon customer and you've been counting the days until you could get your hands on the Moto X, we have some good news for you today. The new Moto X is now available on the Verizon web store. You can purchase the smartphone on or off contract via the website right now.

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DROID Maxx Review

DROID Maxx Review

In the DROID Maxx is Motorola's vision for longest-lasting battery life in a device that's part of a very close-knit family of smartphones all released in the same generation. There's a DROID Maxx, a DROID Ultra, a DROID Mini, and the Moto X. These devices deliver essentially the same experience as one another, with only minor differences between each of them. The DROID Maxx provides the most premium experience of the series.

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Tear Down Pegs Google Moto X Build Cost at $221

Tear Down Pegs Google Moto X Build Cost at $221

We are ever the fan of other people ripping apart gadgets to show us what they look like on the inside around these parts. We don't want to tear up our own gadgets, but we love a good tear down as much as the next guy and another Google Moto X tear down has surfaced. This time the tear down comes courtesy of the analytic types over at IHS.

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Moto X online off-contract availability begins today

Moto X online off-contract availability begins today

AT&T recently launched the Moto X and in addition to getting the regular white or black model, those considering a purchase could also do a bit of customizing by way of the Moto Maker setup. The problem though, Motorola initially launched the Moto Maker site without the ability to complete the purchase from end-to-end online. Going the Moto Maker route required a trip to an AT&T retail store to get a pin card.

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Researchers modify GSM cell phones to function as cellular blocking device

Researchers modify GSM cell phones to function as cellular blocking device

A Technical University of Berlin telecommunications security research group has revealed that it was able to block local cell phones from receiving calls and text messages using a software modification on a GSM phone. As such, this method can be used as a telecommunications hack that prevents a specific network area from properly sending communication on to handsets.

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Verizon Moto X available online first: in-store in coming weeks

Verizon Moto X available online first: in-store in coming weeks

The Motorola smartphone known as Moto X is not going to be available from Verizon in-store for a while - "in the comping weeks" they're suggesting today. Meanwhile Verizon has let it be known that the device will be available online starting on the 29th of this month - you'll just have to sample its abilities in the rest of the DROID series in-store or through one of SlashGear's several hands-on experiences.

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