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Keep your Nexus 6, I’ll stick with Moto X

Keep your Nexus 6, I’ll stick with Moto X

There’s really no good reason why you should wait for a 6-inch smartphone. Apple’s created a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, there are more than enough Samsung Galaxy Note devices in the world. What more could you possibly want? I tell you what I want - Motorola’s expertise in creating a smartphone that delivers well and above expectations. I want a Moto X with a wooden backside.

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iPhone 6 prototype eBay auction ends with no buyer

iPhone 6 prototype eBay auction ends with no buyer

That odd eBay auction, which was offering up an iPhone 6 prototype (allegedly), has ended. We know, you’re looking for sensational talk on how much some sucker ended up paying for it, but nobody did. Without any notice, the item is “no longer available”, leading us to think something is amiss.

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Nexus 6 details and a DROID for Verizon

Nexus 6 details and a DROID for Verizon

This morning we dug into the FCC documents for Motorola’s next big release. Really big, as it were - a full 6-inches of display to take on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the iPhone 6 Plus. We’ve heard rumors that Google would pick up Motorola’s next big release as a "Nexus 6", working with 6-inches of display. We’ve also heard that Verizon would be getting the device on their carrier. What we hadn’t heard so far - but what we can basically (nearly) confirm without Motorola saying so is that Verizon’s model will be the same, but with DROID branding.

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Redbox Instant streaming service to get the ax October 7

Redbox Instant streaming service to get the ax October 7

While only a year and half old, Redbox Instant, the online moving streaming service from DVD-rental kiosk chain Redbox, will be shutting down next week on October 7th. Having launched in March 2013, in partnership with Verizon, Redbox Instant tried to differentiate itself from movie streaming giants Netflix and Hulu by offering dirt-cheap subscriptions plans, one of which combined streaming and DVD rentals.

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FCC pressure stops Verizon’s data throttling plan

FCC pressure stops Verizon’s data throttling plan

Verizon was set to start throttling those users on unlimited data who had heavy data usage, but have reversed course. In response to heavy criticism from the public and FCC, Verizon is changing course, and will let those data hogs consume at their will.

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DROID Turbo GFXBench sheet hint at even beefier specs

DROID Turbo GFXBench sheet hint at even beefier specs

We've already gotten a few glimpses of the supposed Verizon DROID Turbo, but now it seems that Big Red might have an even more formidable gun in its arsenal. The GFXBench benchmarking site has an entry for the said Motorola smartphone and it reveals hardware that curiously outperforms the flagship.

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Moto X (2014) launches at Verizon tomorrow [Update]

Moto X (2014) launches at Verizon tomorrow [Update]

Following the recent leak that hinted such an announcement was forthcoming, Verizon Wireless has announced that the latest Moto X (check out our review) and accompanying Moto Maker will be arriving at the carrier on September 26 (that's tomorrow). We've got all the details and pricing after the jump.

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When Motorola started to focus on YOU, not carriers

When Motorola started to focus on YOU, not carriers

Back in the year 2012, Google acquired Motorola. It wasn’t just Google’s acquisition of Motorola that changed how they approach product design and software development. It was a single meeting between Motorola’s managers presented the features and specifications of their phones to Google. It was there that everything changed.

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DROID Turbo: Verizon’s next Moto

DROID Turbo: Verizon’s next Moto

Motorola appears to be coming to Verizon with their newest DROID release in the near future with a device called DROID Turbo. This machine looks extremely similar to the last wave of DROID devices, here coming with a patterned soft plastic back, DROID branding, Verizon branding, a massive Motorola logo, and dual-LED flash alongside a large camera lens.

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Moto X leak says Verizon pre-order starts September 26

Moto X leak says Verizon pre-order starts September 26

Last week, Motorola's latest generation of smartphones and wearables went on pre-order, but the availability from carriers still remains a question mark. Part of that, however, might have just been revealed by a leaked memo hinting that Verizon might very well start its own Moto X pre-order period this Friday.

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Verizon iPhone 6 gets VoLTE enabled

Verizon iPhone 6 gets VoLTE enabled

Verizon Wireless has quietly enabled VoLTE for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners, finally allowing for simultaneous voice and data use on the carrier's handsets. The functionality, which can be turned on in the iPhone's settings, shifts voice calls to over the 4G data connection.

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iOS 8 WiFi calling: here’s which carriers will offer it

iOS 8 WiFi calling: here’s which carriers will offer it

WiFi calling is one of the neat features available on iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, but not everyone is ready to make it happen for you. The function still needs carrier support, and that’s not up to Apple. Now that the major carriers have chimed in, we get a full rundown of which support WiFi calling — and why you might not even care if they don’t yet.

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