Then, an hour before the NDA expired, Motorola released 4 videos for their 4 new products (remember their 'event logo'?)
So what were they? We already knew for the most part, just the earpiece was still a mystery.
- new Moto X
- new Moto G
- Moto 360
- Moto Hint
new Moto X
So, not the X+1, or X2... the 'new' Moto X. Hrmm... I know I hate iterative names (looking at your S2 through S5); but adding 'new' will get 'old' soon and we'll forget how to differentiate. At least on the HTC One we get to use the codename M7 or M8.
- 5.2" @ 1920x1080 w/ Gorilla Glass 3
- 2.5GHz x4 Snapdragon 801
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB storage (32GB thru Motomaker)
- 13MP / 2MP
You can change the 'name' of the device which will act as the cue to wake it up or get it to do commands. It's got 'true stereo' speakers like the HTC One.
Plus it's a 'pure Android'... with just some Moto enhancements. I love that!
A very good looking phone, as I still maintain that the original X was the most under-rated device, ever. Even Tom still takes out his and is amazed it still handles well. This looks to be an amazing phone - and we're just waiting official details about which carriers (my email from our contacts mentions Telus specifically).
new Moto G
Again, it'll tough to ensure we talk about the right Moto G... there was the first, then a 2nd re-vamp with LTE, and now a 'new' one.
- 5" @ 1280x720
- 1.2GHz x4
- <1GB RAM
- 8 or 16GB storage + microSD
- 8MP / 2MP
The Motorola release mentions this going for $180USD... so the Canadian amount should still be sub $200, which is an amazing price for a device that's pretty close to my Nexus 4 (guess I'm going to have to lower my asking price).
Canada will be working with various retail partners to sell it (i.e. Ingram Micro).
Alright, all of you who had overwhelmingly said that this was going to be your smartwatch it's now available.
- Android Wear
- 1.56" in diameter @ 320x290
- Gorilla Glass 3
- TI-OMAP 3 w/ 512MB RAM
- 4GB storage
- Qi charging (w/ dock)
$279 and available at Future Shop, Best Buy and Telus initially (though I can't see yet).. Personally now that I see the 'chin', I can't get past it. But it is the first to really look sleek.
How many of you have bought today?
So the earpiece was a bit of a odd thing to see for a release when they're sending out new devices. So I was curious. And the 'hint' is here now, and ... well. It looks cool.
Again, I don't know how much it'd be gimmick versus useful. We have BT headsets before... and paying $150 isn't too bad compared to some of the upper models out there. But this is small and almost acts as a private Google Now voice in your head that you can interact with.
It just reminds me of that Doctor Who episode somewhat. What do you think? My concern might be that it's too small to be talking to it by yourself. Witha good BT headset it's still visible, or Glass, or Android Wear, whereas this is pretty teeny tiny, and I'm not an earbud guy.
But that's just me.