Motorola brings 5G support to a 2-year-old phone (when you buy a $349 add-on)

Motorola is the only smartphone maker that’s really made use of a modular system that lets you add new features to existing phones by swapping out modules. Moto Mods let you add a big battery, a better speaker, a new camera, or even a projector to supported phones. This year Motorola and Verizon also began […]

Moto Z4 leaks point to an upper mid-range phone with Moto Mod support

Motorola’s Moto G7 made its North American debut last month. The company’s upcoming Razr phone could be a premium device with a foldable display coming later this year. But what about the Moto Z series with its support for Moto Mod add-ons? It looks like an update is on the way. The folks at 91mobiles […]

Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa coming in Nov for $150 (Moto Mods)

As expected, one of Motorola’s next modular accessories for its Moto Z line of smartphones is a smart speaker that works with Amazon’s Alexa Voice Assistant. It’s called the Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa, and it’s designed to bring better audio quality to a Moto Z smartphone while also picking up your voice from […]

Moto GamePad is coming soon for $80… as a Verizon exclusive

Motorola’s Moto Z smartphones are designed to work with add-ons that snap onto the back of the phone, including speakers, battery packs, and projectors, among other things. They’re called Moto Mods, and in June Motorola announced four new modules were on the way, including one that gives any Moto Z smartphone physical game controller buttons. […]

Moto Z2 Force specs leaked: thinner (and with a smaller battery)

Motorola’s next flagship phone is coming soon, and according to marketing materials shared with VentureBeat’s Evan Blass, it’ll feature a 5.5 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel shatterproof display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, up to 6GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of storage. And like every other phone in the Moto Z family, it […]

Moto Z2 Play now available for $408 (new Moto Mods too)

The Moto Z2 Play is now available from Verizon, and the 2nd-gen mid-range smartphone with support for modular accessories should be available from soon as well. First unveiled earlier this month, the Moto Z2 Play is thinner and more powerful than its predecessor. But it also has a smaller battery. Verizon is selling the […]

Say hello to Motorola’s 2017 smartphone lineup (Moto Z, X, G, E, C leaks)

Details about Motorola’s smartphone plans for 2017 have been leaking for a little while, but it looks like the company held a private event recently… and it’s led to some pretty informative new leaks. Evan Blass shares one of the best to date: a look at the entire Motorola 2017 smartphone lineup. A single picture provides […]

New Moto Z modules: Gamepad, wireless charging, Amazon Alexa

LG may have given up on the dream of swappable smarpthone modules, but Motorola is going full-steam ahead. The company has already announced that Moto Mods will not only work with the current Moto Z smartphone family, but also upcoming devices launched over the next three years. And at a Mobile World Congress press event […]

Deals of the Day (2-14-2017)

Want to buy that special someone a Valentine’s day present… and don’t care if it doesn’t actually arrive today? What better way to say I love you than over the phone. Or something. I’m not sure I get the reasoning, but a number of phone makers are offering Valentine’s Day promotions, including Huawei, Motorola, HTC, […]

Moto Mods contest finalists launch crowdfunding campaigns for solar, wireless charging, walkie talkie, and more

One of the most distinctive features of Motorola’s Moto Z smartphones is their support for Moto Mods, which are modules that attach to the back of the phone to add functionality. Motorola currently sells a few Mods including some that offer extended batteries or dedicated camera features. But the company has also been encouraging third-party […]