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Motorola launches the $499 Moto Z3 Play with MotoMod support

Unlike some other attempts at delivering a modular smartphone platform, Motorola’s Moto Z line of phones with support for MotoMods is alive and kicking. First launched in 2016, the Moto Z family supports a line of modules that attach to the back of the phone to add features like speakers, batteries, and game controllers. The […]

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Motorola’s Next MotoMod Could Be This VR Headset

Few manufacturers have pushed the modular smartphone as far as Motorola. They’ve turned out a wide variety of add-ons for the Moto Z line, like a pico projector, gamepad, and a 360º camera. Heck, Lenovo is even working on a Mod that can record your vital signs. The next MotoMod could be the biggest one […]

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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. […]

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Moto Z2 Force review roundup: Decent phone with unbreakable (but scratch-prone) display

Motorola’s Moto Z2 Force is a phone that’s unusual in a few ways. As part of the Moto Z lineup, it’s one of a handful of smartphones that support Motorola’s MotoMods, which are basically accessories that snap onto the back of the phone rather than connecting via USB or Bluetooth. And as part of the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Two more Moto Z MotoMods coming soon

Motorola’s Moto Z smartphone has decent specs for a 2016 flagship phone, but it’s the phone’s support for a series hardware add-ons that make it special. They’re called MotoMods and there are currently models that let you add a projector, a big battery, a better camera, or a louder speaker to the phone. Soon there […]

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Moto Z and Moto Z Force phones coming to Verizon July 28th

When Motorola unveiled the Moto Z and Moto Z Force smartphones in June the company revealed that they’d be available in the US exclusively from Verizon at launch. Now we know when they’ll launch: July 28th. The phones are up for pre-order now with prices starting at $26 per month or $624 outright for the Moto Z Droid […]

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Moto Z smartphone’s first MotoMods priced between $70 and $299

One of the most intriguing features of Motorola’s new Moto Z line of smartphones is their support for snap-on modules that extend the functionality of the phones. Called MotoMods, these modules can add extra battery power, high-quality speakers, and even digital projectors to your phone. But if the prices for the first few MotoMods are […]

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These are some MotoMods that aren’t ready for prime time (yet)

Motorola’s new Moto Z smartphones are have high-res displays, speedy processors, and other features to help them compete with other 2016-era flagship phones. But what really makes them stand out is their support for MotoMods, which are optional accessories you can slap on the back of the phone to add functionality. When the phones start […]

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Lenovo introduces Moto Z line of smartphones, with modular features

Motorola’s 2016 flagship smartphones have a new design, a new name, and one major new feature: support for a series of modules that expand the phone’s functionality, called MotoMods. The Moto Z features a 5.5 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, and up to 30 hours […]

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Moto Z smartphone said to support MotoMods expansion plates

Motorola’s next flagship phones are coming soon, and if leaks are to be believed, there will be at least two Moto Z models, including one with a slim design and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, and another with a bigger battery but a less powerful Snapdragon 625 chip. Leaks also suggest another interesting feature: a […]