Today we have a plethora of new tech options from Motorola, LG and… Verizon? Let’s take a look at these new devices and see what they’re all about.
Getting a Nexus 6 from the Google Play Store is harder than we would hope, making it imperative to get more retailer options as soon as possible. Today Motorola steps up to the stage and starts selling its own device.
It’s priced as expected, carrying a heavy $649 price tag (you can also pick up the 64 GB version for $699). You can go get them right now straight from Motorola’s website, but do keep in mind orders are starting to fill up. Some versions even show up as “backordered” already.
Opinion: It’s hard to believe that even at $649 Nexus devices are selling so quickly. I thought sales would be much more stable for this Nexus smartphone. Who is signing up for a Nexus 6?
The LG G Watch R has finally reached the Google Play Store and let us tell you, guys – it’s not cheap! The LG G Watch R sits in the Google Play Store as the most expensive Android Wear device at $299.99.
This is $50 higher than the Moto 360, which is considered the G Watch R’s biggest available competitor. Is the LG G Watch R worth the extra $50? Some would say the build quality is much more solid and the design is better.
Opinion: Much of this is subjective, but I know I would much rather have an LG G Watch R over a Moto 360. It just suits my style more. And though it’s big, it’s uniformly big. The Moto 360 just looks like it has a protruding bulge in the front.
Verizon has released yet another re-branded tablet, the Ellipsis 8. It succeeds the Ellipsis 7 and is meant to offer an affordable tablet to Verizon subscribers. And that it does, as the price is set at $250 off-contract and $150 after signing your money away for 2 years.
That’s quite affordable, but it only gets you an 8-inch 1280x720p display, a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, a 5000 mAh battery, a 5 MP camera, 16 GB of internal storage and Android KitKat. No mention of RAM.
Opinion: Sometimes I just have to wonder if Verizon is trolling us or if they simply have no clue. Do these things really sell? And if they do, do people really sign 2-year contracts for it?!