Motorola just can’t stay off the news. Neither can Facebook, but we do have what seems like a new that could cause quite the commotion.
Republic Wireless is known for its unbelievably affordable services, so matching the network with some cheaper devices only makes sense. The pre-paid carrier simply couldn’t ignore what could be the best affordable smartphone around.
The Moto E is coming to Republic Wireless and it is coming with an even cheaper price than expected. While the device is $130 off-contract, Republic Wireless is offering it for only $99.
It will be launching this October 15th, but exclusive members will get access to it starting tomorrow (October 8th) at 9 AM EDT.
Opinion: Do keep in mind this phone has modified software and will not work in other networks. Though it is cheaper, you can take the phone to no other carrier. If that is ok with you, this is a great device to get on the cheap. Read our Moto E review for more details.
Do you guys remember Coin? It was this pretty cool credit card that could literally replace all your other cards. Well now it has a competitor and looks like a very awesome one. It’s called Plastc.
While Plastc ultimately does the same as Coin, its e-ink display opens a whole set of new possibilities. You can easily switch between cards via touchscreen, and the display can show different information (like your signature) to accommodate to your instant needs.
Plastc is also rechargeable, supports barcodes, has a chip and features contactless communications. Pre-orders begin today and the device is expected to ship next summer. The $155 price is a bit steep, but many of you may find this to be an amazingly useful tool.
Opinion: While I love the idea of wireless charging card, the feature makes me wonder how long battery life on this thing is. Coin can’t be charged, but the card was estimated to last 2 years with juice. Regardless, this seems like an awesome product.
Facebook users have been quite upset about the social network’s real name policy. Some users may prefer using other names and are having trouble doing so. But Facebook may be doing this for a reason.
It seems the company has plans to release a mobile app in which users are allowed to use names of their choice. At least this is what anonymous sources tell the New York Times.
The app is said to come in a few weeks and it will allow users to register under multiple identities. They would then be able to discuss topics they wouldn’t under their real name.
Opinion: More than a social network, Facebook is a tool. I believe it’s better to use real information in order to offer more credibility and an online identity. With that said, it may be a smart move to create a completely different service for all your naughty deeds or private conversations.