Moto G in Verizon Retail Packaging Leaked, Could be Priced at Only $100 (Updated: With Release Date)

 

We have known that Verizon plans to bring the Moto G to its network sometime in Q1 of 2014 since November, but this afternoon, we are seeing that this device is turning into something much more than just a cheapy pre-paid phone. It’s actually not that bad – priced at $179, it features suitable specs for anyone who looks to score a phone off contract that won’t either a) snap in half due to cheap materials or b) suffer from poorly-made software and other issues. Either way, as a few folks are finding out, the Moto G is a great phone for the price.

Thanks to a new leak, the device has been spotted in apparent Verizon retail packaging. According to the leaker, the device might even come with an outrageously low price tag of just $100. Seriously, just a $100. That info is nowhere near confirmed, but if they happen to have their hands on the retail packaging already, then it’s quite possible that they know Verizon’s future plans of marketing the device for an insane price.

Regardless, if the Moto G is launched on Verizon for just $99, Moto and Verizon might see crazy sales taking place. Would you pick one up for $100?

UPDATE: Sources have told us that the device launches at Best Buy on January 9. That is the “hard street date.”

 

 

Source: Droid Life

Computer Glitch Automatically Enrolls Verizon Customers In Paperless Billing Option

 

Paper, that stack of compressed pulp, must hold some strange attraction, because it’s hard to fathom that, in a world of portable electronics and wireless connectivity, it remains the medium of choice for companies everywhere. Perhaps it’s the indelibleness of the printed word, or the ease of use; it’s arguably easier to delete or miss an e-mail than it is to overlook a sheet, and luddites need not learn a technology to access it.

Unfortunately for Verizon customers who upgraded their phone(s) over the holidays, they won’t have the pleasure of opening a physical letter this cycle: a computer glitch automatically enrolled many in the wireless carrier’s paperless billing option. The bug was confirmed by Verizon tech support, who says the company is working to resolve the issue.

Affected customers should receive a notification by mail. For those unable to change billing preferences through Verizon’s online portal, a trip to the local carrier store should do the trick.

 

 

 

Source: Droid Life

DROID ULTRA and Mini Now Available in White From Verizon

 

Earlier in the week, we saw press renders leak for both the DROID ULTRA and DROID Mini in white, with sources of ours telling us to expect both devices to arrive on Black Friday. We’re now in the early hours of Black Friday and both devices have popped up in white on Verizon’s website.

You aren’t looking at a price drop or anything other than a color change, but both can indeed be had in white. The DROID ULTRA still runs $99.99 on-contract; the Mini is $49.99.

We reviewed the ULTRA shortly after it launched, finding it comparable to the Moto X outside of a cheesy build quality that collects fingerprints with the best of them. But other than build and design, it does all of the things we love so much about the Moto X, only with a slightly bigger display.

 

 

Source: Droid Life

Verizon Galaxy S4 Update to Android 4.3 With Galaxy Gear Support is Live

 

Verizon’s Galaxy S4 is now receiving Android 4.3 in a brand new update that went live moments ago. The update was approved this morning, bringing along Galaxy Gear Support, band 4 LTE, and some other tweaks along with the most current version of Android (for the time being) to Samsung’s 2013 flagship. We’re as surprised as anyone to see this update arrive first on a Verizon phone before any other carrier, but you won’t find us complaining.

To download the update head into Settings>More>About phone>Software update.

 

 

Source: Droid Life

Mysterious Samsung Galaxy Stellar is Verizon Bound

 

Samsung seems to register new suffixes for it’s Galaxy range of phones every other month these days. Some of the names surface as regional variations of Samsung’s flagship devices and others are tacked on to the end of the entry level phones. Step up the Galaxy Stellar, a name that Samsung trademarked a couple of months ago and has recently appeared on the Verizon inventory. The question is, what exactly is it?

Could it be that the incoming SCH-I200 has an official name? Keep tuned in to TalkAndroid and we’ll be sure to keep you posted as further news arrives.

Source: Droid Life

Verizon Galaxy Nexus rumored to receive Android 4.0.4 tomorrow

Word from the grapevine is that Big Red is planning to finally release Android ICS 4.0.4 to the Galaxy Nexus masses with OTA (over-the-air) roll-out commencing as soon as tomorrow. This rumor supposedly comes from a Verizon customer who was visiting their local store and was briefly shown a Verizon proprietary document detailing the upcoming OTA update. So for those of you who didn’t want to manually install Android 4.0.4 to your GNex, the wait may finally be over. Only tomorrow will tell if this rumor pans out so be sure to keep a eye on your notification bar for a possible icy treat.

Source: pocketnow

Verizon to Discount the Droid Razr Maxx by $100?

When it comes to Android and 4G battery life, the Droid Razr Maxx gives you the most bang for your buck. The problem is, the bang costs lots of bucks – $300 to be exact! Lucky for us, our pals over at Droid Life got their hands on some welcomed marketing material that shows the Razr Maxx as only $200 on contract. No word on when this deal is going to go into to effect but if you were holding out for a new Razr Maxx, may I suggest waiting until they drop that bad boy’s price by 100 bills. No need to call or go to the Verizon website every day, you can rest assured knowing that we will fill you in as soon as the price drops. Hopefully that will be sooner rather than later.

Source: Droid Life