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Showing posts from November 10, 2013

Motorola unveils budget smartphone, aimed at world

  Motorola wants to equip the world with the latest smartphone technology at less than a third the typical price.The new Moto G phone starts at $179 in the US without a contract requirement. That compares with $600 or more that people must pay for phones without traditional two-year service agreements.Motorola, which is owned by Google Inc , said today that it will target an estimated 500 million people worldwide who cannot afford phones costing more than $200. In the past, the company said, those consumers were limited to phones with technology that is at least a year old and thus unable to run the latest apps and services.

Goophone Smartwatch Can Replace Your Smartphone

While most wearable devices extend the functionality of your smartphone, there are a select few gadgets that can actually replace your handset. The $250 Goophone Smart Watch is one such device. The wrist-worn gadget comes with its own cellular radio -- meaning it doesn’t have to tether to your smartphone to make calls or access the Internet . With a 1.2- GHz MT6577 dual-core processor , 512MB of RAM , 4GB of memory and a 2-megapixel camera, the Goophone Smart Watch sports specs similar to an aging budget Android device .It runs on the dated Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, which is several generations behind the latest flavor of Android 4.4 KitKat. It features a 1.54-inch 240 x 240 resolution display and is capable of running apps from the Google Play Store .