News by Luke Jones on Friday August 29, 2014.
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We told you earlier in the week about a new Motorola device that would be launching on Verizon called the Moto Luge. Judging by the image from a leaked Best Buy sales page and the provided information, we guessed that the device would not be a brand new handset but would either be a Moto X variant or a Moto G LTE exclusive for Verizon.As it turns out, the Moto Luge has launched, isn't called the Moto Luge, is based off another current Motorola handset, but is not a Moto X or Moto G variant. Instead, Verizon has rolled out the Motorola Luge, a handset that is merely a repackaged RAZR M. You may remember the RAZR M, a handset that launched two years ago as Motorola's budget product packing LTE. That device was a Verizon exclusive, so we are wondering why Big Red has decided to change the name. Well, one can only think that the nation's largest carrier has plenty of RAZR M inventory left and is looking to shift it, with a nice shiny new name to help. The company has slapped a $200 price tag on the Motorola Luge, not bad (not great either) for a LTE packing low end device. Oh, and that's off contract too, so only the one payment for you. The handset is a couple of years old now and the specs reflect that, but it is still a solid enough device for the money. It gets a 4.3-inch qHD display, 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor coupled with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of on board storage, and an 8 megapixel rear snapper. The other big difference between the old RAZR M and the Motorola Luge is software, with the older device coming with Android Jelly Bean. The new handset gets Android 4.4 KitKat so may even feel it has a new lease of life to people familiar with the smartphone.
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