Last week it was rumored that Verizon is finally going to launch the Moto G smartphone for its customers in the near future. Now that didn’t come as a surprise considering that the carrier had already confirmed when the Moto G was announced that it would offer the smartphone to its prepaid customers. What did come as a surprise was the rumor that Verizon would offer it for $99, a significantly discounted price despite the fact that it normally costs $179 off contract, which is relatively affordable. Big Red has officially confirmed that the Moto G will be sold for $99 and that prepaid customers will be able to order it online from January 9th. The smartphone will reach its retail stores in the “coming weeks.”

Verizon’s official announcement follows word from Best Buy yesterday that it will begin selling Big Red’s variant of the smartphone as soon as shipments arrive at its stores, that too for the same $99 price tag as had been previously rumored. Moto G is billed as one of the most affordable mid-range Android smartphone out there, it is certainly an enticing option for those who are looking to save money but still want to have the luxury of using a bonafide smartphone without being tied to a two year contract.

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Motorola Moto G
1280x720 IPS LCD
Price (approximative)
~$85 - Amazon
5 MP
F2.4 Aperture Size
Image Stabilization
143 g
2070 mAh
Launched in
Snapdragon 400 + None
Storage (GB)
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