So we know that Motorola will be unveiling the highly-anticipated Moto X smartphone on the 1st of August, although the next question on many minds is, when will the phone be released? Presumably it will be after the announcement, but when exactly? Are we looking at an August release, or maybe a few months later? Well according to the folks at Phone Arena, their sources have informed them that the Moto X is expected to be released around the same time, or “somewhat simultaneously” as their source has put it, as Motorola’s recently announced Droids – the Droid Ultra, Droid Mini, and Droid Maxx.
Phone Arena has speculated that this could mean that the Moto X could be released within a few days of the new Droids going live, and since Verizon’s press release has suggested that the new Droids will be on sale 20th August, it is possible to expect the Moto X to be made available around that time as well, give or take a few days. We expect the official details will be shared next week during Motorola’s event, so until then take it with a grain of salt.
A couple of days ago we reported that the new Nexus 7 could arrive on Best Buy come 30th of July. The tablet itself has yet to be formally announced and so far it seems that there is at least one person who has managed to buy it already. In any case it seems like the Nexus 7 2 could be one of the worst kept secrets of 2013 because it looks like Best Buy has decided not to wait for Google’s formal announcement and has instead put up pre-order pages for both the 16GB model and the 32GB model. The website has even posted what appears to be official images of the device in all of its entirety, along with a spec list which we’re assuming is the real deal.
According to Best Buy’s website, the Nexus 7 will feature a 7” display with a resolution of 1920×1200. It will also pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 8064 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM, Adreno 320 graphics, a 5MP rear-facing camera, a 1.2MP front-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0, 16GB of onboard storage, and will come preinstalled with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The 16GB model is priced at $229.99, while the 32GB model is priced at $269.99. No word on availability but hopefully that will be announced soon.