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Verizon confirms the Motorola Moto G for early 2014

Verizon confirms the Motorola Moto G for early 2014
Verizon confirms the Motorola Moto G for early 2014
The quad-core budget smartphone will hit Verizon in early 2014 and will be available on prepaid offering HSPA+ connectivity, but not LTE support.

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The Motorola Moto G has been launched yesterday in London and will hit 30 countries all over the world by the end of this week, but the United States is not one of them for now. On the other hand, Verizon Wireless has just confirmed it will carry the handset starting in early 2014.

The carrier tweeted the following message: "Stay tuned: Moto G with 4.5-inch edge-to-edge display coming to Verizon. Available on prepaid in early Q114. #MotoG" without providing any additional information, but Guy Kawasaki detailed the fact that Verizon's Moto G comes with HSPA+ when answering a question on Twitter. As it is already known from the official specs list of the handset, the Moto G does not offer LTE support.

One question that remains open is which Android version comes loaded on the Moto G, since the Android 4.4 KitKat update for Motorola's budget smartphone is also expected to arrive in early 2014.

Another question that will surely be answered in a more timely manner regards pricing and, considering the prices of the Motorola Moto G for the United Kingdom, where it starts at roughly $215, it is rather safe to presume that Verizon Wireless will sell the unlocked and contract-free handset starting around $180 for the 8 GB model. We will get back to this topic as soon as new information becomes available.

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Codrut Nistor, 2013-11-14 (Update: 2013-11-15)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.