The Motorola blog reports that the GSM version of the Moto G is available in the United States unlocked starting today. The CDMA version of the Moto G will be available in the U.S. in January through carriers, as previously announced. The Moto G is also currently on sale in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Peru, UK, Germany, France, and Canada and is coming soon to other countries in Latin America, Europe and Asia.
"We’re giving people plenty of mobile goodness to gobble up this holiday season. Starting today, people in the US can purchase Moto G (GSM version) on Motorola.com with no contract, no SIM lock and an unlockable bootloader for $179 with 8 GB of storage or $199 for 16 GB," the blog states.
According to the specs, the phone features a 4.5 inch screen with a 1280 x 720 resolution and a 326 ppi pixel density. This screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and backed by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chip clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, and Google's Android 4.3 "Jelly Bean". Motorola promises an upgrade to Android 4.4 “KitKat” in the beginning of 2014.
“No skins to clutter or slow the experience and great performance with Google’s unbeatable mobile services such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, Chrome and Hangouts,” the blog states.
The specs also include 8 GB or 16 GB of internal storage (no microSD card slot), a 1.3MP camera on the front and a 5MP camera on the back. Other features include an FM radio, an accelerometer, a proximity sensor, a compass, Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a microUSB 2.0 port, GPS and more. All of this is powered by a 2070 mAh battery promising up to 24 hours of talk time.
The new Moto G will be in more than 30 countries with 60 partners by early 2014.
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