Motorola DROID Turbo to be unveiled this Tuesday, launch Thursday?

Motorola DROID Turbo to be unveiled this Tuesday, launch Thursday?
If the Motorola DROID Turbo is going to be your next smartphone, or even if you are considering the power packed handset, you need to pay attention (because pretty soon, you're going to pay Verizon).Yesterday, we showed you some leaked photos of the DROID Turbo along with the retail packaging for the phone. The source of those pictures has obtained information related to the unveiling and launch of the device.

According to the source, this Tuesday Verizon will take the wraps off of the DROID Turbo. Just two days later, the drool-producing Motorola DROID Turbo will be made available for purchase. Looking at a calendar, this means that the phone is expected to be made official on October 28th, and launched on October 30th,.

We could see the DROID Turbo priced at $599 off contract, or $299 with your John Hancock on the dotted line of a two year pact. By the way, the same source says that the device is already nestled comfortably on the shelves in the back of Verizon retail locations. If you've been practicing your Jedi mind tricks, maybe you can walk out of a Verizon location today with the phone in hand. If you're shot down, no need to be depressed. After all, the official launch could take place as soon as Thursday.


Thanks for the tip!

source: @MotoFirmware via gadgetzarena

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DROID Turbo
  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3900 mAh

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32 Comments

1. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

When it's priced at 599 the contract price should be lower than 299

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

A $600 phone should have a $150 two year contract price, i.e. a $450 subsidy. Anything more than $150 is something of a rip off.

16. Flippyphone

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Really? In what universe do you live? Look at the specs of this phone. It is a beast. It is on par with any phone out there. And you want to say it should only be $150? How in the world is this phone not worthy of a $200 initial offering on contract compared with any other phone that has started at $200? Someone needs a reality check. Freeloader.

17. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

A subsidy is based on the PRICE of the phone, not the specs. And a subsidy for a two year contract is usually around $450, i.e. a little bit less than $20/month. Maybe you should check facts instead of insulting people.

29. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Great...go get a Samsung ATIV, they'll pay you to take it. This thing isn't Fisher Price, so it's going to cost whatever they want to charge you for it. And newsflash, VZW and AT&T want NOBODY on contracts any more, they want you on their financing programs so they don't have to subsidize it. So get ready, all your two-year contract pricing is going up so Next and Edge look moderately desirable to anyone who can't think for themselves.

2. hitechredneck

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Wow that was a fast release. Wish Samsung would've done that with the Note Edge.

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

599? Not bad...but it will probably have an unlockable boot loader...

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Don't you mean it will probably have an locked and encrypted bootloader, like many Moto devices of late?

7. DurTeeDee

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Like many moto devices on carriers that ask for it? last time I checked it was pretty easy to unlock sim free devices.

9. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Sure, if you want to be a nit picker. As you know, the Droid Turbo is offered only on one carrier, Verizon. And Moto phones on Verizon have been locked down for some time.

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Yup, the VZW version is gonna be locked to all hell and back. Hopefully they will release the GSM version quickly behind it for Tmobile as the rumors have suggested. Cash in hand and ready to go.

6. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I feel bad for those who opt for 2 year contracts, especially those insanely expensive Verizon ones.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Other than people that live out in the middle of nowhere, I dont understand people. I used to work for VZW so I know the brainwashing about "no one else will give me service" to justify the pricing.. but that hasnt been true in a long time. Less than 3% of the population is covered by VZW and not by Tmobile or other much cheaper carriers. VZW & ATT are both scams. You dont get what you pay for, you just pay more.

15. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I and many of the people around me just be in the 3%, because the closest T-Mobile tower is around 150-200 miles from me. They can roam on AT&T's towers around here, but you can't service with T-Mobile unless you live in their home network area. And the problem there is without T-Mobile's roaming agreements, they just don't have the coverage, same with Sprint. If it weren't for us still being on unlimited data and our discounts ($20 per line x 5 lines) we'd be shopping around. But even AT&T isn't the greatest around here. So it's a 2 horse race unless T-Mobile or Sprint expand.

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the funny thing is that Sprint has more un-agreement areas than ATT. That's advertising working against you. Sprint has a lot of ground through CDMA voice networks, but it has a penetration problem. It also has a slow arse data problem. And yea, from what your talking about, your in the 3%. The vast majority live in cities or suburbs of cities where services like Tmobile shine. If your in a "roaming area" for Tmobile, then you are pretty rural. That's life.

8. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

debating between this and the Z3, really tough since the Z3 is a great performer.

11. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

The Verizon Z3 is a crap option. The big 3 at Verizon should be Note 4, Nexus 6 and Turbo. Sony allowed Verizon to mess up their phone and they don't even have the Z3 compact.

14. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

ok yes i have 2 different carriers so it will be a switch to the verizon turbo or tmobile Z3. which makes it difficult, since the Z3 from tmo is the same as original , slimmer, less bezel and lighter.

19. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

The Tmobile variant of the Turbo has already gone through the FCC. just waiting on its announcement. So your choice should be Tmo or Tmo. lol.

21. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

where did you see this? I thought the droid line up was exclusive to verizon, I know the nexus 6 will come to tmo, but is not the same.

22. hitechredneck

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

The Tmobile/AT&T variant is called the Moto X play and yes its passed through the FCC. That was announced on 10/7/2014 here on phone arena.

27. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

It needs to hurry up. I've dropped my N4 for the last time. No, it still doesnt have single crack on it, but something messed up internally as it is slightly possessed now. lol. Amazing how I've had that phone exactly 2 years and now I need another one. lol

10. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

My Note 4 is $699 and $300 on 2 year contract but I got mine under edge. This phone should be $150 to $200 under contract.

20. ionracer24

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 26, 2014

Nice, but they'll release something new and better in a month or two without telling anyone and a whole buncha people will be stuck for two years....

23. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

With that philosophy you might as well never buy a phone, computer, car or house at all. There is always something just around the corner that is “better”. Hell with what you say why even try to buy or do anything? Just go jump off a bridge!

26. ionracer24

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 26, 2014

Really? What are you? 12?

24. Metropolis75

Posts: 197; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

So if I go into Verizon today and tell them to sell me one today they could? I guess its not as serious as selling a Harry Potter book before street date lol.

25. DurTeeDee

Posts: 151; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

some might, If you know the guy

28. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

They catch you selling stuff early, you get written-up on the minimum, good chance you lose your job ultimately. These aren't Harry Potter books or some Air Jordan's or whatever, where you might be able to sneak one out the back. These go on a cellular network with an activation protocol (which also happens to be CDMA and requires a serial number/ESN/IMEI). If somebody was stupid enough to sell you one early, I would hope you were offering one hell of an incentive, because that cat is going to be unemployed. Not that I agree with release dates, but Joe Public can f**k off. "Hey, man...can I get one of those early?" "How much you wanna' throw at me?" "I wouldn't give you anything extra, but you got my business..." "Probably not, bro..." Dealt with this s**t a million times in my retail career. F*** off, Joe Public...

30. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

i hope for front facing stereo speakers just like the nexus 6, as well as expandable storage.

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