Motorola to make an "Exciting" announcement on Wednesday

Motorola to make an
Motorola is hand delivering boxes to members of the press on Wednesday, with a surprise inside. Will the box contain a new Motorola handset? Or will it contain a sequel to the Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch. Perhaps it is a VR accessory for Moto handsets, or something completely out of left field.

Motorola is delivering these boxes on February 25th, which is a good four days before Samsung introduces the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge at Barcelona during MWC. On the same day, HTC should be taking the wraps off of the HTC One M9 and the HTC One M9 Plus/HTC One max 2.

Whatever is in the box will get a few days of coverage before those aforementioned flagship models grab everyone's attention. Actually, Motorola is still taking a pretty big risk by trying to steal the thunder before MWC. That's because we are sure to see plenty of leaks of the Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 in the days leading up to March 1st.

So what is inside the boxes being delivered by Motorola? Care to venture a guess?

source: Motorola

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49 Comments

1. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Hopefully it will be a new smartphone. I could care less about a smartwatch. It would make sense too, a couple days before MWC where major smartphones are going to be announced. Please Ricciolo did say Motorola would have a smater than any other smartphone releaseing soon, sooner than excepted. And back in December there was a rumored Motorola smartphone that had similar but more advanced specs than the Nexus 6 by Motorola, releasing in the 1st half of 2015. So it makes sense, and hopefully that is it. I want something more from Motorola. I like my Moto X 2014, but I need something more. So I'll be upgrading to either the HTC One M9,a Motorola *fingers crossed*, or the ASUS ZenFone 2. It's starting to boil down to who will release 1st.

22. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Its supposedly a new Moto E with LTE Also it supposedly has the 410 (according to Best Buy and Geekbench, not reliable sources though)

34. TyrionLannister unregistered

Geekbench is the most reliable source. It's never wrong. It's GFXBench which is usually wrong about specs.

35. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

GeekBench is pretty good for testing the CPU and memory Probably the best way on Android and iOS But the specs part can be very easily fooled by a editing your build.prop E.g. Nexus 5 with Android 5.2http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/1927421 Xperia Z2 with Android 420.696969http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/1928447 I even tipped this site, they made a post about ithttp://www.phonearena.com/news/Now-we-find-a-Nexus-5-powered-by-Android-5.2-Sony-Xperia-Z2-powered-by-Android-420_id66133

36. TyrionLannister unregistered

Well that can be done for any benchmark then. But the CPU, RAM information are super correct. And you can see all the results for a phone and not only average.

40. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

If it is, that's disappointing. I rather have another flagship Motorola. I felt like the US should've got a Droid Turbo that was either unlocked and available on all carriers.

42. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Right on, the droid turbo only on verizon was the biggest BS ever. I actually kind of hate Motorola for that, it's like they don't actually want you to buy their phones.

48. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Exactly *Smh*

23. TheHitman1982

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

it's going to be a second generation moto 360. please please please! *fingers crossed*

26. sgodsell

Posts: 7614; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The Moto 360 was only released in September 2014. So its a little too soon, but if they do release another version of the Moto 360. Then I hope they put Bluetooth 4.2 on board as well as 8 or 16 GB of storage, or maybe a micro SD card slot. Bluetooth 4.2 spec includes WiFi as well as Bluetooth. So the watch could be WiFi storage device as well. That would be cool. Motorola make it so.

32. jesusnexo unregistered

Honest question, why do you want 8-16gb on a damn smartphone? The point is to keep them small and thin isn't it? I'll take 2GB ROM but a bigger battery any day

41. ECPirate37

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

The 360 isn't a smartphone, it is a watch. And I don't think the difference between 2 gig of memory and 8-16 would take up much more space.

33. piggerz_b_piggin

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

So was the Moto X 2nd gen so I don't think they should release another flagship either

2. kalloud

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

A Moto E successor?

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

PROJECT ARA announcement I hope

8. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Probably not since Project Ara is wholly owned by Google now.

4. BamaBoi89

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

nexus 6 for verizon is scheduled to release thursday...i hope this is not it

20. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Hope not. That wouldn't be exciting to the masses because it's A) exclusive, and B) it's something that's already released, just not on Verizon. Plus it's already known that, that Nexus is being released that day.

45. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

If it's for Verizon then the conference is a WAST. Hell with Verizon

5. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

It's gonna be a Tablet

9. Techielover

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

That would be interesting.

44. cheetah2k

Posts: 2322; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I am hoping the Moto 360 v2 :) Would be good for Moto to release the successor to the 360 before the iWatch hits the shelves hey TimCock?

25. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Its' going to be a apple car. oh wait we have to wait till 2020 for patents and 200 people are working on one.

27. sgodsell

Posts: 7614; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Between the Google car and the Apple car. I would go for the Google car because you would save a ton of money. Not to mention Google has a lot more experience with car technology.

6. Techielover

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Another soon to be irrelevant company but lets see what they'll bring.

7. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Yeah, they just invented the cell phone. No big deal.

10. Techielover

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

No matter what you invented or what you innovated if you don't continue you WILLbecome irrelevant.

19. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Uh, but Motorola does still innovate. In recent years they've led the push for bigger batteries in smartphones (while maintaining a reasonably thin profile), developed the Moto X, which made smartphones more convenient by significantly decreasing the amount of time needed to pay attention to the phone in order to accomplish simple tasks, and has led the push for affordable phones with good specs, leading to the best selling smartphone in the company's history.

21. Techielover

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I agree but we don't see them making headlines compared to samsung.

38. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Ofc, not. Its no where close to being as ridiculously giant as Samsung. With Samsung's profits they can buy 2 Motorolas a year, lol. They're just innovating and approaching android in a very different way with their bare bones UI, faster updates, less but extremely useful features, super affordable yet super smooth Moto G. They brought the fluidity of android to the masses. Remember, once, even Samsung started small.

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