Verizon-Branded Moto G Now Available From Best Buy For $99.99


Following rumors claiming that Verizon would soon be offering Motorola’s scaled-down variant to its flagship smartphone, the Moto G, for just $99.99 on a prepaid card tariff, Best Buy has issued a statement confirming that it will now be selling the Big Red branded handset in all of its nationwide retail stores.

Whilst speaking to the LA Times, Best Buy spokesman Jonathan Sandler verified the rumors by announcing that the device “is currently landing in stores and is available for sale as soon as it arrives,” thus meaning that there’s no exact release date from Best Buy for this handset, it could be coming to your local store at any time over the course of this month.

In terms of specifications, the Moto G is possibly the most impressive budget-friendly smartphones on the market, packing a 4.5-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, an Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB/16GB of internal storage, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter and a 2,070 mAh Li-Ion removable battery.

Furthermore, the device ships running “Vanilla” Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but is upgradable to to the latest build of 4.4 KitKat upon receipt. The first time you power up the handset and connect to a Wi-Fi network, simply head into Settings,” then “About Device,” and select “Check for Updates” to scan for the upgrade. You will then be able to download and install Android 4.4 OTA.

If you like the sound of the Moto G and think you may like to get your hands on one for $99.99 instead of the original $179 price tag, don’t  forget to keep tabs on your local Best Buy stock arrivals.