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Motorola Moto Z and Z Force now available exclusively with Verizon

Both phones and a handful of Moto Mod accessories are available now for preorder, or in Verizon stores on July 28.

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If you've been waiting to get your hands on the new Motorola Moto Z and the Moto Z Force, here's the latest: both of the phones are now available for preorder, exclusively on Verizon, under the names Moto Z Droid Edition and Z Force Droid Edition, respectively. You can also get them in Verizon stores starting July 28. The Moto Z will cost $26 per month on the Verizon device payment plan or $624 full price, and the Moto Z Force costs $30 per month or $720 full price.

Motorola will also be selling the unlocked Moto Z on its site for GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile. Pricing and exact dates are still unknown, but its timeline is sometime in the fall.

Verizon says both of the phones support its Advanced Calling features, allowing you to talk with another person across the country using a supported phone with audio quality that sounds as though you both were in the same room. You can also start a video call right from the calling screen with just a tap.

The Moto Z and the Moto Z Force are currently the thinnest premium phones on the market, at just 5.2mm and 7mm, respectively. The Moto Z Force is differentiated by having a shatter-proof screen, a 21-megapixel camera (instead of the Moto Z's 13-megapixel shooter) and a super-fast charging capability that can delivers 15 hours of use after a 15-minute charge.

The major appeal of the phones, however, is the fact they support Moto Mods that instantly add more features and functions to either of the phones.

The following Moto Mods will also be available at the same time:

  • JBL SoundBoost Speaker: Instantly turns the phone into a stereo boom box. The speaker Mod has a kickstand and a built-in battery for 10 extra hours of use. Price: $80.
  • Moto Insta-Share Projector: Instantly turns your phone into a projector. The projector Mod also includes an integrated kickstand, can project image to up to 70-inch projection and a built-in battery for up to an extra hour of projection time. Price: $300.
  • Incipio, TUMI and Kate Spade New York Power Packs: Adds up to 22 hours of battery life to your phone without making the phone bulky. Prices range from $60 to $90.
  • Style Shells: These magnetic covers are available in Soft Touch, Iridescent, and Brushed Metallic to add style to your phone. Price: $15.

If you already have another phone and want to move to the Moto Z or Z Force, Verizon says you can trade in your current phone for up to $300 in credit that can be applied toward the new phone.