Motorola Moto E smartphone launch live blog

Motorola today launched the Moto E as a follow-up to the Moto G. The Moto E costs just £89. Here's how Motorola launched the Moto E, a follow-up to the Moto G. See also: Motorola Moto E hands-on review: £89 budget smartphone sets new bar.

For full details, see: Moto E price, specs, release date, features: £89 smartphone set to 'end feature phones'.

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Moto E launch: as it happened

Moto E launch live: why it matters

The previously Google-owned company, now snapped up by Lenovo, today took the wraps off its latest smartphone at a press conference held in central London. We got our first look at the Moto E which will be a successor to the popular budget Moto G. See also: 24 best smartphones: The best phone you can buy in 2014.

This was also hinted by Motorola's invitation which said: "Connect more people to the world's information and each other, and they can do great things. Introducing the next smartphone from Motorola to make these connections happen. Made to last. Priced for all." Also see: Best budget smartphone 2014: Motorola Moto G vs Motorola Moto E comparison review

Moto E launch live: specs

The price part is what suggested we'd be seeing a replacement for the Moto G rather than the rumoured Moto X+1. The Moto Efeatures a 4.3in screen, 1GB of RAM and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.

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It also has 4GB of internal storage, a 5Mp rear camera and a 1900mAh battery. More rumours suggest the Moto E will come with a dual-SIM option and even a TV tuner.

Android 4.4 KitKat is likely to be the operating system of choice with Motorola's own apps and services on top. The Moto E could sell for even less than the Moto G.

Stay tuned for Moto E release date, price, specs and a hands-on review. For full details, see: Moto E price, specs, release date, features: £89 smartphone set to 'end feature phones'.