A few years ago, Motorola split into two parts. One of those parts made lots of things that Verge readers care about — phones, mainly — and ended up getting bought by Google before landing in Lenovo's lap. This is the part that makes things like the Moto X and the Moto 360. The other part, Motorola Solutions, is far easier to forget unless you're working in an industry that uses the businessy, infrastructure-y equipment that it manufactures.
Visiting Motorola Solutions' website is a bit like stepping into a bizarro world where Motorola continues to operate as an independent, Chicago-based company. It's still using Motorola's old branding: the old logo, the old typeface from back in the RAZR days, everything. The best part, though, is that Solutions makes a couple of smartphones. They're designed primarily for police, EMTs, firefighters, and the like — and they look absolutely nothing like the Moto X.
The Motorola LEX L10 has a 4.7-inch display, a huge push-to-talk button, LTE, and dual-SIM support — a popular feature in some countries, but not among consumer phones in the US. It kind of looks like a Nokia N9 from the front. It also has my favorite feature on any phone ever made, "Covert Mode," which "enables discreet, low-profile operation during surveillance missions at night." We should all be so lucky to have a job that requires that kind of badassery.
Then there's the LEX 700, which is running Android 4.2.2. That's not KitKat (and it's certainly not Lollipop), but it's reasonably up-to-date for a brick that looks like it could've been manufactured in 2008. "Expect top-notch performance with a dual-core 1 GHz processor," the description reads. Needless to say, expectations are a little different for gadgets in the public safety industry.