Verizon's Motorola X Release Looms as New Droids Are Unveiled

The latest additions to Verizon's Droid lineup will be available next month.

Craig Galbraith, Editorial Director

July 24, 2013

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Verizon's Motorola X Release Looms as New Droids Are Unveiled

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The latest additions to Verizon’s Droid lineup have arrived, but these are just the appetizers for many who await the upcoming release of the powerful Motorola X smartphone.

The first of the new Motorola Droids, the Ultra, has a large, five-inch touchscreen and is just a little more than 7 mm thick. It goes on sale on Aug. 20, for $200 if you sign up for a new, two-year service agreement. The second Droid, the Maxx, is a step up the smartphone supremacy ladder. It, too, has a five-inch screen. It also comes with 32GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM. Its big selling point might be a battery that the carrier says will go for two days without recharging.

The companies also announced the Droid Mini, which features a 4.3-inch screen still bigger than Apple’s iPhone 5. It will only set you back $100 on contract when it’s made available on Aug. 29.

All of the phones run on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) and feature a pair of cameras, the rear-facing offering 10 megapixels of picture-taking clarity. New features include the ability to start up your camera with a couple of turns of the wrist; and touchless voice controls.

Many Android fans are waiting on an announcement surrounding the upcoming release of the Motorola X, which is poised to deliver a 1.7GHz, dual-core processor; a 4.7-inch screen; a 10.5MP rear-facing camera; and 16GB of storage, Android Police is reporting.


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Craig Galbraith

Editorial Director, Channel Futures

Craig Galbraith is the editorial director for Channel Futures, joining the team in 2008. Before that, he spent more than 11 years as an anchor, reporter and managing editor in television newsrooms in North Dakota and Washington state. Craig is a proud Husky, having graduated from the University of Washington. He makes his home in the Phoenix area.

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