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Verizon Wireless Press Event: Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx And Droid Mini Release Date Announcements Expected

Jul 17, 2013 04:04 PM EDT


Verizon Wireless is holding a press event in on July 23rd, 2013 to announce the updates to the Droid line of devices. Motorola Mobility, recently acquired by Google, has partnered with Verizon to update the Droid line with the Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini. The release date of the devices are expected to be August 8th.

A good deal of information about the Droid line has leaked on Twitter:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The Motorola DROID Family, 2013. from left to right: DROID Mini, DROID Ultra, DROID MAXX <a href=""></a></p>— @evleaks (@evleaks) <a href="">July 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Motorola DROID Ultra Steps Out in Red <a href=""></a></p>— @evleaks (@evleaks) <a href="">July 17, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Leaked Doc Tips Verizon's "VZ Edge" Upgrade Plan, Allows Users to Upgrade Once Phone is 50% Paid Off <a href=""></a> [sponsored]</p>— @evleaks (@evleaks) <a href="">July 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>First DROID Ultra test photo, from here: <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>— @evleaks (@evleaks) <a href="">July 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

<script async src=" <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Motorola DROID Ultra fully revealed <a href=""></a></p>— @evleaks (@evleaks) <a href="">July 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Some of the specs and features known about the Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini are the following:

“That said, we don't know much about these phones, but we expect that they will come with RGBC image sensors for better low-light performance. The DROIDs will probably have non-removable batteries, given that they appear to have a body shell made predominantly of Kevlar, and all three will have capacitive navigation buttons situated just below their screens. The larger handsets have roughly 5-inch screens, while the Mini's display will be at least a half-inch smaller.”

The Kevlar bodies and gorilla glass make the devices particularly interesting and should make all the phones very durable. We have also heard rumors about 48-hour battery life on the Droid Maxx which would be a great feature.

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It’s not known what the price range is, they will likely be subsidized along with a Verizon Wireless plan. We will keep you posted hen we learn more. 

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