Verizon Wireless announced three new Droid smartphones that have been made by Motorola Mobility today. Motorola is expected to announce the anticipated Moto X in New York next week. This is the first flagship smartphone that Motorola since their acquisition by Google. The Droid Ultra devices that were announced today were developed post-acquisition and was made exclusive to Verizon Wireless. The Moto X will be available for multiple carriers.
These three phones are expected to bring “better consumer experiences” rather than just competing on technical specs-for-specs, according to Motorola senior director of product management Mark Oliver. Motorola and Verizon announced the first Droid phone back in November 2009. The Droid X and Droid RAZR was developed between the two companies.
The three phones that was announced today at the $199 Droid Ultra (world’s thinnest LTE smartphone), the $299 Droid Maxx (48 hours of battery life), and the Droid Mini (a smartphone with a 4.3-inch screen). The Ultra and the Maxx will be available in stores starting on August 20th. The Mini will be coming on August 29th. Some of the features that are Motorola-specific includes the ability to shake the phone to activate the camera. The phone has Google Now technology so that it can understand voice comments and questions. The contextually aware voice commands will also be built into the Moto X.