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Are these the DROIDs you're looking for? Verizon announces event for July 23rd

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Are these the DROIDs you're looking for? Verizon announces event for July 23rd

Verizon has begun sending out press invites for an event that will be held in New York City exactly one week from today on Tuesday July 23rd. The invite isn't even being all that secretive either, saying directly that Verizon will "unveil the next generation of one of [its] most popular family of devices." That can only mean one thing: DROIDs.

We already know that Motorola has been working on a new set of DROID devices. We know that the Moto X will not be released under the DROID branding, but there will be the DROID Ultra, the DROID MAXX, and DROID Mini coming from Motorola. So, it is pretty much a given that we'll see those three devices on Tuesday, and that will mark the end of the DROID RAZR HD, RAZR MAXX HD, and RAZR M.

It also makes it look like we'll be seeing the new Motorola DROIDs unveiled before we see the official announcement of the Motorola Moto X, unless Google/Motorola spring a surprise event before next Tuesday. We don't know a huge amount so far about the new DROIDs other than the Ultra and MAXX are expected to have Kevlar bodies, and 4.7" HD displays, while the DROID Mini is expected to have a 4.3" display. 

source: The Verge

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posted on 16 Jul 2013, 18:07 3

1. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


I wonder if they wont forget about their keyboard loving people and do a DROID 5. Im doubting. (i have a full touchscreen but have co workers who swear by keyboards) and it would be cool to see a DROID with a keyboard and todays specs.

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 18:32 1

6. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1207; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


I think unless Samsung comes out with a Stratosphere 3 that keyboards are going away from Android. The Droid 4 was released around the beginning of 2012, so I doubt they're planning another one, but if they do it'd have to have LTE, since Verizon isn't allowing new 3G smartphones (started that in mid 2012 I believe).

Beyond that there's the BB Q10, but that's a BB style keyboard, not a traditional QWERTY. I've got 2 people on my share plan who are resistant to touchscreen keyboards, so I told them they better practice with the touchscreen on their sliders to get the hang of it.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 01:04 1

16. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


I hope Verizon gets this phone:-
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-fMc-ynZh9Hs/UeYyP6t_NJI/AAAAAAAAAEQ/nPQqeorcgGY/s541/htc-one-m7-silver.jpg

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 18:09 2

2. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


No they arn't, cause the Razr Max looks bettet than this!

Also specs will be another let down always by Moto cause there like Nokia always behind in specs

Bring on the OMAP 5 4480
TEGRA4
A15 CORTEX
PVRSGX544MP4
2GB RAM
467PPI
1080P

®

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 18:29 5

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5534; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


There was a time when Moto had cool phones. But those days were long ago. Maybe change is in the air.

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 21:41

15. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 294; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Not expecting anything game changing from these devices because there was really any marketing done for these products. I think Moto is just trying to generate some revenue. The only thing from this is that it will give Moto fans a chance to catch up with the rest of the consumers that own Sammy, HTC and LG devices.

However, Verizon could have done better with the names to give these phones a shot.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 13:58 2

24. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


MOTOROLA ÜBERDROID. I'd buy any phone with an umlaut in it.

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 19:00

8. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Every time you post about the OMAP 5, you just prove you have no clue what you're talking about. TI has been out of the mobile market for over a year now. The "crapdragon" reigns supreme.

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 20:28 1

10. Sniggly (Posts: 6697; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


The "crapdragon," as you call it, provides good battery life and fantastic performance.

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 21:04 1

13. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


But but but it's not an A15!! Clearly the nonexistent, probably canceled OMAP 5 is the superior silicon.

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 18:13 3

3. DoctorWho (Posts: 6; Member since: 15 Aug 2008)


How about that HTC One?

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 18:21 5

4. wendygarett (unregistered)


Another DROID brand phone?
Ain't nobody got time for dat...

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 12:11

17. SupermanayrB (Posts: 146; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


The Sweet Brown quotes are so 2012.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 12:56

20. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


But it got 5 thumbs up! It must have been super clever.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 12:57

21. SupermanayrB (Posts: 146; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


No, it's trendy. Like the iPhone.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 13:32

23. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


And just as tired.

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 18:47

7. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


"unveil the next generation of one of [its] most popular family of devices"

You mean Verizon is getting an exclusive on the Galaxy S5??

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 19:30

9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


if these can come out before the One and the Moto X then i'll probably really consider getting one.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 12:16

18. SupermanayrB (Posts: 146; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Even if it comes out after I'm still getting it. I've never liked HTC & I'll have to see if the Moto X will have what I want.

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 20:29

11. Sniggly (Posts: 6697; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Now I'm torn. I would really love the kind of battery life the Maxx will provide, and Verizon's employee plan is pretty kickass, but I don't know if I want to do a carrier locked phone again.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 12:16

19. SupermanayrB (Posts: 146; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Root it.

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 20:35 1

12. Ruckus (Posts: 276; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Motorola Droids are awful.

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 21:40

14. joey18 (Posts: 503; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


motorolla good phones

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 12:59

22. SupermanayrB (Posts: 146; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


I guess call me a Storm Trooper then.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 00:19

25. vzw_customer (Posts: 10; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


reception wise, I think motorola is the best. feature wise, samsung may be the best

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