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

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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25 Comments

1. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

6. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

2. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 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 ®

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

15. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 489; Member since: May 26, 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.

24. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

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

8. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

10. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

13. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

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

3. DoctorWho

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 15, 2008

How about that HTC One?

4. wendygarett unregistered

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

17. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

The Sweet Brown quotes are so 2012.

20. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

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

21. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

No, it's trendy. Like the iPhone.

23. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

And just as tired.

7. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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??

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

18. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 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.

11. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

19. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Root it.

12. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Motorola Droids are awful.

14. joey18

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

motorolla good phones

22. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I guess call me a Storm Trooper then.

25. vzw_customer

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

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

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