Motorola will be the exclusive provider of DROID devices for Verizon

Motorola will be the exclusive provider of DROID devices for Verizon
There had been some speculation about the relationship between Motorola and Verizon now that Google has taken over Motorola; and, that speculation was intensified by the news that the Moto X would be available on all major carriers in the U.S. But, it seems there was no reason to speculate, because it turns out Motorola will be the exclusive provider of DROID devices for Verizon.

After today's announcement, Verizon marketing executive Jeff Dietel told CNET that starting with this new line of DROIDs, all DROID devices for Verizon will be made by Motorola. There was no indication that this exclusive deal has a timeline attached to it, so it seems that we should expect Motorola DROIDs for the foreseeable future. 

Motorola has been the manufacturer behind the majority of the DROID devices, but there have been a few from HTC and one from Samsung as well. This deal should be very important for Motorola, because the company needs to rebuild its image after such a long time without releasing a new device. Having the Verizon brand and marketing behind Motorola devices can only help on that. 

source: CNET



16. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

They basically already were with some also-ran's thrown in by HTC.

13. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

What did I tell u. Motorola always kissing Verizon a.s.s BIGGER BATTERY bigger screen and probably a SD CARD. On the other hand the X PHONE is customizable still wondering whats the

12. ibap

Posts: 873; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

It means nothing. So they won't call them "DROID". So what?

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i guess that means no DNA S. o:

11. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

When Verizon agreed (curiously belatedly) to carry the One, that looked like the case. And when the Droid Ultra leaked with a 5" screen, it was all but confirmed. Maybe Sprint will get it as an EVO, who knows.

17. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

well i'm sure the T6 will pack the battery for the people wanting an HTC with a MAXX battery.

18. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

If HTC can fit a 3,200 mAh battery into a 10 mm device with a 5" display, I'm sure they can fit a slightly larger battery (3,500 mAh) onto a device with a 6" display at about 8 or 9 mm. But, if Motorola ever made a phablet, it would probably have a 4,000 mAh battery.

8. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

Well it's always been Motorola for the taking only exclusive for Verizon doesn't make sense

5. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

so technicall verizon has partnered with google in partnering with motorola right ? so does this mean ppl on verizon will get faster updates

7. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

"ppl on verizon will get faster updates" BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA.... Good one!

4. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

All that Motorola being the exclusive provider of Droid devices means is that there will not be anymore sequals to the Droid Charge, Droid DNA, & Droid Incredible lines. It doesn't mean that Verizon will be the only ones getting Motorola devices.

6. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

No, but it means that Verizon will be sole provider of premium Motorola phones. The Moto X may be the only option for the rest of the US.

3. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

That might be best. HTC made some good Droids too, but for Motorila gave the Droid line all it's best efforts.

9. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1291; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Yes, Moto made people to think that Droid series are sleek, great battery life, durability... Where as its reverse in HTC Droid cases...

14. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012


15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

yeah but no one on Verizon wanted the HTC DNA they wanted THE ONE international version PHONE cause its a sexier design than just the ugly BIG RED DROID eye in the middle of the phone

2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Well flip me over and screw sideways in the fahhhhcing ear.... Sorry HTC...

1. Danishs

Posts: 147; Member since: May 23, 2013

Yay no Droid DNA 2

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