Verizon and Motorola on Tuesday have announced three new Droids, just as expected, considering the variety of Droid-related rumors that have hit the web in the previous weeks.
The Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx and Droid Mini are official – you’ll notice that there’s no RAZR branding anywhere in there – and in what follows we’re going to look at the Droid Ultra.
From the start we’re going to tell you that you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see this new lines of Droids, as they seem to pack some of the features expected to be found on the highly anticipated Moto X – think voice commands, active screen and a new camera, along the lines of what was shown in that Rogers Moto X video.
The Droid Ultra is a thin Android handset – described during the event as the thinnest smartphone available – and will feature some of the design elements you’re used to see in such Motorola-made handsets for Verizon. There’s a large edge-to-edge display and a Kevlar back.
Here’s what we know so far about it:
As you can easily guess, we’re very interested in that new Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System, an eight-core unit that includes a dual-core processor, a quad-core GPU a single-core contextual computing processor and a single-core natural language processor.
The Droid Ultra will be available for pre-order starting today (at 1 PM EST) from www.droiddoes.com. The device will cost $199, with a new two-year contract, and will be available in a two colors, black, white and red.
The device will ship on August 20, and everyone purchasing one until September 30 will get a free six-month Google Music All Access subscription.