New Motorola Droid Lineup from Verizon Wireless Available Starting Today

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Motorola Droid Ultra, Maxx, MiniThe new Droid lineup from Verizon Wireless, which includes the Droid Ultra, the Droid Maxx, and the Droid Mini, is now available today. The Ultra will go for $200, the Maxx for $300, and the Mini for $100; all prices are, of course, subsidized with a new two-year contract.

Here’s a quick primer for those that missed the initial reveal of the new Droid devices: essentially, the only major difference between the Ultra and the Maxx is that the latter features a larger, non-removable 3500 mAh battery, while the Ultra’s removable battery is only 2130 mAh. As a result, however, the Maxx has slightly larger dimensions, coming in at 0.34 inches thick, compared to the Ultra’s 0.28-inch thickness. Also, the Maxx comes with 32 GB of onboard memory, but the Ultra only comes with 16 GB.

Beyond that, however, the specs of the two handsets are identical. Both run on Motorola’s new X8 mobile computing system, which features a 1.7 GHz, dual-core chip that’s accompanied by two other separate processors for language and contextual actions based on information gathered by the phone’s sensors. Other features include Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, 2 GB of RAM, and a 5-inch, 1280 x 720 display.

The Mini, meanwhile, is obviously more compact, but does not suffer too serious of a dip in specs. It, too, features the X8 chip, 16 GB of onboard storage, and 2 GB of RAM, with the only lower specs being a smaller, 4.3-inch display (but still with a 1280 x 720 resolution) and a 2000 mAh battery.



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