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DROID Ultra and MAXX Release Dates Delayed by One Week

by Jacob Kleinman | August 13, 2013August 13, 2013 2:30 pm PST

The new DROID Ultra and DROID MAXX smartphones from Verizon and Motorola were supposed to ship starting on August 20, but it looks like pre-orders on the two Android devices won’t arrive until a week later. Verizon silently update the pages for both handsets today, and has yet to offer an explanation for the delay. This isn’t the first time the carrier has has similar issues, as anyone (im)patiently waiting for the network to offer the HTC One can tell you.

The DROID Ultra is a flagship super-thin 7mm smartphone with mid-range specs and solid features. It comes equipped with a 5-inch 720 display, 2GB of RAM, a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, a 10-megapixel main camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a battery promising 24 hours of use. It has Google Now baked right in and lets you launch the camera by quickly twisting your wrist. The Ultra costs $199 with a two-year contract from Verizon.

If you’re looking for a heavy duty battery, you might want to consider shelling out an extra $100 for the DROID MAXX, which boasts a 48-hour battery life. It’s slightly thicker than the Ultra in order to accommodate a 3,500mAh battery, but otherwise comes equipped with the same display, processors, cameras and storage capacity.

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...