WATCH: Verizon Wireless unveils new Motorola DROID smartphones

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We were there at the Sofitel Hotel in Chicago as representatives from Verizon Wireless and Motorola unveiled the results of their latest collaboration – three new DROID smartphones. A very quick rundown….

Droid Ultra – Motorola says this $199 device will be the world’s slimmest LTE smartphone at just 7.18mm thin. It also sports a 5″ screen, a 10MP camera with 1080p HD video capability, 24-28 hours of battery life, and 16GB of storage space.

Droid MAXX – This is the Big Boy of the family. Motorola says the $299 option sports a whopping 48 HOURS of battery life. It features the same 5″ screen and 10MP HD camera, but it packs 32GB of storage.

Droid Mini – This $99 model is for users looking for something a bit smaller. It features a 4.3″ screen that easily navigable with one hand. It also comes with the same 10MP HD camera.

All of the devices come with some neat gesture features. Quick Capture lets you open the camera with a simple flick of the phone. Zap Share will let you send photos to another Android device in the room with a simple swipe of the screen.

You can pre-order the devices today on They hit stores in late August.

The next big reveal for Motorola (and their parent company Google) is the highly anticipated Moto X. Many were speculating the new gestures would be a signature of the X, not the Droid – so how will the upcoming Motorola phone set itself apart from the rest? We’ll have to wait and see. Reports say the X will be revealed on August 1st.

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