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New DROID coming to Verizon next month

News by Luke Jones on Thursday September 18, 2014.

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It seems the DROID line is going to get a new device, with Verizon preparing a new smartphone in the series to launch in October. The carrier's exclusive line of devices is due for a refresh as the 2013 models are starting to get a little long in the tooth. Apparently Big Red has been taking its time in developing this handset and could usher in some general changes for the DROID brand.

Of course, DROID's are exclusively Motorola devices these days, but whereas last year the company and Verizon collaborated on a number of handsets, the largest carrier in the US has decided this time to bring the series down to a single product. That means there will just be one DROID to choose from in 2014 if reports prove accurate.

That's not entirely a bad thing as it gives the companies more time to get things right, but that said I still expect much of the same from DROID this fall. That means probably the same innards as Motorola's Moto X flagship, probably a larger battery, and a ruggedized design that is unique apart from Motorola?s current range of Moto smartphones. Think of the DROID MAXX from 2013 updated for this year and you will have a good idea of what to expect.

The DROID line is a bit of a cult hit amongst us mobile die-hards, and while exclusivity to Verizon will always hamper its mass market appeal, we certainly welcome any new DROID handset.

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