While Motorola’s focus may be on its upcoming Moto X, Verizon unveiled three new phones last week in Motorola’s new line of Droids. The $199 Droid Ultra, the $299 Droid Maxx, and the $99 Droid Mini will replace last year’s line of RAZR phones and are all major steps up over those devices. All three phones have faster processors and faster GPUs, twice the RAM and protective Kevlar backing. They all also have “touchless control,” meaning you can train your phone to recognize your voice and do just about anything you want, through Google Now, without ever picking up your phone. While the $99 Droid Mini took some battery and performance sacrifices to keep its price point down, the $299 Droid Maxx features an almost unprecedented 48-hour battery life. Whether you want a phone that will last you all weekend – or want to save a bit of money and go with one of the more inexpensive models, all three phones are available for pre-order today, and will ship on August 20th.
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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.