We saw a DROID handset appear with a red-stripe and limited edition branding shortly before Verizon Wireless and Motorola announced the new DROID lineup. At the time the handset was referred to as being a DROID ULTRA and that was later confirmed to be an Employee Edition model. Well, it looks like the handset has slipped into the wild with an option for non-employees to make a purchase.
That being said, those heading to the Verizon Wireless website would still be greeted with an employee only message. Instead this model has recently begun showing up on auction sites. Namely eBay, and as one would expect — there is a big premium to pay if you want this limited edition DROID ULTRA with red-racing stripe. The prices all appear to be sitting well above the $500 mark and for that you would be getting a serial numbered handset that was intended to be used only be Verizon employees.
Aside from the red-stripe on the back and the serial number, the handset will be the same in terms of specs. That is to say you will still be getting a handset with a 5-inch 1280 x 720 display, dual-core 1.7GHz processor and 10 megaixel “clear pixel” camera. Of course, the handset will be running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and also sporting the Kevlar casing.
The DROID ULTRA was a handset that we spent a bit of time with shortly after the release. The video sitting above gives a look at the non-employee edition of the DROID ULTRA and those looking for more detail should make sure to check out the full review which included everything from talk of the processor to talk of the camera including image and video samples.
All that being said, we do have to wonder which handset these employees have decided to stick with. After all, a frequent complaint seems to circle around battery life and as we have seen with the DROID ULTRA — this model is sporting a 2130 mAh battery that should be able to get most everyone through a full work day with little worry.