When Verizon and Motorola announced the Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx, they said that both new smartphones would be launched on August 20. Unfortunately, that may not be the case.
The Droid Ultra and Droid Ultra Maxx can be already pre-ordered at Verizon. But the carrier is now saying they will be shipped “by August 27.” Just a few days ago, it said they’d ship by August 20 (as initially announced). So it looks like there will be a delay in launch (and the reason for this is not clear).
The Droid Ultra costs $199.99 on contract, while the Droid Ultra Maxx can be had for $299.99.
The cheaper Motorola Droid Ultra Mini ($99.99 on contract) is still set for an August 29 launch – as promised from the beginning.
Another new handset that’s possibly delayed by Verizon is the Moto X. While AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile should start selling it on August 23, a newly-leaked screenshot (from Best Buy) suggests that the Moto X will only arrive at Verizon on August 29. Like the Droid Ultra, the Moto X should cost $199.99 on contract.
As for the HTC One (a sign-up page for it is available as of today), Droid-life has it that this may arrive a bit earlier than expected: on August 23. At least that’s (some sort of) good news.