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Verizon launches new crop of Droid phones

Published: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 1:36 p.m. CDT
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Three new smartphones from Verizon are displayed, Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in New York. From left to right are the Motorola Droid Mini, Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx.

NEW YORK – Verizon Wireless is launching three new Droid smartphones made by Google's Motorola unit.

The nation's No. 1 wireless carrier said Tuesday that the three phones will be the Droid Mini for $100, the Droid Ultra for $200 and the Droid Maxx for $300.

All three models have a 10 megapixel camera.

Verizon says the Mini will be available on Aug. 29. Its compact design features a 4.3-inch, high definition screen. The Ultra and the Maxx will go on sale Aug. 20. The Ultra is less than 7.2 millimeters thin and has a 5-inch high definition display. The Maxx has a similar display and can charge wirelessly. Verizon says it can run for nearly two days on a charge.

The first Droid launched in 2009. Google Inc. bought Motorola last year.

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