July 2, 2013 9:22pm
We know something is happening at Motorola, Google’s beleaguered handset manufacturer it purchased in 2011 for $12.5 billion. First, we got confirmation of the rumoured X Phone, Motorola’s foray into next-generation smartphone. Next we saw the redesigned, simplified and be-Googled Motorola logo.
And now we’re seeing hints of a device called the Droid Ultra, leaked briefly on Motorola’s own website. The device is expected to be fairly mid-range, with a 1.5Ghz dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch qHD display, 8GB of internal storage, an 8MP camera and 2000mAh battery.
The landing page paints the Droid Ultra as “available in a bunch of glossy colours,” with a “high-grade DuPont Kevlar body” that’s “even thinner and…tough as steel.” At 122.5 x 60.9 x 8.3 mm, the Droid Ultra should be a very compact device, seemingly a follow-up to the RAZR M that was released last year.
The CDMA device will likely come to Canada as something else — the Droid name is a product of Verizon — but it shows that Moto is still working the line and running the gamut of demographics. Unfortunately, there is little to differentiate the Droid Ultra from the rest of the market at this point, so unless Motorola pulls something drastic from its hat, this will be just another mid-range Android.