Motorola DROID Mini now shipping from Verizon, hits stores tomorrow

August 21, 2013
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Back in July the folks from Motorola announced a trio of smartphones. Those being the new DROID ULTRA, MAXX with 48 hours of battery life, and the small yet powerful DROID Mini that replaces the DROID M from last year. The first two launched earlier this week on the 20th, and now we're hearing reports the Mini is already shipping, and can confirm it will be in stores tomorrow.

When Motorola announced all three devices they let it be known that August 20th was the release date for the ULTRA smartphones, then later we learned the DROID Mini could have to wait until the 29th. Recently however the official Verizon page for the DROID Mini has changed, and they've moved up the date along with the Verizon HTC One.

Verizon's online store, as you can see above, has the 4.3-inch DROID Mini listed as "will ship by August 22nd" which is tomorrow for those not paying attention. We have been focusing on the ULTRA, but the Mini is pretty impressive too and comes in a smaller package for those who don't want a massive 5-inch smartphone. We've received a few tips that users have already received shipping notices for the Mini, and they could arrive as soon as tomorrow.

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As a refresher, the DROID Mini rocks a 4.3-inch edge-to-edge 720p HD display, the same Motorola X8 computing processor as the DROID ULTRA and Moto X, which is a dual-core Snapdragon chip. It has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It's every bit a DROID, only in a smaller package. With the same 10 megapixel camera and neat hands-free software features the Mini might be a good choice for those wanting a smaller device.

It appears they have already started shipping, and we've confirmed with Verizon they'll officially be in stores starting tomorrow. Who's getting the Mini?

VIA: Verizon -- Thanks Brian!


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  • Arturo De Guzman

    It was on sale next to the Maxx and Ultra yesterday 8/21. It is very nice and portable. Had the same footprint as iPhone 5. I walked out with the Maxx. Ultra was tempting because it was a pint sized powerhouse…but needed battery life since I am a heavy tether’er.