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Verizon HTC One announcement pushed till mid-August

HTC One rumors had been suggesting the handset would be arriving with Verizon Wireless on August 1st. That date had seemed just as good as any, as far as rumored dates go. But then Motorola announced an August 1st event for the unveiling of the Moto X smartphone. The Moto X is expected with a wide variety of carriers including Big Red and it looks like that may have caused the HTC One launch date to slip.

Verizon DROID ULTRA, MAXX and Mini arriving August 20

At an event taking place this morning, Verizon Wireless has unveiled three new DROID branded handsets. This new DROID lineup will consist of the DROID ULTRA, DROID MAXX and DROID Mini. Basically, it is looking like these three new handsets will be replacing the RAZR lineup that was revealed last fall.

Verizon offers a bug-fixing update for Samsung Stratosphere II users

Verizon Wireless and Samsung released the Stratosphere II back in November of last year. At the time the handset launched with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, however an update earlier in this year did bring the device up to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. While that bit by itself was nice to see, it looks like Big Red has recently begun rolling out another software update for the Stratosphere II.

Verizon HTC One poised to battle incoming DROIDS

If you're still planning on picking up the Verizon HTC One, when it launches months later than on all the other carriers, you'll be doing so with a slew of other smartphones readily available. Big Red will have multiple smartphones available packing large HD displays and 4G LTE, including those DROIDs but the HTC One is poised to handle it well.