With a bevy of high-end smartphones coming to or already available from Verizon, it’s almost too easy to overlook other models in its catalog. So it is quite a bit of a surprise to learn that Verizon’s other Motorola smartphone, the DROID ULTRA, has sold out completely on Best Buy just a day after its release.
The Motorola DROID ULTRA was announced by Big Red back in July together with the DROID Mini and the DROID MAXX. The three DROID phones were immediately up for pre-orders and just yesterday the ULTRA and the MAXX became available in Verizon outlets as well as for online purchase. Apparently the DROID ULTRA was quite popular as Best Buy quickly ran out of stock just a day after it was made available to the public.
You can read up on our first impressions of the DROID ULTRA to get familiar with the device, but if you need a recap, the DROID ULTRA is almost like a smaller Motorola Moto X, which you can also read about here. It runs the similar X8 Computing System with a dual-core Snapdragon S4 chip running at 1.7 GHz and two other “context computing” cores. It has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage and boasts of a 10 megapixel “Clear Pixel” rear camera. Sadly, it’s 5-inch display only sports a 1280×720 resolution. You can watch Verizon’s TV ad for the DROID here, advertising its durability and touchless control:
Verizon’s DROID ULTRA is priced at $199 with a two-year contract, but an unactivated unit is available from Best Buy for $699. The ULTRA is still available from Verizon’s online store but will ship at a later date.