AMERICAN PHONE MAKER Motorola has added a trio of handsets to its Droid line.
The company rolled out the new models on Wednesday as part of a series of partnership announcements with US carrier Verizon, which will be the first to offer the Droid smartphones on its mobile network. It gave no word on plans for UK availability.
The new handsets include a 4.3in handset, a 4.7in HD model and a 4.7in model that boasts extended battery life.
Headlining the release was the new Razr M handset. The 4.3in model has been upgraded with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and LTE wireless broadband connectivity. The Razr M will ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and users will be able to upgrade upon release of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Motorola also extended the Razr's screen size with the Razr HD. The 4.7in handset sports a Super AMOLED high-definition touchscreen. The handset will offer six-hour LTE battery life and 12-hour battery life with WiFi network connectivity.
For users looking for extended battery life, Motorola is launching the Razr HD Maxx. The 4.7in handset will offer a 32-hour battery life with normal phone use and eight hours of battery life with LTE use.
Motorola's unveiling comes just hours after one of its biggest competitors unveiled new handsets of its own. Nokia announced its first Windows Phone 8 handset in the 4.5in Lumia 920 smartphone.
The events were both held exactly one week before Apple is scheduled to provide the first look at its next Iphone. The handset, which has been rumoured to be set for release later this month, will likely offer a larger screen size and a new, significantly thinner case design. µ