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DROID Mini Ship Date Apparently Pushed Forward a Week to Tomorrow, August 22

DROID Mini

When announced, Verizon placed a launch date of August 29 on the DROID Mini, a solid week+ after the release of the ULTRA and MAXX, which were released yesterday. Today, Big Red’s landing page for the Mini shows a shipping date of August 22, which is tomorrow. There has been no word from Verizon on why the launch got an unexpected push up, but you won’t hear anyone complaining. 

Now, just because it is shipping by 8/22, doesn’t necessarily mean we will see it in stores tomorrow. According to those familiar, the device could be sold inside retail stores on August 25, just a few days away.

Good news? Are your eyes set on the Mini?

Via: Verizon

Cheers Brian!

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  • Jeremy Gross

    that 16 gb glossy piece of sheen? no thank you

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  • Scroat

    Someone call the clinic. We need an abortion. Looks like more android poop will drop soon. What a shame. Android will be dead in two years

  • Daniel

    if only it had a microSD slot… or a qwerty keyboard… sigh

    • Tim242

      Physical Qwerty? Are you serious?

  • TheSimpleTruth

    I must admit, after getting hands on time with this phone I am a bit disappointed in the quality of the phone. When compared to the Ultra and the MAXX this phone just feels cheap, and more like a budget phone than a high end mini phone. With the glossy back, and the LCD screen, it felt more like i was picking up the free smartphone handout of the month rather than a new piece of hardware.

    That being said, the new MAXX is beautiful. It’s light, not too large, and the matte finish on the back makes a huge difference in the feel of the phone. The screen and performance are wonderful.

    If I had to make one complaint its that Moto didn’t include the swipe down menu for accessing quick settings that is present in stock android, but that’s about all I can think of. Great phone.

    • Jeremy Gross

      consider getting the razr m with better build quality and micro sd

  • allstar

    actually got ship notification for my droid mini yesterday.

  • aQuickBit

    Why it got pushed up a week? Could it have anything to do with the HTC One also….conveniently….being released that very same day? I highly doubt that……

  • Guest

    Gah that title is messing with my brain.

    • rabidhunter

      I know, Verizon actually releasing something early? Crazieness.

  • T4rd

    I can’t wait to see battery stats on this phone. I’m considering replacing my wife’s Rezound with it since she prefers smaller phones. But I’m going to try to push her toward the One or Maxx. Also, I wonder how well the on-screen notifications work on this phone since it’s a LCD and not AMOLED and it will use a lot more battery since it has to power the whole display to show the notifications.

    • rabidhunter

      The Active Notifications work well with the device. I was watching a demo video. I’m not sure on the battery life, but it’s not always flashing. The Active Notifications app was updated so that it would work on LCD screens recently.

    • Steven Weeks

      The droid Mini is AMOLED. I was worried about the same thing, but if you launch the support page emulator and click specs, it says amoled display. It’s on vzw.com, must be true.

  • rabidhunter

    I preordered mine from Wirefly, I hope that means it’ll ship out from there sooner!

    • Tim242

      They’ll be released in 6 months, as the newest members of the DROID family.

  • NorCalGuy

    Any word on the white variants of the three phones?

    • Tim242

      They’ll be released in 6 months, as the newest members of the DROID family!

  • Anon

    The Mini was on display when I bought my MAXX yesterday here in the Mitten State. Didn’t ask if they had any in stock, but would be surprised if they didn’t.

  • brianbrain

    VZW store off Michigan ave in Chicago had the Mini on display as of yesterday, but no stock (Ultra and Maxx were both available though). I had originally come in to buy a Maxx but after comparing it with the Mini, I couldn’t go through with it (Maxx is $200 more AND the Mini’s display is better + feels better in the hand). Walked away with nothing, but now I’ve got a Mini on order!

    • brianbrain

      Phone shipped overnight (I didn’t pay extra, they just did it..). Confirmed by FedEx to arrive by 8:00pm on 8/22. I rarely say this (unless it has to do with coverage), but ahh..way to go Verizon, on this one. I still feel ripped off, but now I have a warm fuzzy feeling *while* I’m getting ripped off. I suppose that counts for something..maybe.

  • James_75

    This phone feels great in hand so good job there……but… I just can’t see myself ever going back to a screen that small.

    • Nathaniel Newman

      Now if they could “magically” fit a 5″ screen in a 4.3″ form factor I’m all in! I loved the feel in hand of the Razr M. So I’m sure this is just as good. But I’m going for the Maxx!

  • HeMad

    I ordered the Maxx. You nerds need to get a life.

    • Anon

      And you need to get a sense of decency. What’s your point?

    • blackjaguar25

      You took time to tell other people to get a life on a website that you obviously frequent. That’s cool, bro.

  • MichaelFranz

    they did have a mini in my local store yesterday. Didn’t ask if it was being sold or if it was just a demo unit but there definitely were not any signs or notices saying they were not.

  • Jordan Webb

    The Mini was available for purchase when I bought my Maxx yesterday…

  • Blue Sun

    Good news for someone out there. Someone who doesn’t care about bloatware.

  • EdubE24

    The ones and ones of people who ordered this have got to be excited!!

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      This always baffles me.

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