'Tis the Moto season as Droid Ultra slips into red, X gets a possible release date

On U.S. Cellular, of all places

Droid Ultra in red

Forget the dog days of summer - the season looks like it's only due to get hotter on the hardware front as the weeks wear on.

Verizon has an event scheduled on Tuesday where its plans to "unveil the next generation of one of its most popular family of devices." The carrier is actually hosting both a New York event and a San Francisco shindig to announce the products, so we're likely in for some significant news.

Most of the whispers floating about indicate Big Red plans to unveil not one but three handsets next week, known thus far as the Droid Maxx, Droid Mini and Droid Ultra.

Taking a cue from its supposed carrier's nickname, the Droid Ultra leaked in red this week, as you can see in the image above. Can you say, "Muy caliente?"

Moto in motion

According to The Unlockr, which got the rojo image from @evleaks, we're not only in for a red Ultra, we will see it plus the Maxx and Mini in black, as previous leaks have indicated.

The Ultra and Mini are also apparently due in white as well, so the family will have a very Jack-and-Meg color scheme going on.

While Motorola will no doubt keenly watch the reaction to the new Droids if and when the phones are announced, it will perhaps be keeping an even more watchful eye on the American market come August.

It's then that the Moto X, Motorola's customizable, built-in-the-U.S.A. phone, will go on sale, according to an internal U.S. Cellular memo picked up by Android Central.

Moto X memo

Credit: Android Central

It is worth noting that if the memo is the real deal, the Moto X won't be a carrier exclusive and won't be limited to the list of dominant names.

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