Verizon's Motorola X, HTC One Get August Release Dates

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**Editor's Note: Click here for our list of June's hottest selling smartphones to see how HTC and Motorola fared against the competition.**

It looks like Verizon's business customers and other on-contract subscribers will finally get their hands on the HTC One, one of the year's best-selling smartphones. The highly anticipated Motorola X is expected to soon follow.

The One has cracked the top three – only behind Apple's iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 – at carriers AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile since making its U.S. debut in April. Verizon has been slow to get the Taiwan-based manufacturer's flagship smartphone, but that's about to change. An internal document leaked to Phone Arena shows that the one will go one sale August 1. The phone runs on Android 4.2; has a 4.7-inch display; a quad-core, 1.7 GHz processor; 2GB of RAM; and 32GB of built-in storage.

The same document purports the Motorola X will debut three weeks later, on August 23. The Moto X, which was first expected to hit store shelves before the end of this month, also has a 1.7 GHz processor; a substantial, 10MP rear-facing camera that shoots well in low light; and a cool function that helps the phone recognize its location – for example, in your pocket, on an airplane, and the like. Motorola Mobility, the Chicago-based company that was recently purchased by Google, was expected to host an event introducing the X earlier this week, but that didn't come to fruition. All major U.S. carriers are expected to offer it.

Phone Arena goes on to say that several more big Motorola phones are poised to debut in September or later, including the DROID RAZR Ultra, the DROID MAXX and RAZR M Ultra.

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