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Top Tech Stories of the Day: Is Verizon's Droid Franchise Losing Its Cool Factor?

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Once the preeminent brand in Android, the Droid brand has taken a backseat to flagship phones. As the market has gravitated toward universally available franchises such as the iPhone and Galaxy S line-up, carrier-exclusive families such as Droid have seemingly lost their cachet. Verizon hopes to get its mojo back with Droid Ultra Verizon and Motorola unveiled the Droid Ultra family of products, including the Droid Ultra itself, the Droid Ultra Maxx, and the Droid Ultra Mini. As anticipation builds for Apple's next-generation iPhone 5S, a new report suggests Apple will once again have trouble meeting early demand for the new phone. KGI Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo has a good track record when it comes to details surrounding unannounced Apple products, and he reported in a research note that manufacturing issues will leave the iPhone 5S in short supply when it launches in late September.

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