Verizon & Motorola Droid Next Generation

Verizon & Motorola Droid Next Generation

With so much buzz going around regarding the new Motorola Droid devices, we thought it was a good opportunity to do a round of of everything you need to know.

Starting things off, there are two new ‘Droid’ branded devices coming soon. Verizon is set to announce the ‘Droid X’ on the June 23 and this particular device should launch on July 19. The announcement will come at a keynote event hosted primarily by Verizon and Motorola, but Google and Adobe will also be at the event.

So what do we know about these two new devices? Both the ‘Droid X’ and the ‘Droid 2’ are alleged to have 1GHz OMAP processors. This is a step up from what has been reported in the past stating that the devices would run a ~750Mhz chip. This news comes via Droidlife, who reported the info after a leaked slide revealed the information.

The Droid X has already been ‘previewed’ hands-on by Engadget, and we have learnt that this device will offer a 4.4-inch display, making it even bigger than the HTC EVO 4G. Engadget performed the review, so check it out here.

Ok, so the ‘Droid 2’ has fewer pieces of information rolling around the world wide web. We do know that it will land with Verizon because the ‘Droid’ branding belongs to them. The ‘Droid 2’ offers a slide out four-row QWERTY keyboard. It is meant to land in August and may come with Android 2.2 already installed. The keyboard itself now lacks the D-pad which was prevalent on the Motorola Droid original. Of course, Motoblur is likely to run on both devices.

We are looking forward to June 19 to get the real spill on the latest Droid devices.

James Tromans

Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.