June 18, 2010, 10:34 AM — Well, gang, it's official: The next Droid is almost here.
Verizon confirmed the existence of a new Motorola-made Android phone called the Droid X on Thursday. A newly launched section of Verizon's Web site teases the device, showing an image of the phone along with the caption: "The Next Generation of Does: Droid Does."
Verizon's site says the Droid X has a 4.3-inch display, HDMI output, and the ability to capture 720-pixel video. (The site originally said "720p screen" but was later changed, presumably as a clarification, to say "captures 720p.")
The new info falls in line with a Verizon Wireless media event scheduled for next Wednesday, June 23 -- yes, the day before that other high-profile smartphone will be released. Executives from Verizon, Google, Motorola, and Adobe are all slated to speak at the invitation-only affair, entitled "Unleashing the Next Generation of Droid."
Officially, that's all we know. Unofficially, there's a whole other world of information.
Verizon's Droid X: The Rumors
Photos and specs of the Droid X have been floating around the blogosphere for some time. Previously referred to as the "Droid Xtreme" and "Droid Shadow," the phone is rumored to have a 1GHz processor along with either 8GB or 16GB of internal storage and an 8-megapixel camera.
As for software, the Droid X is believed to run Android 2.2, the newest version of Google's mobile operating system. Android 2.2 has yet to become widely available on existing Android devices, though numerous phones are expected to receive the upgrade soon (see my Android 2.2 upgrade list to check your phone's status).