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Verizon Launching New Droid Phone June 23

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Verizon Wireless has announced a press event for June 23 in which it is promising to unveil the “next generation of Droid.” Verizon Wireless isn’t offering any details about the device itself, but all bets that Verizon is planning to launch the Motorola Droid X, which—despite being an unannounced product—has been widely discussed in the mobile industry, with leaked product shots specifications circulating for some time.

According to industry reports and leaks, the Motorola Droid X sports a design akin to an upsized HTC EVO 4G or HTC Incredible: instead of shrinking down (like the iPhone 3GS to the iPhone 4), the Droid X actually has a larger footprint than most smartphones, in part due to a larger 4.4-inch touchscreen display that reportedly runs at an 854 by 480 resolution. The device does not have a physical QWERTY keyboard, but reportedly offers an 8 megapixel camera that can record 720p high-definition video and push it out to big screens via HDMI; the device will apparently sport at least 8 GB of onboard storage and microSD expansion. Tech blog Engadget has posted an exclusive hands-on preview with the device, although we have not been able to confirm several details of the piece.

Verizon Wireless has announced that Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen would be present at the press event, which is a solid indication that whatever Droid device Verizon rolls out will be running Android 2.2 and Flash Player 10.1. If the device is the Motorola Droid X, it will also be running a version of Motoblur, Motorola’s custom Android front-end interface that brings together social networking streams to the device’s home screen.

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