Motorola and Verizon are basking in the popularity of the original Droid phone, although they wish they could build them faster. Verizon used the Droid as the anchor phone for its product line of the same name, consisting of the Droid, Droid Eris and the most recent model — Droid Incredible. All of the phones in Verizon’s Droid line are made by HTC with the exception of the original Droid; it’s a return to the Motorola roots with the Droid X to be announced next week.
No matter what the public reaction will be to the Droid X, it will be huge. That’s in reference to the size of the phone, which is probably the biggest phone produced by anyone. Motorola is putting a 4.3-inch display on the Droid X, the same size as the big Sprint HTC EVO 4G. The EVO is already pushing the limits of how big a phone can be and still be comfortable in the hand but the Droid X is even larger, based on a comparison photo of the two Android phones.
The announcement of the Droid X by Verizon and Motorola will be June 23, with the actual release a few weeks later. In addition to the large screen, the Droid X will have 720p video recording and the next generation of the Motoblur social networking software from Motorola.
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