Rumor Mill: Verizon leaking Droid X details ahead of launch

Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) is leaking more details about the Droid X, likely the carrier's latest flagship Android smartphone. Verizon scheduled a media event Wednesday with executives from Motorola (NYSE:MOT), Google and Adobe, and likely will publicly unveil the gadget then.

Click here for Verizon Wireless’ DroidX promo video.The nation's largest wireless carrier posted a video promoting the Droid X on YouTube, and a close examination of the video appears to hint at several specifications for the device. According to a dissection of the video by MobileCrunch, the Droid X will sport a 4.3-inch WVGA screen, HDMI-output and an 8-megapixel camera. Separately, a Twitter account that appears to be tied to Verizon's promotional effort--DroidLanding--sent out a message indicating that the Droid X will have a 1 GHz Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) Snapdragon processor. Finally, a Verizon Wireless website indicates the Droid X will offer 720p video capture.

As for Verizon's media event Wednesday (the carrier sent out invitations to the event last week), it will feature Verizon CMO John Stratton; Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha; Andy Rubin, Google's senior vice president of engineering and Android guru; and Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen. Verizon is expected to unveil the Droid X Wednesday, and begin selling it early next month. A Verizon spokeswoman declined to comment.

Interestingly, the Verizon event is one day before the commercial launch of Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 4.

Verizon's promotional activities around the Droid X are similar to the $100 million marketing campaign Verizon deployed for the original Motorola Droid last year. Verizon has banked on Google's Android phones to help it increase its share of smartphone customers, and has been heavily marketing the HTC Droid Incredible.

For more:
- see this Verizon Wireless page
- see this Engadget post
- see this MobileCrunch post
- see this IntoMobile post
- see this Gizmodo post

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