Verizon Droid Phones Roundup: Bionic, X 2, Incredible 2 & more due

Here at OSM we like to keep you informed with all the news about new mobile devices and although today sees the latest Android release on Verizon, for the HTC Thunderbolt, we wanted to focus on some of the upcoming Droid branded phones and give you a roundup of what’s on the way.

The popular Droid branding seems to have taken a back seat lately even though it brought the Android platform to everyone’s attention, but there has been a huge amount of interest in the upcoming Motorola Droid Bionic so maybe we’ll be seeing its return to prominence. Starting then with the Motorola Droid Bionic this is one that we have confirmed specs for whereas the handsets we’ll mention afterwards only have rumored specs so far.

The Droid Bionic is a dual-core processor phone and also a 4G phone for the Verizon 4G LTE network. We’ve written many articles about the Droid Bionic including a comparison with the HTC Thunderbolt and also a close look at the Bionic and we feel this is likely to be a huge success. It has that dual-core 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4.3-inch display and rear-facing 8-megapixel camera along with a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera. One disappointment though is that it is likely to be shipped running Android 2.2 though of course an upgrade to Android 2.3, Gingerbread, will hopefully follow soon afterwards. There’s no confirmed release date yet but it should be with us sometime in the second quarter.

Over on Computerworld an article by JR Raphael also reminded us of some of the other Droid branded handsets that we’ve written about, which are coming to Verizon. For example the HTC Droid Incredible 2. We’ve already shown you some pics and rumored specs for this handset such as the 4-inch Super LCD display, 1GHz processor, 768MB of RAM and 8-megapixel rear camera with 1.3-megapixel front-facing. The Droid Incredible 2 will be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and again there’s no release date but it is rumored to be coming very soon now, as it’s equivalent in the UK, Incredible S, is already out.

Coming in the second or early-third quarter, according to Computerworld we should see the Motorola Droid X 2. This one is a little harder to speculate on as information has been rather mixed and it has also been referred to as the Droid X squared. Our list of leaked specs detailed a 4.3-inch qHD display, 1GHz Tegra 2 processor and 1GB of RAM, but Computerworld points out that other sources have reported specs of a 4.3-inch WVGA display, a 1.2GHz single-core CPU and 768MB of RAM, so for now it’s best to take all rumored specs with a hefty pinch of salt.

The last upcoming Droid phone that we are looking at is the Motorola Droid 3, rumored for release in the third quarter, and this is one that up until now has escaped our attention. However, Computerworld tells us that photos have been leaked showing a QWERTY slide-out keyboard and it has rumored specs of a dual-core 1GHz processor and a 4-inch qHD display, according to Android and Me.

One thing is for sure and that is the Droid lineup coming to Verizon looks extremely promising. If you want to find out more about the Motorola Droid Bionic, its product page is now official at Motorola so head to the link to check it out. Are you tempted to any of these handsets and if so which one are you most likely to go for? Do you think the Droid Bionic can compete with the upcoming iPhone 5? We welcome your comments so please do send them in.

  • CaptWronghole

    fan boys post below! Let the nerd rage begin!!

  • Aaron

    Sounds like bionic is going to rock. Hopefully we will have 4G coverage in my area by the time it comes out!

  • Taylor

    how well will the bionic perform 3.0 gingerbread with 512 RAM… The processor should make up for it but i haven't found any posts on it.. any comments?