updated 05:25 pm EDT, Tue June 15, 2010
Droid 2/X to be revealed at event on June 23rd?
Motorola, Verizon, Google and Adobe have sent an invite to an event that will showcase the next generation of Droid devices. The invite-only event is scheduled for June 23, though the exact location in New York has been left out from the invite posted online. Whether this will involve the official unveiling of the Droid 2, Droid X or both remains to be seen.
The presentation will be made by Verizon's executive VP and chief marketing officer, John Stratton, VP of engineering at Google Andy Rubin, Motorola co-chief executive officer Sanjay Jha and Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen. Flash is likely to be a strong component, and it's implied by Narayen's presence that one or both phones will run Android 2.2 and have Flash either pre-installed or available in a more polished form.
Verizon's timing may be meant to undermine the iPhone 4 launch but may also be undermined itself, as it comes just a day before Apple is due to launch its latest phone in the US and a handful of other countries. It's likely that both Droid models will be pitted against Apple's with support for in-browser Flash as one of the criticisms.