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Next-gen Droid event scheduled for day before iPhone 4

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.

by MacNN Staff



  1. dwoodruff

    Joined: Dec 1969


    READ AS:

    We couldn't get enough buzz without trying to steal the iPhone's thunder...

  1. facebook_Justin

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    Joined: Jun 2010


    comment title

    Nobody cares Verizon. No one wants your useless CDMA devices. Take them and shove them. And I don't want proprietary Flash on my phone anyway, even if you did offer GSM devices. So I will, as always, wait that extra day and get an iPhone.

  1. slapppy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Wow thats bold and stupid... the same time. Do they really think they can steal the limelight from Apple? This is going to be a huge blowout as the pre-sales are showing. Within 24 hours, the new Droid news will flush down the toilet like your hemorrhoids. LOL

  1. pairof9s

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Hear this...

    if you seriously decided not to get an iPhone or any smartphone because of its inability to use Flash, then you're not smart enough to have such a phone. I can't think of a more insignificant reason to purchase one of these new electronic devices...because it plays Flash?! PUUUUUH-leaze!!!

    Buy a netbook if you're that enamored with animated advertisements!


  1. facebook_David

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    Joined: Jun 2010



    Oh please. I'm glad that Steve Jobs has brainwashed enough people with his fairy dust and unicorn s***. Maybe all the iLemmings will all walk of a cliff because he tells them the pixie dust can make them fly too. At least CDMA actually gets a reception unlike ATT.

    I believe in the choice to use flash if I want. It is actually quite nice to be able to load many of the pages that use flash. My friend was trying to load a page of a restaurant to preview and check out the menu before going it on the 'Jesus' phone but just got a nice blank page. Good think I had my trusty robot phone which by the by can use flash and saved the day.

  1. wrenchy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: iLemmings

    Good point.

    It's always nice to have the choice to use Flash when you need it. Otherwise you'll just have to sit there and suck your thumb as all the iPad users are discovering...

  1. iphonerulez

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Better to suck on one's own thumb than on...

    Adobe's whang. I just wish HTML5 would get more widely used ASAP.

    If Flash works on Android than more power to them. Adobe may get lucky and actually get it work run halfway decently on most current Android smartphones. However, seeing is believing.

  1. nat

    Joined: Dec 1969



    iLemmings. true wit my friend. and so new and original! you use it like it's never been used before, like it's some kind of ultimate put down and a valid arguing point all at the same time. iLemmings. i mean, wow. simply wow.

    so tell me pumpkin, you believe in something so those that don't are subject to your little rants, is that correct? there's only one explanation for it, brainwashed, is that it?

    a reasoned mind, yours is. breathtaking stuff.

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