Jun 11 AT 4:55 PM Taylor Wimberly 26 Comments

Verizon to launch Droid X in July, followed by Droid 2 in August

Verizon customers looking for a high-end Android phone face a tough choice this summer. Do they go with the super slim Droid X or do they opt for the follow up to the best selling Android phone ever – the Droid 2?

Both phones are rumored to have the new TI OMAP3630 (which could be the fastest Android CPU yet) so it really comes down to your personal need for a keyboard, but there might be some initial software differences as well.

BGR is reporting that a reliable source has informed them Verizon will launch the Droid X first in July and then follow that up with the Droid 2 in August. We originally heard that Verizon would launch two Motorola phones in July, so we are not sure if the Droid 2 got pushed back or there is an unnamed third device around the corner.

If the source is to be believed, the Droid 2 has a later launch date so that Motorola could update it to Android 2.2 before launch. It might have been possible to ship the device with Android 2.1 in July, but someone up top wisely decided to wait for Android 2.2. The Droid X is ready to go with Android 2.1 and an update to Android 2.2 is planned for after launch.

I think both phones are winners, but we will have to wait and see what Motorola did with their custom UI, Motoblur. It has been reported that Motorola made the UI less intrusive and we can’t wait to see how it stacks up with HTC’s Sense UI.

If the devices feature similar internals, which one do you want the most? Droid X or Droid 2?

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