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BREAKING: DROID X2, DROID 3 and Incredible 2 All in the Works, Stock Experience Coming

Last week, after Verizon announced a partnership with Apple, we asked the question, “Is the DROID brand done for?”  And while most of you were on-board with the fact that this line of phones is just getting its feet wet, especially with the DROID BIONIC on the way, we were worried about the lack of other potential DROID branded phones since the tag has seemingly been pulled from the XOOM.  And then this week we heard other news from more than one source.

In 2011, we can expect updated versions of the entire DROID lineup.  Yep, we’ll see a DROID X2, DROID 3 and Incredible 2.  At this time we don’t have details or specs for any of  them, but do know that they are appearing on internal Verizon timelines and could be out sooner than you may be imagining.  I’m doubting that they’ll be 4G devices since Verizon already has four beasts in the works, plus you have to remember that not everyone will have 4G service until 2013, but that won’t hold them back from being great.

And to add to that news, we are under the impression that at least one of them will be a stock Android device.  Murmurs of such things have been spreading around the interwebs over the last few weeks, but the acknowledgement from Motorola yesterday that they are willing to work with developers, plus this tweet (Cheers Matt!) from a certain industry friend, leads us to believe that there is still hope.  We should also point out that this topic over at Moto’s Get Satisfaction page (Cheers Geran!) which refers to unlocking the DROID X’s bootloader has been flagged as “implemented” by the company.

Update:  A few users have suggested timelines for the release of these devices and if we base them off of last year, it could look similar to this:

  • DROID Incredible 2 – April/May
  • DROID X2 – July
  • DROID 3 – August

Is that enough good news for the week?  Time to start speculating on the upgraded specs we’ll see with these new family members.  And I’m officially having a great day.

  • Skyjuice

    I would love if the droid x2 has the spec of the droid bionic w/ a 4.5 of 5.0 screen aand be on the 4g lte network this will crush any AT&T, T-Mobile & Sprint Smartphone they put out I mean C.R.U.S.H!!!!!!! them

  • http://twitter.com/burnbellyfats Burn Belly Fats
  • fumiduli84

    Jeez. Why cant Alltel just get some cool phones. In my region alltel wasn’t bought out by Verizon. But I mean seriously. Com on. I would switch to Verizon but its about 50$ more expensive.

  • xsylus

    Priority ONE: Make the UI uber responsive (no lag, no lockups, no waiting, etc). Priority TWO: Increase and maintain a reasonable battery-life. Priority THREE: Make the hardware stylish, ultra-durable and nice & solid (no plasticy, kids-toy, devices) If the device looks and/or feels like a kids toy or is just ugly who’s gonna want it?

    It’s like a car: People want a stylish, super-good looking car that’s going to turn heads (Hardware design), They want the car to drive well, not sputter and stall, and they want the car to be durable so it can handle the elements (OS). And of course they want it to be energy-efficient thus getting excellent gas-millage (Battery life).

  • xsylus

    Priority ONE: Make the UI uber responsive (no lag, no lockups, no waiting, etc). Priority TWO: Increase and maintain a reasonable battery-life. Priority THREE: Make the hardware stylish, ultra-durable and nice & solid (no plasticy, kids-toy, devices) If the device looks and/or feels like a kids toy or is just ugly who’s gonna want it?

    It’s like a car: People want a stylish, super-good looking car that’s going to turn heads (Hardware design), They want the car to drive well, not sputter and stall, and they want the car to be durable so it can handle the elements (OS). And of course they want it to be energy-efficient thus getting excellent gas-millage (Battery life).

  • TheRealBeesley

    Umm… The X bootloader unlock has not been “implemented”. It was a mistake. Read..

    Mark (Forums Manager), Official Rep, replied 8 days ago
    Thank you for suggesting this idea. We are looking into what caused the implement flag in our Get Satisfaction page, but we are not actively implementing the solution suggested above. As communicated yesterday, we are still looking at bootloader solutions that will meet the needs of both our developers and protect our end users. More information will be communicated closer to availability.

  • Kenoshabrew

    Why wouldn’t the Droid 3 be 4G? Of course it’s not available everywhere. Not that’s the point and that’s why they revert back to 3G is needed. That would be really stupid if it wasn’t 4G. I’d like updated specs from my Droid 2 but right now this thing has plenty of power for virtually anything I throw at it. The only way I’d spend another $200+ dollars to upgrade it would be for 4G. Seriously, how many programs out there really push the 1ghz processors right now anyway? Not many..

  • Anonymous

    htc merge = incredible 2? hmmm i think so.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5HEOU4SYRXP2LUDP7NKRUUR5ZQ Steve

    Hey everyone I need your guys opinion. I upgrade on Feb 17. Right now I have a shitty enV Touch and am planning on getting the Droid X. Should I hold up on upgrading and wait to see if a new DroidX 2 comes out? Would it be worth it and would that be something you would do yourself and would suggest for me to do? Any reply would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!!

    • http://twitter.com/Eric6052 Eric Stephenson

      I have a Droid X and its an awesome phone but if I were in tour position I would absolutly get the Droid Bionc. It is very similar size wise to the X but has a higher resolution screen,LTE compatibility and a dual core processor.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5HEOU4SYRXP2LUDP7NKRUUR5ZQ Steve

        Thanks for the input. Maybe i’ll do that, or go with the Thunderbolt by HTC. Motorolas UI isn’t that great, but i love HTC Sense UI. Not sure…hm

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Craig-R-Nelson/584668896 Craig R Nelson

    Incredible 2 hmm

  • Bruceleesdad

    Id be motorolas best friend if only the D3 would have a bigger display with better touch accuracy while still having a keyboard. Also a camera comporable to the iphone would be nice. One thing id long to stay exactly the same is the great speaker I have on my D1

  • Prateek0

    Im so happy I bought the Droid x on a 1 year deal!

  • Prateek0

    Im so happy I bought the Droid x on a 1 year deal!

  • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

    If Moto comes to their senses, I take back every bad word I ever said about them. That includes the Razor and the Sidekick Slide too. {{-_-}}

  • bloop

    ooo droid x2!!! sounds exciting… i can get a droid x right now on Craigslist for 250 slightly used no contract… is that a good deal? help!?

  • Anonymous

    As long as the Incredible 2 comes with at least a 4 inch screen + dual core + 4G than it will be MINE

  • Anonymous

    As long as the Incredible 2 comes with at least a 4 inch screen + dual core + 4G than it will be MINE

  • Anonymous

    I’m so glad there will be a DROID Incredible 2! But really though, the DROID, DROID X, and DROID Incredible are such fantastic phones. It would be tragic if they did not make (or did not continue to make in case of the OG DROID) successors. Now if they could all have a white version too …

    • Anonymous

      I really want the incredible 2 to have a red back like the incredible was originally going to have

    • Anonymous

      Also I think that a 4 inch screen would fit into a perfect niche for the incredible series. The Droid 3 will probably be sporting a 3.7 inch screen with a keyboard while the Droid X2 will most likely come out even more beastly than before with a 4.3-4.5 inch screen while the incredible 2 would sit right in the middle with a slab of 4 inch beauty.

      • Anonymous

        That I would not mind at all. I don’t want a 4.3, but I could see myself sportin’ a 4″ DROID Incredible

    • Anonymous

      And it would be lovely if they were global phones

  • Wes

    they better have 4g or they’re all useless

    • Anonymous

      And dual core

    • Anonymous

      For me an increased resolution screen is also a must

    • Anonymous

      For me an increased resolution screen is also a must

    • Anonymous

      For me an increased resolution screen is also a must

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=854589683 Kevin Wharton

    my bet….droid 3 will have the stock

    • DBK

      It would be fitting, would it not? :)

  • Primus01

    There is no reason these cannot be 4G devices since all 4G devices are capable of running on a 3G network.

  • Stephen D

    I bet it’s the Droid 3 if the stock phone part is true. It would be the true successor to the OG Droid, and an August release would be right around the time a lot of OG Droid owners get upgrades. My upgrade from the Fascinate won’t be until November, and I just might pick up the stock device. And by then, it should have a nice community behind it.

  • Stephen D

    I bet it’s the Droid 3 if the stock phone part is true. It would be the true successor to the OG Droid, and an August release would be right around the time a lot of OG Droid owners get upgrades. My upgrade from the Fascinate won’t be until November, and I just might pick up the stock device. And by then, it should have a nice community behind it.

  • I commented

    They should call the Droid X2 the Droid X sqaured, get it? What do you people think? I’m not joking lol then the next one will be called the Droid X Cubed idk

    • Captian Obvious

      that would be awesome I would buy it then! Plus all this competition, (new droids, thunderbolt, iP4/5) on verizon will keep the prices down, thank you competition

    • Anonymous

      Or just the Droid Squared but spelled X².

  • Wes

    THEY BETTER FCKING HAVE 4G..I’M GETTING TIRED OF THIS CELL PHONE HYPE. AND I’M NOT GOING TO KEEP WAITING AND WAITING ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT IT’S THE SAME PHONE, AND JUST ANOTHER DESIGN!!!

  • Motoblah

    I just droidgasmed…

  • Mr Carteratl

    Ok I can wait till the specs on these 3 kings to drop.

  • Anonymous

    So, release these phones, then unlock our Droid X’s.