Verizon makes the Droid X official a few days earlier than expected

The Android arena is a tough one to play in, man. One manufacturer might have the baddest handset on the block one week, only to have the competition release a superior monster-of-a-phone a week later. The rate at which these things are being cranked out doesn’t give the carriers — or their customer — any time to figure heads from tails.

If we had to guess, we’d say that mandatory haste is a big part of the reason why Verizon just went ahead and confirmed the existence of the Droid X just days prior to an upcoming Droid press event.

The Droid X, which Verizon’s touting as “The Next Generation of Does” (the last word of which, by the way, I always read as “adult female deers”. ROBO-DEER, ACTIVATE!”), can pretty much be considering Verizon’s rebuttal to Sprint’s EVO 4G. Packing a big ol’ 4.3″ screen (the resolution of which is currently in question, though it’s likely the same 858×480 screen as the original Droid), an 8 megapixel camera with 720p video recording, and an 1GHZ ARMv7 processor, this phone easily snatches the flagship Android crown from the Droid Incredible — a title which the handset just got five weeks ago.

Ah well. Still no word on that other addition to the Droid family, the keyboard-toting Droid 2. Might we see that at the June 23rd Droid event? Perhaps! We’ll be there to find out.