Droid X and Droid 2 are twins

The much awaited Droid 2 and Droid X which should be revealed soon are very similar according to hacks who have got their paws on them.

The two phones are expected to be unveiled to the great unwashed tomorrow at an event run by Verizon, Motorola and Google.

Somehow the Android and Me blog  has managed to get the back off them and claims that the pair are essentially the same machine. They have matching 1 GHz processor. The original Droid uses a 550 MHz chip.

They both support the same OS and have Motoblur technology. The Droid X however will not be seen until July 19.

Droid 2 resembles the original Droid to most outward appearances, from size to shape and weight, but the blog said the top bezel is now silver and covers up the entire bottom half.

Gone is the directional pad and the keys are widened and raised for the QWERTY keyboard. Apparently these were too much of a challenge to use for anyone who began using QWERTY keyboards on a RIM BlackBerry.

Android and Me said Droid 2 runs Android 2.1 for now, but it’s likely to get the upgrade to Android 2.2 when Froyo becomes more widely available. Droid 2’s graphics almost double the frames per second of the first Droid.

The Droid X sports an 8-megapixel camera and HDMI output with 720p video.

The question is when Motorola will launch the things. Many feel that given the similarities these are not the beasts to take on the iPhone 4. Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha has hinted that a Droid with a 2 GHz processor is going to be ready for Christmas.