The way I see it is the Droid has the focus and any other possible competitor to it would be totally locked down to secrecy, otherwise it would destroy the droid's existing sales. I would imagine that there is no way anything would be even truly leaked until at least 30 dys after droids began sales and probably even 60 days just to lock in the moto droid base, so that any droid user dying for the newest phone would have to buy it at full price.
The way I see it, there is no way I am going to be stuck with a Moto droid for 2 years as lacking as that device is when Sense + Android 2.1 on anything resembling the HD2 hardware comes out even if it takes a year. I would go back and put up with my POS Touch pro. Droid is nice but it just doesn't, no matter what the commercial says. The HD2 hardware with HTC Sense + Android is the first device that has the potential to truly far exceed the Iphone and with Verizons obvious desire to crush Iphone and AT&T I cant imagine it happening sooner than later.