Just when you thought you had seen all of the great new smartphones launching ahead of the holidays this year, Verizon and Motorola had to go ahead and throw us all for a loop. In late September, a powerful and mysterious new Motorola phablet began to leak and needless to say, it caught our eye. The more we learned the more intrigued we grew, and now it looks like the Droid Turbo will end up being one of the most impressive Android smartphones of the year.

Now, after weeks of leaks and rumors, the wait is finally almost over.

FROM EARLIER: This is the new Droid Turbo, and it looks amazing

According to previous reports, the new Droid Turbo is going to be the surprise monster smartphone of fall 2014, and this Verizon Wireless exclusive will supposedly be the focus of today’s big press conference. The phone looks sleek and stylish in the leaked images and marketing renders we’ve seen, and the rumored specs paint quite an impressive picture.

Spec highlights supposedly include a 5.2-inch display with quad HD resolution (2,560 x 1,440 pixels), a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, a 21-megapixel camera, 3GB of RAM, a giant 3,900 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat.

Of course, Verizon hasn’t confirmed anything at this point, but we’re now just moments away from the start of the company’s big Droid event. The press conference is scheduled to begin around 11:00 a.m. EDT / 8:00 a.m. PDT, and our live coverage can be found below (new updates will appear automatically — no need to refresh).

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.