Droid X Coming to Verizon July 15

Verizon announced the Motorola Droid X today. In its nutshell headline, Verizon states:

DROID X Delivers More Browsing, More Connectivity, Personal HD Video and Enterprise Features – All on a 4.3” Widescreen

Sounds good, right? Let’s check out the specs.

  • 1GHz processor
  • 4.3″ WVGA screen (480 x 854)
  • Android 2.1
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, A2DP
  • 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities
  • Flash 10.1 ready
  • Dual-flash, 8-megapixel camera and HD camcorder, with DLNA and HDMI connectivity
  • 8 GB on board memory, 16 GB microSD pre-installed (supports up to 32GB microSD)
    • Verizon plans to upgrade to Android 2.2 over the summer, which also entails enabling some of the advertised features like Flash 10.1. According to Verizon, it is only after this upgrade that business users will gain key features including Exchange and Gmail business email support, as well as additional security protocols.

      With 24GB of memory out of the box, this phone is ready for some heavy app/music/video usage. Upgrade to the 32GB microSD card and you can sport 40GB of memory. 40GB. On a phone. I remember the first 40GB hard drive I bought back in college. Back then that was huge, for a pc. Now a phone is sporting that much memory. Pretty impressive.

      The Droid X has some impressive camera features as well. HD video and a dual flash 8MP camera aren’t too shabby. A lot of Android phones, and even the iPhone for that matter have been settling for smaller camera resolution. It is good to see some of the up-and-coming Androids going for at least 8MP. I am sure that it won’t be too long before even 8MP seems small, but for now it is pretty noteworthy.

      The Droid X will be released on July 15 for $199.99 with a two year contract after a $100 mail-in rebate. You’ll need to pick up special email and web smartphone data plans as well.

      The Droid line from Motorola (and HTC) has always been high-quality, and this phone looks like it will continue the tradition. Android phones keep getting better, and the Droid X is a great addition.

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