At the Motorola event in New York today, Verizon unveiled the Droid X, which is the latest model to be added to the Droid line-up of devices. What’s hot about the Droid X? A lot, actually. Here’s the round up:
Display: The Droid X is obviously Verizon’s answer to T-Mobile’s HD2 and Sprint’s EVO 4G. It has a huge 4.3″ display with 854×480 resolution, which is the highest that Android can support, beating the EVO 4G and the HD2, which both rank in at 800×480. The display, which supports multitouch, allows for a multi-touch keyboard, so that, like a real computer keyboard, you can hold down the Shift key and press a letter. Speaking of keyboards, the Droid X comes with Swype.
Specs: The Droid X is running with a 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 3640 CPU, which is a bit of a deviation from the Snapdragon chip found in the HD2 and EVO 4G. Additionally, the Droid X packs WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS. The device has 512MB or RAM, plus comes with 8GB of storage. Add a 32GB microSD card to that, and you have 40GB of space. Nice.
Powering the Droid X is a nice-sized 1570mAh battery. The HD2 comes in at 1230mAh, while the EVO’s battery is 1500mAh in size.
The Droid X will ship with Android 2.1, but will be upgraded to 2.2.
Size: The iPhone 4 may be the thinnest smartphone yet at 9.3mm, but the Droid X gets close at 9.9mm.
Noise-cancellation: The iPhone 4 and Nexus One have dual microphones for noise cancellation. The Droid X has three!
High-def/cameras: The Droid X is the second smarpthone to have HDMI out for high definition output to a projector or flat panel. Also, the device supports DLNA. On the rear the Droid X has an 8MP camera that is capable of shooting 720p video. There is no front-facing camera.
Availability: The Droid X is available for sale on July 15. It’ll cost $199.99 after a $100 rebate. To use the mobile hotspot service, which allows you to connect up to five WiFi devices, will add an additional $20 to your bill. The hotspot service is capped at 2GB of data. Data for the phone will cost you $30 and is unlimited.
So…what do you think about the Droid X? Are you getting one?
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