By Chuong Nguyen | June 27, 2010 9:52 PM
We’re still putting the Droid X–which will be available for retail on July 15th–through its paces, but the good folks at Motorola did give us a demo to Verizon Wireless’ answer to the Sprint HTC EVO 4G. Both devices sport a large 4.3-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, Android 2.1, and some customizations–the EVO has HTC Sense and Motorola included a refined version of MOTO BLUR UI for the Droid X. The Droid X is one of the slimmest smartphones on the market despite having a large and capacious screen, and without the camera hump on the back, it will be slimmer than the iPhone 4. Unlike the EVO 4G, the Droid X only works on 3G and does not have the dual-mode 3G and 4G radio.
The device has an 8-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording and LED flash. It also has an HDMI output and will have optional car dock and home dock available for purchase at launch.
The Droid X will also support tethering on Verizon Wireless’ 3G network for an additional charge.
Motorola, Verizon Wireless, Google, and Adobe have teamed up in announcing the device. When Android 2.2 Froyo gets released for the Droid X, the device will be also be able to play back Flash 10.1 videos and have compatibility with most of the Flash-encoded content on the Internet for the desktop–all in your pocket. The Froyo update is slated for later this summer.
Stay tuned for a full review coming this week.