Eager smartphone enthusiasts waiting for the Android Motorola Droid X can pick up the device online now at Verizon Wireless. The device retails for $199.99 with rebates/discounts and after a two-year agreement. However, to soften the deal for those whose contracts may not be ending until later this year, Verizon Wireless is offering the Droid X at the subsidized price for anyone with an upgrade eligibility at any time in 2010.
For those awaiting the launch of the Motorola Droid X, that day is coming on Thursday, July 15th. For now, though, Verizon Wireless and Motorola are teasing you with a commercial of the coveted large-screen flagship Android smartphone. The Droid “X” is marketed as the “neXt generation” of Droid phones.
Although the Droid X will be launching with Android 2.1, it will get an upgrade later this summer to Android 2.2 Froyo, which will bring with it Adobe Flash 10.1 support.
(via: Android and Me)
What operating system runs on Motorola phones? There was a time when Motorola had their own OS than ran their phones. Today that landscape is changing. Today, Motorola is almost exclusively an Android shop.
According to John Ellis, director of software and services for Motorola put it this way: “We doubled down on our bets with Google. We’re happy about it. Sanjay is raving about it. … The complexity for us was monstrous. We would have internal development paralysis because we were afraid of breaking anything.” (androidguys.com)
On this surface, [...]
We had previously heard that inventories for the Motorola Droid X will be limited on launch day, but Verizon Wireless spokesperson told CNN that the carrier should have enough inventory of the popular Motorola smartphone available for launch day on July 15th.
The carrier is making the phone more widely available for its customers by allowing customers who are eligible for an upgrade anytime in 2010 access to the Droid X at the device’s subsidized price by extending their contract; in the past, customers had to wait til the exact upgrade date to get a new device, but the [...]
The much rumored Droid 2, as Motorola’s little brother to the Motorola Droid X, was recently caught in Verizon Wireless’s summer catalog. The Droid 2 will be a high-end Android smartphone with a 1 GHz CPU and the same 3G Mobile Hotspot app as that on the Droid X. However, unlike the Droid X, the Droid 2 will only have an 8 GB memory card as well as a lower 5-megapixel camera instead of 8.
At first glance, the Motorola Droid X, and also by default the Sprint HTC EVO 4G, would seem big with its massive 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen display, but we find that despite the iPhone 4‘s smaller overall size, the devices have a more comparable “useable” size. Specifically, with the iPhone 4’s reception issues and Apple’s official response that one solution to the reception woes would be a case or rubber bumper around the iPhone, the Motorola Droid X is not much bigger than the iPhone with a case/bumper around it. For those who are concerned about [...]
If rumors are correct, Verizon Wireless will only have a limited number of Motorola Droid X smartphones at launch on July 15th. Reports are coming in now that the soon to be flagship Android phone on Verizon will arrive in at under 10,000 in inventory, a significant drop from the anticipated 25,000 units that were due in Verizon’s warehouses.
Verizon Wireless seems to be making an aggressive push on the Droid X, perhaps in a move to counter AT&T’s push of the iPhone 4. According to the company, customers who are eligible for an upgrade any time in 2010 [...]
One of the hottest smartphones and the current flagship phone of Verizon Wireless’ Droid series, the HTC Droid Incredible has been in short supply ever since it launched. The shortages have been attributed to Samsung reserving AMOLED production for the Super AMOLED screens used on Sammy’s own Galaxy S Android smartphone. The AMOLED display shortage, a major component of the Droid Incredible, has become so bad that HTC is rumored to switch to Super TFT panels manufactured by Sony.
For potential customers of the Incredible, Verizon Wireless is giving them the option of [...]
It is speculated that HTC and Verizon Wireless will be working on a software update for the HTC Droid Incredible to bring give the device some enhanced features not currently enabled by the software, which would bring the HTC device up to par with the soon to be released Verizon Wireless Motorola Droid X. Among the features that a software update would bring would be to enable the 720p HD video recording capabilities on the 8-megapixel camera as well as bringing support for an optional Mobile Hotspot App that would turn your Android smartphone into a wireless router for [...]
The Motorola Droid X with its widgets-based UI on Android along with the HTC Droid Incredible are among the hottest smartphones on the market right now and two of the smartest smartphones on Verizon Wireless’ network. If you’re looking to take the plunge and aren’t sure which one to plunker down and get, we did some comparison videos of the Droid X against the HTC Droid Incredible covering the main features.
Of course, in the end it boils down to personal preference–whether you want a larger 4.3-inch display or a more pocketable 3.7-inch display, if you [...]
We’ve taken a look at the hardware behind the Motorola Droid X, which will be launching on July 15th for $200 on Verizon Wireless after mail-in-rebate and on a two-year agreement. Now, we’ll be exploring the widgets-based UI, that’s highly customizable and attractive, on the Droid X. The widgets-based system, although resembles MOTO BLUR, is actually a customized solution that Motorola and Verizon Wireless collaborated on to deliver. I think I’ve made some mentions that it is MOTO BLUR, but just as a correction, the UI is a customized UI and is not part of the [...]
The Motorola Droid X is a solid phone and is made extremely thin due to the metal parts used in the construction of the phone’s chassis. The Droid X is Verizon Wireless’ answer to the Sprint EVO 4G–both phones boast a 1 GHz processor, large 4.3-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and HD video recording capabilities, HQ YouTube player, optional mobile hotspot app, and the ability to share your multimedia experience on a larger screen via the mini HDMI port (mini HDMI to HDMI cable required).
There are some features that [...]
It is rumored that Verizon Wireless is ready to say goodbye to its flagship HTC Droid Incredible, which has a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and high-resolution WVGA AMOLED display–the latter of which may be the issue with the success of the device on Verizon Wireless. When it was released, the Droid Incredible displaced the Motorola Droid as the carrier’s flagship model, but because it uses an AMOLED display, the device has been delayed on many occasions because of constraints in AMOLED supply from Samsung, prompting a rumor that HTC may use Super TFT touchscreen [...]
Usually, you’ll have to beg and plead with your device manufacturer to get an upgrade to the most current operating system on the market, but Motorola is being particularly generous with customers who have bought the Motorola Droid for Verizon Wireless. The device originally shipped with Android 2.0 and subsequently saw an OS update to Android 2.1. Now, Motorola, according to leaked internal documents, will be issuing yet another major OS upgrade for the original Droid bringing Android 2.2 to the device. The Android Froyo build will also bring Flash 10.1 Mobile from Adobe to the [...]
We’ve gotten the day to play with the Motorola Droid X–announced today by Verizon Wireless and due in stores on July 15th–and we’ll post videos in the coming days. However, we wanted to give a brief update on battery life of the monstrous 4.3-inch capacitive multitouch Android tablet form factor smartphone from Motorola. The Droid X uses a 1500 mAh battery, which is larger than the 1400 mAh battery on the Verizon Wireless Motorola Droid. Verizon and Motorola had said that battery life should be comparable on the two devices–the Droid is a battery champ and [...]
I’ve got two really cool Android items to share with you today. One is useful, the other is not. One requires Froyo, the other does not.
First off we’ve got a whimsical throwback to days-gone-by. Remember the After Dark screen saver collection for your Mac and Windows 3.x PCs? No, not the band, the screen saver featured 1940’s style toasters with bird-like wings flapping across your screen with slices of toast mixed in for good measure. You probably bought the whole pack just to get Flying Toasters.
On Android you can set the number, size, and speed of [...]
At a technology expo at NASA, a Verizon Wireless booth was hosting a device that looks to be the next-generation Motorola Droid 2, a device that boasts a larger, more useable keyboard, 1 GHz processor, 8 GB of internal memory, and a 5-megapixel camera. According to the watchful eyes of an intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, “The device was running 2.1 and it had 8GB of internal memory as well as an 8GB micro-SD card. The model number says A955 and on the bottom of the device it said “G4DR 4722,” but I believe this is just because it is a demo device. The [...]
It looks like Verizon Wireless now has a webpage up that features the the Droid X smartphone, a Motorola Android device that competes squarely with rival Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G–both devices have HD video capture, HDMI output, and a large 4.3-inch display. However, the display on the Droid X uses the FWVGA resolution making it a 16:9 aspect ratio screen while HTC went with WVGA for the EVO 4G.
Other than the basic specs given on the placeholder webpage, no additional information is available at this time.
Back when we reviewed the HTC Legend, it didn’t have the proper bands to do USA 3G. That’s now a different story. Negri Electronics is selling an HTC Legend with the 850/1900 UMTS bands, which will allow you to get on AT&T 3G. They’re shipping unlocked for around $498. By the same token, you can get the HTC Desire with USA 3G as well (though with a USA release imminent, you might want to hold off on that purchase).
This latest leak of the Motorola Droid2 shows that it retains its styling from the original Verizon Wireless Motorola Droid. The new photo shows a device with the same 3.7-inch FWVGA capacitive touchscreen display, a landscape-oriented sliding QWERTY keyboard, and a zippier 750 MHz TI OMAP processor. Unfortunately, this Droid successor lacks the front-facing camera that’s been the talk of newer handsets like Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G and AT&T’s Apple iPhone 4.
Here are some of the specs of the latest Droid upgrade: -Android 2.1 (unless Verizon pumps [...]
Another image of the Droid2 being leaked on the Internet looks different than the Shadow/Xtreme images that we had seen prior. This one looks like the original Droid with a nice chrome trim going around its sides. The model name being shown on the OS side is the A955.
The keyboard-less Milestone XT720 looks a lot like the next-generation Droid 2 in terms of specs, but shares a similar form factor to the tablet-shaped smartphone Motoroi release in China. The device has 720p HD video recording at 24 fps, an 8-megapixel camera with Xenon flash, an ARM Cortex A8 processor that clocks in at 550 MHz, and 3.7-inch FWVGA screen like the original Verizon Wireless Motorola Droid.
Motorola’s not talking about the US market, though the Milestone XT720 should fall in the Milestone lineup for Europe. Hopefully, since the Milestone is the [...]
There’s a new leak of the keyboard-less version of the Droid successor that shows the device’s slim side profile. The front of the tablet form factor smartphone has been shown before and now we’re seeing a thin device with a little bump at the top similar to how the Windows Mobile Samsung BlackJack looks.
It is widely believed that Motorola is working on two devices for Verizon Wireless; one of which is expected to have a keyboard and to succeed the original Droid and the second device will be keyboardless and have a tablet shape.
Like the original [...]