Motorola's been touting the release of its next-gen DROID for quite some time now, but it seems that, finally, the teasing is over. So, Motorola and Verizon Wireless have just officially unveiled the DROID X smartphone
, which offers, among other things, ultra high-speed Web browsing, intuitive social messaging and access to Android Market, which has more than 65,000 applications.
The DROID X is a full-touch smartphone, featuring a 4.3-inch WVGA (854 x 480) display and measuring a hefty 65.50 x 127.50 x 9.90 mm, while the weight has been set at somewhere around 155 grams. The device
supports CDMA 800/1900, EV-DO Rev. A networks and, as mentioned right from the title, it will run the Android 2.2 mobile OS when it becomes available later on this summer (just 2.1 for the time being). Plus, it will be able to fully leverage its fast 1GHz processor, as well as its extensive 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities.
Other noteworthy features include the 8.0 megapixel camera, which provides not only 720p HD Capture (while the phone also supports HD Playback via HDMI or DLNA, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMA v10), but also very good quality photos that can be stored within the Droid X's 8GB of on-board memory. The handset also delivers extensive connectivity and networking options (Stereo Bluetooth2 Class 1.5, Version 2.1+EDR, 3.5mm, USB 2.0 HS, OTA, HDMI, Over the Air Sync, PC Sync, DLNA), while the battery life has a fairly interesting rating, namely up to 480 minutes talk time and up to 220 hours in stand-by time.
“Nine months ago, we made a commitment to our customers to bring the openness of Android to the Verizon Wireless network,” said John Stratton, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “Since then, we have introduced the top-selling Android phone in the marketplace today – the DROID by Motorola. DROID X takes that commitment to another level with exclusive content, faster processing speeds, and, of course, the reliability of our network.”
Sanjay Jha, co-chief executive officer of Motorola and chief executive officer of Motorola Mobile Devices and Home business, added, “Motorola
designed DROID X to push the extreme limits of Android innovation, and enable you to do even more with your mobile device. We are breaking down barriers so that you can experience the Web the way it was meant to be and create, share and view content like never before, either in your hand or in your home. Enterprise users will also find DROID X appealing with features including push e-mail and live widgets for e-mail and calendar updates.”
Pricing for the DROID X by Motorola is not exactly high either, since the handset will be available at Verizon beginning with July 15 for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. We are just a few, but there are many of you, Softpedia users, out there. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to create an email address for you to help us a little in finding gadgets we missed. Interesting links are bound to be posted with recognition going mainly to those who submit. The address is . Follow me on Twitter @AlexVochin.