Saturday, June 26, 2010

Google, Verizon, and Motorola unveil the Droid X...

Yesterday, there was a huge kickoff for the Motorola Droid X from Verizon. In attendance was Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen, Google vice president of engineering Andy Rubin, Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha, and Verizon Wireless executive vice president John Stratton. But enough name-dropping, how is the phone? The Droid X is a phone that has Android 2.1, but it be upgrading to 2.2 (Froyo) sometime this summer. It has 8GB of onboard storage with expansion of up to 32GB and it actually has a 16GB memory card right in the box. The screen is a whopping 4.3 inches and it is definitely designed for video as it is capable of 720p video capture and has an HDMI out port. In addition to this, it has an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash. Find out the extra paid feature after the jump. As for this other feature, the user will have to pay an extra for $20 a month for it. The Droid X can be used as an integrated mobile hotspot for up to 5 devices connected over Wi-Fi. The twenty dollar fee only covers the first 2GB of data, and then it is 5 cents per MB overage. As for the price of the Droid X itself, it runs about $199.99, and will go on sale July 15th.

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