I have owned my Motorola Droid for roughly half of a year, literally it is going on the seventh month that I have owned my Droid. Since I have owned my device there have literally been five or six phones that dwarf the original Droid in ever manner possible. The processor, RAM, camera, screen resolution, video playback — literally everything has been dwarfed in just over 6 months. The mobile technology is moving quickly and it shows no signs of slowing.
Today at Verizon’s Motorola Droid-X event, the juicy details were released on the Droid X, a phone that I am considering purchasing as soon as it releases. The most notable feature of the Droid X is the large 4.3″ display screen, identical to the Evo 4G. It is sporting a 1GHz OMAP processor, with 8GB of memory and a 16GB card. That memory is expandable to 40GB with a 32GB card.
On the camera side we’ll see a 8 mega-pixel camera and the ability to record video in 720p. I am expecting it will have similar abilities to the Droid Incredible. There is a multitouch keyboard, preloaded with Swype, in hopes of changing the experience for those familiar with touchscreen keyboard. I am loving the WiFi Hotspot capabilities (up to 5 devices), but I am not sure I will want to pay extra to have it included in the package – especially with a bandwidth limit.
The phone will support Android Froyo and Flash 10.1 when those updates become available. The phone will release on July 15th, available for upgrade at $199.99 after a $100 rebate. The smartphone service will be $29.99 while the mobile WiFi Hotspot is an additional $20 service. The Droid X hits stores July 15th, make sure to mark your calendars.
Check out the hands-on video from Engadget below:
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