Verizon Wireless and Motorola Launch Droid X
Today Verizon Wireless, Motorola, Google and Adobe took the stage at a press conference in New York City to announced the new Droid X, Verizon's latest in its series of Android devices. The Droid X is a slab-style touch phone. It has a 4.3-inch screen with WVGA resolution (854 x 480 pixels), HD video capture and playback, HMDI out, streaming DLNA support and streaming video content. It can use its internet connection to create Wi-Fi hotspots for up to 5 other devices (additional $20 per month). It also has a 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP processor and an 8 megapixel camera with mechanical shutter, autofocus and dual LED flash. It will come with a lot of video content, such as V CAST Video, NFL Mobile App, BlockBuster, Skype Mobile and Back-Up Assistant. It as 8GB of internal storage and supports up to 32GB in the microSD slot. The Droid X will be preloaded with Swype for easier typing on the software QWERTY keyboard. Other radios include Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi. The Droid X will run Android 2.1 Eclair at launch, but will receive the Android 2.2 Froyo and Flash Player Mobile 10.1 via an over-the-air software update by the end of the summer. The Droid X will be available July 15. Verizon Wireless said that any customer who's contract ends in 2010 will be able to upgrade to the Droid X at the upgrade price point.