A bit of a disappointment today at the Verizon press conference, here we thought we were going to get the Droid 2 along with the officially announced Droid X. I shouldn’t say disappointment, the new Verizon Droid X is very sleek, cool looking device. Verizon is banking on this to be as popular as the original Droid, which was one of the fastest selling Android devices to date. Verizon also hopes it can compete with latest and greatest Android phone currently available, the Sprint EVO 4G.
Although the new Droid X lacks a physical keyboard, there are a few nice hardware features that easily make-up for the lack of keyboard. The biggest improvement is the ultra fast 1GHz OMAP processor, built by Texas Instruments. If that isn’t enough for you, then the greatly improved 8 megapixel camera, with 720p HD recording might do the trick. Here is a quick rundown of the Droid X specs:
- Texas Instrument 1GHz OMAP Processor
- 4.3? display with 854 x480 resolution
- 8GB on board storage
- 8 MP camera with dual flash, 720p HD capable camcorder
- 16 GB microSD card expansion (expandable to 32GB)
- Integrated Multitouch keyboard, optional Swype
- Verizon’s 3G Mobile hotspot with support of up to 5 devices
- WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS
- Adobe Flash 10.1 Ready
- Android 2.1 with MOTOblur
Yes, you’re reading it correctly. It will come with Android 2.1 and a custom, slimmed down MOTOblur user interface. But it was also announced that a Android 2.2 update with Flash 10.1 support will be available later this summer. So it looks as if Verizon has everything covered. The new Droid X will be available on July 15th for $199 after $100 mail in rebate and a 2 year customer agreement. The 3G Mobile Hotspot will cost an extra $20 a month and will have 2GB cap. Might be time to trade in your Droid, right?