The teaser trailer that we saw yesterday which some believed seemed to reveal more about the DROID X than we originally first saw. Well, some of those “leaks” were correct, and others were not. Verizon Wireless and Motorola hosted a big event earlier today to officially unveil the DROID X and it looks to be quite the hot smartphone. Instead of that “leaked” July 2 launch date, we are looking at a July 15 release for this device. They also revealed the par-for-the-course $199 price point when paired with a two-year contract and $100 mail-in rebate.
The DROID X from Verizon features a 1GHz processor, but it’s not a Snapdragon. Instead, it’s a TI OMAP unit under the hood. You’ll also notice that it lacks the physical keyboard of the Motorola Milestone/Droid. Other highlights include the 4.3-inch 854×480 touchscreen, 8GB internal memory, 8MP camera with dual flash, microSD expansion (16GB included), Swype keyboard, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Exchange support, Flash 10.1 ready, and Android 2.1 with a “toned down” version of MOTOBLUR.
3G mobile hotspot functionality with support for up to five devices will keep everyone connected, but this comes at a $20 monthly premium. It may not feature the 4G connectivity of the Sprint Evo 4G, but the DROID X still looks really hot.
Smoking hot specs:
- Texas Instrument 1GHz Processor
- 4.3″ display with 854 x480 resolution, 400,000 pixels
- 8GB on board storage
- 8 MP camera with dual flash, HD camcorder
- 16 GB microSD card expansion (expandable to 32GB)
- Integrated Multitouch keyboard, optional Swype keyboard
- 3G Mobile hotspot functionality with support for up to 5 devices, 2GB cap, $20 monthly fee
- Support for Exhange and Gmail for Business
- Adobe Flash Player 10.1 ready
- Android 2.1 with a toned down version of Motoblur