October 23, 2014

Official: Droid X Arrives July 15th for $199

Surprise!  Motorola and Verizon unveiled the latest addition to the Droid arsenal today, the Droid X.  The rumors and leaks pretty much pegged this phone well ahead of the launch but it’s still definitely worth another post.  So here’s what you guys can expect out of the “Next Generation of Does”.

Starting July 15th,  customers can head to a Verizon store and grab a new Droid X for $199 ($100 mail-in rebate) providing they sign a 2-year service agreement.  Taking a page out of the iPhone/AT&T book, Verizon is letting anyone eligible for an upgrade in 2010 buy a Droid X at the discounted rate.  Even better, they can opt to select any smart phone without penalty.

So let’s get to the meat and potatoes eh?  The hardware reads like this:

  • 1GHz TI OMAP 4630 processor
  • 8GB internal memory, 16GB memory card expandable to 32GB
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4.3-inch screen WVGA 854 x 480
  • 8.0 megapixel, Digital Zoom, Auto Focus, Dual LED Flash
  • Android 2.1 (2.2 Coming this summer)
  • HDMI cable or Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
  • Preloaded Apps
    • EA Need for Speed Shift
    • Swype
    • NFL Mobile
    • Skype Mobile
    • V CAST video
    • Blockbuster
    • Back-Up Assistant
  • WiFi, aGPS, Bluetooth, FM radio
  • WiFi Hotspot to connect up to 5 devices
  • Three microphones – voice, video, noise cancellation
  • 1570 mAh battery

NOTE:

  • DROID X customers will also receive Android 2.2 and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 with an over-the-air update in the latter half of the summer.
  • Optional 3G Mobile Hotspot service is $20 per month. Allows up to five compatible WiFi devices.

We’re still piecing things together on this one so check back in a bit for the latest!