Droid X takes Android to the max

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

Motorola and Verizon have unveiled a supercharged Droid that features a 4.3-inch high-res display, 1GHz processor, 8 GB of onboard Flash memory, a 16GB MicroSD card and 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities.

The Droid X also boasts an 8-megapixel camera, 720p HD camcorder, as well as DLNA and HDMI connectivity to download, stream and share personal HD content.

"Motorola designed Droid X to push the extreme limits of Android innovation, and enable you to do even more with your mobile device," explained Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha.

"We are breaking down barriers so that you can experience the Web the way it was meant to be and create, share and view content like never before, either in your hand or in your home."

According to Jha, the Droid X allows users to stream videos from Blockbuster on Demand and offers quick access to a number of Verizon Wireless apps, such NFL Mobile, Skype V CAST Video and EA Need for Speed Shift.

As expected, Droid X users are slated to receive Android 2.2 (Froyo) and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 with an over-the-air update in the latter half of the summer.



The long-awaited Android update will enable full access to hundreds of sites with rich apps and content inside the browser, including games, animations, presentations, visualizations, music, video and audio.



In addition, Froyo will offer business customers support for both Exchange and Gmail, along with push delivery, remote password control/data wipe, live widgets, corporate directory/global look-up, a unified Enterprise calendar and sync support for Google Calendar.

Droid X takes Android to the maxDroid X will be available from Verizon beginning July 15 for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.

However, the optional 3G Mobile Hotspot service (for up to five devices) is priced at an additional $20 per month.