Motorola Droid X officially announced by Verizon, $199 on contract starting July 15

The moment that lots of Verizon customers have been eagerly expecting has finally arrived: the Motorola Droid X was officially announced by the largest US carrier.

The official Droid X looks exactly as the one seen in the countless leaked photos – so there’s really no surprise here. In fact, there are no surprises when it comes to the smartphone’s features, either.

The Motorola Droid X will run Android 2.1 at launch – launch that’s planned for July 15. It will cost $199.99 with a new contract agreement for 2 years and after a $100 mail-in rebate. If you can’t wait until July 15, there might be a way to get yourself a Droid X earlier.

Here’s an almost exhaustive list of Droid X’s official specs:

  • 4.3 inch WVGA (854 x 480) touchscreen display
  • Virtual keyboard with Swype technology
  • CDMA 800/1900, EV-DO Rev. A
  • Wi-Fi, DLNA
  • A-GPS
  • Google Maps with free navigation
  • eCompass
  • HDMI port
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • Bluetooth 2.1with EDR
  • USB 2.0
  • WebKit based browser (HTML5)
  • 8.0MP autofocus camera with Dual LED Flash and image editing tools
  • 720p HD video capture, HD Playback via HDMI or DLNA
  • 1GHz processor
  • 8GB onboard memory, 16GB microSD pre-installed
  • 1540 mAh battery (talk time: up to 480 minutes; standby time: up to 220 hours)
  • 127.5 x 65.5 x 9.9 mm
  • 155 grams

Android 2.2 Froyo and Flash support will come to the Droid X in “late summer.”

Optionally, you can add the 3G Mobile Hotspot service to the Droid X for $20 per month (it allows you to connect the smartphone to up top 5 Wi-Fi-enabled devices).

I’m sure the Droid X will be one of Verizon’s best-selling smartphones throughout the year (alongside the Droid 2), especially since the HTC Droid Incredible is not at all easy to find.

Via Verizon, Motorola

Author: Florin

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  • Yapyap

    did you forget to specify RAM capacity? it's critical for java machine like android.

  • Florin

    They didn't officially mention how much RAM it has. It's probably 512MB.

  • Cmcwcc

    Same old problem and the BIG reason why IPHONE will be king all these so called great phones are NOT international phones and I know there are some cdma countris but much smaller presence than GSM.

    I guess most of ud americans don't travel.