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
- Google Maps with free navigation
- 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
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).