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Verizon Wireless and Motorola Launch Droid X

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Jun 23, 2010, 12:25 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Jun 23, 2010, 2:08 PM

Today Verizon Wireless, Motorola, Google and Adobe took the stage at a press conference in New York City to announced the new Droid X, Verizon's latest in its series of Android devices. The Droid X is a slab-style touch phone. It has a 4.3-inch screen with WVGA resolution (854 x 480 pixels), HD video capture and playback, HMDI out, streaming DLNA support and streaming video content. It can use its internet connection to create Wi-Fi hotspots for up to 5 other devices (additional $20 per month). It also has a 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP processor and an 8 megapixel camera with mechanical shutter, autofocus and dual LED flash. It will come with a lot of video content, such as V CAST Video, NFL Mobile App, BlockBuster, Skype Mobile and Back-Up Assistant. It as 8GB of internal storage and supports up to 32GB in the microSD slot. The Droid X will be preloaded with Swype for easier typing on the software QWERTY keyboard. Other radios include Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi. The Droid X will run Android 2.1 Eclair at launch, but will receive the Android 2.2 Froyo and Flash Player Mobile 10.1 via an over-the-air software update by the end of the summer. The Droid X will be available July 15 for $200 after a $100 mail-in rebate. Verizon Wireless said that any customer who's contract ends in 2010 will be able to upgrade to the Droid X at the upgrade price point.

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bluecoyote

Jun 23, 2010, 1:00 PM

Verizon's answer to the iPhone 4...

So after going through the incredibly boring presentation, Verizon's answer is a giant brick of a handset that looks like a giant turd.

Let's be honest, this thing is no Nexus One or Droid Incredible (or even HTC Evo)... let alone iPhone 4. The original Droid hardware was pretty shoddy, this looks bad too. What happened to Motorola's awesome ID department?

Won't ship with Froyo , perhaps the brightest news of the Android world.... so they're launching a new phone with obsolete software. Nice going guys. I've had Froyo on my N1 for 2 months now.

Flash? Flash still isn't ready? Oh goodie. Speaking of Flash, did anyone catch that Palm said Adobe (despite wanting Flash everywhere) is leaving them out in the cold? So...
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You do realize the process that has to be gone through to get a software update pushed right?

Google has to finish it and send it to Motorola who has to tweak it to their hardware and send it to Verizon, who has to tweak it and then push it back to...
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Like we've been saying every time you brought up this stupid excuse.

Froyo is NOT OUT ON ANY DEVICE YET OFFICIALLY. and the Source code (what motorola needs to develop their os) was just released today. Pretty sure that it takes more than 15days ...
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Read up blue, you've missed some Froyo and Flash news over the last two days.

Maybe take a break from Android bashing for a day or two and catch up on this.

Google JUST released the source code to Froyo TODAY to devs and manufactures, and here i...
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Hey! I know one thing it does better than iphone4...MAKE PHONE CALLS! hahahahahah...guess youll have to wait for YOUR update. hahahahahahah or go buy an iphone glove
HEKNOWS

Jun 24, 2010, 9:57 PM

ok lets see

iphone 4 suck
att sucks
verizon sucks even more!!!!
android phones garbage forces close every five minutes; so the best company its!!!!!!


tmobile of course 🤣 🤣 😈
bluecoyote

Jun 23, 2010, 12:29 PM

Just that the Droid needed....

More bundled crap from Verizon. 🤣


And Blockbuster? Oh I'm sure Netflix is shaking in their boots. 🤣 🤣
Blockbuster had an app prepped for launch, netflix didn't. I prefer netflix, but mobile video is mobile video.
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Menno

Jun 23, 2010, 3:04 PM

It's a failure and horrible phone Blue?

Check Phonescoop's hands on.

Here is a taste:



Based on the few moments we've spent with the Droid X, it is a sure-fire winner. Verizon Wireless and Motorola are going to sell bazillions of these things. It impresses all the way around. We can safely say that Motorola knocked it out of the park.

This phone looks like a giant (literally) piece of crap to be honest. The assembly looks like something LG pitched years ago. I'm not saying they won't sell quite a few- Verizon customers have lower standards for phones.. most of their customers will...
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http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/06/23/motorola-d ... »


Again with them saying that the phone feels great in the hand, has an amazing build quality.

Their Summary:

In summary, our first impressions are very
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Is 3x more usefull than arguing with Bluecoyote.
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joeybuschette

Jun 23, 2010, 12:38 PM

Catch Up

Verzion is just playing catch up with Sprint and the Evo. To little to late. Sorry Verzion 😢
considering this phone has most likely been in development for months. It's their answer to the evo for screen size, but I'd hardly call it "too little to late."

That's the beauty of android, there isn't one phone that is the only option. Just be...
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I wonder why they are charging for the mobile hot spot with this phone but not the Pre Plus or Pixi Plus
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Kayslay34

Jun 24, 2010, 12:08 PM

Congrats Verizon

This phone is amazing, and please dont let blue coyote convince you otherwise. I would love a version of this phone on Sprint though.
Kayslay34 said:
This phone is amazing, and please dont let blue coyote convince you otherwise. I would love a version of this phone on Sprint though.


HTC evo....
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Azeron

Jun 24, 2010, 3:05 PM

By the way...

I know it is off topic, but why is Phonescoop clowning me about my OLD browser?

"You appear to be using Internet Explorer 6. This is an extremely old browser that does not support modern web standards. Our upcoming redesign will not work properly with IE 6. Soon, you will need to upgrade to a modern web browser in order to continue using Phone Scoop. We recommend Google Chrome."
justfinethanku

Jun 23, 2010, 12:27 PM

The day before that "other phone"

coincidence?
This should be an interesting summer with the phone companies trying to beat each other with new phones.
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Kayslay34

Jun 24, 2010, 12:16 PM

For Bluecoyote. 5 reasons not to buy the IPHONE

That doesn't stop anyone... You can put the iPhone on a carrier charging $200 a month for 100 anytime minutes and only 200mb data usage and the sheep will still buy it. I'm glad AT&T changed their data plans too, I hope they milk those iPhone users fo...
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"No. 1: No Verizon iPhone."

I'm sorry Mr. Moritz, but this is just plain tired. Yes, I am a Verizon subscriber who would have an iphone if Verizon sold a version, but all that aside Apple clearly is not going to go belly up because they can't targ...
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