Unofficial reports have pointed to the Motorola Droid X hitting store shelves some time in July, and now the exact launch date for this highly-anticipated Android OS smartphone has leaked out of Verizon Wireless.
According to an unconfirmed report, the Droid X will be released on Monday, July 19.
UPDATE: Verizon has invited the press to an event on June 23 where it will be “Unleashing the Next Generation of Droid”. Motorola’s Sanjay Jha will be there, and so will Google’s Andy Rubin. The Droid X will almost certainly be unveiled on this date, as well as the Motorola Droid 2.
Overview of the Motorola Droid X
According to earlier unconfirmed reports, the Droid X will have a high-end feature set, starting with a 4.3-inch FWVGA (854×480) touchscreen set in a slim tablet shape without a physical keyboard.
A recent image that appeared on the Web has the Droid X next to Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G, showing that Verizon’s upcoming model will be quite large. A second image shows this upcoming model all but dwarfing the HTC Droid Eris.
It will debut running Google’s Android OS 2.1 on a 720 MHz Texas Instruments OMAP 3630 processor, and an upgrade to the new Android OS 2.2 is supposedly in the offing.
The Motorola smartphone will also allegedly include a new version of MotoBlur, Motorola’s software that brings together messages from a range of social-networking services like Facebook and Twitter, text messages, as well as consumer and business email accounts, into a universal inbox.
The leaked specifications list for the Droid X includes an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 720p video as well as an HDMI video-out port which will allegedly offer 1080p support.
It will also supposedly include 8 GB of internal storage and be bundled with an 8 GB microSD memory card.
All other specifications for this model remain unknown, but it’s likely to include the features that are typical in other high-end Android OS models, such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a GPS receiver.