Verizon Reveals More Details on the Motorola Droid X

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Verizon has not yet officially announced the Motorola Droid X, but it has released a video that reveals some of the features of this upcoming high-end Android OS smartphone.

A close examination of the video turns up a reference to the Droid X’s 4.3-inch WVGA screen. This will give it the largest display of any Verizon smartphone.

According to the video, this device will have an 8 megapixel camera and an HDMI video-out port. A teaser website for this model that debuted last week indicates that its camera is going to be capable of recording 720p video.

Motorola Droid X from Verizon WirelessAside from a picture of the Droid X, so far this is all the information that has been officially announced.

What the Rumors Say
Despite Verizon’s best attempts to keep the details under wrap for a few more days, a great deal of information about this smartphone has already come through unofficial channels.

This device will debut running Google’s Android OS 2.1, but an upgrade to the new Android OS 2.2 is supposedly in the offing.

It will allegedly include the Swype text-entry system, as well as 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, and email into a universal inbox.

The Droid X 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.

Coming Next Month
Verizon’s teaser video for the Motorola Droid X says that this model will be released in July, without giving a specific date.

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.

According to an unconfirmed report, the launch isn’t coming next week, as this smartphone won’t actually be released until Monday, July 19.

There is no word yet on the price for this Android OS-based device.




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