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 Verizon Brings Motorola's Droid X Smart Phone Next Month
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Message Text: Verizon Wireless and Motorola today unveiled the Android-based DROID X by Motorola, which will debut in the U.S. on July 15.

The DROID X offers high-speed Web browsing; a 1GHz processor; 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities; loads of memory; social messaging; it is Adobe Flash Player 10.1 ready; and access to Android Market.

DROID X has a 4.3-inch high-resolution screen for viewing the latest movies and video from BLOCKBUSTER On Demand presented by V CAST Video, the newest addition to the Verizon Wireless V CAST application, which also includes access to favorite TV shows. The DROID X video capabilities let customers capture spontaneous fun, combining a dual-flash, 8-megapixel camera, HD camcorder, as well as DLNA and HDMI connectivity to download, stream and share personal HD content.

DROID X customers will also receive Android 2.2 and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 with an over-the-air update in the latter half of the summer.

Once updated to Android 2.2, the DROID X will support both Exchange and Gmail for business. Corporate users can enjoy push delivery of e-mail; live widgets that stream messages to the home screen; filter widgets to differentiate work and home e-mail; corporate directory and Global look-up along with a unified calendar for Enterprise and sync with Google Calendar. Security protocols allow remote password control and wipe via Exchange server.

DROID X by Motorola will be available at www.verizonwireless.com and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning July 15 for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.

In addition to subscribing to a Nationwide Talk plan or a Nationwide Talk & Text plan, Verizon customers will also need to subscribe to an Email and Web for Smartphone plan. Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 monthly access. Email and Web for Smartphone plans start at $29.99 for unlimited monthly access.

Verizon customers can add the optional 3G Mobile Hotspot service to their DROID X for $20 per month. The 3G Mobile Hotspot allows customers to turn the phone into a wireless modem for up to five compatible Wi-Fi devices. In addition, current Verizon Wireless customers who have contracts ending by December 31, 2010, can upgrade to any smartphone, including DROID X, without penalty.

Verizon's announcement comes as Apple is preparing to start selling its newest iPhone, which has already seen a surge of interest, on Thursday.

 
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