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.