Motorola DROID X Android Powered Smartphone Announced, Offers 8MP Camera and HDMI Port

Motorola and Verizon Wireless today unveiled Motorola DROID X Smartphone that is powered by Android 2.1 and features 1GH Processor, a massive 4.3-inch toucgscreen display, and 8.0 megapixel camera with high-definition 720p HD videos recording capability.


The Motorola DROID X smartphone offers ultra high-speed Web browsing, and features a fast 1GHz processor, 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities, intuitive social messaging, Adobe Flash Player 10.1 ready, and access to Android Market which has more than 75,000 applications, in addition to a host of unique Verizon Wireless applications such as NFL Mobile, Skype mobile, V CAST Video, EA Need for Speed Shift etc.

Corporate users of DROID X phone 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.

Powered by a 1 GHz TI OMAP processor and running Google’s Android 2.1 operating system, the Motorola DROID X smartphone features a 4.3-inch screen with WVGA 854-by-480 resolution to let users capture high-definition videos at 720p for playback on HDTV.

The Motorola DROID X smartphone weights 155 grams (5.47 ounces) and measures 5 inches long, 2.6 inches wide and one-quarter inch thick, and is equipped with powerful 8.0-megapixel digital camera capable of 1/1000 second shutter speed and offering auto-focus, touch to focus, panoramic capture and dual LED flash for crisp photo production.

Motorola DROID X smartphone allows sharing the video shot with friends and contacts with an optional HDMI cable or HDTVs, game consoles or PCs that support the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) technology.

The Motorola DROID X smartphone was officially unveiled one day before Apple’s similarly multimedia-intensive iPhone 4 launches to the public and it includes 8 GB of onboard memory and a pre-installed 16 GB memory card. Besides it can be expanded to up to 40 GB with the addition of a 32 GB memory card.

The Motorola DROID X smartphone which leverages pinch-to-zoom technologies like the Android 2.1 HTC Droid Incredible and HTC Sprint Evo before it, also doubles as a WiFi hotspot, allowing users to power up to five WiFi-capable devices.

“Nine months ago, we made a commitment to our customers to bring the openness of Android to the Verizon Wireless network,” said John Stratton, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “Since then, we have introduced the top-selling Android phone in the marketplace today — the DROID by Motorola. DROID X takes that commitment to another level with exclusive content, faster processing speeds, and, of course, the reliability of our network.”

The Motorola DROID X smartphone also sports several pre-loaded applications, including Swype gesture application for using gestures to create and send e-mail messages at up to 50 words per minute, Skype for Mobile, NFL Mobile and a Blockbuster mobile application.

Users can actually download movies and TV content from Blockbuster On Demand through V CAST Video via a link icon on the homescreen.

Google mobile apps are obviously a standard for this device and include Google’ search and search by voice, Google Maps with Street View, Google Latitude, a YouTube widget, Gmail Google Calendar. Users will be also able to browse and download applications from the Android Market with over 75,000 applications.

Sanjay Jha, co-chief executive officer of Motorola and chief executive officer of Motorola Mobile Devices and Home business added, “Motorola designed DROID X to push the extreme limits of Android innovation, and enable you to do even more with your mobile device. We are breaking down barriers so that you can experience the Web the way it was meant to be and create, share and view content like never before, either in your hand or in your home. Enterprise users will also find DROID X appealing with features including push e-mail and live widgets for e-mail and calendar updates.”

Motorola DROID X smartphone users will receive  Android 2.2 (Froyo) build Google unveiled at Google I/O last month — and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 via an over-the-air update in late summer.

Motorola DROID X smartphone customers will also receive Android 2.2 (Froyo) and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 with an over-the-air update in the latter half of the summer. With the update, the Flash Player will allow mobile users to experience hundreds of sites with rich applications and content inside the browser, including games, animations, rich Internet applications (RIAs), data presentations and visualizations, ecommerce, music, video, audio and more. When this upgrade becomes available, business users of the Droid X will be able to access both Microsoft Exchange and Gmail for business.

Motorola DROID X smartphone would sell starting 15 July 2010 for $199 with a $100 mail-in rebate and a two-year contract.

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