Motorola Announces the Droid X Today 6/23

Motorola officially announced the Motorola Droid X, a successor to the original Droid, today at their press only, invitation only event.  Motorola was expected to announce it today, as well as the Motorola Droid 2, which was not announced.  The Motorola Droid X will be another Android phone on the Verizon network, and will go on sale July 15th.

Motorola Droid XPhoto Source:  Engadget

The Motorola Droid X will feature a 4.3-inch, 854×480 screen.  It also features a 1GHz processor, which appears to be fast.  Other features are that it will contain an HDMI-out port, and will have an 8-megapixel camera.  The device will be running Android 2.1 for now, which means it won’t be running Flash initially, although an update to Android 2.2 and Flash will be coming out by the end of “this summer.”  It will be overlayed with Motorola’s MotoBlur, which appears on other devices such as the Motorola Backflip.  MotoBlur will allow for more centralized Facebook, Twitter, and text-messaging right at your fingertips.

The Droid X will be coming out on July 15th, and will be priced at $199.99 after a $100 rebate.  Anybody who has a contract expiring sometime in 2010 will be eligible to upgrade at the reduced price.

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Eric Felder
I am a student at Purdue University, studying Computer and Information Technology. I became fascinated with Android and all that it has to offer with the release of Android 2.0, and have been researching it since. Follow me on Twitter!