Verizon announces the Droid X, sequel to the popular Motorola Droid, shipping July 15

Droid X by Motorola

The Android community was looking forward to today like it was Christmas, and Verizon and Motorola delivered exactly what the community was expecting: the "sequel" to the popular Motorola Droid, the Droid X.

Droid X features:

  • 4.3" screen WVGA (854 x 480)
  • 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 3640 processor
  • 512MB DRAM
  • 8GB onboard memory, 16GB microSD, expandable up to 32GB (40GB total)
  • Android 2.1 with optional motoBLUR interface
  • 8 megapixel camera with 720p HD video capture
  • HDMI output
  • Videocentric apps: Blockbuster, V Cast Video, NFL mobile, Skype mobile
  • DLNA compatible
  • Flash 10
  • Wi-Fi hotspot up to 5 devices
  • Multitouch keyboard, pre-loaded Swype
  • Outward-facing microphone for video camera, 2 mics for voice calling

The Droid X is shipping on July 15 for $199.99 (after $100 rebate) with a two-year contract plus $29.99 smartphone service. The Droid X's mobile hotspot capability adds $20 per month for 2GB per month ($10 cheaper than Sprint charges for the EVO 4G) plus 5 cents per month overage. Anyone whose contract comes up at any time in 2010 can upgrade to the Droid X on its launch date.

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