Verizon Wireless, Motorola, Google and Adobe today unveiled the Droid X. Verizon’s new flagship Android handset will come loaded with an 8 megapixel camera, 1GHz processor, and a 4.3-inch display. Verizon and Motorola promised that the Droid X would run Android 2.2 in future and it will be launched with Android 2.1. The device will also come equipped with an updated version of Motorola’s Motoblur software.
It can record video at 720p, and had HDMI out capabilities. The Droid X will have an eight megapixels camera. It will offer a WiFi Hotspot for up to five people. The CPU of the new smartphone is of 1 GHz. The phone comes loaded with 8 GB internal memory card and a 16 GB card is included in the box. The battery is 1500mAh.
Verizon said that the large screen on the Droid X has been designed for watching video content and the new device will come loaded with video features, such as the BlockBuster application, V CAST Video, NFL Mobile, as well as other apps including Skype Mobile.
Present at the event were John Stratton, Executive VP and CMO of Verizon; Andy Rubin, VP Engineering at Google; Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola; and Shantanu Narayen, CEO of Adobe. Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, was the surprise guest. The new device will be strongly tied to mobile video as Motorola and Verizon are promising Blockbuster rentals, V CAST videos, NFL Mobile App with live streaming games, Skype Mobile and Back-Up Assistant.
Talking about the new device, Stratton said that it is made for video. He added that new apps will be designed in future to take advantage of these features. The Droid X is priced at $199.99 after a $100 rebate. It \will go on sale from July 15.