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Motorola Droid X Unboxing video

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The Droid X [portal page] just showed up today and we’ve got a quick unboxing with more coverage coming soon! Check it out:

Droid X Officially Launched in the US – “Shipped by 7/27”. Verizon Launched Head-tracking “3D” Droid Site

droid x The Droid X [portal page] can now be officially purchased through Verizon. New customers can snag one for $199 with a new 2 year contract, and existing customers eligible for an upgrade can re-up for another 2 years and receive the same $199 pricing. Like all the Droid phones (and other Verizon smartphones) Verizon requires a data package of $29.99 or more for use with the phone.

The Droid X officially launched on the on the 15th, but they appear to be backordered as the site currently says “Due to high demand, this device will ship by 7/27”. Surprisingly, that date is sooner than the shipping date on the similarly speced Droid Incredible (by HTC) which launched back at the end of April.

droidspace Verizon has launched a new Droid site featuring the original Droid [portal page] the Droid X, and the Droid Incredible. The flash based site has a rather novel head-tracking option which, upon being given access to your webcam, will tilt the content from side to side as you move your head around. The idea here is to make it feel as though you are able to look around the phones, but the effect isn’t convincing. The site also doesn’t run very smoothly without a powerful computer.

If you’d like to compare the original Droid and the Droid X (both by Motorola), this link will take you to a comparison sheet provided by our product database over at UMPCPortal.com.

Motorola Droid X Unboxed, Now Tracking in the Portal

droid x I’ve been quite surprised by how many of my non-tech friends have heard of the Motorola Droid X. Generally I’ve found that non-techies pretty much only recognize the iPhone, but Verizon must be doing a decent job of marketing upcoming devices here in the US.

Tnkgrl, who always seems to have her hands on the latest smartphones, has graced us with a great Droid X unboxing. You can find one of her videos below (for the other, click through to her site for the first power-on video).

One of the most surprising things that you’ll probably find is how large the Droid X is. The HTC Incredible, iPhone 4, and Nexus One all look quite tiny by comparison. The screen is a whopping 4.3 inch and the only current smartphone screen that I know of that surpasses it is the Dell Streak’s 4.8 inch screen [Portal page].

In addition to the videos, tnkgrl has a bunch of great shots of the device in a flickr slideshow.

If you want a detailed run-down of the Droid X’s specs, check out our Droid X tracking page in the Portal. There has been some initial confusion over what CPU the Droid X uses, but we’ve confirmed it to be a 1GHz Ti OMAP 3630 CPU. The Droid X specs that you’ll find in the Portal are from an official source, and not cobbled together from rumors.

Engadget Previews the Motorola Droid X


Joanna Stern of Engadget has a thorough preview of the upcoming Motorola Droid X, and man… does that thing look huge!

As we see smartphones and MIDs continue to become one in the same, smartphones are getting ever larger; good news for the rather large Dell Streak [Portal page]. The Motorola Droid X has a 4.4 inch screen with an 854×480 resolution, which is nearly an inch larger than the iPhone 4’s 3.5 inch screen [Portal page]. Here’s a list of unofficial specs for the Droid X:

  • Android 2.1 with a custom Motorola (MotoBlur) interface
  • 4.4 inch capacitive screen @ 854×480
  • 8 MP camera 720p HD recording capable
  • 1GHz  ARMv7 CPU (Engadget guesses OMAP3630)

Verizon is going to be officially announcing the Droid X on June 23rd (a day before the iPhone 4 goes on sale, what a coincidence!) , so I’m sure we’ll see full specs then. Jump through to Engadget’s article for some videos of the Droid X in action, and check out their galleries:

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