Verizon Droid X | Features, price, release and Flash announced

Droid X

Considering getting this tattoo? Then the Verizon Droid X will make you smile. Image from Picasa.

All fans of the Verizon Droid, your day will arrive soon – the Droid X has been officially announced. The first phone with native Froyo Android 2.2 support, the Verizon Droid X also features a host of other gizmos, gadgets and programs that should prove useful. Some reports also indicate that the Verizon Droid X might just make phone calls!

Verizon Droid X in raw numbers

The Verizon Droid X comes with a dizzying array of numbers and statistics attached to it. The processor is a 1 GHz chip – fast enough to run just about anything except high-end image editing programs. The 16 GB memory, expandable to 40 GB, is enough to store about 5,000 of the 8-megapixel camera’s photos. The eight-hour talk time battery has enough juice to (reportedly) not need charging more than once every day or two. The 3G mobile connection can be used as a hotspot for other devices with the right plan. The 4.3 inch touchscreen has multi-touch input. The built-in video camera includes 720P recording and playback in high definition. Finally, the device will run on the newest Android operating system, which will include Flash 10.1 in the “late summer,” possibly by the July 15 release date.

What you can do with the Verizon Droid X

The attractiveness of the Droid X is, of course, the raw number of things that it can do. Because Verizon Wireless has not announced a data-limited pricing plan like AT&T, it is being marketed as the “better iPhone” or “anti-iPhone.” Verizon’s Droid X marketing campaign is built around the idea that the phone is a “mobile media center in your pocket.” Judging by the raw numbers alone, it seems like that might just be the case. App developers have been adding new programs to the Verizon store on a daily basis, and the functionality of the phone is quickly expanding.

Projects with Droid X

The Droid X has a camera with a physical shutter, which makes the usefulness for school, home or work projects much more realistic. You could also shoot a promotional video for your new project, post it to YouTube, and connect it to your social networks. You could even hook up the Droid X to any TV with HDMI output to show off your new idea. In short, combined with Google Voice functionality, the Verizon Droid X may well help reduce your cell phone bills — and increase productivity. This all comes with a heavy outlay though — $200 with a two year contract, including a $30-a-month add-on data package.

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