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4 years ago

Motorola Droid X hands-on video

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Oh, you want to see the Motorola Droid X in moving pictures? We've got you covered, with 10 minutes of the Droid X in our hands, after the break, of course. (And don't worry, we'll have plenty of comparisons with the Evo 4G. It's coming, folks.)

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4 years ago

Motorola Droid X accessories hands-on

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What's a new phone without a few new accessories to go with it, eh? The Motorola Droid X will have desktop and car docks available at launch, for $49.99 and $39.99, respectively. And the desktop dock also will serve to stream media to your TV over HDMI our DLNA, so it's got that going for it, too, which is nice. Rest assured our own Android Central Store will have accessories, too, and you can check out what else Verizon will be pimping here. (pdf link)

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4 years ago

Droid X specs battle royale

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How does Android's latest size up against the iPhone 4 and HTC’s Droid Incredible, Evo 4G, and Nexus One?

Now that we've got the Motorola Droid X in our fat little fingers, let's size it up against some of the other big boys out there. Above, the Droid X specs side by side with the iPhone 4, Sprint Evo 4G, Verizon Droid Incredible and Google Nexus One. (And if you're curious to see how the iPhone nation is reacting, check out the chart at TiPB.com.)

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4 years ago

Motorola Droid X initial hands-on

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Verizon's Droid X is the latest big-screen Android phone

Here she be, folks, the Motorola Droid X on Verizon, fresh off its coming-out in New York City. If you missed all the hoopla, it'll be available July 15 for $199 after the usual two-year contract and $100 rebate.

Our initial impressions are quite good. Wanna read them? Mosey on through the break.

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4 years ago

Froyo (Android 2.2) and Adobe Flash coming to Droid X 'later this summer'

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We're all disappointed at this news, but please -- no beating on the messenger.  At today's big Verizon Droid X shindig we found out the the Motorola Droid X will be sporting Froyo and Adobe Flash, but not at launch. Not the most welcome news, but still not enough to spoil the excitement of a hot new phone on America's biggest carrier.  The folks in the know haven't given any specific dates, but at the event it was announced that the Droid X and the original Motorola Droid would both be getting Froyo at the same time, and with the official source for Froyo dropping today, things seem to be moving right along.  I know I wouldn't let this deter me from getting a Droid X, good things come to those who wait.

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4 years ago

160,000 Android devices being activated every day; 68,000 apps in Market

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Another little bomb dropped at the Droid X event came from Google's Andy Rubin. There are now 160,000 Android devices being activated every day -- up from the 100,000 number he gave us at Google IO in May.

And on top of that, the Android Market now officially hosts 68,000 applications (which of course includes keyboards, skins, ringtones and other thing you wouldn't consider to be apps).

The important thing to take away from this: Android continues to grow in leaps and bounds.

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4 years ago

Motorola Droid X on Verizon is official: July 15th, $199 after rebate

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The Droid X is finally official! It's an impressively large smartphone with an impressive spec list

  • A huge 4.3", 16:9, 854x480 screen (that's 400,000 pixels)
  • HDMI out and DLNA support
  • 1GHz OMAP processor
  • Full Flash 10.1 (not available at launch)
  • 8 gigs on board and a 16gig card included, but compatible with 32gig SD cards for a total potential memory of 40 gigs
  • 512mb RAM
  • 8 megapixel camera that captures 720p HD video
  • Three microphones (outward-facing for video, noise-canceling, and regular)
  • a 1570mAh battery, which should be 'comparable to the Droid 1' on battery life
  • GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, naturally

WiFi Hotspot with support for tethering up to 5 devices will also be available for an additional $20 per month with a 2 gig cap.

Included video apps will include Blockbuster for renting or buying movies, V CAST video, NFL Mobile, Skype, and Backup Assistant. Skype Mobile will be "deeply integrated" on the Droid X. The software keyboard will support multitouch and use the excellent Swype keyboard by default. The Droid X will also have full support for Exchange push email, remote wipe, and other enterprise-class device management.

Verizon, Motorola, Adobe, and Google all got together to announce the device and the team of executives on stage were all excited about the device, but moreso what it represents: Android's now-established place in the top tier of the competing smartphone platforms.

The Droid X will be available July 15th for $199 after $100 rebate. Data service will be $29.99 and mobile hotspot functionality will cost an additional $20 per month. Also, any Verizon customer whose contracts ends anytime in 2010 is eligible for the upgrade pricing.

Unfortunately, neither Flash nor Froyo will be included on the device at launch.

Grab the press release after the break

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4 years ago

Froyo code now available for developers

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Froyo, aka Android 2.2, is open source and available for developers to download as of today. Google announced it today at the Droid X event.

You can go get Android 2.2 at Google's Developer Site for Android. If coding isn't your thing but looking over APIs with starry eyes is, check out the details here

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4 years ago

Live at the Verizon Droid event in NYC!

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We're here in New York City at Verizon's Droid event, ready to bring you the expected announcement of at least one new Droid phone and given the display outside the event, we're feeling Droid X is a safe bet. Actually, we're expecting a lot more than that, as Android VP of engineering Andy Rubin is here, as are the CEOs of Adobe and Motorola.

It all starts at 1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m. PDT. Join us after the break as we bring it all to you live!

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4 years ago

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini gets an official tear-down

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Interested in seeing the parts of the the new Sony Xperia X10 Mini? Actually, this is actually the E10i model, which is the European version, but it has basically the same guts as its American cousin, the E10a. Clear? We Android lovers are tinkerers at heart, so we never pass up a chance for a good old fashioned tear-down.

According to iFixit, they had no problems taking this little guy apart, and told us that replacing components within the phone should be pretty easy as well. During the operation, a couple of semi-interesting things came to their attention: The 3.7V 950 mAh Li-Polymer battery’s capacity is 22 percent less than the iPhone 3GS’s, but both phones deliver the same 53mAh’s per gram (another point for Android efficiency, we suppose). Also, the digitizer (the touch screen sensor) has the exact same model number as the one in Microsoft’s Kin Two, which could come in handy if you would ever need to replace the screen.  [Source: iFixit

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