Droid X Does More
Today Verizon Wireless and Motorola, Inc. unveiled the Droid X smartphone by Motorola. The Droid X offers ultra high-speed Web browsing; a fast 1GHz processor; 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities; intuitive social messaging; Adobe Flash Player 10.1 ready; and access to Android Market, which has more than 65,000 applications, along with a host of unique Verizon Wireless applications such as NFL Mobile, Skype mobile, V CAST Video, EA Need for Speed Shift, and more.
“Nine months ago, we made a commitment to our customers to bring the openness of Android to the Verizon Wireless network,” said John Stratton, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “Since then, we have introduced the top-selling Android phone in the marketplace today – the Droid by Motorola. The Droid X takes that commitment to another level with exclusive content, faster processing speeds, and, of course, the reliability of our network.”
Sanjay Jha, co-chief executive officer of Motorola and chief executive officer of Motorola Mobile Devices and Home business added, “Motorola designed Droid X to push the extreme limits of Android innovation, and enable you to do even more with your mobile device. We are breaking down barriers so that you can experience the Web the way it was meant to be and create, share, and view content like never before, either in your hand or in your home. Enterprise users will also find Droid X appealing with features including push e-mail and live widgets for e-mail and calendar updates.”
The Droid X gives customers a 4.3-inch high-resolution screen for viewing the latest movies and video from Blockbuster On Demand, the newest addition to the Verizon Wireless V CAST application, which also includes access to favorite TV shows. The Droid X video capabilities combine a dual-flash, 8-megapixel camera, HD camcorder, and DLNA and HDMI connectivity to download, stream, and share personal HD content.
Droid X owners will also receive Android 2.2 and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 with an over-the-air update in the latter half of the summer. With the update, the Flash Player will allow mobile users to experience hundreds of sites with rich applications and content inside the browser, including games, animations, rich Internet applications (RIAs), data presentations and visualizations, ecommerce, music, video, audio and more.
The smartphone will be available at www.verizonwireless.com and in Verizon Wireless stores beginning July 15 for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.