Next month, Verizon (News
) Wireless hopes that Droid X will mark the sweet spot for consumers in the market for a new smartphone.
The wireless operator said Wednesday
that it will unleash the Droid X - it's followup to the original DROID smartphone - on July 15. Just like the HTC EVO 4G phone from Sprint (News
), as well as the HTC incredible, the Droid X will cost $200 with a rebate and two-year wireless service contract.
Like the HTC Incredible, Droid X runs Google's (News
) Android software. And like the HTC EVO 4G, its touchscreen interface measures 4.3 inches diagonally and 8-megapixel camera with dual flash can record HD videos. An HDMI port allows the phone to connect to a TV so you can watch content stored on the phone on a bigger screen.
Also included: ultra high-speed Web browsing; a fast 1GHz processor; 3G mobile hotspot capabilities; loads of memory; intuitive social messaging; Adobe Flash Player 10.1 ready and Android (News
) market access.
'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, in a statement. 'Since then, we have introduced the top-selling Android phone in the marketplace today - the DROID by Motorola (News
). DROID X takes that commitment to another level with exclusive content, faster processing speeds, and, of course, the reliability of our network.'
Marisa Torrieri is a TMCnet Web editor, covering IP hardware and mobility, including IP phones, smartphones, fixed-mobile convergence and satellite technology. She also compiles and regularly contributes to TMCnet's gadgets and satellite e-Newsletters. To read more of Marisa's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Marisa Torrieri