Earlier today Verizon, Motorola, Google, and Adobe in cahoots together unveiled the newest version of the Motorola Droid, the Droid X. I was lucky enough to be in attendance via remote broadcast here in Chicago.

The specs are incredible, the screen is incredible, and the features are incredible.

Motorola has ditched the slide out keyboard that was on the original Droid for an onscreen keyboard that uses Swype technology. If you are not familar with Swype, check it out. I tested it out today and I must say that is pretty accurate. As I play more with the phone I will do a full review. For now, here is a little bit of what you have to look forward to.

Some fun, but major things that need mention are that later this summer after an update the device will support Adobe Flash Player 10.1. This is something that we have been wanting for quite a while. This opens many doors to viewing multimedia. Also, they teamed up with Blockbuster to deliver a mobile movie rental/buying app. And the device supports DLNA. Wow!


Here are the full specs:

DROID X

Talk and Standby Time3

Talk time: Up to 480 minutes

Standby time: Up to 220 hours

Form Factor

Full Touch

Band/Modes

CDMA 800/1900, EV-DO Rev. A

OS

Android 2.1, update to Android 2.2 late summer

Weight

155 g / 5.47 oz

Dimensions

65.50 (x) 127.50(y) 9.90(z) mm

2.6 (x) x 5.0 (y) x 0.4 (z) inches

Browser

Webkit HTML5 based browser; Adobe Flash 10.1 after update, pinch-to-zoom

E-mail Support

GmailTM, Push E-mail, Corporate Sync

Battery

1540 mAh

Connectivity

Stereo  Bluetooth2 Class 1.5, Version 2.1+EDR, 3.5mm, USB 2.0 HS, OTA,  HDMI,  Over the Air Sync (OTA), PC Sync, DLNA

Display

4.3” WVGA (480 x 854)

Display Resolution

WVGA display houses 400,000 pixels

Messaging

SMS/EMS/MMS,  E-mail, WebKit w/ Flash

Audio

MIDI, MP3, WAV, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+,

Video

720p HD Capture, HD Playback via HDMI or DLNA, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMA v10

Camera

8.0 megapixel, Digital Zoom, Auto Focus, Dual LED Flash and image editing tools

Memory

8 GB onboard, 16 GB microSD pre-installed, supports 32 GB micro SD – total expandable memory up to 40 GB

Location Services

aGPS (assisted), sGPS (stand alone), Google Maps™, Google Maps™ Navigation, Google Maps™ with Google Latitude, Street View, and eCompass

Here is a brief video of me cracking open the box so you can get an idea of the size in hand:

I can’t wait to really dive into all that it can do. Stay tuned…


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