Even though as a recent convert to Verizon and a happy HTC Droid Incredible owner I’m reluctant to see any new phone that makes mine obsolete or diminishes it in some way, it is nice to see that Verizon and Motorola keep trying to raise the bar with newer and more feature-rich smartphones. Case in point is the announcement late yesterday of the actual specs, release date and pricing for the next generation of Motorola DROID, better known as the DROID X.
Here’s the summary of specs for the device in a nice, easy to read list.
• Texas Instrument 1GHz Processor
• 4.3″ display with 854 x480 resolution, 400,000 pixels
• 8GB internal storage• 16 GB microSD card expansion (expandable to 32GB)
• 8 MP camera with dual flash, HD camcorder
• Integrated Multitouch keyboard, optional Swype keyboard
• 3G Mobile hotspot functionality with support for up to 5 devices, 2GB cap, $20 monthly fee
• Support for Exchange and Gmail for Business
• Adobe Flash Player 10.1 ready
• Android 2.1 with a “toned down” version of Motoblur
Yes, there’s no “out of the box” Flash support and no you don’t get Android 2.1 (aka Froyo) but Verizon does say they will be releasing an upgrade for both “issues” in the latter half of the Summer. So, you got that going for you if you end up getting the device, which is nice.
The DROID X arrives on July 15th for $199.00 after a $100.00 mail in rebate and a two year agreement. However, if your contract ends by December 31st, you can upgrade early to any smartphone, including this one, and still get the upgrade price.
Okay, the new DROID X does have some nice specs but after using the HTC Incredible for a few months now I have to say it is the closest thing to an iPhone Ive used that’s not made by Apple. Comparing the Incredible to the DROID X I think the Incredible is still the winner. Any Incredible users out there wanna back me up on that?