Friday, 17 November 2017

Motorola Droid XYesterday in the U.S. Motorola unveiled the Droid X, the company’s latest flagship Android smartphone. The Droid X is the successor to the original Droid, the phone that brought Motorola back from the brink and repositioned it as a serious player in the mobile phone market.

With the Droid X, Motorola has ditched the slide-out keyboard of the original Droid in favour of a virtual one. This has resulted in a slimmer form factor with a thickness of 9.9 mm which is 3.8 mm thinner than the original. The touchscreen has also grown and is now 4.3-inches but resolution remains the same at 480 x 854. Some of the phone’s other notable features include a 1 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM, 8 GB of internal memory and an 8 megapixel camera that can also record HD video at 720p.

The Motorola Droid X will be sold exclusively through Verizon Wireless in the U.S. from 15 July for USD$199.99 (after a mail-in $100 rebate) on a 2-year contract. As the Droid X is a CDMA phone it won’t work on Australian mobile networks. Hopefully, Motorola will release a GSM version of it sometime in the not too distant future.

Specifications

  • OS: Android 2.1 (update to 2.2 in Q3 2010)
  • Screen type: 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen display
  • Screen resolution: 480 x 854 (FWVGA)
  • Processor: Texas Instruments OMAP3630-1000 1 GHz
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Internal memory: 8 GB
  • Expandable memory: 16 GB microSD included (upgradeable to 32 GB)
  • Camera: 8 megapixel, autofocus, dual LED flash and 720p HD video recording at 24 fps
  • Location services: A-GPS, standalone GPS, digital compass and Google Maps
  • Radio: FM radio
  • Sensors: 3-axis accelerometer, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor
  • Connectivity:
    – WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
    – Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
    – microUSB 2.0 HS
    – Mobile HDMI type D
    – 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Supported audio: MIDI, MP3, WAV, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
  • Supported video: H.263, H.264, MPEG-4, WMA v10
  • Battery: 1540 mAh
  • Networks:
    – CDMA 800/1900 Mhz
    – EVDO Rev. A
  • Dimensions: 65.50 x 127.50 x 9.90 mm (2.6 x 5.0 x 0.4 inches)
  • Weight: 155 g (5.47 oz)

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