Android Phones

Motorola DROID X makes a cameo appearance and it’s the best one yet!

June 11, 2010 | by Chris Smith

Motorola, Verizon


With all the new Motorola DROID news coming this week it was only a matter of time before we got some sweet pics of the latest greatest Moto devices hitting Verizon. Gadget University got their mits on some excellent shots of the, what we thought was named, Motorola Xtreme. They make it clear that the device is named the Motorola DROID X but of course we won’t know without a doubt until the device is launched.

Gadget University is saying that the device is a 4.3″ touchscreen (sans AMOLED), runs a 750Mghz TI OMAP3630 (this is unconfirmed and thought at first to be a 1Ghz Snapdragon), HDMI out, Android 2.1 with a new build of MotoBlur, hardware navigation buttons, and looks to be an 8MP camera.

Gadget University is saying that the new DROID will be released for Verizon in July as training for Verizon employees is scheduled at the end of June. There is no word on price.

So, instead of opting for a better CPU they keep with this TI processor and they decide to stay with their proprietary Blur UI. The guys at Gadget University are saying that it “isn’t as bad as you think”, but I strongly believe that keeping with Vanilla Android and upping the processor would have made this phone the ultimate. Personally, I think that this is a huge fail and a missed opportunity for MOTO to make a device that truly competes with the HTC EVO.

So, now what? Wait for your Incredible to be shipped or cancel your order and wait it out for this newer, thinner DROID?

Source [Gadget University]