Verizon Motorola Droid X teaser site gives mixed messages about screen resolution

When Verizon launched the Motorola Droid X teaser site yesterday, it caused some to raise a few eyebrows. Initially, the site reported that the Droid X sports a 720P screen, but that is not exactly accurate. The Motorola Droid X is capable of taking 720P video with it’s it’s camera, sure, but it’s screen does not have an HD resolution of 720P. The display, it turns out, has the same resolution as the original Droid.

You’d imagine that Verizon would have thought that one through and not let this kind of slip-up actually go live. Verizon could have just worded the capabilities of the Droid X wrongly, but that’s still something someone should have caught, and suggested a different way of saying it. Shortly after the launch of the teaser site, the “720P screen” was changed to “Captures 720P.” That slight change in language effectively put the kibosh on any whispers that the device would have a 1280 x 720 resolution. What a big mistake.

To be fair, though, Verizon isn’t the first to slip up with product features. Apple recently advertised Flash on the iPad by mistake (oops). Luckily for Verizon, their mistake was just on a teaser site, but it’s still certainly irritating to get our hopes up like that, as unbelievable as it was to begin with.

In the end, these things do happen, and having HD resolution is an absolute novelty. Sure, HD display may be on the way in the future, but for now it’s not possible. I can’t say that because of the lack of this, the Motorola Droid X won’t sell well. It’s certainly going to be a great device, even if the screen resolution (854 x 480) is quite a ways away from being an HD screen.

On thing that worries us is that, with the massive 4.3-inch display on the device, the resolution will have less pixel density that that of the original Motorola Droid, which sports the same screen resolution.

So HTC and Motorola are making bigger screens with the same resolution, and Apple is keeping the same screen size, and beefing up their resolution for the iPhone 4. Will the new Motorola smartphone’s display looked washed out? Time will tell.

[Via: AppleInsider]

  • John

    Someone sounds like a heater, must be a apple fanboy

  • John

    I guess my comment will never make it, since it has to be approved by the admin"s"

  • jay

    clearly you are an Droid hater.. hahaha and Apple kid.
    be realistic Droid devices are so much better than iphones and of course Android is such a great OS than the one in the iphone. That is just a fact; Android is better

  • Fred

    I guess the iphone screen res is finally catching up to the Droid.

  • marinperez

    Ha ha ha.

    Blake is so in love with Android, it's scary guys. He's the last person you could call an Apple fanboi

    • blakestimac

      Thanks Marin, these people have obviously never read anything else I've written. I'm no Apple fanboy. HAHA. Definitely the first time I've heard that ever. I've just learned not to hate Apple as much because for the first time I'm actually somewhat impressed with their new iPhone. But I'm all Android here folks. Thanks for some amusing comments to say otherwise, though. That made my day.

  • YeomanDroid

    It really doesn't matter, it was only a teaser site and how many people really look at that site and how long was it advertised? Whereas Apple has its legions of zombies by the millions and then advertise flash capability on the iPad, now that's stupid or is it another marketing ploy by Apple? As far as the resolution and screen size goes, look at the HTC EVO 4G, it has a big screen and by no means does it look washed out. You're making assumptions on vapor right now.

    • blakestimac

      You've obviously never seen pictures on the Nexus One or Motorola Droid next to the EVO 4G. There's less pixel density, so it looks less clear. Hence, washed out. Washed out compared to other devices with smaller screens with the same resolution. There's a noticeable difference, but that doesn't make the EVO an enjoyable experience to watch videos on. It's a fact that the quality will be lesser when you spread the same amount of pixels on a bigger screen.

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