You’ve seen the commercials and hopefully read our review, but Verizon Wireless is launching the Motorola today.
The handset rocks a large 4.3-inch screen (same resolution as the Droid), Android 2.1, an 8-megapixel camera with flash and HD video recording, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and more. The Motorola Droid X is the flagship handset on Verizon and it is probably the carrier’s best chance to counter the Applejuggernaut on AT&T.
Some of you may be disappointed that this won’t rock Android 2.2 or Froyo out of the gates but Motorola and Verizon promise this upgrade will come in late summer. This will bring an Adobe Flash experience that isn’t compromised (Motorola says), improved web browsing and more.
How did we like the latest Motorola Droid X handset?
Whatever sports metaphor you want to apply is appropriate for the Droid X, as Motorola hit a home run/slam dunked it/won the World Cup with this flagship handset from Verizon. It sports a lust-worthy design, has all the features you’d expect from a top-shelf smartphone, the software is really good and it’s relatively future proof for upcoming versions of Android. If you’re on Verizon and are eligible for an upgrade this year, there’s no reason to not buy the Droid X when it comes out July 15, even if you’re a fan of physical keyboards (the virtual one is just that good). It’s even good enough to lure Apple iPhone owners over to the dark side.
Hopefully, everyone who wants a Motorola Droid X will be able to get one today, as we heard rumors that this would be in short supply. Verizon said its supplies will be ample but the carrier is making it easy to upgrade, so we’ll see how it goes. Let us know if you were able to get one in the comments and also give us your thoughts on the Android handset.
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