Verizon and Motorola announced the new Droid device at an event Wednesday. Some of the phone's features include: an 8-megapixel camera; a 4.3-inch screen with 848x480-pixel display; multitouch; GPS, Bluetooth; WiFi hotspot for up to five devices; and SWYPE, which will come pre-loaded on the phone. The new Motorola Droid X, which is to be released July 25, is shipping with Android 2.1, but Android 2.2 will reportedly be available this summer.
The Droid X's price is $199 after a $100 rebate--Verizon's upgrade policy for the Droid X will be like AT&T's for the iPhone 4: any Verizon user whose contract expires in 2010 will be eligible for upgrade. The WiFi hotspot capability will cost $20 a month for 2GB of data, and the phone's unlimited data plan runs $29.99.
Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha emphasized the Droid X's call quality--perhaps hoping to exploit the main weakness of Apple's iPhone and AT&T--highlighting the Droid X's "high performance diversity antennas" and noting "We pay attention to this, because we realize that people still use their phones.. as phones."http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/23/motorola-droid-x-release_n_622541.html