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Gadget University gets its hand son the Motorola Droid Xtreme (Verizon)

First there was the Motorola Droid; and it was good. Then came the HTC Droid Incredible, which brought a sleeker shape and ditched the slide-out keyboard. This morning, we brought you news of the followup to the original Motorola Droid: the Motorola Droid 2.

Now, there is yet another smartphone which is set to take on the "Droid" name and it should be arriving shortly. Gadget University has laid its hands upon the Motorola Droid Xtreme which has been circulating around the web for the past few weeks.

The Droid Xtreme is said to feature a 750MHz Texas Instruments OMAP3630 processor, 4.3" display, hardware buttons, 8.0MP digital camera (with HD video recording capabilities), and HDMI-out. Phandroid offers up some additional information, stating that the display's resolution is listed at 480x854. The site also notes that the phone measures 2.5" x 5.01" and is 0.39" thick. Weight is listed at 5.47 ounces.

According to both sources, the Droid Xtreme is running Android 2.1 with Motoblur. It's quite disappointing that these brand new smartphones like the HTC EVO 4G, Droid 2, and Droid Xtreme aren't shipping with the superior Android 2.2 operating system, but there always has to be a cutoff point when adding new functionality for a production smartphone -- so we'll have to cut these guys a little bit of slack on this point.

We can only hope that Motorola and HTC won't make customers wait too long to get their Sense and Motoblur-tinged copies of Android 2.2.



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Apple...
By Shatbot on 6/11/2010 4:54:41 PM , Rating: -1
Are Apple seriously that hard to beat with hardware specs? What is everyone doing? - to beat Apple and make people switch you have to seriously over perform.

By the time 6 months has rolled around (and the 4th gen is out of date), everyone will have already bought their iPhones again.

Dammit Evo, you were close. Battery and resolution. Dammit. Anyone know what the next HTC superphone is?




RE: Apple...
By Treknologist on 6/11/2010 5:12:22 PM , Rating: 2
The next HTC Droid superphone is supposed to be the Scorpion. If it is real, it is supposed to be expected to have a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor and Android 2.2. It is supposed to be available later this year or early next year. My guess is that this new HTC phone will be Verizon's first LTE phone.


RE: Apple...
By mcnabney on 6/11/2010 11:36:59 PM , Rating: 2
Guess again. There is bloody army of Androids coming out of Verizon this year.

If you can't find an Android that is perfect for you by 4Q you must have an iPhone shuved up your A55.


RE: Apple...
By Gio6518 on 6/11/2010 6:14:23 PM , Rating: 4
What are you babbling about the new iPhone lags behind most Android phones the only thing it has is the high res screen and I'm typing this from my evo that is going on 9.5 hours with moderate to heavy use and still has 50% battery remaining. IPhone 4 had known about android current high end offerings for over 6 months and still couldn't come up with a decent competitor ........


RE: Apple...
By lelias2k on 6/11/2010 6:54:30 PM , Rating: 2
You must have a secret, since even Gizmodo (and others) has reported battery life around 4 hours under heavy usage (but under Wifi).

Or your heavy usage is not so heavy after all...


RE: Apple...
By Gio6518 on 6/11/2010 7:54:06 PM , Rating: 3
Actually quite heavy addicted to snesoid its supernintedo emulator and downloading from my ftp server and getting 12mps a sec 2 up using atk ( advanced task killer ) to turn off unnecessary processes kinda like doing an msconfig made a big difference.
On my 11 th hour.


RE: Apple...
By Gio6518 on 6/11/2010 8:00:57 PM , Rating: 4
Oh yeah keep gps off turn off both satellite and search location by tower unless using a gps app and turn WiFi off when not in an area where you log in. (like at home or work)
11th hour and at 37%


RE: Apple...
By mcnabney on 6/11/2010 11:41:45 PM , Rating: 2
Yup, Android really gives you the tools to maximize battery life. If I am indoors the only thing I have on is cdma/evdo and the screen will run dimmed. Never run out of juice during the day, can't get a second full day out of my Droid unless I only use it to talk. That head2head OMAP review isn't kidding. Droid seriously has 8 hours of talk time. As long as you keep that screen off that battery lasts forever.


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