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  (Source: Engadget)
Engadget plays with Motorola's latest handset

Motorola launched a massive ad blitz with the original Droid and has been rewarded with healthy sales of the smartphone. The device was one of the firm's first Android smartphones and Motorola is now fielding several Android devices with more to come.

The next iteration of the Droid is called the Droid X. The Droid X has already been treated to a hands-on photo-snapping extravaganza this month. Now,
Engadget has landed an exclusive preview of the device after getting to play with it for a few hours. The Droid X is expected to land on June 23 at Verizon.

Engadget reports that the handset looks a bit like the HTC EVO 4G at a glance, but close inspection shows its longer and wider than the already large EVO 4G. The heft of the smartphone does make for a bulging pocket if you slip it into your jeans reports Engadget.

The screen of the handset is 4.4-inches and has a resolution of 854 x 480. It uses capacitive touch technology and supports gestures. 
Engadget's handset was running Android 2.1 with a new version of Blur over the top. The new version of Blur is described as "not so in your face" as the other version of the UI.

The 8-megapixel camera records 720p HD video and taking still shots with the camera has a caveat. Apparently, you have to tap the screen to focus the camera and it won’t refocus until you actually hit the shutter and snap the image. The camera button is also said to be very stiff, forcing lots of blur in photos from the act of pressing the button.
Performance is described as "snappy" and 
Engadget reckons the CPU is a 1GHz AMAP3630, which is faster than was previously reported.

Official specs for the Motorola X should come closer to launch.



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RE: Droids
By inperfectdarkness on 6/16/2010 1:29:58 PM , Rating: 1
not really.

the 4g iphone has retaken the crown for highest resolution display.

sad. so many smartphones which can take 720p video; none of them can actually offer playback in 720p.

where is a 720p android phone already? why offer a 4"+ screen if you're not going to step the resolution up to 720p?


RE: Droids
By theapparition on 6/16/2010 2:43:58 PM , Rating: 2
It does have HDMI output, so you can watch that HD recording on any HDTV.


RE: Droids
By NA1NSXR on 6/16/2010 5:07:58 PM , Rating: 2
Who cares about 720p playback on a 4 inch screen.


RE: Droids
By Calindar on 6/16/2010 7:18:26 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, iPhone 4G has the crown for screen resolution by a little bit. Lucky for Android, it still has the crown for nearly every other hardware feature and spec.


RE: Droids
By addictedcommentsreader on 6/17/2010 12:33:43 AM , Rating: 2
I think the most important attribute of the iPhone that's not mentioned is the interface design from hardware to software.
Saying that the Android phone has better hardware feature and spec is missing the point. Sure, most of the time that translates to better product, especially when alot of products compete on those attributes alone. And people like me get addicted to those things easily because we're into technology/computers/etc where there is a culture of specs. But you have to take a step back and realize that essentially the point is if a product does a good job and is designed well. Hardware features and specs in it of themselves do not imply that. That's why many people (including lots of non-techno types) like the iPhone better or are just happy with it without even comparing it to other competitors.
Of course like the earlier comment, you can also say the phones are different products. Someone who gets excited more over specs will simply discount the benefits of the iPhone and choose something else. I guess it depends on what you're actually after when you buy something.


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