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