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Motorola Droid X
Motorola Droid X priced at $199 after MIR, Google witnessing 160k Android activations per day

We've been talking about the Motorola Droid X for quite some time, but Motorola today officially its latest Android-based smartphone. The Droid X will launch July 15 on Verizon's 3G network and will be priced at $199 after a $100 mail-in rebate (and a two-year contract). For those that don't want to deal with the hassle of a rebate, we're quite certain that some retailers -- like Best Buy -- will offer the phone at $199 without the need for a rebate.

The Droid X features a Texas Instruments OMAP3640 processor running at 1GHz, a 4.3-inch display (480x854), 8MP camera (w/dual LED flashes), HDMI-out, and 720p video capture. When it comes to storage, the Droid X comes with 8GB of storage space onboard and a 16GB microSD is included in the box brining total standard storage capacity to 24GB.

The Droid X will also be able to operate as a 3G "Mobile Hotspot" -- that functionality, however, will cost you an additional $20 per month. Thankfully, Verizon Wireless is continuing to offer its smartphones with an unlimited data plan -- something that AT&T is no longer offering with new smartphone contracts.

The Droid X will ship with Android 2.1. However, Motorola and Google both state that an upgrade to Android 2.2 will be pushed out over-the-air later this summer. 

Tucked in the press release for the Droid X was this little tidbit of information regarding Android sales. According to Andy Rubin, Google's VP of engineering, Android smartphone activations are moving along at a blistering pace.

"It has been an exciting time for Android momentum and global consumer adoption since the announcement of DROID by Motorola nine months ago," said Rubin. "There are 160,000 new Android-powered devices activated daily and Android Market has grown to over 65,000 applications."

In other smartphone news, Apple has announced that white iPhone 4 smartphones will ship in mid-July:

White models of Apple’s new iPhone 4 have proven more challenging to manufacture than expected, and as a result they will not be available until the second half of July. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected.

The iPhone 4 officially launches tomorrow, although some folks received their phones yesterday and many are receiving their phones today.



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By bill4 on 6/24/2010 12:07:00 PM , Rating: 1
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Thankfully, Verizon Wireless is continuing to offer its smartphones with an unlimited data plan -- something that AT&T is no longer offering with new smartphone contracts.


Once again a bit of liberal media spin here. I for one welcome the cheaper ATT 200MB package. I'm betting I could get by with that most of the time, and save myself $15 a month. Does Verizon offer me that option? Nope, sure dont.

2Gb is also essentially unlimited for any use I could see myself doing, so in essence I see it as unlimited ATT vs unlimited Verizon, only ATT is 5 bucks cheaper now.

Just sayin.




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By Azathot on 6/29/2010 12:58:45 AM , Rating: 2
First of all... this is not the place for comments like "liberal spin", you jerk off... keep the politics to the political websites. The site says "Daily Tech"... not "Daily OMG OMG OMG I LOVE RUSH LIMBAUGH <333333".

Second. I'm glad you use your smart phone to check your email every once in a while, send the occasional text message, and maybe check the latest headlines from fox news... and speaking of news, here's a news flash for you.

Some of us top 10 to 15 GIGABYTES per month... as an average... so unlimited data plans are our bread and butter.

"Liberal spin" indeed... first you need to understand a little about the subject being discussed... then you can open your mouth...


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