Enterprise Mobility: First Look: Motorola Droid X Challenges iPhone 4 as Multimedia Workhorse

 
 
By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2010-06-23
 
 
 

First Look: Motorola Droid X Challenges iPhone 4 as Multimedia Workhorse

by Clint Boulton

First Look: Motorola Droid X Challenges iPhone 4 as Multimedia Workhorse

Before the Show Begins

If you like the "Droid Does" slogan as the calling card for the $100 million Droid marketing campaign, you'll probably like this sign. Let's see how well this "Droid Does Next" slogan works in the market.

Before the Show Begins

Droid Executives

From left to right, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen, Google VP of Engineering Andy Rubin, Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha and Verizon EVP and CMO John Stratton prepare to introduce the Motorola Droid X.

Droid Executives

A Surprise Visit

Then Google CEO Eric Schmidt drops in for a brief introduction.

A Surprise Visit

Schmidt Talks About Android, Cloud

Schmidt discusses the excitement generated by Android and its ability to connect users to the applications they love via the cloud.

Schmidt Talks About Android, Cloud

Droid X Front

The smartphone is sleek, measuring 5 inches long by 2.6 inches wide and a quarter-inch thick. It weighs 5.47 ounces and features a 4.3-inch display.

Droid X Front

At an Angle

Check out the Droid X at an angle.

At an Angle

The Side

A great side shot puts the HDMI port on display. With 720p HD video capture, the Droid X is clearly designed to vie with the new iPhone 4 in video capabilities.

The Side

The Droid X Back Panel

The back is smooth to the touch. Note the camera. The Droid X also sports three microphones to provide high-quality audio for video shoots.

The Droid X Back Panel

HD Video Playback

The Droid X offers high-definition playback.

HD Video Playback

Droid X Camera

The 8-megapixel camera follows the same size camera in the HTC Evo 4G and HTC Droid Incredible.

Droid X Camera

Processing Power

The Droid X features a TI OMAP 1GHz processor and expandable storage.

Processing Power

Hot Spots!

The Droid X features WiFi hot-spot functionality to connect up to five WiFi-capable devices.

Hot Spots!

Swype Preloaded

Swype is preloaded as an app on the Droid X, allowing users to move their fingers across the keys in a swiping motion to write e-mail messages instead of tapping keys.

Swype Preloaded

Exchange, Gmail Enterprise Support

The Droid X supports Microsoft Exchange and Gmail for Enterprise to please corporate road warriors.

Exchange, Gmail Enterprise Support

Flash Support

Love it or hate it, the Droid X supports Adobe's Flash Player 10.1.

Flash Support

Availability

The Droid X will become available from Verizon and participating retailers July 15, and operating system upgrades to Android 2.2, or "Froyo," will begin later this summer.

Availability

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