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  1. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member

    Motorola Droid X (Verizon Wireless) - Full Review - Reviews by PC Magazine

    Direct quotes:

    "The Motorola Droid X is excellent."

    "The Droid X's 8-megapixel camera is one of the best I've seen on a phone."

    "As promised, the Droid X captures 720p video at 24 frames per second,..."

    Confirmed 24 frames per second!

    "Thanks to the huge antennas, the Droid X was able to eke out a call where the Incredible failed."

    Goodbye Incredible reception issues!

    "The large 1570 mAh battery delivered more than eight hours of talk time in our preliminary tests, and battery tests are still ongoing. I anticipate that this phone will have much better battery life overall than the HTC Evo"

    Fantastic that Motorola didn't overestimate on the 8 hours talk time (keep in mind that iPhone 4 has 7 hours talk time). Also, a big incentive over the HTC Evo with "much better battery life overall", even though they both have essentially same battery power and same 4.3" screen.

    BEST of all: "An even larger, 1930 mAh extended battery which is 1mm thicker will be available at launch as an add-on accessory."

    Who else is getting the battery on launch day? I will be going there early just for that! 1930mAh extended battery in a phone such as this for only 1mm more thickness that will essentially make it the same size as the EVO in thickness?

  2. Gamble

    Gamble Well-Known Member

    I really hope that's true, at the conference they said that the battery would be available "at a later date."
  3. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member

    Lets hope that "later date" was code word for "at launch".
  4. Doubledee90

    Doubledee90 Well-Known Member

    I have officially fallen in love with Droid X....cant wait!
  5. this bitc# is mine, i hope my princess doesnt get jealous
  6. evo678

    evo678 Well-Known Member

    Although I am not going to be purchasing it on launch day (made that mistake with the evo which I've since returned...I'll see how long I can hold out to read some feedback on the DX before making the plunge), I think this will be my next phone! I was really upset and impatient about waiting for a later batch of evos, but in retrospect, I am kind of glad that it happened the way it did. July 15th seems so far away!
  7. fastharryDOTcom

    fastharryDOTcom Well-Known Member

    The Droid X paired easily with my Aliph Jawbone Icon ($99, ) Bluetooth headset and—wonder of wonders!—triggered voice dialing over Bluetooth, a rare feature on an Android phone. Voice recognition was pretty accurate.

    HUH?.....To me this is the biggest news yet....

    btw, anyone see how the screen is in sunlight?
  8. The Droid X beat all other Android devices on every raw benchmark, including 3D gaming performance
  9. JoshWisoff

    JoshWisoff Well-Known Member

    i love how they praise the camera!
  10. Whiteboyx69

    Whiteboyx69 Well-Known Member

    Yeah and the few problems he did mention could be fixed with minor tweaks or updates. Yay GOODBYE EVO hello X! lol
  11. tsmith

    tsmith Member

    They mention in the article that you CANT turn off Blur. This sounds very different than most people were saying around here? Is this true?
  12. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Well-Known Member

    I think most people have said that you cannot turn it off, but you can remove the widgets, which makes it like stock. Everyone I have heard talk about it says it isn't really in your face like it once was. So if I got this right, no you cannot disable it, but you just remove the widgets.
  13. gorenut

    gorenut Well-Known Member

    I'll probably be using Launcher Pro with it.
  14. yeah man, i think adw or launcherpro will fix it if what wolfedude says doesnt work.also if you get startup auditor, you should be able to prevent motoblur from even loading onto background resources
  15. sohc sti

    sohc sti Well-Known Member

    It looks like it comes with the motoblur launcher with the phone, app drawer, and contact buttons. Id be shocked if you can change that.
  16. darreno1

    darreno1 Well-Known Member

    It will be rooted and custom roms made for it, guaranteed. So if this new blur turns out to be too much of a bother, it's just a matter of loading up a different rom.
  17. sohc sti

    sohc sti Well-Known Member

    You hope it can be rooted. After 2.01 on the droid, motorola has been trying to lock down the phones. They did it on the milestone and tried it with 2.1. I guess when it comes out we'll see.
  18. weezyweazel

    weezyweazel Well-Known Member

    Ugh, damn, was hoping the X would be crappy, just so the decision would be made for me. :)

    I can't tell you how much I love my Evo. The only thing that would draw me away from it would be an awesome battery life (vs. the decent one I have, really no probs for me) and the possibility of a cheaper plan with Verizon by getting rid of texting and going Google Voice for everything. The only negatives I'm seeing with Droid X is the Ninja Blur UI and physical buttons (for my own personal preference).
  19. sic0048

    sic0048 Well-Known Member

    The review mentions 2 out of the 3 microphones are used for noise cancellation. I thought 1 mic was for calls, 1 for video and only 1 for noise cancellation.

    Not a big deal either way. The only thing that matters is the actual real life noise cancelling ability -which the reviewer thought was very good.

    Is the review incorrect, or have I heard the wrong information?

  20. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member

    Well, I can assure you that the battery life on the Motorola Droid X is leaps and bounds better than the HTC EVO 4G.
  21. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member

    I think it depends on the situation. No one exactly knows how it works. I've heard that if you're doing a video recording and choose to use one mic, the other 2 mics will work as noise cancellation.

  22. I would be shocked IF WE DONT figure out how to change it:D
  23. well, the X has the battery management profiles. i think its a great idea for a phone of this caliber.
  24. weezyweazel

    weezyweazel Well-Known Member

    Just found out I get a discount with Verizon through my place of employment. Could save about 40 bucks a month if I use Google Voice for texting. My poor little Evo, I love it, but damn. :(

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