Motorola Droid X Announced Today

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  1. nader2013

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    Yep, It is being announced and launched today. Here is a few Live Blog from Engadget to see what is going on
    Live from Verizon's Motorola Droid X event! -- Engadget



    UPDATES:
    Hardware
    -Will include 1ghz OMAP3640 Processor
    - 3 Mics for voice, video and noise cancellation.
    - 8GB On Board
    - 16GB SD Card included
    - 9.8mm thick
    - 8MP Camera Dual LED Flash
    -720p Recording
    -4.3" LCD Screen 854 x 480
    -Battery Life will be similar to Droid 1's, even with the larger screen
    -Bigger battery coming later (Will add 1mm thickness to phone)
    - HDMI Out

    Software
    - 2.2 (Froyo) and flash are not included at launch :(... but will be updated to Froyo in late summer :)
    -Froyo Source Code Released to Developer Community
    - New version of Motoblur is included
    - Multitouch keyboard and Swype included
    - Blockbuster App included

    Pricing/Contract
    -Verizon is accelerating upgrade dates -- everyone with an upgrade date in 2010 can updgrade to the Droid X at launch.
    - Available July 15 for $199.99 after $100.00 rebate.
    -$20 extra a month with a 2GB cap and 5 cent per MB overage (data consumed on the phone itself is unlimited).
    - You can buy a tethering plan

    Other
    - A desktop syncing client comes with the Moto X
     

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  2. G.Armour

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    Nice. Thanks for the link.
    OK, the Droid x not having froyo at launch is lame. And what was they talking about, an extra $20 a month for an extra 2 gigs of data on top of your "unlimited data package" that in itself is whack. I understand that tethering wouldn't be free, but that didn't make sense to me...
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  4. nader2013

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    Yep, I'm updating most of the highlights of the event in the OP for those who don't use Twitter and/or aren't near a computer.
     
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    Excellent. Keep up the good work!
     
  6. CyberPitz

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    I keep reading this as "Motorola X Lunch Today"

    Makes me realize how starving I am.

    On topic: Good news!!
     
  7. sooper_droid12

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    OMAP 3640 @ 1GHz is going to SPANK... SPANK the Snapdragon. Built on the 45nm architecture, this thing is going to fly. The overclocking potential is mouth-watering! We already know that our 3430 clock for clock is on par with the Snap. This 3640 is going to hand the Snap its butt for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
     
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    Motoblur on this device is FAIL. Why won't anyone produce a vanilla Android device anymore? I'm so tired of this Sense UI, Blur, and whatever Sony's thing is called. Why can't Blur be a widget skin downloadable from the Market?

    Three mics: for voice, video and noise cancellation.
     
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    So does this mean if I got droid one at launch and was due for an annual upgrade (cuz I pay over 50/month)in november that I can get this phone?
     
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    Not sure, Engadget says "Everyone with an upgrade date in 2010 can updgrade to the Droid X at launch."
     
  12. Papadroid

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    After reading the whole blog at Engadget I have a few concerns and they all center around the tethering. How are they going to track data that is being used for tethering and data that is not? With them including tethering are they (Verizon) going to try and lock down the phone as tight as possible to prevent rooting (like the Eris)?
     
  13. gonzoguy24

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    Like when it comes out????
     
  14. gonzoguy24

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    like...my early upgrade date is in nov. 2010 but my contract end date is 2011
     
  15. G.Armour

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    More than likely, and I'd like to know exactly how much data does that give us to tether with? OK, the device is capable of being a wifi hotspot to 5 devices at once, if someone did that, it wouldn't take long to rack up 5-10 gigs of data. I mean on my Droid, I hardly tether on regularly hit 7-10+ gigs a month.

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  16. G.Armour

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    Yes, they said anyone that is eligible to upgrade any time in 2010 can get upgraded early.

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    well that sucks i just bought my moto droid exactly 31 days ago....HA oh well wont get a new one till 2012 now maybe by then something will be there. that sucks LOL good luck with all that do get one. Looks like to be a hell of a device !
     
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    If its locked down tight, you will only be able to tether through a VZ app that will no doubt click off every byte that moves through it. they have ways to see you tethering now, with out such an app. we will just have to wait and see....
     
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    To put the text here, if you are eligible for a NE2 upgrade anytime in 2010 (even Dec 31) you can get it early by getting the DROID X.
     
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    Does NE2 include the primary receiving an early upgrade every year?
     
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  22. nader2013

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    Maybe you are reading it this way because I misspelled "Launch" :D
     
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    Exactly! What does this mean for us?
     
  24. Papadroid

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    That is exactly what I was thinking which leads to me to believe that they are going to try and lock it down really tight. I don't use tethering but I won't be buying this until I know it can be rooted. I love having a rooted device too much.
     
  25. G.Armour

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    Yep, me to, but I want to hear some more numbers first. But, as with any other android phone, this will be rooted at some point. Its just a matter of time.
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