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Main Event: Droid X vs iPhone 4

June 23, 2010 - Written By Chris Yackulic

While everyone scrambles to compete with the iPhone 4, one manufacturer revealed their answer today. The all new Droid X was unveiled today in New York by Google, Motorola and Verizon. The Droid X is choc full of features that are causing users to drool. The handset boasts a 1 GHz OMAP processor and will be available in 8 GB and 16 GB versions. This can be expanded via the microSD slot up to 40 GB. Droid X will have an 8 megapixel camera that can also record 720p high definition video. Users can also stream that video out using an HDMI out port.

One of the features fans have been chomping at the bit for is the ability to handle full flash via Adobe’s recently released Flash 10. This will be available when the phone upgrades to Froyo (2.2) which is expected to be late this summer. The phone will be shipping with Android 2.1.

The handset will be released July 15 and will be $199 for the 8 GB version. The price is after a $100 mail in rebate and a new two year contract. Verizon is also offering the entry price to current customers who are eligible to upgrade in 2010.

Verizon timed the release of the Droid X to position itself as a competitor of the iPhone. Regardless, Verizon gets props from me for standing up to the iPhone. Bravo!