Verizon, Motorola and Google have officially announced the DROID X, the latest Android smartphone and something of a multimedia powerhouse. Powered by a 1GHz processor, the DROID X has 8GB of RAM, a 4.3-inch 854 x 480 capacitive touchscreen and will come with a 16GB microSD card preloaded for a total of 24GB storage; that's useful, as the phone also has an 8-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording.
For playing back that content there's an HDMI output together with DLNA media streaming support. The battery is a 1,570mAh pack, and there's EVDO Rev.A, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and USB 2.0. The DROID X runs Android 2.1 though Motorola say an update to 2.2 - complete with Flash 10.1 - will come later in the summer; there's also a custom UI, Swype and various social networking widgets.
There are also three microphones for noise cancellation and a 3G MiFi-style hotspot feature. The Motorola DROID X will land on Verizon on July 15th, priced at $199.99 with a new, two-year agreement (and after the usual rebate). If you want to use the MiFi functionality then it'll be an extra $20 on top of your regular data package, for which Verizon will also give you 2GB more data per month.