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New Supersized IPhone Rival

submitted on June 23, 2010 by mooncow728 in "Products / Gadgets"
It's big, it's bold, it'll handle Flash (eventually) and it's got a cool-sounding name. Set to land next month, Verizon is clearly hoping to give the iPhone a run for its money with Motorola's eye-catching, Android-powered Droid X.

Verizon Wireless officials — accompanied by the CEOs of Google, Motorola and Flash developer Adobe — unveiled the long-rumored Droid X at a press event in New York on Wednesday, a day before the iPhone 4 goes on sale.

Boasting a 4.3-inch display, the same size as the jumbo HTC Evo 4G screen, the X will debut July 15 for $199 with a new two-year contract (after a $100 mail-in rebate). Unlimited data plans will go for the typical $30 a month, with voice plans starting at $40 a month.

The specs behind the new Android phone have been well-leaked, but here they are again: version 2.1 of the Android OS (with the just-announced version 2.2 on tap), a speedy 1GHz OMAP processor under the hood, an 8-megapixel camera (with a dual-LED flash and auto-focus) in back, a revamped version of Motoblur (Motorola's social-networking-friendly interface and "in the cloud" backup service), and 720p video recording.


Full article: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ytech_.....adg_tc2808
     

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