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Jun
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There have been plenty of leaks and rumors about the Droid X for the past few weeks, but now that it has been officially revealed, it looks even better. Here are all the official specs:

The Specs

  • 4.3” Screen (854 x 480)
  • 720p recording
  • 8 megapixel camera with Dual LED flash
  • 1 GHz processor
  • HDMI out
  • Android Eclair 2.1 at launch, to be upgraded to Froyo 2.2 in “late summer”
  • A radically changed version of Motoblur on top
  • 8 GB onboard memory, and ships with 16 GB micro SD card
  • 3 microphones, one used for noise cancellation
  • Shipping with Swype

Price and Plans

The phone is going to run you the usual $199 after a $100 mail-in rebate, and the unlimited data plan will cost $29.99 a month, with the optional tethering plan to cost $19.99 a month for the ability to have up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices connect to the phone. However, while the regular data plan is unlimited, the tethering option has a 2 GB cap, and will cost five cents for each MB you use over that cap.

Fortunately, you won’t have to wait to long to get this superphone, and Verizon is hoping everyone will get one. It launches July 15, and for those of you who simply can’t wait to upgrade: anyone whose upgrade date is in 2010 can upgrade to this phone. If that isn’t a huge slap in the fact to AT&T and Apple, I don’t know what is. Verizon is also stressing that this is definitely a media device, as it will ship with VCAST and a Blockbuster service that will allow you to rent and purchase movies right on your phone.

Droid X

Conclusion

Verizon has gotten along well with Android ever since the release of the original Droid, and this seems to be their perfect answer to the iPhone 4 and the HTC EVO. So, the question remains: Will you be picking up a Droid X come launch day?

Source: Motorola via Engadget liveblog

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