Motorola helped launch the Android revolution with its Droid smartphone in 2009, and will attempt to recapture the magic when it launches its new Droid X on July 15th.
TechRepublic has published a detailed review of the Droid X today, showing how the Droid X stacks up from an enterprise perspective, and how it compares to the HTC EVO 4G and the iPhone 4.
Specifications of the Motorola Droid X –
- OS: Android 2.1 with Moto Blur
- Processor: 1 GHz TI OMAP 3630
- RAM: 512MB
- Storage: 8GB on-board plus 16GB microSD card (replaceable, up to 32GB)
- Display: 4.3-inch WVGA TFT with 854×480 resolution
- Battery: Lithium-ion with 1540 mAh capacity
- Ports: Micro-USB, Micro HDMI
- Weight: 5.4 ounces
- Dimensions: 5.0(h) x 2.6(w) x 0.4(d) inches
- Camera: 8 MP with dual LED flash, digital zoom, auto-focus, and video capture
- Sensors: Accelerometer, GPS, compass, proximity, light sensor, and dual microphone noise reduction
- Keyboard: Virtual QWERTY keyboard only
- Networks: CDMA 800/1900MHz, EVDO Rev. A; Wi-Fi 802.11bgn; DLNA; Bluetooth 2.1
- Tethering: USB and Wi-Fi hotspot
- Price: $199 (with 2-year contract); available July 15, 2010
TehRepublic suggests that for those who envy iPhone 4 or HTC EVO 4G owners, the Motorola Droid X is the best bet, and it will appeal to IT professionals because of the Android open source OS and Motorola’s reputation for producing quality enterprise products. It will also appeal to business professionals because of its broad email, calendar, and third party app support.
Top features of the Motorola Droid X –
- Enterprise-class hardware – The build quality is very solid and the device has a very substantial feel to it.
- Robust feature list – Although not quite as loaded as the HTC EVO 4G, the Droid X is loaded with high-end features, including a 4.3-inch screen, 720p HD recording and playback, Micro HDMI port, and many more.
- Battery life – The Droid X had significantly better battery life than the HTC EVO 4G or the iPhone 4. On a full charge, the Droid X can last a full business day under heavy use.
- Call quality – The Droid X is on a CDMA network which has better call quality than GSM, and it has two noise-cancelling microphones.
The Droid X may not have quite as many bells and whistles as the HTC EVO 4G or the iPhone 4, but for hard-core business users and IT professionals, it has a lot going for it in the areas that count.
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