First Look: Motorola Droid X

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Behold the Motorola Droid X. Announced yesterday and coming to Verizon on July 15th for $200 after a $100 mail-in rebate and two-year contract, Motorola’s latest Android phone takes dead aim at a certain fruit-related smartphone available on AT&T’s network.

I’ve been delicately manhandling the Droid X for the past couple hours, and here are a few of my early impressions:

– The screen is super bright and looks really nice.

– The MotoBlur interface has been toned down a bit from previous offerings and seems to co-exist peacefully with the Android UI now.

– The camera function is pretty cool. There’s a dedicated camera button that you press down halfway to focus and all the way to snap a photo.

– It’s not as ridiculously large as it might appear. It’s a little longer and wider than an iPhone 3GS and about the same thickness.

– Everything seems pretty snappy so far thanks to the 1GHz processor.

– Swype plus haptic feedback makes for a nice typing experience.

– I’m worried about how long the battery’s going to hold up. There’s a lot happening in the background at all times–Facebook updates, Twitter updates, RSS updates, e-mail coming in, etc. I have a feeling I might have to turn a lot of the auto-update stuff off eventually.

I’ll be running the Droid X through the ringer over the next couple of weeks with a full review up before it officially launches. Until then, let me know if you have any specific questions and I’ll try to answer them in the review.

Enjoy some photos now.

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These two photos were taken with the phone’s camera:

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Again, let me know in the comments if you have any questions or you’d like me to check anything out in particular and I’ll try to include it in the review.

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