July 15, 2010, 4:54 PM — Thursday is Droid X launch day in the United States, and Android fans across the country are looking to grab the highly anticipated follow up to the original Motorola Droid. There have been a lot of rumors and news reports circulating about this device including questions about availability and supplies, how it stacks up against that other new smartphone and whether you can root (jailbreak) the device for your own Android pleasure.
There have been a lot of questions circulating about the Droid X, so let's get started with some answers.
What's the Droid X Packing?
The latest addition to the Android smartphone family includes a 4.3-inch screen with 480-by-854 resolution, an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, 720p high-resolution video recording, 3 microphones for enhanced noise canceling, expandable SD storage and a 1 GHz processor. If that wasn't enough, the Droid X is also boasting a healthy battery life, Flash Player capable (coming soon with the Android 2.2 update) all topped off with a new version of Motorola's Motoblur overlay.
The Results Are In
The Droid X isn't only a hit with Android fans, but the critics are liking it too. PCWorld's Droid X review gave the device 4.5 stars out of 5 for its large screen and intuitive software, but the handset's interface was also found to be a bit sluggish at times. Meanwhile ZDNet called the Droid X, "bigger, badder, better," while Engadget says the Droid X is "pretty enjoyable" but lacks some of refinements of HTC's Sense UI. However, the gadget blog also says the Droid X has the potential to become "the best Android phone ever made."
Where can I get it?