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Droid X by Motorola Preview from Engadget

Engadget appears to be the first tech site to get a hold of the new Droid X by Motorola long enough to do a quick writeup.  They put this beast to test by showing off it’s 720p video capabilities, new Motoblur, its size in comparison to competitors, a new keyboard, and so much more.

This comes only hours after we broke the release date news and the official announcement which is coming next week.

Some of the highlights…

  • Hardware:  Looks slightly bigger than the EVO and has far more exterior details.
  • Screen:  Might actually be 4.4″ and is incredibly crisp.
  • Motoblur:  Running Android 2.1 and not what anyone expected but seems to be solid.
  • Camera:  8MP is nice, but the actual camera button made pics unclear at times.
  • Keyboard:  Official Swype comes preinstalled and includes multi-touch.
  • Performance:  The speed is remarkable.

Like I said, they put together a pretty good review for only having the device for a short period of time.  They also have videos and an entire gallery that you must see.

Check out the rest of their writeup here.

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    Thanks to share such highlights of Droid X Motorola,such highlights makes easy it to understand  its performance…

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    I think it is very good that they put together a pretty good review for only having the device for a short period of time..

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    I think this phone will scale well into the future. I could definitely
    live without the keyboard in exchange for this type of setup.

  • http://www.crunchbase.com/company/webvisible WebVisible

    I love the speed, the apps, SWYPE is an amazing feature!. In fact every other feature of this phone rocks and despite my “gripes” makes this the best phone I’ve ever used!!

  • http://www.max-furniture.info/ Max Furniture

    I think this phone will scale well into the future. I could definitely live without the keyboard in exchange for this type of setup.

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    I have Engadget and i love the speed of this phone,it have some great features like skype,camera and some hardwares are really great…

  • http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/15/webvisible-bing/ WebVisible

    Nice one its would still be about the thickness of the old Droid or even the Evo. Look at that battery cover..That’s looks good..

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    If some buddy is a big listener then he won’t be impressed with the sound output unless plugged into your AV plug in the car.

  • http://www.intmc.com Intmc

    I have to say, the Droid X looks incredible. I’m going to hold off on saying its better than the Droid 2 until we actually see the Droid 2 in action.

  • http://www.lead411.com/Scott_Stubbard_1682313.html Scott Stubbard

    Well It really looks great. I would love to have a phone that size just to have a keyboard that’s not so cramped. I think that would drasticaly improve the on screen typing experience…Thanks

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    I find it hard to hear my phone ring most times as well as the alarm which I count on when I’m traveling. If you are a big music listener you won’t be impressed with the sound output unless plugged into your AV plug in the car.

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    Well The speed again was an issie cause im not used to running below 1.2ghz.Thanks for sharing with us…

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    Well The speed again was an issie cause im not used to running below 1.2ghz.Thanks for sharing with us…

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    It seems to me that you could design an extend battery that would extend the hump down and probably triple the size of the current battery. And it would still be about the thickness of the old Droid or even the Evo. Look at that battery cover – it looks like that was the plan.

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    when do you think the Droid 2 will be available to actually buy? The launch date of June 23 doesn’t mean they will be out to public will they?

  • http://www.watchenthusiasts.com/panerai-watches/ WatchEnthusiasts.com

    Well the Moto would be absolute idiots not to include an SD card slot, especially on a phone of which they're touting it's multimedia features! Thanks for sharing these useful information!

  • Kgram

    I am impressed with the X – I do however wish the sound was as clear and crisp as the original Motorola Droid and the battery had as much life as the original MotoDroid has.

    My only real gripe is the speaker. I find it hard to hear my phone ring most times as well as the alarm which I count on when I'm traveling. If you are a big music listener you won't be impressed with the sound output unless plugged into your AV plug in the car.

    Other than that this is a FANTASTIC phone – I love the speed, the apps (of course), SWYPE is an amazing feature! (love it). In fact every other feature of this phone rocks and despite my “gripes” makes this the best phone I've ever used.

  • Kgram

    I am impressed with the X – I do however wish the sound was as clear and crisp as the original Motorola Droid and the battery had as much life as the original MotoDroid has.

    My only real gripe is the speaker. I find it hard to hear my phone ring most times as well as the alarm which I count on when I'm traveling. If you are a big music listener you won't be impressed with the sound output unless plugged into your AV plug in the car.

    Other than that this is a FANTASTIC phone – I love the speed, the apps (of course), SWYPE is an amazing feature! (love it). In fact every other feature of this phone rocks and despite my “gripes” makes this the best phone I've ever used.

  • Ceekae Ramirez

    I want it!

  • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

    Blur. No keyboard. AWESOME PHONE, NO DOUBT but no thanks. Better phones will come. {{-_-}}

  • country83

    Kellex MSNBC gave Droid Life a couple to name drops in a article they wrote about the Droid x.

  • mhynek

    Did anyone happen to notice in the video it was playing Divx? Can we play avi files now or is this a new ability?

  • http://twitter.com/wmsco1 wmsco1

    Ok I'm reading comments on a article said the snapdragon was the same as MOTO Droid because of kernel equaled both so I'm confused could someone explain? With new phones coming like to learn little more

  • Generalg

    No mention of gorilla glass? Will the X have it?!?!

  • Grant

    Well I just sold my Moto Droid this morning….. waiting on this phone! Had to downgrade to a pearl LOL!! Can't stand it already.

  • dylan84

    Read the write-up, looked at the pictures and video. And I have to say, the Droid X looks incredible. I'm going to hold off on saying its better than the Droid 2 until we actually see the Droid 2 in action. But, considering I rarely use the physical keyboard anymore (thanks to Swype)…if I was going to upgrade it would probably be the X.

  • brando56894

    I have to find out who this girl in this picture (http://www.engadget.com/photos/motorola-droid-x…) is and pay her a visit, that location is literally about 2 miles away from me! Its Harvest Moon Bar/ Brewery In New Brunswick, NJ. It shocked me to see that when I was looking through the test shot pictures on engadget.

  • Brendan

    I am getting this phone the day it comes out!!!!!!!!! I cant wait!!!!!!!

  • El El Kool J

    Getttin This phone is like cheatin on ur girlfriend…. She's been so good to you, but man this one is sexy.. :)

  • John Mo

    Eh too big for me… I hope phones dont keep getting bigger and bigger like this… what are we going backwards? .. I think the 3.7 screen size is perfect.

    • http://twitter.com/deitiphobia Jonathan Morales

      I was afraid of the size being too big too, but yesterday I got to hold a EVO 4G for the first time. I was surprised by how large it was while still being comfortable to hold. It felt comfortable to make calls with it and hold it up to my head.

      So I think for a lot of people the size won't be an issue. The EVO 4G felt slightly lighter than my Motorola Droid even. For women with small hands it may be an issue, but otherwise, the phone fits fine into the pocket and it's screen is just so easy to fall in love with. It really looks great. I would love to have a phone that size just to have a keyboard that's not so cramped. I think that would drasticaly improve the on screen typing experience.

    • http://twitter.com/wmsco1 wmsco1

      BBigger is better more realestate. Don't have to squint type better videos oh yeah much better internet very readable. Bigger is better!!

  • Opie1995

    My question is…it says it plays DIVX files. Hopefully they play Xvid files (Like most DIVX DVD Players do) that come from THE SCENE and are already ripped with MP3 audio. If this does plays them I'm sold since I have a vast selection of shows ripped to the specs of THE SCENE releases. I hate having to rerip video files so they play on my droid….that's part of the reason I returned my droid before the 30 days…that plus I knew this X was coming out. If this doesn't play XVID then the Galaxy S is another choice since it plays MKV's DIVX, avi everything pretty much. I really want to know what codecs the X supports with this new DLNA media hub application.

  • Openmitko

    I only can regrade now, that this phone is not coming to Europe :(

  • Iammebane

    which one has the fwd facing camera…. or does one at all?????

  • http://twitter.com/metalhead520 Nick

    Guys I got a slight problem here but first lemme give you some slight background firstI had bugless beast version 1.1 on my phone and went to 0.1 froyo. Didn't like how Pete capped the speed at 800mhz when im used to running 1.2ghz. So i uninstalled it and went back to BB 1.1 at 1.2 ghz. Well another rom from him came i think yesterday and instaled it. The speed again was an issie cause im not used to running below 1.2ghz. I went to my market to install and update all my apps but when i push to download or update the phones connection sticks at prepairing to install or whatever it really says. I cant download anything but i can goin on we. Can anyone help me with my market issue, Thanks.

    -Nick

  • TheDroidTheory

    from what the EG site says its only 8g of memory…. how is this supposed to be a multimedia phone with only 8g of space? I have 9g used on my SHIZZY G1….. X YA DISSAPOINTING ME NAOW!!!! first no physical Keyboard…. NOW THIS?!?!? that better be wrong!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=730698622 Todd Michael Tabern

      Um, up to 32GB SD card..?

      • TheDroidTheory

        there's no SD card slot. or atleast from what ive read on the the specs there isn't =/

        • Steve

          Its under the battery

          • TheDroidTheory

            Thank you! Im Interested Again!!! XDDD

        • Tabe

          Yeah nobody is mentioning it, but there's GOTTA be an SD card slot (under the battery, like Steve states below). Moto would be absolute idiots not to include an SD card slot, especially on a phone of which they're touting it's multimedia features!

  • Toome2u

    IDK 2 me the phone is ugly as heck I mean its flat most of the way through and than there that bulb part at the end. I think i'll pass

  • billtvshow

    Imo the Droid 2 should should have been exactly this phone with a physical keyboard, the ability toggle off Blur, and 2.2 preinstalled. That would be a worthy sequel. I'd lay down some serious cash for that. But back on topic, this looks like a very solid phone.