Verizon and Motorola have jointly announced the forthcoming launch of the next flagship Motorola Droid device in the DROID X which will launch on July 15th.
The DROID X will feature a 4.3 inch 854×480 resolution widescreen capacitive touch display, TI OMAP chipset at 1GHz, multi-touch virtual keyboard with pre-loaded Swype keyboard, Wi-Fi radio, 8.0 megapixel camera with 720p video capture and autofocus, three built-in mics for noise cancellation on phone calls and video recordings, 8GB of internal memory with bundled and pre installed 8GB microSDHC card with support for 32GB cards.
The rest of the feature set includes Android 2.1 with an updated version of the MotoBLUR user interface, mini HDMI output, Bluetooth with stereo audio support, and future support for Android 2.2 slated for later this summer. Verizon will also support and offer Mobile Hotspot service on the device (for up to five devices) as an add-on starting at an additional $20 a month for 2GB, with an additional 2GB allotment available for the same price on top of the requisite $30 monthly data plan.
Pricing is set at $299.99 after new 2 year agreement before an additional $100 mail-in rebate bringing the total to $199.99, with all current customers eligible for the new customer price if eligible for an upgrade this year.