Motorola Droid X

I just got my Droid X phone on Friday and all I can say is I’m really liking it more everyday.  What made me choose Droid X?  The carrier and phone functionality.  Droid X carrier is Verizon and I was one of the lucky to get it last minute for a 1 year contract…  Yes on Verizon you have 3 choices of contracts (1) month to month (2) 1 year contract (3) 2 year contract.  Isn’t that cool?  You can do a 1 year contract and when the next best smart phone comes out you won’t have to worry about breaking your contract and paying any penalty.

The Droid X is quite an awesome smart phone.  If you don’t know the specs it has a:

  • 4.4-inch, FWVGA 854 x 480-resolution screen
  • Android 2.1 with “some new sort of Motoblur”
  • 8-megapixel camera
  • Ability to record 720p video
  • Multitouch keyboard
  • 1GHz ARMv7 processor
  • 16GB microSD Memory Card pre-installed
  • Standard Lithium Ion Battery
  • HDMI

A very cool thing about the Droid X is you don’t have to plug it in to a computer to get started you just charge it like any cellular phone (it came 80% full so that was cool) turn on the phone and you’ll see a button that says ‘Activate’ click it then it dials up a number which will tell you you’re phone is active and ready to go.  It downloads your contacts thru facebook and google contacts/calendar and when you get a message it sends a simple not annoying notification on the top and has a small green blinking light when your phone is in sleep mode.  It’s a nice touch compared to Apple’s iPhone message bubbles which were getting on my nerves when I was trying to read or play games.

Some of the cools widgets/apps I have discovered are:

  • Voicemail text/email
  • Google goggles (don’t know what an object/landmark is?  It’ll find out for you)
  • Shazam
  • Google Maps
  • Google Sky Map
  • Navigation
  • 3 Mobile Hot spots
  • tethering
  • On the go docs (word, xls, ppt, pdf)
  • FM Radio
  • Live wallpaper
  • Wi-fi
  • Skype
  • Media share
  • camcorder (lets you choose which effect and scene)
  • photos (you can customize to panorama or other scenes, effects, give you photos a frame, cute messages, etc…)
  • Upload instantly within 30 seconds pictures/video to youTube, facebook, Twitter, email or SMS.
  • Camera Wifi LiveStream
  • Adobe Reader
  • supports Adobe Flash
  • Advance Task Killer
  • Opera Mini 5 (you can use this to open your Microsoft Exchange email)
  • Drop box
  • Navigation (bird’s eye view & talks you thru directions)
  • CarDock (it actually tells you how fast you are traveling and where you are)
  • ShopSavvy (scans items and identifies them and the price – you know when you’re at the store and there is no price tag for an item just code & no one is around to tell you how much)
  • Wave Secure (if you loose your phone this app lets you activate your phone by turning on the GPS automatically & can stop any unwanted hands from getting to your information including the SIM card)
  • Double Twist (similar to iTunes)
  • Astro File Manager (great use like using a computer and placing everything in proper folders to keep organized)
  • Amazon (no control on what you want to buy)
  • Kindle (has more electronic books available then Apple)
  • too many apps you’d just have to see for yourself

Trust me I’m an Apple fan and I’m pretty surprised this Droid X gives a good punch…  I’m obviously still a beginner but from what I see it can do I think it’s a pretty awesome phone and happy to have such a phone I can really use and it works with no reception problem.  😉

Leo Laporte and Steve Wozniak you guys were right go Verizon if you want a real smart phone to do it’s job.

About Shiny Otaku

Creator of Shiny Otaku. Webmaster for CBS Radio in Las Vegas market. I write, I travel and I love new technology.
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