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Droid X smartphone by Motorola features accelerometer, light detector

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The new Droid X phone includes features such as ambient light sensors, and an accelerometer to read how fast the phone user is going.

Droid X smartphone

The Motorola Droid X has arrived to augment Motorola's high-end smartphone offering. With an enormous screen and a fast hardware platform, the Droid X has many advantages when compared against its peers. The sheer size of the screen makes a lot of things better, like typing on a virtual keyboard, watching movies, browsing the web or playing games. But is the Motorola Droid X as good as it looks on paper? Should you go for it? Let's take a look.

Connectivity includes the usual WiFi ? b/g/n supported here ? and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, along with a microUSB 2.0 port and a micro HDMI port for hooking up the DROID X to an HDTV and playing high definition movies. There?s a 3.5mm headphone jack along with GPS/A-GPS, an accelerometer, digital compass, proximity/ambient light sensors and a microSD card slot (supporting up to 32GB) to augment the 8GB of internal memory. Motorola will be including a 16GB microSD in the box, so already the DROID X exceeds the entry-level iPhone 4 when it comes to capacity.

About Motorola

Motorola is an industry trendsetter, introducing the StarTAC, the world's smallest phone, in 1996. In 2004, it introduced the iconic RAZR, an ultra-slim folding handset with a sleek metallic finish. Motorola's Android noteworthy smart phones include the DROID and CLIQ series. Motorola has a large selection of phones that run on Sprint Nextel's push-to-talk service, which is very popular with business users.

User Comments
I use this phone daily as both a personal phone and to run a small phone & internet driven home business. The great integration with Google services such as gmail, maps, search, etc. is a big plus if you use these services. I use the free navigation often, it is nice to always have it at the ready.

DateOctober 28, 2010