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4.4in, 8MP Motorola Droid X Android Smartphone Confirmed

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Disappointed the iPhone 4 didn't get a bigger screen despite that super high 'Retina Display', but convinced the 5in Dell Streak encroaches a little too far into tablet territory? Motorola may just have the answer.

Tech bloggers Engadget have pulled off a fine exclusive by getting their hands on the 'Droid X', Motorola's largest and most powerful Android smartphone to date. It packs a stunning 4.4in FWVGA (854 x 480 pixel) multi-touch display, an eight megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, a 1GHz ARMv7 processor and 8GB of native storage.

We are lacking some vital info: for example, how long will the battery last with that mammoth screen, how heavy is it, is there a microSD slot and is the screen AMOLED? The Droid X will also ship with Android 2.1 not Froyo, but an upgrade should come over time. It also has a revamped (read: less in your face) version of MotoBlur.

Release dates and pricing remain unknown, but for a handset with so much polish I wouldn't expect to wait long.

In related news Sony Ericsson is also getting its Android love on having unveiled the 'Xperia X8' - a handset previously leaked around the Web as the 'Shakira'. There's nothing remarkable here with the X8 offering a 3in HVGA capacitive touchscreen (no AMOLED), 3.2MP camera without flash, a 600MHz CPU and - if that weren't snooze-worthy enough - Sony Ericsson has stuck with Android 1.6 *shuts hanging jaw*.

A Q3 release is in the pipeline, not that you should care and I think I speak for everyone when I say: Get it together Sony Ericsson!

Links:
Engadget
Sony Ericsson

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