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Not convinced? You’ve got to check out the video after the jump.
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Apple has updated its Antenna Attenuation site, removing their “how to drop signal bars on rival smartphones” content. Previously the site was focused on telling the world that other phones such as Blackberries, Nokia, Androids and Windows Mobile are just as bad as the iPhone 4 when it comes to antenna reception. Now what’s left is Apple showcasing its Antenna design and research.
So what prompted Apple to remove them? Some say Apple finally learned to hold its rival phones properly but we believed they’ve realised that they are getting more negative response than what was intended. Apple had received a lot of flak for dragging rivals to their own problems instead of addressing them. We’ve seen how Nokia, RIM, Samsung, HTC and Motorola responded towards the campaign, telling off Apple that with many years in the industry, they know better where to place their antennas.
Slashgear managed to get in touch with Apple and claims that their update is merely their drive to “constantly refresh” their content. They denied any legal action against them and no hidden message behind the move. The video contents are still available on Apple’s Youtube channel.
After having Motorola Droid X included on Apple’s Antenna Attenuation site, Motorola fights back again with another ad. This time it disses iPhone 4’s need to wear a bumper and proudly mentions its vast experience in making phones.
This is the 2nd one after its first version that obviously made fun of phones that doesn’t allow you to hold the phone any way you liked.
If you can’t see the text above, the copy below the phone is written as follows:
At Motorola, we believe a customer shouldn’t have to dress up their phone for it to work properly. That’s why the DROID X comes with a dual antenna design. The kind that allows you to hold the phone any way you like to make crystal clear calls without a bulky phone jacket. For us it’s just one of those things that comes as a given when you’ve been making mobile phones for over 30 years.
Apple is definitely feeling very sour over Antennagate. While they have just launched its free case program, they still have time to attack on its rivals on the Antennagate site. Recently they have added Nokia N97 Mini and today they added the Motorola Droid X into the list. Apple doesn’t seem to be slowing down and if they have it their way, they might probably add as many devices out there in the market.
No matter what Apple does, the fact remains that having an external antenna at places where people normally hold their phone is a flawed iPhone 4 design. Its attempt of dragging other phones in are pathetic. Sure, Apple has made a point that Antenna Attenuation does happen on other devices but the way they hold other devices in the demo is unnatural. We doubt anyone is going to hold it like that especially with fingers covering the screen while talking.
Since Apple has already “solved” the problem with the iPhone 4 Case Program, they should just drop this and focus their resources elsewhere. Can someone say White iPhone 4? At the end of the day, you’ll still see Apple Fanboys buying the iPhone 4 and the rest of us remembering it for its antennagate.
With a 480×854 4.3 inch screen, 1Ghz processor with 512MB RAM, 8MP camera with autofocus and dial flash, 720p video recording, three microphones (one for phone, one for noise cancellation and another for video recording) plus HDMI out, there’s no denying that the Droid X has awesome specs and if the success of the Milestone is anything to go, Motorola will have another hot Android smartphone in its stable.
The Droid X will be officially launched in the US tomorrow (early morning Malaysia time) and ahead of the launch, the people at Verizon — the carrier that will be offering the device — has released a teaser video online.
We don’t know what to make out of it, but it sure does look like something big is happening.
Alas, for now, we can only hope for the Droid X to make the jump into international waters just like the much liked Milestone. We’re waiting Motorola.
Check out the teaser video after the jump.
Motorola took out an ad in the Now York Times to promote its latest Android heavyweight, the Droid X. That’s nothing out of the ordinary.
Here’s something that is. In the tail end of the body copy of that ad it read:
“And most importantly, it comes with a double antenna design. The kind that allows you to hold the phone any way you like and use it just about anywhere to make crystal clear calls.”
Sadly, Apple ain’t got nothing much to say about that.
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After the Nexus One, the next device that’s getting Froyo loving is the Motorola Droid, scheduled for July. This was reported from Android Central that managed to grab some new updates on Motorola’s Android OS update.
The newly launched Droid X was also mentioned to receive Froyo but only in late summer which is around October. Speaking of updates, barely 24 hours since launch, the Droid X already has a software update. Probably some last minute fixes which Verizon/Motorola didn’t have time to update before the launch.
Which reminds us, the rumour about the HTC Desire getting the Froyo on 23rd June remains a rumour. The only significant event for 23rd June is the announcement of Froyo going open source, which means developers have access to the codes.
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The Verizon’s Droid X has just launched closely with the official iPhone 4 release which seems to be an interesting Android vs iPhone fight this week. How does the 2 compare? Well to make it easier, Android Central has created a comparison table of the 2 devices alongside with Droid Incredible, Evo 4G and Nexus One. If that isn’t enough for you to decide, there’s a side by side comparison by Engadget as well.
Read on after the jump to compare the both on paper and side by side.
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They shared that the Droid X body built feels similar to the Motorola Droid (Milestone) and it even has 3 mics for inward and outward recording as well as the 3rd mic for noise cancellation.
For input, you have a choice between Motorola’s multitouch keyboard and the 3rd party Swype pre-installed. Although it runs on a 1GHz processor, the UI feels a bit jerky for such speed.
The new Motoblur UI over Android UI is reported to be improved as well with more sleeker looking widgets which smarter resizing and rearranging.
Check out the video of the hands on here.
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Another Android device has been launched called the Droid X. This becomes the 3rd Droid series on Verizon’s offering after the hot selling Motorola Droid (aka Milestone) and HTC Droid Incredible.
What we learnt from the event is that the Droid X features a 4.3″ screen, ability to shoot 720p video and it is powered with a 1GHz ARMv7 processor. Unlike the Motorola Droid, the Droid X does not come with qwerty slider keyboard.
Other key features of the device is a 8 Megapixel camera, 16:9 display, HDMI output, Flash 10, WiFi hotspot and support up to 40GB Memory with 8GB on board memory and 16GB storage media included. The Droid X will initially ship with Android 2.1 but with Android 2.2 Froyo update on the way.
Environmental Friendliness is another highlight for the device as it is claimed to be PVC, bromine, mercury and arsenic free. To drive that green statement further, 65% of its packaging is made out of recycled materials.
On Android’s popularity, Andy Rubin, the key guy for Android has also mentioned that 160,000 Android handsets are sold each day. This is a huge increase from its 100,000 per day figures mentioned at Google I/O. He also announced that Android 2.2 (Froyo) is being made open source today.
The Droid X will start shipping next month July 15 for $199.99. Users will need to subscribe to a smartphone service for $29.99 and additional $20 for mobile hotspot. It will be available in all Best Buy and Verizon stores in the US only.
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