Motorola and Verizon are paying attention to the car as they prepare to launch the new Droid X Android phone July 15 (announced Wednesday). The Droid X will offer an optional car cradle that gives you quick Internet radio and navigation access from the phone. When the phone docks in the cradle it triggers a dashboard app that includes turn-by-turn GPS, music, voice search, Internet radio and other features. The $40 car kit also offers hands free capability.
But the cradle does NOT play the audio from the Droid X through the car’s sound system, Motorola told us.
A simpler vent/dash mount will also be available for the Droid X at $20, reports Gearlog. A car cradle was also offered for the first Motorola Droid.
The Droid X was unveiled Wednesday by Verizon which presented the phone as “home theater in your pocket.” It can playback content you capture on the phone in 720p through its HDMI output. And it’s 8MP camera can record HD video. The Android-based slim (9.9mm) phone will sell for $200 with a 2-year contract after rebate. It has a 4.3-inch screen, the ability to run Flash software, a new faster 1GHZ processor and it can serve as a mobile hotspot for five other devices if you pay an extra $20 per month.
Google also announced that 160,000 Android phones are activated daily. This is up from an estimated of 100,000 per day offered in by Google in May.
Source:Motorola, Gearlog, Dow Jones via Fox Business