Oh, hey kids! We’re here live and in living color in the Mandarin Hotel Ballroom to see what Verizon & Company have in store for us. Hit the jump as we live bog the event!1:18 PM: Start ETA 6 minutes!
1:21 PM: Go time, Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google has showed up.
1:22 PM: Schmidt is talking: “To make phones happen you need an ecosystem.”
1:22 PM: “You need a network…strong processor…software platform that scales, with a real operating system…this is not a toy or an app engine. It is a powerful new operating system.”
1:25 PM: Schmidt just stepped off stage, we’re seeing the phone now.
1:26 PM: Going over NFL Red Zone on the DROID X and Verizon Wireless.
1:27 PM: Sanjay Jha, CEO Mobile Devices and Home Business is talking: “The phone is becoming the digital main stream device for computing.”
1:28 PM: “There is a convergence that is making this device much more personal and much more appealing.”
1:29 PM: “The convergence of mobility, internet, and media is driving this revolution.”
1:30 PM: “29% of homes have no landlines at all, they are mobile only.”
1:30 PM: “We have the capability to deliver media to your device, and we are very focused on it.”
1:31 PM: Seeing a Verizon DROID X hype video.
1:33 PM: Going over specs, 8 MP camera, Texas Instrument 1GHz Processor, 8GB memory built in, 16 BG SD card (expandable to 40GB total).
1:34 PM: 4.3″ display 854 x480, 400,000+ pixels
1:35 PM: Pre-loaded with SWYPE, and a MULTITOUCH KEYBOARD
1:35 PM: Wi-Fi hotsop, connection for up to 5 devices
1:36 PM: GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
1:36 PM: Suports for Exhange, and Gmail Enterprise
1:37 PM: Security protocols, Corporate directories, remote wipe
1:37 PM: PVC-free, bromine-free, mercury-free, arsenic-free — seems to be manufactured in a very eco-friendly way
1:38 PM: Andy Ruben is up, he’s talking about Andoid
1:38 PM: “The power is in the cloud.”
1:40 PM: “Froyo source is available as of today!” Wa-hoo!
1:41 PM: Shantanu Narayen, President and CEO of Adobe Systems is up.
1:42 PM: “Adobe is about enabling all of the content on the web on these devices.”
1:42 PM: “We’ve been in the news for a little bit about Flash.”
1:42 PM: “3.5 million developers, 70% of web games, 75% of all web video”
1:43 PM: “98% penetration rate in Enterprise.”
1:44 PM: “Flash 10.1 is shipping as of yeserday, now it is about what developers can do.”
1:44 PM: “Thank you.”
1:44 PM: DROID X is shipping July 15th, for $199 after $100 MIR
1:45 PM: $29.99 for unlimited smartphone data
1:45 PM: $20 for Mobile Hotspot capability (will include and extra 2 GB of data)
1:45 PM: Anyone who has an upgrade in 2010 can upgrade with the full subsidy!
1:46 PM: Flash will ship later this summer.
1:46 PM: Ok , prepared remarks are over…time for Q&A.
1:47 PM: Q: When will you have a desktop client to help sync desktops?
1:47 PM: A: Will come with this phone.
1:47 PM: Q: What does “an extra 2GB mean when you say data is unlimited?”
1:48 PM: A: Data on the phone will be unlimited, the Wi-Fi Hotspot will have a 2 GB cap.
1:48 PM: Q: Is MOTOBLUR on the device?
1:48 PM: A: The device ships with Android 2.1 and will have a toned down version of MOTOBLUR.
1:49 PM: Q: What about the battery?
1:49 PM: A: 1570 mAh battery, we think it is very comparable to the DROID 1, there will be a 1930 mAh batter that will come in the next months, it will add 1mm of thickness to the phone.
1:50 PM: Q: Will it be available through third-party retailers on July 15th?
1:50 PM: A: Yes.
1:50 PM: Q: Does “unlimited” mean 5 GB cap?
1:51 PM: A: No, it is actually unlimited.
1:51 PM: Andy just reinforced that 160,000 Android devices are being sold per day. (Up from 60,000)
1:53 PM: Q: What will the delay look like for trying to get MOTOBLUR and Android 2.2 ready?
1:53 PM: A: We will be updating the DROID X to Android 2.2 this summer.
1:53 PM: Q: When will this be released worldwide?
1:54 PM A: This device is for Verizon only in the U.S., we may launch another phone globally that looks similar.
1:54 PM: Q: Overage on tethering?
1:54 PM: A: $0.05/MB
1:55 PM: That’s all the time we have for today…
1:55 PM: Later folks! We’ll be back with our hands on.