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Verizon Wireless Announced Droid X

June 23rd, 2010 No comments

As of July 15, you will be able to get your hands on a new Motorola/Google device called the Droid X. If you are an avid follower of Google’s new adventure into the mobile platform, you probably know all this. But in case you missed it, here’s the run-down:

New or interesting features:

  • 4.3″ display, with 480 x 854 (FWVGA) resolution
  • 8 GB on-device storage
  • 16 GB microSD card storage included
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 8 MP camera
  • Swype keyboard (built-in)
  • Email support: Exchange AciveSync 2003 & 2007, IMAP4, POP3
  • 3 microphones (front/back/sound cancellation)
  • Mobile hotspot ability, for up to 5 devices – $20/month on top of your data plan (with 2GB cap)
  • Off the shelf with Android 2.1 (Android Froyo (2.2) & Flash 10.1 to follow sometime over the summer (Froyo is not even released for the Nexus One)
  • Blockbuster video – watch/rent/buy movies straight from device
  • NFL Mobile – watch live soccer via device (too bad the World Cup will be over by then)
  • Offers remote wipe of device (we already had that with SecureWave)

The display and the speed are probably good features to upgrade for already. The camera, though, doesn’t hurt.

All Verizon customers with their contract expiring any time in 2010 are eligible for an upgrade.

Engadget unboxing

Update:

As of 07/29/2010 my Droid X is rooted, so it can freely run Barnacle and provide free wifi.

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Using 1Password on the Android Platform

June 17th, 2010 5 comments

There is a way to view my passwords on the Droid. Below are the steps you need to take to get this working:

  1. Install Dropbox on the phone
  2. Export an encrypted HTML file from 1Password on your Mac to an easy location to your Dropbox. (If you follow this blog, you know that I have talked about using Dropbox for syncing files between your computers. If you’ve done that, you already have a 1Password folder on your Dropbox.) The export procedure will ask for a password to open this file later.
  3. On your Droid, open Dropbox and open the freshly created file (1Password.html). The Droid will ask you what application to use; choose “DB HTML Viewer”.

That’s it; now you have a 1Password web app on your Droid. At some point, I hope Agile will write a native app.

Reference: http://obront.wordpress.com/2010/06/15/1password-on-android-the-solution/

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