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Droid X: Meet the Android phone that could finally take a bite out of Apple

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On Wednesday, Verizon took the tarp off the Droid X, the newest smartphone in Verizon's popular Android line. The Droid X wasn't exactly a secret – the Droid murmurs began in earnest earlier this month – but the handset, which sports a big screen and the Android 2.1 operating system, has already attracted a lot of buzz. For good reason: In many ways, the Droid X is a better phone than the forthcoming iPhone 4.

Don't believe us? Let's get down to the nuts and bolts. First, the screen. According to Steve Jobs, the iPhone 4 will feature 326 pixels-per-inch, four times the pixel density of the iPhone 3G S. The Droid X doesn't quite achieve that level of density, but it will arrive with a 4.3-inch touchscreen, almost an inch bigger than the 3.5 display on the iPhone 4.

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