1. Motorola Droid X
Motorola in 2009 declared its love of Android, throwing its mobile device loyalty behind Google's then-fledgling OS and promising to release smartphone after smartphone that made the best use of the platform. Motorola saw good notices with the original Droid last fall, and this year, continued to add to the Droid family with both the Droid 2 and the Droid X, the latter a power-packed Droid with a 4.3-inch display, video capture for 720p video, HDMI output, a 1 Ghz processor, 8 GB of memory, 16-GB microSD card, an 8-megapixel camera, no physical keyboard, Swype touch screen typing software, Android 2.2, 3G Mobile Hotspot capability, and a range of content options with everyone from Skype to Blockbuster.
More technically advanced smartphones have since become available, but the Motorola Droid X will be remembered as the class of the initial wave of Droids.