Finally, a secret no more! Motorola and Verizon have finally submitted and made the Motorola Droid x2 official for the reasonable sum of $200. You can visit their official page for more details, and see for yourself. You’ll be able to get the phone online for $200 on May 19 and at your local Verizon store on May 26. Here’s the spec list:
- Android 2.2 Froyo, to be updated to Android 2.3 Gingerbread “soon”
- 1 GHz Dual-core Tegra 2 Processor
- 512 MB of RAM and 8GB of ROM (decent)
- 4.3-inch qHD display with a resolution 960 x 540 (awesome)
- 8MP back-facing camera with dual-LED Flash (excellent)
- 8GB microSD card included
- 1540 mAh battery
- HDMI-out (yum)
Certainly, the Droid x2 is a worthwhile successor to the original Droid X. The Tegra 2 SoC on board is already proving its worth, and shows a ton of promise down the line for overclocking to boot. However, Motorola has to work a bit harder to get the latest versions of Android to go with its latest handset releases. Additionally, the Droid X2 is lacking a front facing camera, which is a mistake in our opinion.
With “mid-range” phones like the Droid Charge launching with front-facing camera these days, it’s unfortunate to see a great phone like the Droid X2 not have one. While definitely not a must-have for some folks, it would certainly spice up this particular Motorola offering.
Furthermore, with no 4G support on board, we have to simply ask, why? Every single phone that is considered “super” has to have 4G connectivity. Still, with so much other great stuff going on, we think that the Motorola Droid X2 will be a hit. With its excellent camera, great video, beautifully appointed qHD 4.3 inch display, and powerful Tegra 2 processor, no that its got the makings of an awesome device.
See how it stacks up next to the other Android Superphones of 2011!
Today Motorola and Verizon Wireless introduced the Tegra-powered Droid X2 super phone, the next generation of the popular Droid X Android phones.
We’re excited about this newest super phone for several reasons, not least of which is that Verizon customers can get the best web experience, extreme multitasking and console-quality gaming in a super phone.
Another reason is that the Droid X2 runs on Verizon’s large 3G network – giving Verizon customers the chance to check out the brand-new experiences that Tegra brings to mobile devices, such as Tegra Zone.
The very popular original Droid X now gets more punch and power with Tegra 2. Tegra’s dual-core CPU, hardware-accelerated Flash Player capabilities and GeForce GPU combine to turbocharge the Droid X2, with 2X faster system performance over single-core smartphones, up to 2X faster web browsing, and access to Tegra-optimized games via the Tegra Zone app on Android Market.
- Powered by NVIDIA Tegra 2
- Runs Android 2.2, to be updated to Android 2.3
- Large 4.3” scratch-resistant and anti-reflective qHD screen Mirror Mode via HDMI to view and share photos, videos and downloaded movies on your HDTV
- 8MP camera with continuous auto-focus and HD video capture
- Access to thousands of Android Market apps
The DROID X2 will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com on May 19 and in Verizon Wireless Communication Stores on May 26.