Official: Motorola Droid X2 launching May 26 for $199, available online May 19


Verizon has just announced its second Android handset to get a release on May 26th, the Motorola Droid X2. The dual-core smartphone will be priced at the standard $199.99 on a new two-year contract and will be available for purchase online May 19th (the 26th date is the in-store launch). Though rumors suggested the device might launch with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the Droid X2 will stay with Android 2.2 for now. The phone is strikingly similar to the original Droid X, though diving deeper into the specs reveals a handset far more powerful with its 4.3-inch qHD display and HDMI mirror mode. Did we already mention its dual-core processor? Hit up the press release below for full details.


Fast and Powerful DROID X2 by Motorola With Broad Range Of New Features To Be Available Online Beginning May 19

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), today announced the second-generation DROID X2 by Motorola, designed for the consumer who does everything on their smartphone.

Fly through the Web with the DROID X2, which boasts Verizon Wireless’ first dual-core 1 GHz processor for fast webpage loading and Adobe® Flash® Player, allowing Verizon Wireless customers to experience rich content online. The 4.3-inch scratch-resistant and anti-reflective qHD display delivers a sharp, clear view ideal for watching movies, typing emails and playing your favorite games. Never miss a moment using the 8-megapixel camera with continuous autofocus and stunning HD video capture. Use the new Gallery app to view, tag and post photos on sites like Flickr® and Facebook®, all from one place.

Additional features:

Powered by Android 2.2, to be updated to Android 2.3
Mirror Mode allows you to view and share your photos, videos and downloaded movies on a larger TV via HDMI output
Enterprise-ready with security and IT-grade policies, allowing you to use your DROID X2 for work and play
Support for Google™ Mobile Services, including Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Talk™, Google Search™ and Google Maps™, as well as access to more than 200,000 apps available to download from Android Market™
Mobile Hotspot capability, allowing you to share your 3G connection with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices
Virtual QWERTY keyboard featuring SWYPE technology for quick and easy typing of messages and emails
Pricing and availability:

The DROID X2 will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com on May 19 and in Verizon Wireless Communication Stores on May 26 for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
DROID X2 customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a smartphone data package. Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 for monthly access and an unlimited smartphone data plan is $29.99 for monthly access.
For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

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  1.  Oh Verizon and Motorola, all you did was release the Droid X1.5 and call it the X2. Why do you do this to the Android loving people, do you just want our money?

    1. Troll 

      1. At least I called it the X1.5, people on Engadget are calling it the 1.0.4. I tried to give Motorola a little credit.

        1. So, you didn’t want to come as a big of a troll as the people on Engadget? And, you were the first on engadget to make any kind of statement like that, you know, a “troll” post. According to you, “the only thing this phone is missing is LTE”. Still a significant improvement over the already very capable X.

          1. I see 4 disadvantages:
            No Front Camera
            No LTE
            No version of Android thats uses 2 cores

            Being realistic about something isn’t being a troll, I have the power in walk in and out of the Android distortion field. 

          2. Don’t forget about the bootloader 

          3. Wow, an op-ed. Looking at the comments, most people think the article was written by a douche. Wow, he spent 30 hours with a phone, and has sooo much to say(about the battery). Your original statement was nothing but a troll post. Funny thing is, the biggest drain on ANY androids battery is the screen. And for having a pretty large screen, the original X had phenominal battery life(4 days). All while holding 30 gigs of music, pics, and video, and 4+ gigs of apps,with room to spare for more. Try that with a nexus s. My point is EVERY phone has flaws, some more then others. Differant strokes for differant folks. This phone is a nice improvement over the original. Would LTE be nice? Sure. FFC? Yup. Have you ever had a blur phone? Probably not. And the GB blur is really nice. As for no version of Android using 2 cores, it is native in Linux, learn something before you speak on it. And calling this the “droidx1.5” isnt being “realistic”, just like saying Tmobile has “great” coverage isnt.

          4. Nice try sir, I didn’t know you work for Google. No 2.2 doesn’t support 2
            cores only 3.0+ does. This from the Android website “Android 3.0 is the
            first version of the platform designed to run on either single or multicore
            processor architectures”.


          5. Why assume it’s a stock Android 2.2?

          6. Here is an interesting article on dual core Android phones but I already knew this back in December:  

          7. When I look at the highest benchmarked phones, I dont see single core phones on the list. Why? And why is it capable of “hdmi mirroring”? And why cant the Nexus get certain games? Why cant you put more then 16 gigs of media on the Nexus? Can the Nexus S do “hdmi mirroring”? Maybe they should have called that the “Nexus 1.5”.

          8. Agreed but its still better than the Droid X.

          9. I diasagree. However that is just my opinion. Some would say the life spans of phones is six months any more, and the Nexus came out six months after the X. Like I said, the droidx can hold a lot more apps/media(almost triple the amount), and is just as fast. Has a larger screen, and better call quality/battery life. I wont even get into the fact that the NexusS is only available on the 2 carriers with the worste coverage.

    2. Of course they just want our money. They’re a business… 

  2. Well with this news they just assured that Charge sales will be non existant, and I am sure tbolt sales will drop also since their 4g coverage is so spotty and glitchy. I wonder how locked down this device is going to be?  

  3. lol yeh dont forget the bootloader!  my god if its not got an unlocked bootloader you cant make calls or send texts and baby kittens will cry!  oh the humanity

  4. Verizon’s 4g coverage is already better than any other carriers. Get a job. U homeless person. God I’m so so sick of hearing crap about Verizon’s 4G, again, it’s the only “real” 4G phone company other than sprints sub par, bullish network.

  5.  Does anybody mod these threads?

  6. as buggy as the x1 was…iwould think twice about the 2nd one… 

  7. No 4G LTE ?

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