First press shots of Motorola DROID X^2 (X-squared) are revealed
0. phoneArena posted on 22 Apr 2011, 11:53
The sequel to the Motorola DROID X is now called the X^2 (X-squared) and is the subject of some new press pictures that give away the new name of the phone...
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1. jlong0103 posted on 22 Apr 2011, 11:55 1 1
Whats the cosmetic differences between this and Droid X?
3. Alex (unregistered) posted on 22 Apr 2011, 11:57 3 2
The lack of a dedicated camera button on the side.
7. JayRu (unregistered) posted on 22 Apr 2011, 12:00 1 5
no physical camera like the previous 1.
35. TreyTreyTaylor posted on 22 Apr 2011, 20:44 0 0
21. Vic (unregistered) posted on 22 Apr 2011, 13:47 1 1
Will be a slight upgrade from the first one like in the original droid (keyboard) series. Nothing really of importance :)
2. Reef (unregistered) posted on 22 Apr 2011, 11:57 1 1
4. Whateverman posted on 22 Apr 2011, 11:57 1 3
There are none. This is the exact same phone with a few tweeks internally.
5. Whateverman posted on 22 Apr 2011, 11:59 1 3
good catch Alex. Missed the missing camera button.
6. bucky posted on 22 Apr 2011, 11:59 2 2
i have the atrix right now and its a great phone, but having a bootloader leaves me feeling locked off and at the mercy of my carrier.
This is the last time i buy a motorola.
8. Robert Pattinson (unregistered) posted on 22 Apr 2011, 12:14 3 2
One word people: motoblur
9. Thump3rDX17 posted on 22 Apr 2011, 12:19 3 0
they should have added a front facing camera as well. i realize that it's a 3G phone and all but HTC did do it with the Incredible 2.
43. cellgeek82 posted on 24 Apr 2011, 08:09 1 0
I agree. The iPhone 4 is 3G only and apps like Tango and Skype work well. 4G isn't needed for video calls.
And yes, I'm talking about the Verizon model. Verizon's network is slightly slower than AT&T's but the video calls still work good. Actually I noticed that during peak times the AT&T iPhone had trouble with video calls. Verizon's seems to work better with the consistant speeds.
45. Thump3rDX17 posted on 24 Apr 2011, 23:19 0 0
that's true, i hadn't even thought of the iPhone 4. it's a good example.
10. luis_lopez_351 posted on 22 Apr 2011, 12:22 3 2
I understand that not everyone has LTE coverage or want to pay extra for LTE but Come on! A phone this great deserves it.
11. derp (unregistered) posted on 22 Apr 2011, 12:24 5 12
2 major flaws. 1. Its made by Motorola. 2. Its a droid.
12. hippostix (unregistered) posted on 22 Apr 2011, 12:30 4 7
13. ecml posted on 22 Apr 2011, 12:41 2 7
Motorola makes good products, however, they really need to get rid of Moto Blur or at least make it look a little nicer. I think it looks a little cartoonish....
14. Sniggly posted on 22 Apr 2011, 12:50 7 4
If the X2 comes with Gingerbread and the new version of Blur, you all might as well stop your crying right now.
15. cd (unregistered) posted on 22 Apr 2011, 12:51 3 3
maybe a double tap on the home screen will turn on the camera
18. Sniggly posted on 22 Apr 2011, 13:22 4 4
Somebody is full of fail for coming in and downthumbing everyone.
19. Health Nut (unregistered) posted on 22 Apr 2011, 13:42 3 4
I have the Droid X and it is overall a good phone... I was going to hold out for the Bionic, which is the X2 (same thing I think). However, Verizon is supposed to switch to tiered pricing. I am wondering if I should get the HTC 4G phone out now to get grandfathered nto unlimited 4G ??
20. Health Nut (unregistered) posted on 22 Apr 2011, 13:44 0 2
I also heard the Bionic has been delayed to Q3 via wall street article...
My guess is that Verizone will probably go to tiered pricing on the exact release day of the DROID X2, it makes too much sense, does it not?? Maybe I should just get the HTC and get grandfathered?? By the time the X2 comes out, the tiered 4G will be here I think. ??
22. Seylan (unregistered) posted on 22 Apr 2011, 14:43 0 3
That all plastic contruction and design looks ugly.
This is probably similar to the change that Apple is going to make with the Iphone 5. A bump in internal specs but with almost the same body.
40. Thump3rDX17 posted on 23 Apr 2011, 01:52 0 0
that's not plastic, it's a soft touch matted metal.
and it's not ugly, it's good looking. :P
23. twinkyz (unregistered) posted on 22 Apr 2011, 15:00 2 2
Is this one supposed to be locked or unlocked? i know the original one was locked.
24. twinkyz posted on 22 Apr 2011, 15:02 0 1
is this one going to be locked like the first or will you actually be able to load roms and such?
25. MorePhonesThanNeeded (unregistered) posted on 22 Apr 2011, 15:39 2 3
Oh boy what a bunch of strange comments, Motorola shouldn't even release this phone as the only upgrades are it's qHD LCD and processor. It looks exactly like the last X, what in the hell are these guys thinking? This is no iPhone so you can't just rehash the design and change a few things then send it out the door and get the same kind of sales as the last one. No front facing cam and at least a body redesign? I wish I was at the meeting when they gave this the green light, one of the biggest Razr V3 type blunders about to come once again. I find this to be stupid, especially considering Motorola released a 1.2Ghz X in asia, how in the hell does making this whole new phone that looks exactly the same make sense.
Why in the hell is someone who owns an Atrix 4G talking in here at all, that whole comment is pointless as a one legged man in an ass kicking contest. Focus people, get some focus before you start typing things. The bootloader thing might be locked, it's a Verizon phone, and we know Verizon doesn't like you removing their pointless programs which you will never use from your phone.
@Seylan the Droid X was never made of plastic, it was a metallic alloy shell.
26. StillStuckWithDRoid (unregistered) posted on 22 Apr 2011, 16:18 1 1
That is the quandary we all are facing..... The Bionic was going to be the solution (get LTE grandfathered in on a top shelf phone) and that is why there has been such an uproar about this delay/cancellation/tweak. If the projected release period is actually when this happens I think many of us will have already have jumped on another phone (NOT the Thunderbolt)
Motorola is REALLY screwing themselves on market share with this decision..... and Samsung, HTC, and LG will happily take the extra business. getting grandfathered in is more important to me than getting a dual core processor
27. StillStuckWithDRoid (unregistered) posted on 22 Apr 2011, 16:20 1 1
And yes I agree.....why in the HELL was the Droid X2 not an LTE phone??? That was a remarkably stupid decision
28. DontHateOnS60 posted on 22 Apr 2011, 16:29 1 1
They dumped the camera button? Are you fuckin kidding me?
29. captainqtp posted on 22 Apr 2011, 16:45 1 1
Seriously, no LTE? Is that a joke? How can you release a premium Verizon smartphone without LTE these days?
34. josuearisty posted on 22 Apr 2011, 19:50 0 0
They are going to release BIONIC in one or two months
38. Bored as hell (unregistered) posted on 22 Apr 2011, 21:43 1 0
Motorola will still be producing a 4G LTE phone. There is a huge market out there that will not be covered with LTE for almost 2 years. Should they have a cheaper option than a 250 -300 dollar phone? Yes. Are there people out there that use the device for gaming, multimedia and other features rather than data intensive features? yes.
I agree with you to a certain extent, and I live in a 4G area and can't imagine or even consider a phone like this for myself, so I understand where you come from. But if Motorola as a company left this phone out (most likely priced 199.99) because they focused on 4g and only 4g what about those that don't need or can't get the coverage need do in this situation? get an iPhone, of course Moto doesn't want to lose this market. The Verizon I work at is in 4G coverage but drive 4 miles north and you're back in 3G. Now before this area expands Verizon is most likely to launch new metropolitan areas accross the US before reaching out to customers north of my area. If this phone doesn't come out these customers have an option of getting the hottest / most useless 300 dollar 4g phone and still only get 3g service. The only advantage to buy now even if you're not in 4g coverage is to lock into the unlimited plan. But I'm sorry to say it, Michigan is hurting financially and people aren't spending the money, especially for hopes that someday they're 300 dollar phone will work to its intended use. What would be nice is to consider this an update and launch at an affordable 149.99, but we all know thats not likely
33. josuearisty posted on 22 Apr 2011, 19:48 0 0
Thats really an upgrade from the DX1, but I would like they add front cam!
39. BadAss (unregistered) posted on 22 Apr 2011, 23:46 0 0
Dang I wish this would come to att just because they are the only ones that have signal. I love the physical home keys in the front! :-)
41. RexD (unregistered) posted on 23 Apr 2011, 07:40 0 0
Since the Bionic is turning out to be a shady mess.. I'm glad the X^2 is coming. So many un-certainties about the Bionic makes me wary to purchase one. And the Thunderbolt is a failure in my eyes... The Original X has been a great phone, so I'm kind of seeing some light at the end of the tunnel with a new X on the horizon!
44. joey18 posted on 24 Apr 2011, 21:11 0 1
Htc are much better phones than motorolla i have the droid x but i replace my phone some apps not working ok ...
46. obnoxious9162775 posted on 25 Apr 2011, 19:03 0 0
I agree, no LTE. Seems odd not to have it. I am with ATT, but for verizon customers, i cant blame you not being happy about the moto decision, or is it Big Reds decision. Either way I think its stupid. Plus the fact that there is no front camera. Most smartphones need this now, more and more people video chat. The processor sounds good, but they could have done a lot more to the phone to make it more visually appealing. When I see it, it pretty much looks like the same phone. Just like what crapple did with the 3g going to the 3gs. STUPID!!!!!!!
47. Brad (unregistered) posted on 26 Apr 2011, 03:49 0 0
I am probably one of the few people that will be upgrading to a smartphone for the first time. I am also in a LTE area for verizon but am not running out to be a LTE phone because of the constant problems I am reading about. I would rather have a phone I can access the internet from anywhere without having to worry about the signal switching problems from 4g/3g.
4g would be a bonus but Verizon switching to tiered data plans is what scares me. I would like to be able to browse the internet without having a data cap. With the upcoming streaming movie/tv from netflix and such coming to phones these caps would totally negate such services.
If it was possible to be grandfathered into a unlimited LTE/4g Verizon plan for 30$ I would wait for a dual core phone. I haven't heard anything about this. TB and Charge don't impress me. And I don't want to miss the boat when it comes to getting a unlimited plan so I am liking the X^2 since it should be here before summer (when Verizon switching to tiered plans)
Droid X was known for its battery life and I further hope the X^2 will be too. A dual core processor should draw less power, so I assume this could be done with easy. A good camera is important because I don't want to carry around a separate camera. I have no use for a front facing camera because video calling is not important to me.