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Mystery Motorola device visits FCC, possibly the Motorola DROID X 2

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Mystery Motorola device visits FCC, possibly the Motorola DROID X 2
Thee FCC was recently paid a visit by a mystery Motorola machine (ahh...alliteration). The device is called the IHDT56MJ1 which really doesn't give anything away. However, there are some clues. A request for 180 days of confidentiality for photos and manuals would certainly eliminate the handset as being the Motorola Droid Bionic since the latter is due to hit the market well before the 180 days expire.

But there is a pretty big fish out there whose launch could coincide with the end of the 180 days in August (the confidentiality period starts from the filing of the device with the Feds back in February), and that would be the Motorola DROID X 2. Verizon's current flagship model-the DROID X-is beginning to look a little long in the tooth by modern standards, and soon a smartphone with a single-core processor will seem like an antique.

The DROID X 2 is expected to be similar to the AT&T ATRIX 4G with a 4.3 inch qHD display and a Tegra 2 dual-core processor. The device is also similar to Verizon's own Droid Bionic as both will sport an 8MP camera and the same version of the Blur UI. However, the Droid Bionic will be rocking Big Red's LTE network, unlike the 3G only connectivity of the DROID X 2, and the former will offer more RAM and should be compatible with the optional Laptop and Multimedia docks.

source: FCC via  electronista

Is this the mystery device from Motorola that visited the FCC? Image courtesy of The MobiZone

Is this the mystery device from Motorola that visited the FCC? Image courtesy of The MobiZone


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posted on 04 Mar 2011, 23:33 2

1. DaveyJE24 (Posts: 54; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


looks the exact same as my original droid x..... just saying

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 00:05

2. MorePhonesThanNeeded (unregistered)


Why is phonearena still using these photos? I can't for the life of me understand why Motorola would make the successor to the X, basically the same phone in styling. Absolutely nothing has changed, that photos has to be bogus. Why wouldn't the X2 be LTE compatible, what the hell is the point in not making it compatible? There is no reason to start leaving things out when Verizon is about to unleash it's 4G LTE, why in the world they don't send Voice over it is beyond me. Whatever it is, makes no sense to have a dual core phone with a bunch of RAM and doesn't even take advantage of the fastest Data pipelines available.

Guess this must be from a business standpoint, but as everything is moving so quickly. This doesn't seem like a sound business decision, unless they spent a lot developing this phone and need to justify it's work with some end result.

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 14:15

12. Hi (unregistered)


This won't be the last 3g device you will be seeing. I'd consider buying a 3G device now since 4G LTE in my area won't be available for quite some time, but I need a new phone. It actually does make business sense to make a great 3g device still. It'd be nonsense to only make 4G phones and no more 3g right now.. That day will come eventually, but still way too early. 4G data pricing may be more than 3g as well.. another reason why people would want to buy a new/great 3g device.

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 00:06 1

3. joey18 (Posts: 531; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


maybe is recall......

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 02:53

4. timshady337 (Posts: 45; Member since: 19 Nov 2009)


I'll take the 1gb ram and the dock since i don't need 4g or the premium.

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 06:57

5. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


this could also b a GSM version of the droid X for USA!?

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 13:36 1

7. skymitch89 (Posts: 1099; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Um, no. It says that the device is CDMA 800/1900 with no mention of GSM.

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 05:41

11. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Should have read the source… my bad

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 13:21

6. Shanism (Posts: 19; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


Yeah these photos for the so called Droid X2 do look sketchy. we gotta agree though the fame from the droid X was !@#$%^& solid guy. if motorolla made a new frame it would also come wth the chance of disapointment a something lame. I personally wouldnt mind it being the same but yeah it would be nice to see a new OOOOOO! FRAME! lol

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 13:42

8. skymitch89 (Posts: 1099; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


I just went through the FCC link, and it seems like Motorola doesn't want the pics of the FCC ID tag released to the public for 180 days. Could be the Droid X2, but only the FCC and Motorola know what the device really is.

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 16:39

9. Sinaps (Posts: 60; Member since: 27 Jul 2010)


Is that a Droid X he's using to take the picture?

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 18:44

10. carlos (unregistered)


Yes it is a droid x being use to take the pic of another droid x, good quality like always

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 00:37

13. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


u guys are stupid its 4G dont mind the 3G signal icon on thee phone screen's top corner xD

posted on 11 Mar 2011, 12:12

14. Shanism (Posts: 19; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


wait I just thought of something could it be a photo of the X running on a new android update. that could be the reason the phones layout looks different but the actual phone doesnt.

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