Motorola DROID X2 is now official: May 19th release date on Verizon with a dual-core chip
posted by Victor H. / May 18, 2011, 8:16 AM
The two cores hum along at 1GHz, powering the show on a 4.3-inch qHD (540 x 960) display. In addition, you get an 8-megapixel rear camera with continuous auto-focus and HD video capture and an HDMI-out port for viewing your data on an HD TV. All of that is spiced up with a new gallery application supporting tagging posting pictures on Flickr and Facebook. Disappointingly, the DROID X2 will initially ship with Android 2.2 Froyo, only later to be updated to Gingerbread and you'll have to rely on good ol' 3G for connectivity.
Verizon claims that the phone “doubles the does” and we can’t wait to check out the carrier’s claims. The Motorola DROID X2 price is set at $199 if tied with a two-year contract on Big Red, while off contract, the cost jumps to the hefty $600.
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I wanna know the ram and stock storage too. Good thing about the screen upgrade but I'm surely disappointed in the design. Not much different than the first. And that means ugly.
posted on May 18, 2011, 8:29 AM 2
No front-facing camera? It's always something missing from these phones. The Samsung AMOLED but 1st Gen processor - Thunderbolt great kickstand and 4g but terrible battery life.
posted on May 18, 2011, 8:34 AM 3
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With the CDMA network, there's not that much of a point in having a front facing camera since you can only video talk over Wifi, which only Apple can really market apparently. IMO the bummer on this and the only reason I won't get it is no LTE, I think it's a great device for people who won't want to pay for the LTE phones, but that's why I'm not getting it, I own the X and it's the best phone I've had to date far and away.
posted on May 18, 2011, 8:56 AM 1
CDMA network can handle video talk. Wife and I have Thunderbolt's and we use Tango over 4g all the time. I have even used Tango over 3g and although fairly choppy at times, it still works. Just remember to use the LTE on/off app for best battery life on Thunderbolt. It works wonders! No need for LTE all the time. 4g music download 8 seconds, 3g music download 22 seconds.
posted on May 18, 2011, 9:12 AM 3
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You can Video chat over 3G on CDMA, you just can't use data and cellular service at the same time. Video calling uses only data, not both simultaneously. If you're thinking of video chat being restricted to WiFi you would be thinking of Apple, which is a phone manufactuer, not a wireless provider. It doesn't matter whether you have service on AT&T (GSM) or Verizon (CDMA), you still can't make 3G video calls on an iPhone.
posted on May 18, 2011, 1:28 PM 2
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Just wait until the Droid Bionic/Moto Targa comes out.
posted on May 18, 2011, 10:16 AM 2
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Sniggly where you at? You've been bashing Apple because the next iPhone will most likely be 3G. What do you have to say about Motorolas sequel?
posted on May 18, 2011, 9:56 AM 2
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Hi Taco. It's my day off from work, which means I was doing that glorious thing called sleeping in. I WOULD be irritated with Moto if the X2 was still supposed to be Motor's flagship model for 2011. Unfortunately for you and your appearance as a clever person, it's not, and the Bionic (which so far has more drool worthy specs) IS. The X2 is now upper middle class, a second string top line smartphone for those who won't have 4G anytime soon and therefore don't see the point in spending an extra Benny for a 4G phone. On the other hand, the iphone 5 is the only Jesus phone Apple seems to be releasing this year, with no other Apple product to overshadow it. And the only reason I'm not being ruder, because I know you're deliberately attempting to bait me (shame on you) is because I'm well rested and in a good mood. Count yourself lucky.
posted on May 18, 2011, 11:01 AM 7
F' what you heard. This phone will still eat an iPhone for breakfast and shit-it out in the same sitting. Droid Did, son.
posted on May 18, 2011, 12:17 PM 2
so if its official on the 26th, why does the phone info on PA read the 19th? hell, even the link at the bottom of the story reads the 19th! you may need an update, PA.
posted on May 18, 2011, 12:19 PM 0
Why does not anyone notice Motorola's trend, each flagship is replaced the following year with a new flagship model. The X replaced the Droid and the Bionic will replace the X. At first I didn't like the DX^2, but now I understand Moto's idea a little better. Too bad they didn't opt to make it a world phone like the Droid Inc 2. Front cam and World capabilities would make the X^2 one monster phone and wouldn't draw attention away from the Bionic in the least. Plus they would still have a showcase dual core phone along side the 4G LTE capable Bionic. Oh well i will get this phone only as a replacement should my X need replacing, right now it is running like a charm.
posted on May 18, 2011, 1:14 PM 1
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Just put the battery in one, the screen resolution is definitely better. I personally would miss the camera button as i use it all the time with my X1.
posted on May 18, 2011, 3:29 PM 0
Sadly though we will all get screwed with Verizon going to the tiered plan BEFORE the Bionic comes out.....and most of us want to lock in Unlimited for at least another two years and they CLAIM Q3 for the Bionic and we all know in Verizon speak that means December I have said before and will say again.....what is the use of "The Best Network" when you always are so behind your competition in terms of hardware? why is it that T-Mobile and AT&T can deliver to their customers what they want and with Verizon it is always a compromise? is it REALLY that hard to just make a phone that doesnt have fatal flaws?
posted on May 18, 2011, 5:19 PM 0
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